Adelaide desalination and water treatment manufacturer, Osmoflo is groaning at the seams at its Burton factory as it completes a number of major water purification projects.
The company, which uses sophisticated membranes to desalinate and purify water, appears to have been benefiting from an upturn in mining investment across Australia.
“Projects we are currently working on include Roy Hill 20MLD brackish water reverse osmosis/multimedia filtration plant,” the company said.
“(We are also working on the)…ERA Ranger 3MLD Osmoflo Brine Squeezer plant, and a 10.3MLD brackish water reverse osmosis plant for a mining client in Western Australia – to name a few.”
ERA’s Ranger installation is crucial to the water management system for the environmentally sensitive NT uranium mine.
“The new plant will increase the flexibility and capacity to treat contaminated water at the Ranger mine, generating release water quality consistent with the highest standards of environmental protection during rehabilitation activities.” said Peter Anderson, Technical Studies Manager at ERA.
Osmoflo said that with three projects were nearing completion, space could be cleared for a queue of others in the design and procurement stage.
“…meaning no rest well into the new year!”
Osmoflo has a number of landmark projects to its name including providing a containerised desalination plant to the V&A Waterfront port in Cape Town, a city which is critically short of fresh water.
In 2017 it completed its third installation at Australia’s largest locally-owned brewery, Coopers. The reverse osmosis plant purifies ground water for use in beer making , and for Coopers expanded malting plant.
“Coopers are achieving significant net savings by using ground water instead of mains water.”
Picture: Osmoflo/Burton warehouse.