Progressive Water Treatment (PWT), a wholly owned subsidiary of OriginClear, has put into operation a 750 gallon per minute Multiple Media Filtration, Softener and Reverse Osmosis (RO) system for a 75,000 barrel-per-day refinery operated by Delek Refining in Tyler, Texas. Valued at more than $1 million, the water processing system is PWT’s largest single unit to date and includes advanced process technologies that are new to the refinery and its operators.
The new system replaces a water softening system that had been in service for more than 30 years. It treats boiler feed water by removing suspended solids and dissolved particles, creating steam for refinery processes.
PWT engineers designed an RO skid that is physically the largest single piece of equipment the company has ever built. PWT responded to the client’s request to combine all three RO units onto one common frame.
Research shows that upgrading wastewater systems to new technology can reduce operating costs and has the potential to reduce industry CO2 emissions.
OriginClear completed the acquisition of PWT in October. The refinery project was paid for prior to the acquisition.