2022 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition
KIMLEY-HORN SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS, AND FACILITATORS
Lance Littrell, P.E.
The First U.S. Installation of a BWRO Pressure Exchanger
February 23, 2022 | 8:45 AM PDT
Energy recovery technologies such as the pressure exchanger (PX), have previously focused on seawater RO applications due to the rather quick payback. This leaves brackish water RO (BWRO) facilities to pelton wheel recovery turbos that yield less efficient transfer of energy than their PX counterparts. Recently, the first municipal BRWO application of a PX energy recovery device was designed for the City of North Port’s Southwest Water Treatment Plant and will be started up in late 2021.