Xylem bags Singapore UV deal

Water technology specialist, Xylem, has won a US$ 500,000 contract to supply a major municipal water reclamation facility with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions.

The treatment system will increase daily water reclamation by 228,000 tonnes for “the city’s industrial sector and communities living east of the city,” according to the company. The plant will open in 2016. Xylem said it will deploy microfiltration, reverse osmosis and its UV disinfection system in the Changi water reclamation plant.

Managing director of UESH Holdings – the company building the new plant – Johnson Tang, said, “This second Changi water reclamation plant is another important step toward Singapore securing the majority of its water needs from reused water. Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV system delivered on the project requirements for a sustainable and efficient wastewater disinfection option with a low life-cycle cost.”

The project is a part of the Singapore’s NEWater study that seeks to generate “high- grade, reclaimed water produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection.” “Singapore is at the cutting edge of water reuse. As a company focused on developing innovative, efficient solutions to the global water challenges, we are proud to support this latest step in the nation’s journey towards increased water reuse,” said general manager for Xylem Singapore and regional marketing director of Greater Asia for Xylem, Robin Wong.

Xylem’s Wedeco UV disinfection systems includes low-pressure, 600 watt Ecoray UV lamps that reducing lamp count by 60% according to the company. This minimises maintenance and reins in energy costs Xylem added. The systems meet recognized regulations for safe and sustainable water disinfection, including the German DVGW directives, the US EPA’s UVDGM and the NWRI Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water Reuse (2012) said Xylem.

Reused water supplies account for up to 30% of Singapore’s water. NEWater aims to up that to 55% by 2060.