Tenes desalination plant to have PX energy recovery

PX Pressure Exchanger™ (PX) devices will be supplied by Energy Recovery Inc to the seawater reverse-osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Tenes, Algeria.

To be constructed by Befesa of Spain, the plant will produce 200,000 m³/d of water.

The Tenes facility is the 10th desalination plant in Algeria to include the PX technology; devices are currently operating or contracted at plants in Algiers, Skikda, Mostaganem and other locations throughout the country. Energy recovery at the Tenes plant is estimated to save 17 MW of energy.

Borja Blanco, senior vice-president of Energy Recovery Inc, says, "Algeria continues to turn to SWRO desalination to address the mounting water shortages across the county, and serves as the blueprint for any other nation considering desalination projects."


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