ImproChem, Chevron Refinery, Cape Town

This petrochemical water treatment project in Milnerton involved the design, construction and commissioning of an ultrafiltration plant, as well as a reverse osmosis desalination plant. VWS South Africa was contracted by ImproChem, the overall designer, owner and operator of the plant, to supply selected technology and equipment for the project.

Domestic and industrial effluent from a nearby wastewater treatment plant is directed to the water recycling plant. The water then goes through a series of clarification steps, including dissolved air flotation, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis, and is upgraded to process water that is used and re-used in the refinery.

As part of this petrochemical water treatment solution, VWS South Africa supplied pumps, strainers, ultrafiltration skids, reverse osmosis skids, as well as a membrane cleaning facility with interconnecting piping and instrumentation.