was selected by McNab to supply and install a waste water treatment system for a 400-man mining camp at one of Australia’s leading gas producers.
The Project Manager for the construction of the camp explained that PR Power presented a great product as well as knowledge in the field of water treatment. Additionally, their back-up support capabilities were seen as a long-term advantage for the project.
Membrane bioreactors (MBR) from PR Power combine activated sludge treatment with a membrane liquid-solid separation process. The membrane component uses low pressure microfiltration or ultrafiltration membranes, eliminating the need for clarification and tertiary filtration.
Designed to operate 24/7 with usage peaking at approximately 5 to 5.30am and 5 to 6pm each day at the mining camp, the MBR is set up with 100,000 litres of storage capacity, which fills at peak time. The MBR plant treats waste water at a constant rate of over 4000 litres per hour, converting standard domestic effluent to Class A Standard with the recycled water used for landscape irrigation.
According to PR Power Water Solution Manager James Ashton, key objectives for the waste water treatment plant included cost-effectiveness, easy deployment, set up and commissioning as well as production of a high quality effluent that could be safely disposed of through irrigation, saving significant cost involved in transporting lower grade treated waters from remote camp locations in tankers.
PR Power also offers transportable MBR treatment options for 10 – 400 man camps.