NanoH2O membranes chosen for Palmachim expansion

Two additional 36,000 m³/d trains are to be added to the Palmachim seawater reverse- osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Israel using QuantumFlux (Qfx) high-rejection membranes manufactured by NanoH2O Inc.

Via Maris Desalination Ltd, owner and operator of the Palmachim plant, purchased Qfx membranes for the existing 36,000 m³/d RO train in 2012.

“After one year of small-scale pilot tests and eight months of full-scale operation of the initial 36,000 m³/d train, the membranes from NanoH2O provided us with the best performance we ever experienced,” said Avner Hermony, Palmachim desalination plant manager for Via Maris Desalination, a subsidiary of Global Environmental Solutions. “Given that experience, we will now add two more trains of Qfx membranes by the end of 2013.”

“This is a significant milestone for our company,” said Nicholas Dyner, vice president of sales and marketing for NanoH2O. “Within a year of our official launch into the membrane desalination market, we have demonstrated impressive acceleration in product development and manufacturing capacity.

“Palmachim is one of the ten largest seawater RO plants in the world, and we are honored to have been chosen as a membrane supplier and to assist Palmachim in their expansion efforts,” he added.