Abilene wastewater overhaul uses GE pretreatment

The city of Abilene, Texas has completed its installation of GE's LEAPmbr wastewater pretreatment system as part of a major upgrade to the city's Hamby wastewater treatment plant.

The Hamby project is the first part of a bid to address the fall in the city's reservoir levels to below one third capacity.

The project has deployed GE's pretreatment followed by a reverse osmosis system to discharge treated wastewater at more than 35 Ml/d into the reservoir at Lake Fort Phantom Hill, to increase clean water supplies for Abilene's residents and businesses.

GE's LEAPmbr package included the design and supply of the entire membrane filtration scope along with several elements of the biological treatment process.

GE will monitor remotely the Hamby plant using its cloud-based data management platform, InSight. This will help to optimise the system's operation and reduce running costs GE said.

Engineering firm Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd has overseen the design and construction of the Hamby upgrades.

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