aqualia, gestión integral del agua, S.A. is the water management parent company of FCC, one of the largest European services groups. aqualia responds to the needs of all parties, private and public, at all stages of the water cycle, providing water for human, industrial, and agricultural uses. Its main activity is the management of municipal water services. The world’s third-largest water management company. In a short space of time aqualia has positioned itself as a leader in the sector, a cohesive, specialist operator at the forefront of the sector thanks to a highly-specialised and committed team that is constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiency in production processes and optimise resources. This modus operandi, which has enabled aqualia to consolidate itself as leader in the domestic market, is also apparent in export markets, with a strategy formulated to consolidate ambitious but prudent growth overseas. According to Global Water Intelligence, aqualia is currently the third-largest water management company in the world. Committed to the environment. The social objective of aqualia is to obtain water and make it suitable for human consumption in accordance with strict quality, distribution and subsequent treatment controls, in order to return it to the environment in satisfactory volumes and in acceptable condition, using the resources and materials employed in the process in an efficient and sustainable manner. aqualia conducts initiatives that, as part of FCC’s environmental policy, are aimed at ensuring a more efficient use of natural resources, more rational energy use and the identification of risks associated with the activities of the company.
BESIX Group is the largest Belgian group, operating in the construction of buildings, infrastructure, environmental projects and roads. BESIX is also active in the production of raw materials, facility management, real estate development and concessions. It profiles itself as a multi-services group, from client idea to realization and operation. The Group was founded in 1909 and has grown steadily and impressively ever since. NV BESIX SA, its biggest subsidiary, is active in practically every field of construction. In addition to the activities of BESIX and its other subsidiaries (Cobelba, Jacques Delens, Socogetra, Vanhout, Wust, Franki Foundations Belgium, BESIX Park, Lux TP, West Construct) in Benelux and France, the Group is active in Europe, North and Central Africa and the Middle East (via Six Construct) and in Central Asia and Australia. In 2012, the Group achieved revenues of EUR 2.1 billion. BESIX Group has about 18,000 employees active in 17 countries on 4 different continents. See www.http://www.besix.com/ for further information.
Weber has during the last decade delivered Filtralite filter media to numerous wastewater treatment plants around the world. Treatment of wastewater is very important for avoiding pollution of the natural water resources.
One of the main substances to remove from the wastewater is Nitrogen. Many wastewater treatment plants use Filtralite for nitrification and denitrification purposes. The “engine” in these types of plants is bacteria that degrade the Nitrogen and Carbon substances in the water. These bacteria grow as a biofilm on the very porous and large surface area of the Filtralite filter media. Plants using this technology, called fixed film biofilters, have a significantly smaller footprint than more traditional biological treatment processes.
Municipal drinking water
Drinking water is our most important source of nutrients. To achieve good quality drinking water, different types of treatment are used. For these treatment processes Filtralite is an excellent filter media.
If surface water is used as raw water source for the waterworks, coagulation and filtration followed by disinfection is a good method for producing good and safe drinking water. Filtralite has been installed in several such waterworks during the last years. The experiences from these plants, and pilot tests carried out, are that Filtralite, due to its porosity, allows longer filter runs than traditional filter media. This results in reduced water and energy consumption for cleaning the filters.
Ground water often contains metals and minerals that should be removed before the water is consumed. Many of these contaminants are biodegradable, which means that biological treatment of the water is suitable. Filtralite has very good properties as filter media in these types of biofilters and have been delivered to huge waterworks, for instance in Hong Kong, but also in small waterworks in rural areas. One such small plant is located in Yellow Quill in Canada. In this plant the biofilters removes Iron, Ammonia, Arsenic and particles to low levels.
Pretreatment for desalination
Weber has delivered Filtralite for several desalination plants for filtration before reverse osmosis (RO). Filtralite has excellent properties for use in pretreatment filters in desalination plants, both in filters for filtration of coagulated water and in biological processes. Use of Filtralite will provide low SDI values, reduced danger of bio-fouling of the RO membranes and long filter runs between backwashes
GKW Consult ranges among the top international independent consultants for environmental engineering, with particular emphasis in the fields of water supply, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, regional development and management advice.
We offer our clients a full range of services. Sustainable solutions in water supply and wastewater treatment as well as in applications involving high technology are vitally important for our business.
Our ability to combine technical, economic, social and environmental expertise offers a particular advantage to our clients.
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Utico is the largest Private Full Service Utility in the U.AE. It is a developer, Owner and operator of water, power and waste water utilities. It presently serves a population of approx. 80,000 and more than 450 industrial units, Golf courses, Hotels, 50sq.Km Man Made Island, 10,000 Housing units, etc.etc.. It has over 120Kms of transmission and distribution network with a billing and collection, 24/7/365 Customer service system. Its area of service covers approx. 450sq.km. It owns over 30.4MIGD of Desalination Plants and 100MW of power plant. It is also installing in addition over 100Kms of Transmission network. It has over 400MW of power production development in its portfolio at the moment. It is actively seeking to increase it’s water production in all countries of the Middle East, India, Africa at the moment and also power where possible. Utico’s vision is to become the utilities service provider of choice for all consumers, in every area possible working with partners and governments sharing the vision of responsible sustainable utilities development.
GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH with head office in Oelde, Westphalia is a German manufacturer of separators and decanters which is affiliated to the GEA Group.
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