German water companies using UF to cure Pakistan's water woes
German water manufacturers Siemens and KSB have each ordered 800 ultrafiltration (UF) modules from inge watertechnologies AG for the "Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA)" project funded by a group of development aid organizations in Pakistan.The aim is to install modern drinking water treatment plants in all the country's 35 provinces. A total of 6,000 plants have already received the go-ahead, and the government hopes to eventually install a total of between 20,000 and 30,000 plants across all the provinces.
The inge modules will go to Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, where 1,600 plants are scheduled for construction. The company's modules operate at a capacity of either 2,000 or 4,000 L/h, and can enable a treatment plant to convert a total of approximately 50,000 m³/d of water into clean drinking water.
Bruno Steis, CEO of inge watertechnologies AG, commented, "The fact that both KSB and Siemens Pakistan have turned to us for a project of this scale demonstrates yet again that our technology is right at the forefront of the industry. One of our key competitive advantages is the reliability of our membranes. We are the only UF supplier in the world that is capable of offering a five-year warranty against fiber breakage."