Saturday, March 21, 2009

ZeeWeed 1500

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GE Expands its Capabilities to Meet Global Water Challenges, Introducing the ZeeWeed* 1500 Pressurized Membrane System

TREVOSE, PA.—March 16, 2009— Building on more than 20 years of experience with ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technology, GE Water, a business unit of GE Energy, is expanding its family of ZeeWeed UF products with the introduction of the ZeeWeed 1500.

The new pressurized ZeeWeed 1500 module offers cost-effective, skid-mounted solutions that can be rapidly installed for water treatment, tertiary filtration and pretreatment for brackish and seawater desalination. It is available for small- and medium-sized packaged and custom designs for municipal and industrial plants and joins GE’s growing portfolio of products designed to tackle global water challenges.

“The evolution of the ZeeWeed 1500 leverages decades of UF membrane experience earned at some of the world’s most demanding water and wastewater applications,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO, GE Water. “The addition of a new pressurized membrane expands the versatility of our portfolio and provides our clients with a broader choice of robust, cost-effective products to help achieve their treatment needs.”

Key features of the ZeeWeed 1500 include:

  • Low-fouling PVDF membrane chemistry offering lower frequency and less aggressive cleaning;
  • Outside-in filtration process providing uniform flow distribution and solids loading with no blocked fibers;
  • Ultrafiltration barrier to produce high quality effluent that meets the toughest treatment requirements;
  • Lower chemical usage over comparable systems ;
  • Compact module and simple rack design, with on-rack inspection capability;
  • Ability to retrofit other outside-in UF and MF systems.
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Today, more than one billion people around the world lack access
to safe water sources. To address this issue, GE researchers are
engaged in a project with Texas Tech University, a world-recognized
research center for wind-water integration and application,
to develop affordable water desalination systems that increase the
quantity and quality of clean water available in arid areas around
the United States and globally. The partnership focuses on the
integration of renewable-energy systems, such as wind turbines,
with membrane desalination processes. The development of
the integrated renewable energy-water system has the potential
to significantly reduce the cost of creating new sources of fresh
water from impaired resources, such as brackish water, by directly
addressing the major component of operating cost of desalination
systems — energy.

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