CHICAGO – On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the i2m team will be doing a live pilot study with our Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane technology, CERA~DUR, during a plant tour organized by WEFTEC at one of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Great Chicago’s facilities. During this pilot study, our objective will be to filter algae wastewater to the highest concentration possible!

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CERA~DUR's mobile pilot skid for filtration

WEFTEC, Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition.  WEFTEC’s goal is to provide access to tomorrow’s cutting-edge water quality education and training.

WEFTEC partnered with MRWD to provide a unique tour of the Terrance J. O’Brian Water Reclamation Plant. MWRD has been conducting research in the use of algae treatment technologies.

“MWRD of Great Chicago is piloting a revolving algal biofilm (RAB) system to recover phosphorus from wastewater at their O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant. In the RAB system, most of the algae biomass grows on the revolving belts and is easy to harvest. However, some algae are still in suspension in the liquid reservoir.” said Kuldip Kumar, Ph.D, Senior Environmental Soil Scientist at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago.

During MWRD plant tour, we will do a pilot study using our ceramic hollow fiber membrane filter, CERA~DUR. “The objectives of this pilot study are to capture all suspended algal cells, concentrate the algal biomass and deliver high quality permeate water. We believe that i2m’s ceramic hollow fiber membrane is a promising technology for us.” said Kuldip Kumar.

We are eager to show you just how simple, fast and effective our technology is.

For more information about the plant tour, follow this link.