Water Technology Bangladesh Limited (WTB) an authorized distributor for DuPont Water Solutions- RO, UF, MBR products; organized a technical seminar on water and wastewater treatment, recycling & reuse in Bangladesh.
Water is the most vital element of this century that leads to the financial growth of a nation as well as saving a life. To solve the water scarcity and pollution problems and achieve the goal of sustainable development as well as the nation of 3R policy, Water Technology Bangladesh limited and DuPont Water Solutions (DWS), jointly organized a technical seminar on 16 February 2023 at Radisson Blu, Dhaka Water Garden, Bangladesh.
Focusing the latest developments in water and wastewater reuse & recycling technologies, including FilmTec™ Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membranes, Memcor® MBR and IntergraTec™ ultrafiltration (UF) during the technical session, experts from DuPont Water Solutions and the CEO of WTB group presented the advantages of different technologies, emphasizing on the efficiency, durability, reliability & sustainable approach to water treatment and desalination plants. The seminar was adorned by technical, management, and directorate personnel from various organizations, including the Department of Environment (DoE), Dhaka Mass Transport Authority (DMTCL), Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA), Institute of Water Modelling (IWM), IWFM. Also personnel from the largest conglomerates like City, Meghna Group, Bashundhara Group, and Abul Khair; also, the Pharmaceutical industries such as Square Pharmaceuticals, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd., Reneta Ltd., ACME Laboratories Ltd., JMI Group, Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Limited (HPL); the Power generation companies like United Power Generation & Distribution Company Ltd., Orion Group and Textile industries like Standard Group, Square Textiles, Amann Group, Amanat Shah Group, Bestseller, C&A. They shared their problems and found the specific solution which they are facing from last couple of years.
During the seminar, Muhammad Enamul Habib, CEO and Managing Director of Water Technology BD Ltd. who also inaugurated the program, shared his organization’s experiences and success stories. He quoted that they have completed over 570 projects that have saved the environment from pollution by treating 60,000 MT of wastewater per day. The company has completed 90% of wastewater treatment plants in the Edible Oil Refinery and Sugar Refinery sector, and they have solved wastewater problems in the Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital, Economic Zone, and Food and Beverages Industries for the last 14 years. Key Account Manager of DuPont Water Solutions, Mr. Bhoosan Karthik showcased the company’s extensive product portfolio and expertise in various sectors of water and wastewater treatment. He also introduced the audience to WAVE software, the industry’s first fully integrated free modeling software program, which seamlessly integrates DuPont’s Water Solutions leading technologies, including reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, ion exchange, and the latest addition, DesaliTec™ SOAR CCRO, into a comprehensive tool.
Kannan Ramaswamy, Technical Service Manager from DuPont Water Solutions discussed about innovative solutions offered by DWS to treat challenging water and help save energy. He mentioned, FilmTec™, TapTec™ and FilmTec™ FortilifeTM series RO membranes are highly effective in industrial, municipal, commercial, and seawater treatment. The combination of RO and NF technologies offers unique benefits, making it a popular choice for many water treatment applications. According to Kannan, by utilizing new FilmTec™ PRO series membranes, clients will be benefited from higher-quality water. Also, it can filter out a higher percentage of dissolved solids while consuming 5-15% lesser energy.
During the seminar, a common question was raised about whether one can drink treated wastewater. Smit Nimbarte, Commercial Development Manager at DuPont Water Solutions, in response he said, “the quality of treated water meets WHO drinking water norms. We need to get away from the mental block that is treated wastewater. Why can’t we use this water for drinking”?
In addition, FilmTec™ PRO series membranes typically have lower operating costs and use less energy compared to other membranes, resulting in a more sustainable and cost-effective solution for water treatment. He mentioned that DWS have introduced IntegraTec™, an integrated ultrafiltration technology product portfolio that combines three industry-leading brands – inge®, Memcor®, and DuPont™ – to deliver over 35 years of experience and knowledge to the industry.
According to Nimbarte, Ultrafiltration technology provides reliable removal of microorganisms, viruses, and pathogens providing consistent high-quality filtrate, maximum stability, minimal fiber breakage, long service life, high reliability, and performance with low operating costs.
Nimbarte also mentioned that DuPont’s MBR systems combine the advantages of biological treatment and membrane filtration to separate liquids and solids in a fully automated process. This technology is more efficient compared to conventional methods and eliminates the need for secondary clarification, Media, and carbon filtration. DuPont’s MBR technology has several benefits, including saving footprint on sites with limited space, improving effluent quality, allowing for plant expansions in the same footprint, and the Lowest energy consumption for membrane air scouring
He also shared some examples where plant with a capacity greater than 50 MLD (million litres per day) uses MBR technology to treat water. He emphasized how their technology has been implemented in various large-scale projects to provide safe and high-quality drinking water. According to Nimbarte, these projects demonstrate the effectiveness and reliability of their membrane technologies in treating large volumes of water, making them a suitable option for municipalities and industries. Chrys Fernandes, Business Head- India Sub-continent at DuPont Water Solutions, addressed the guests via video call at the end of the session. Fernandes expressed the company’s commitment to providing the best solutions in the market, backed by a team of experts.
The seminar provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the available technologies and their applications, and the importance of sustainable water treatment solutions in today’s world.
Towards the end of the seminar, WTB has committed to promoting sustainable solutions for water and wastewater treatment in Bangladesh, and the seminar will be a step towards achieving this goal. With their technical expertise and knowledge of the latest water treatment technologies, they are ready to help organizations in Bangladesh in designing and implementing sustainable water treatment solutions to enable the industries in meeting their reuse and recycling goals.
For more information, you can contact Water Technology BD Ltd at [email protected]