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TECHNOLOGIES

Surya Cipta Karawang Indonesia


SURYA CIPTA FACILITY USES MODERN WASTEWATER PROCESSING, THE LATEST TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY TO BE APPLIED IN INDONESIA
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The coveted Surya Cipta City of Industry located in Karawang, Indonesia, has been seeing a rapid increase in growth and development over the last couple of years. With that, it’s important that its wastewater infrastructure remain resilient to the increasing impact of water on the systems. Due to this influx, the municipality of Karawang chose the Organica Water solution to treat the increased capacity of wastewater needing to be treated.

Organica Water facility, which started construction in September of 2016 and got inaugurated in November 2018, has a capacity of 5,000 – 10,000 m3/d and is showing a new, more efficient way to meet the rising demand of the systems. President Director of PT Surya Semesta Internusa Tbk (SSIA), Johannes Suriadjaja explained that this facility will process the entirety of the waste located in the Surya Cipta’s Karawang Industrial Estate, as well as from tenants spread across 3,000 acres of the region.

SSIA‘s Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Erlin Budiman, described how the existence of this environmentally friendly facility would increase waste water treatment capacities to 16,000 m3/d. This is compared to the old treatment facility which had a capacity of 11,000 m3/d.

 

“The capacity of the installed WWTP is intended to treat the wastewater produced by tenants in the Suryacipta Industrial Area which stands on an area of approximately 1,400 hectares,” Budiman said.

This facility also applies green energy principles, by utilizing solar energy in the form of solar panels. The installed capacity of these solar panels is far exceeding the existing energy that was being used to treat the water. Combined with the operational cost savings from the updated Organica facility, these solar panels will create less energy from the plant, thus saving the region on energy and operational costs.

In addition, the construction of this facility was also done in an effort towards preservation. The region holds an active participation in supporting the Harum Citarum program, which is an initiation by the government to reduce pollution in the Citarum river.

The Citarum river, which is the largest and longest in West Java, has recently received an increased level of attention from the government due to pollution concerns. Based on data from the Office of the Environment of West Java’s Province, there are at least 2,000 textile industries along the Citarum river, 90% of which do not have adequate treatment facilities. In addition to the industries, roughly 20,000 tons of waste and 340,000 tons of wastewater, ranging from domestic household waste to human waste are directly disposed every day into what used to be a clear and pristine waterway.

 

Due to the water not efficiently being treated, local fisherman, residents, businesses and wildlife (mostly fish) are largely affected by this impure epidemic. Despite trash piling up in the waters and conditions being deemed unsafe, the Citarum river continues to be a vital necessity for the 25 million people who depend on it daily for agriculture, water, and electricity.

“With the existence of this wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), we hope to help the government reduce the level of pollution in the Citarum River, while at the same time inspiring the community to take care of the environment, especially the Citarum River, so that it can benefit many people,” Suriadjaja commented.

 

Having clean water will improve the quality of various sources which depend on the water for resources such as drinking and crop yields.

 

In the future, this clean water initiative will help to revitalize the ecosystem and the volume of fish/wildlife in the river. The river also will help to make the Jatiluhur Reservoir cleaner. The Jatiluhur, which is Indonesia’s largest reservoir, not only supplies clean water for the city of Bandung but also provides up to 80% of the water supplied for the capital.

 

By being utilized at the Surya Cipta Industry, Organica Water solution is aiding in the Citarum river rejuvenation and pollution clean-up efforts, by reducing the amount of wastewater being deposited into the river. Additionally, the solution is saving energy by utilizing solar panels and reducing operational costs. The Surya Cipta facility uses modern wastewater processing with Organica Water, which is the latest treatment technology to be applied in Indonesia.

Wusong Upgrade, Wusong, China

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With a population growth of 24 million, Shanghai is truly the pinnacle of a 21st century city.  However, accelerated urbanization rates pose significant challenges in the design and utilization of water and wastewater facilities. Older wastewater treatment facilities must be upgraded to cope with stricter discharge limits, as well as increased capacities.

 

The Wusong facility, capable of treating wastewater production of 70 thousand households, is a good example of what is happening city-wide.  Wusong is located in a densely populated area where the water quality limits have become stricter (effluent limits to Class 1B.) The facility was upgraded with a conventional activated sludge technology, but due to the heavy loads on this plant, it could not function properly, resulting in odor issues and improper phosphate removal. All while neighborhoods encroached ever-closer to the site.

The Wusong plant was designed and constructed in 1988, with an upgrade to the facility of 40 thousand m3/d capacity taking place in 2006. With Shanghai’s city challenges of urbanization and the upgrade to stricter water standards, Organica Water had a more feasible solution

Organica was able to design a facility which can suitably treat the influent flow of 40 thousand m3/d, without sacrificing additional land, while also being able to easily reach the new discharge water standards. With its small footprint and low operational expenses, the Organica FCR efficently solves the challenges presented by the situation at Wusong, while creating a facility similar to a botanical garden. By doing this, the garden-like facility removes the impacts that the existing facility had on the surrounding environment.

