PX energy-recovery units selected for Palmachim expansion

Energy Recovery Inc announced on 9 September 2009 that its PX Pressure Exchanger™ (PX™) devices have been selected for use in the expansion of the 115,000 m³/d Palmachim desalination plant, one of the largest seawater reverse osmosis plants in Israel.

The plant was built according to a 25-year BOO (build, operate, own) tender by the Via Maris Desalination Consortium (a partnership between Granite Hacarmel Investments, Tahal Group, Ocif and Metco) and is now expanding its capacity to 144,000 m³/d (38 MGD).

“Using ERI’s PX energy recovery devices allows us to efficiently provide more drinking water while being mindful of the associated costs,” said Igal Hanegby, general manager at Via Maris. “ERI’s technology allows us to easily expand and increase our water production over time, which was of the utmost importance to us. ERI truly understands the challenges its customers face and worked very closely with us to provide a sound retrofit design for the plant upgrade, understanding the current water shortage conditions in Israel.”


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