Sunshine Coast-based SafeWater company, EcoNova, continues to change the face of water recycling across Australia and has announced over $10 million of contract wins from Tasmania to Palm Island.
EcoNova’s MembraneSafe technology has been given the thumbs up by Tasmania’s Clarence City Council, Sydney’s Gordon Golf Club, the Horizon Shores development on the Gold Coast and for the redevelopment of FarNorth QLD’ s Palm Island’s sewerage treatment plant.
EcoNova’s General Manager, Christian Uhrig said he was delighted that the technology continued to win contract awards across Australia and believes this is thanks to EcoNova’s focus on high end recycling of water rather than conventional treatment.
“When we developed our state-of-the-art technology the end goal was always the reuse of water to address the shortages so safety, efficiency and world-best practice membrane filtration, rather than conventional treatment, were always the focus,” Mr Uhrig said.
“Our systems recycle grey and black water to the highest Class A+ in a three-staged – triple barrier disinfection – process. The process is completely environmentally friendly and produces safe, reusable water.
The first phase uses naturally existing bacteria (brought along with the waste) to create a bio mass which digests the solids and almost completely eliminates sludges – a big advantage and huge cost and energy saving.
The MembraneSafe technology then filters the SafeWater through microfine membrane filters which remove all solids, bacteria, viruses, organisms and contaminants from the water.
The third and final stage further eliminates any potential contamination with doses of UV light and some residual chlorine for long term storage.”
The projects are all well on the way with three of the four commissioned before the end of this financial year.
The Clarence City Council has awarded EcoNova the contract to replace Hobart International Airport’s secondary treatment plant, the Council’s lagoons in Cambridge and the Barilla Caravan Park lagoon system.
The facility will link to the recycled water irrigation network serving local golf courses and Westland Nurseries.
Sydney’s Gordon Golf Course has enlisted EcoNova to establish a major sewer mining project facilitating new irrigation for the golf course and the new sewerage treatment plant at the Gold Coast’s Horizon Shores Marina development will also incorporate a wash down recycling system.