RWL Water provides custom water treatment solutions that can reliably deliver high-quality water to industrial sites, densely populated areas and remote communities. Implementing an efficient water treatment system with a cost-effective business model can greatly reduce the cost of clean water.
Water treatment is our only business. RWL Water has more than 70 years of experience building highly successful global water treatment solutions for diverse industries including food and beverage processing, oil and gas and mining as well as municipal utilities. With more than 3,000 sites installed in approximately 70 countries around the world and on every continent, RWL Water provides clients with integrated water solutions designed to help them reduce and reuse their resources to meet economic and environmental sustainability goals.
Each system is individually designed and built, taking into consideration the existing wastewater’s characteristics, effluent quality requirements, and potential for effluent recycling or reuse. We perform a cost-benefit assessment, balancing investment costs with ongoing operation and maintenance costs.
Water treatment is a term referring to large, industrial-scale operations designed to make water potable. This can include one or more processes such as settling and filtration, and/or biological or chemical processes. This can even include processes such as desalination and disinfection.
The RWL Water Group provides expertise specific to the market and region in which your project is located. With international operations through our portfolio companies — Aeromix, Eurotec, Nirosoft — our water treatment experts can create a solution tailored to meet your organization’s needs.
For example, Nirosoft Industries Ltd. of Israel provided the desalination technologies used in the construction of the Episkopi desalination plant to provide 40,000 cubic meters/day — roughly 1,670 cubic meters/hour — of potable water to Cyprus residents. The turnkey project involved the construction of the pretreatment and desalination facilities within the site, located near the city of Limassol.
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RWL Water has expertise in the construction of small- to medium-sized seawater desalination systems with production capacities ranging from 5 to 50,000 cubic meters per day. The cost-effective, efficient facilities we design typically incorporate energy recovery systems such as pressure exchangers or turbines, which reduce the facility’s energy requirements by as much as 40%.
More recently our seawater systems often consist of water pretreatment by ultrafiltration membranes followed by water polishing via reverse osmosis with energy recovery. The final step is typically remineralization of the water, chlorination and storage.
RWL Water encourages its clients to implement water reuse projects at their facilities. These systems are ideal for both industrial and municipal installations. Wastewater reclamation enables companies to minimize their wastewater discharge as well as achieve cost savings through effluent reuse. The water can be recycled for various processes. Municipal clients, for example, have utilized effluents from biological wastewater treatment plants for agricultural irrigation.
Although we provide treatment solutions across a wide range of industries around the globe, we are particularly well versed in creating water treatment facilities for the oil and gas, mining, municipal, power generation, and food and beverage industries.
Our expertise also includes the production of process water. That is, treating water such that it can be reused in an industrial process. We can, for example, install energy-efficient water treatment systems able to create clean and reliable water for reuse in power generation plants.
If a client needs a regular supply of demineralized water for its high-pressure steam boilers, for example, we can help them create one that meets their needs. If a mining operation is located in an area in which local authorities mandate a near zero liquid discharge requirement, we can create an effective closed-loop water system for them.
Our systems are capable of treating water from a wide variety of water sources. This includes not only brackish well water, rivers or seawater, but also water laden with contaminants — containing compounds such as arsenic and nitrates — that can typically be difficult to treat.
From design to financing, whether it’s a turnkey system or a build-own-operate facility, the RWL Water Group is committed to supplying water wherever it is needed. We can help deploy emergency mobile water treatment units in disaster areas; design desalination works to supply potable water; create systems for treating and reusing wastewater; and produce demineralized water suited for industrial use.
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