New order for water pretreatment for a refinery in India
Thermax has bagged an order to set up a new water pretreatment plant for Reliance Industries Ltd., at its Jamnagar refinery in Gujarat. The scope of the package supplied by the Water and Waste Solutions division will include engineering, civil works, supply of electro mechanical equipment, erection and commissioning tests. Thermax systems would pretreat 3 million litres of Narmada river water per hour (3000 m3 /hour). Thermax’s cascade aerator will convert iron in the raw water from Narmada into iron oxide which settles at the base for removal. The water is then pre chlorinated and undergoes coagulation. High Rate Solids Contact Clarifier (HRSCC) settles impurities and the water is filtrated to remove suspended impurities. Post chlorination eliminates microbial growth and the sludge from the HRSCC is treated for disposal. The treated water will be used at the cooling tower of the refinery complex. The project is expected to be completed by October 2018.