Memcor commended for UK’s largest Submerged Microfiltration plant


Compared to traditional, pressurized systems, the small footprint of Memcor’s micro-filtration technology reduced capital costs and also utilised the natural gravity fall on site.


Designed and built by Black & Veatch Contracting, the recently commissioned 84Mld micro-filtration plant comprises six Memcor membrane filtration cells, each cell consisting of PVdF membrane modules.  For future demands requiring increased flows, a seventh filtration cell has also been installed – but without any significant impact on the overall cost of the project.


Created to provide a barrier against cryptosporidium, and ensure further safeguards to supplies to 200,000 people in Portsmouth, Havant and Hayling Island, water quality at Farlington benefits from daily automatic integrity testing to provide evidence of removal efficiency.


Portsmouth Water, who supply a total population of 655,000 people, and 17,500 businesses in southeast Hampshire and West Sussex, derive water for Farlington from Havant and Bedhampton Springs, believed to be the largest springs source in Europe.


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