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High screen capture rate for honeycomb panel in wastewater treatment plant

Aqseptence Group has won a contract to supply fluid filtration and separation equipment for Sydney Water’s Lower South Creek Program. The Lower South Creek Program will construct three new treatment plant upgrades at Riverstone, Quakers Hill and St Marys and is set to cost $300 million. It is set to support an additional 500,000 people in western Sydney by 2040. It is a joint venture between Sydney Water, Parsons Brinkerhoff and UGL Limited.

Supplied equipment will include Aqseptence Group’s Centre-Flo with honeycomb panel, which has greater than 30 per cent improved hydraulic capacity and 5 per cent greater screen capture rate – based on 5mm apertures – over a conventional perforated plate screen panel. The improved hydraulic capacity allows existing inlets works to increase hydraulic throughput without civil modifications while providing cost savings for new sites through smaller mechanical and civil footprints.

“Aqseptence Group has been working very hard to develop the latest patented honeycomb screen panel to integrate into our band screen,” Aqseptence Group’s ANZ Sales Manager Chris Susanto. “We are pleased to have Sydney Water, one of Australia’s largest water utilities, acknowledge and accept the use of the new innovative technology. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Sydney Water throughout the Lower South Creek Program as well as future works.”

“The recent contract for the Lower South Creek Program with ADAPT reflects our status as the leading headworks equipment supplier in the Australian Water Industry.” said Aqseptence Group’s Managing Director David Lazzarini. “[Our] commitment to product research and development continues to position us to offer our clients world-leading innovative technology. To have our latest fluid filtration and separation innovation selected for such an important project is reward for a lot of hard work by our engineers.’’

The initial Riverstone STP package for the Lower South Creek Program will include three Aqseptence Group honeycomb panel Centre-Flo band screens, two Noggerath Nogwash screw wash presses, manual bar screens, vortex grit tank, grit classifier and associated pumps and launders. This equipment selected for this project will ensure robust and trouble-free operation with the process and operating highest efficiencies.

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