Jupiter Utility Boasts Nanofiltration Plant Unique in the U.S.
Last Modified: Feb 11, 2011
- Melora Grattan - Florida Specifier
The town of Jupiter doesn’t mind being first in terms of its water treatment technology.
In 1990, Jupiter was the first town in the southeastern part of the state to build a reverse osmosis desalination plant. Now, it is first again with a nanofiltration plant that features a design that is new to the nation.
The biggest difference is the hydraulically efficient design of the treatment train that saves 30 percent in the amount of energy needed to drive the membrane process compared to a conventional plant in Florida. As a result of the design, the utility will save $100,000 annually or $3 million over the life cycle of the plant, said David Brown, director of Jupiter Utilities.
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