 

The city of Shanghai is currently being faced with environmental issues and public challenges in the upgrading of their aging wastewater treatment facilities. Organica’s fully equipped capabilities in upgrading these facilities are currently aiding in the effort to solve the upcoming obstacles that Shanghai is being faced with during production. These capabilities and help from Organica are helping to turn Shanghai into a truly sustainable metropolis.

Solving a growing towns wastewater needs
Telki, Hungary
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With a population growth of 24 million, Shanghai is truly the pinnacle of a 21st century city.  However, accelerated urbanization rates pose significant challenges in the design and

The community of Telki experienced rapid growth in the 1990’s, causing the town’s existing wastewater treatment plant to reach its maximum capacity. As a result, Telki found it necessary to replace their facility with a new treatment plant. In addition to capacity limitations, the growth of the community increased land value significantly. Further, siting of the new facility was a serious challenge with the only land available sitting amongst Central Europe’s largest private hospital and other high-value properties.

 

With expensive estates, a golfcourse, a polo facility, and rolling vineyards as neighbours, expanding the conventional and outdated wastewater treatment plant was not an attractive option. Telki wanted to solve its wastewater treatment needs without needing to compromise visual appearance and risk the disappointment of locals.

The Organica solution was chosen for its compact design (fitting on the same land as the original facility), garden-like appearance and odourless operation, perfect for holding the community’s high aesthetic standards and land values. Organica facilities’ uniquely efficient operation over a range loading rates also makes the solution ideal for the town’s future expansion expectations.

 

Since beginning operation in 2004, the Organica facility has delivered reliable wastewater treatment, with effluent quality consistently below regulatory limits. The facility has also kept up with the town’s growing needs, and now also serves the country’s largest sports complex. In addition, due to the pleasing visuals and odourless operation, the historically imposed buffer zone around the facility has been reduced from 250m to 50m, freeing up valuable land for further development.

Philippines case study Manilla

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Laguna Technopark, a light industrial park near Laguna lake, 18.5 miles south of Metro Manila, upgraded to the Organica Water solution in November 2017. The 6,500 m3/d facility is the first Organica-powered for the Philippines, a country with over 100 million people but less than 30% of wastewater is treated.

 

The newly integrated WWTP, located directly between an industrial area and a residential area, has been further developed with the up rise of new residential homes. This Organica facility has the capacity to treat wastewater equivalent to 15,000 households caters to wastewater from industries and sewage and septage from residences from subdivisions in the City of Binan in Laguna province. The beautiful, odor-free, botanical-garden like treatment plant has been proudly acting as a wastewater showcase for the country, highlighting the economic and societal benefits of employing Organica Water’s unique approach to wastewater management

 

Organica-powered Food Chain Reactor (FCR) solution placed in Laguna is comprised of biological reactors, arranged in a cascade configuration. The Organica FCR is a complete wastewater treatment solution including solids removal, biological treatment/nutrient removal and phase separation.

The cascades within the FCR consist of up to 8 separate reactors, each utilizing both natural plants and specially made Biomodules, to allow growth of robust and healthy biomass that effectively gobbles up the incoming load in the effluent. The plants, via their roots, provide an immense surface area and complete the food chain that exists in the biological reactors. Thereby, enabling a diverse ecology and resilient bio-film that is able to handle a higher amount of fluctuations in influent quality and quantity compared to conventional suspended or attached growth systems.

 

The cascades within the FCR consist of up to 8 separate reactors, each utilizing both natural plants and specially made Biomodules, to allow growth of robust and healthy biomass that effectively gobbles up the incoming load in the effluent. The plants, via their roots, provide an immense surface area and complete the food chain that exists in the biological reactors. Thereby, enabling a diverse ecology and resilient bio-film that is able to handle a higher amount of fluctuations in influent quality and quantity compared to conventional suspended or attached growth systems.

After the facility was completed, several key members attended the ceremonial opening of the facility along with the Governor of Laguna Province, Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Santa Rosa City, and various other executives from Ayala Group, Manila Water, and the Philippine national government.

”The Laguna facility highlights the economic benefits of ”localized” approach Organica employes.  By treating the water in a beautiful garden we drive lower infrastructure costs, increased land value, and enable cost efficient of the treated water.”  Bodnar commented. ”We are pleased to have done this project for Manila Water and look forward to more projects in the future together as we bring our special brand of environment friendly, sustainable, wastewater treatment solutions to SE Asia.”

 

 

As the water industry came together to celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19, 2018, Laguna Water joined in the movement of water sustainability by inviting households and industrial parks to join in its desludging or used water siphoning service, as a means to ensure the continued protection of the environment.

According to the World Health Organization, 4.5-billion people worldwide do not have access to safe or well managed sanitation and wastewater services, where toilets are not connected to a sewer or a septic tank. This means that wastes are not treated properly, causing contamination of groundwater and other natural bodies of water.

 

For the Philippines, there’s an influx of improper disposal of untreated used water that has been identified as one of the leading causes of pollution of Laguna Lake. This contamination poses huge health threats to the community. With the use of Organica Water’s FCR technology, wastewater management and reuse has become safer for Laguna Lake and the residents that inhabit there.

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