Engineering solution for Parker Domnick Hunter’s water treatment problem, UK
Increased production had pushed Parker Domnick Hunter’s pharmaceutical grade water usage up to around 18,000 litres an hour, and their old water purification plant was no longer able to keep up with the demand. It was time for a replacement. The plant room concerned is of limited space and finding a plant of sufficient capacity that could be installed in the area available proved difficult. The new plant would also need to be installed within the constraints of the raised
platform floor and be fully accessible for service and maintenance. Space constraints would also be an issue for the removal and disposal of the current plant, so all the work would need to be meticulously and innovatively planned and executed, to ensure minimal shut down and loss of production.
Veolia Water Technologies’s market leading ORION™ packaged pharmaceutical water system would have been ideal, but at 6000 litres an hour, the standard unit was too small to meet Parker Domnick Hunter’s demands. Veolia
Water Technologies’s engineers set about designing a bespoke plant based on the ORION™ process technology.
Veolia Water Technologies also decommissioned the old plant, including the safe disposal of chemicals, ion exchange resins and similar waste materials. Thoughtful engineering again provide invaluable to Parker Domnick Hunter’s when the reverse osmosis section of their old plant was retained and connected up to recover the waste water from production and re-used as feed to the new plant, reducing mains water consumption by about 50% and saving money.
Veolia Water Technologies’s water has a long history of engineering bespoke designs and a flexible approach to “specials”. It’s this experience that provided Parker Domnick Hunter with a unique and cost effective solution to their water treatment challenge, with minimum loss and a bonus of wastewater recovery.