H2O Innovation Inc. (H2O Innovation) announced that its specialty chemical business line has been selected to provide antiscalant to the world’s largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant. Operated by ACWA Power, the Taweelah plant is designed to treat 240 MGD (909,000 m3/day). The plant is located in the United Arab Emirates.
H2O Innovation’s Piedmont business had previously secured the sale of its fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) cartridge filter housings to the plant. Through a highly competitive bid process, which considered the complete technical offering, logistics, dosage, and price, the Corporation’s unique dendrimer-based SpectraGuardTM 100 was selected as the optimal chemical to inhibit membrane scaling and fouling at this mega-desalination plant. The product’s high level of functional end groups on SpectraGuardTM 100’s molecular surface binds up hardness to disperse silt and inorganic colloids, while the internal cavities sequester organic molecules, making the product ideal for seawater applications.