Evoqua Water Technologies will provide Penn State University with a water treatment system as part of a $62 million project to provide clean water to the university.
The adsorption systems systems remove organic contaminants through 12, 12-foot diameter high-pressure vessels (HP1230SYS). In addition to the adsorption systems, Evoqua will also supply approximately 360,000 pounds of its Westates AquaCarb (AC1230C) virgin coconut shell-based granular activated carbon for use in the systems.
This type of activated carbon is a high-surface area carbon designed to remove a wide range of organic compounds, and is used in drinking water, home water filtration systems and industrial process water treatment systems where strict water quality specifications must be achieved. Combined with other equipment through the system, this will result in high-quality water for the campus’ drinking, research and general water needs.
The selection of Evoqua’s adsorption and granular activated carbon is part of a comprehensive study conducted by the university for its 2.4 million gallon a day water system, which included the costs and benefits of multiple options and ultimately led to a balanced plan that includes a new water treatment plant and water distribution system upgrades.
The plan will allow the university to meet regulatory requirements, operational demands and insurance carrier fire protection water storage standards.
The Evoqua adsorption systems are scheduled to begin installation in January 2016 and are expected to be completed by October 2016.
Last month Evoqua won a renewal contract to supply the US Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Arkansas Regional Laboratory in Jefferson, Arkansas with its ultra-pure laboratory deionized water system.