NX Filtration Commissions Fourth Drinking Water Project in Indonesia

Netherlands headquartered NX Filtration, a global leader in advanced hollow fiber membrane technology, has announced the successful commissioning of the fourth drinking water project in Indonesia based on NX Filtration’s hollow fiber nanofiltration (HFNF) membrane technology.

PT Bayu Surya Bakti Konstruksi’s (BSBK) commissioning of the new 450 m3/hour project in Medang Kampai marks a significant milestone in sustainable water management in the region.

The new water treatment plant addresses the growing demand for reliable water supply in the area. The source of the water is the Kemili river, which has a high load of colour caused by humic acids (plant residues).

These types of waters can be treated optimally with HFNF membranes which require hardly any chemical dosing and operate at low pressure, thus consuming less energy. The result is a low cost and low CO2 footprint solution for very high water quality.

The total cost of ownership lies around US$20cts per m3 of water produced, which is very competitive with conventional treatment schemes, but with a much better water quality.

“We are proud to unveil this state-of-the-art water treatment facility, which embodies our commitment to excellence and sustainability,” remarked Nyoman Yasa Negara, Director of BSBK.

“Through strategic partnerships and the cutting-edge membrane technology provided by NX Filtration, we are advancing towards our goal of ensuring access to safe and affordable water for the people of Indonesia.”