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Maltese company with range of industrial reverse osmosis (RO) systems and glass reinforced polyester (GRP) cartridge filter vessels seeks commercial agents or distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
MALTA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOMT20210208001
Published
08/02/2021
Last update
24/02/2021
Expiration date
25/02/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Process Plant Engineering
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Water collection, treatment and supply
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Summary

Summary: 
This Maltese company has developed a range of industrial grade tap, brackish and seawater skid-mounted RO systems and GRP cartridge filter vessels for use as pre-treatment in large seawater reverse osmosis plants. They are seeking agents or distributors with contacts in water treatment applications in Europe and Africa - to help sell their products via a commercial agency or distribution service agreements.

Description

Description: 

The Maltese company specializes in industrial seawater filtration for membrane desalination and RO desalination to achieve potable water. The company provides a complete range of light and heavy industrial RO desalination systems with standard capacities ranging from 0.5 to 250cu-m/day. The RO system capacities for the industrial market are based on feed water with a total dissolved solid ( TDS) content of <1500mg/l and a recovery of 60% to 80%. Capacity and system recovery are both dependent on the feed water quality. There may be situations where a water softener or anti-scalant chemical injection may be required before the RO system as part of the pre-treatment.

The company can design and set up a system that delivers what is required by the specific industry with the available feed water. The systems can also be adapted for 2 pass operation for very low TDS/conductivity water.

The seawater RO systems have standard capacities ranging from 75cu-m/day to 230cu-m/day for seawater with a salinity of less than 39,000mg/l. Typical operating conditions are a feed pressure of 55-65 bar, temperature ranges of 5-30℃ and feed pH of 4-8. Positive displacement pumps and energy pressure exchangers are used for very low specific energy.

The GRP cartridge filter vessels are designed with nominal flows of up to 560cu-m/hr and come with a removable basket to allow easy and rapid filter replacement. The range of the GRP cartridge filter vessels is extensive with the largest capacity vessel holding 141 X 50” elements.

The company already sells these systems mainly in the Caribbean. The company is seeking international partners for commercial agency or distribution service agreements in Europe and Africa.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has a dedicated team of specialists that can design and build custom RO systems and ancillaries specific to the client's requirements. These can include customization of standard products or completely new bespoke systems. The GRP cartridge filter vessels are built GRP with polypropylene and 6%Mo stainless steel internal components for zero corrosion in a seawater environment.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
International agents or distributors with contacts in water treatment applications in Europe and Africa to help sell the range of products via a commercial agency or distribution services agreement

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam

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Loading of filter basket into 560cu-m/day GRP vessel

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120cu-m/day sea water RO installation in hotel basement

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Typical industrial installation

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Customized unit set up with two passes to produce low TDS water