Municipalities, power, oil & gas, mining, resorts and many other industries need clean desalinated water for a huge variety of domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. IDE helps customers in these industries to solve their water challenges by listening first and then using the technological excellence and know-how that has been accumulated from over fifty years of experience.
During this time, IDE has achieved a continuous increase in desalination capacities of large-scale plants while dramatically reducing desalinated water costs, especially in BOT projects. This unmatched record has made IDE the clear leader of the world desalination market in general, and mega-size seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) in particular.
Key Benefits of IDE’s Membrane Desalination Plants
- Consistent quality standards: IDE’s small to large scale plants produce high quality drinking and industrial water from both seawater and brackish water, while meeting strict health and safety standards. Our plants provide approximately 3 million m3/day of clean water to dozens of millions of people globally for domestic and industrial use.
- Industry-leading efficiency: With the most experience in mega-sized thermal and membrane desalination, IDE consistently improves cost efficiencies.
- Proven project management track record: Close to 50 years of desalination success have proven IDE’s ability to deliver complex projects on time, within budget and above specifications.
The World Leader in Mega-Sized Membrane Desalination Projects
IDE has designed and constructed most of the world’s mega-sized desalination plants, including the world’s largest and most advanced plant at Sorek, Israel. Through ongoing development of best-in-class technologies and working together with its partners, IDE has achieved a continuous increase in the desalination capacities of large-scale plants while dramatically reducing desalinated water costs on long-term BOT contracts.
This is due to the accumulated experience, technological excellence and know-how that we have built over to 50 years, an unmatched record that has made IDE the clear leader in the market.
Recent innovations in plant design and construction, RO technology (such as IDE’s 16” membranes in a vertical array pioneered in the Sorek plant in Israel) and the pressure center design, have significantly decreased the overall cost of desalination using this technology. This has transformed the industry, as desalination is now more economically viable than ever and in more situations than before.
Lowest cost, maximum efficiency
IDE’s mega-sized plants deliver the industry’s lowest water costs in BOT projects and with low energy consumption, driven by:
- Customized Pretreatment systems – assure maximum efficiency and lifespan of Reverse Osmosis plants.
- Optimized Pressure Centre Design – using extremely efficient high-pressure pumps and process design to maximize membrane throughput and salt rejection.
- Energy Recovery System (ERS) that enables IDE plants to offer the industry’s lowest desalination energy consumption.
- The most advanced membranes – increasing efficiency while minimizing investment.
- Flexible financing packages – helping customers transform ambitious dreams into reality, all within accelerated deadlines and strict budgetary frameworks.
Modular Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination Solutions for Sea & Brackish water
IDE’s modular Sea/Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO/BWRO) units are ideal if you need a desalination solution that is flexible, able to grow and completely self-contained.
IDE utilizes the most recent Reverse Osmosis technologies for small to mid-size desalination projects. These are designed to provide high performance and reliability, together with ease of operation and low energy consumption.
IDE’s modular reverse osmosis desalination solutions are ideally suited for growth situations. Starting with capacities of 500 m3/day, the systems can very easily be expanded to capacities in excess of 30,000 m3/day.
The equipment and materials of construction are selected from leading suppliers in order to maximize system reliability and minimize maintenance cost. The produced water conforms to World Health Organization regulations/requirements for potable water.
The supply of modular SWRO units eases transportation to site, reduces on-site erection activities, and saves on required infrastructure and buildings, resulting in significant reduction in project implementation cost and risks.
Key Benefits of IDE’s Modular SWRO Systems
- Increased operational efficiency and reliability
- Frequency converter (VFD)
- Post shutdown product water flush
- Increased energy efficiency
- Lower OPEX
- Standard pretreatment with low velocity, pressurized, multi-media filters
- High-quality materials of construction
- Simple operation
- Panel mounted instruments and indications
- Product Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) monitor
- High TDS shutdown
Optional Features for Membrane Solutions
- Supervision of installation and commissioning
- Supply of turnkey services
- Maintenance program
- Supervision of O&M contract
- Boron removal system
- Post-treatment and polishing
Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination
In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.
Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants
The paper analyzes the ways that different researchers have selected to overcome the phenomenon of CP, and presents an overview of the existing RO membranes from the point of view of their suitability for use in Forward Osmosis power generation.
Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin
This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress.
Three Pressure Retarded Osmosis PRO Processes
Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) can be implemented on a number of water types, using different technologies and achieving various power outcomes. This paper presents the three most practical options.
Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions
This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.
Steam Driven Large Multi Effect MVC (SD MVC) Desalination Process for Lower Energy Consumption and Desalination Costs
This paper will also describe the thermodynamic advantages, the specific investment and desalination costs comparison, and the resulting desalination cost reduction potential of the steam-driven multi effect MVC process.