Desalination and Water Treatment | VOL. 13

First year performance review of Magong UF/RO Seawater Desalination Plant

Publication Date Jan 1, 2010


The aim of this article is to describe the long term performance of one of the first Seawater Reverse Osmosis desalination plants with Ultrafiltration as pre-treatment. The plant in question is located in Magong (Taiwan) and has a current capacity of 5,500 m3/day. In the near future this current capacity will be increased up to 13,000 m3/day. The Magong desalination plant is an important example of how Ultrafiltration is a key component in seawater desalination plants to ensure sustainable and reliable operation of the downstream reverse osmosis installation. When the Magong desalination plant was initially started-up in 2002 it had a conventional pre-treatment. After six years of less than satisfactory performance, the conventional pre-treatment was replaced by a Ultrafiltration system. Nowadays the plant consists of a self-cleaning Filter, the Ultrafiltration units, Cartridge Filter and Reverse Osmosis lines. The Ultrafiltration system contains 7 racks, each with 60 modules DOW™ Ultrafiltration SFP2860....


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