Ultrafiltration systems have been getting more and more popular, and increasingly, more growers are opting for it. Also, The Oriental Group in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, was in need of ultrafiltration tailored to their needs: "Our irrigation system is quite complex, and floorspace is scarce. Furthermore, legislation obligates us to remove all nematodes. Mienis Water helped us out with all 3 problems", explains Danny from Oriental.
A 45 m3/h ultrafiltration system at Oriental Group Bleiswijk with a small footprint.
But what makes ultrafiltration systems so special? Danny: "They offer higher disinfection rates on all kinds of pathogens compared to other disinfection technics on the market."
Jochum from Mienis Water adds: "Also, and maybe even more important, ultrafiltration is a membrane technic. This means that the nematodes, bacteria, and viruses are physically being removed out of the water, which improves the water quality a lot and lowers the chance of new infections. What comes out of the system is clean, disinfected water with all the nutrients still in it."
"The only system able to fully automatically clean itself"
Jochem: "Ultrafiltration is a great disinfection technic, but how it is being operated decides how successful the system really is. Our systems are able to fully automatically clean itself, which makes it robust."
Adapts to each water quality
Finch from Mienis Water adds to this: "We often receive the comment from people that ultrafiltration cannot run stable without the use of a cloth/paper filter as a pre-treatment. Regularly in combination with an acid and a coagulant/flocculant dosage on the feed. This increases the operational costs a lot. Our systems, operated worldwide in challenging environments, show that none of this is needed for most clients. The in-house designed proprietary software allows us to adapt to each water quality without the higher operational costs."
Environmental and cost-friendly
"Our ultimate goal is the most environmental and cost-friendly water treatment possible. Correct water use and drain water reuse is a hot topic, and we, as Mienis, like to play our part in that too." Jochum concludes.
The Ultrafiltration from Mienis Water can be seen on the Greentech in Amsterdam at booth 01.614. The next innovation from Mienis will be launched there as well. "The focus is on fewer chemicals, lower operational costs, improving water quality, and supporting your growth."
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