ABOUT THE COMPANY
When it comes to water separation and water purification through high-performance membranes, Water Planet is the premier developer and distributor of the world’s leading products. This dynamic company is “Where Innovation Happens” every day with the expansion of new ideas and the development of incredible technology.
Water Planet is on a mission to advance the world’s water sustainability. So many places continue to struggle with droughts and the lack of clean water needed for daily life. Through the advancement of their disruptive membrane materials, processes and systems, they are achieving this goal and making a positive difference across the globe. As the company’s name would suggest, they are bringing better water solutions all over our precious planet.
When you combine the experience of Water Planet’s team, you get more than 130 years’ worth of expertise in the water treatment field. They are the leaders in membrane separation and are continually seeking new ideas and solutions to water treatment challenges.
Innovation is key to the success at Water Planet. They will never be content to rest on their laurels. They want to innovate new ideas and solutions every day. Whether that means refining the membrane materials they use or the processes for treating and separating water, they keep pushing forward with incredible innovations.
Water Planet was founded in 2011 and has been making a powerful impact ever since. The company is based out of Los Angeles, but their ideas and products have been utilized all over the world in a variety of water treatment applications.
Membranes are useful in many different water and wastewater treatment applications. They are used to replace granular media filtration and sedimentation, which reduces the need for large areas of land or any chemical pretreatment processes. Membranes are considered the primary technology for removing suspended solids such as viruses, proteins, clay particles, protozoa, bacteria and macromolecules.
For industrial process separations, membranes have become the standard to produce less waste, higher selectivity, lower cost of operation and lower energy usage. No matter what the application, a membrane can be selected that meets just about any separation need once the effluent and influent compositions are determined. Less operator attention is required because of the process automation offered by membrane technology.
Some applications for membrane separation and filtration:
- Municipal wastewater treatment
- Purify proteins, bio-molecules and enzymes
- Seawater desalinization
- Clarify and disinfect wine, beer and spirits
- Industrial wastewater treatment
- High-tech manufacturing
- Power generation
- High-purity water production for boiler feed
- Food, beverage and dairy concentration, sterilization and purification
- Laboratory analytical separations
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Water Planet has developed some of the leading equipment for water and wastewater treatment and filtration. At the heart of every product, you’ll find their amazing Intelliflux Membrane Systems.
Intelliflux Automated Intelligent Process Controls
Intelliflux was developed to avoid common membrane system failures and overcome some challenges presented by different applications. It was designed to deal with variable water influent qualities and high fouling.
Intelliflux increases the backwash frequency automatically. This prevents the fouling from becoming too aggressive by increasing the intervals between backwash cycles. Because they have adaptive flux maintenance, Intelliflux systems maintains higher performance while minimizing the volume of backwash water that is needed for treatment.
The Intelliflux design offers many advantages compared to traditional membrane flux systems. It is more adaptable and handles certain processes automatically. It optimizes the trans-membrane pressure without compacting the fouling layer or membrane itself. It adapts dynamically throughout the process with active flux monitoring.
Core Membrane Systems powered by Intelliflux
Water Planet has developed their proprietary ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and ceramic filtration (MF) systems to be efficient, reliable and affordable. They feature an energy-efficient design using hydraulics and real-time process optimization that is automated and self-adaptive. This is done through the control system software known as Intelliflux Intelligent Flux Management.
These membrane filtration systems are available as pre-engineered designs or they can be custom-engineered to meet your specific application needs. They can be equipped with nanofiltration, ultrafiltration or microfiltration membranes, with individual core systems that can process up to 2,500 bbl per day. They are adaptable and can be integrated in containerized or skidded systems.
IMS-5000 Integrated Produced Water Solution powered by Intelliflux
There are many reasons why Water Planet’s IMS-5000 Produced Water Solution has won multiple awards for performance. In the field of water recycling, it is the most affordable, durable and effective system on the market. It features mechanical oil-water separation technology, proprietary pre-integration and an energy-efficient hydraulic configuration. It is also powered by the Intelliflux Intelligent Flux Management control system software from Water Planet that provides real-time process optimization that is automated and self-adaptive.
The IMS-5000 system protects its downstream ceramic membranes with slop oil dewatering and an up-front mechanical oil-water separation process. It optimizes the production of clean water and black oil recovery. It is able to handle up to 5,000 bbls per day and can be fit within three shipping containers. You can also increase your throughput for larger projects by adding supplemental treatment containers.
IMS and CMS On-Site Pilot Services
For the best in customer testing, Water Planet offers 500 and 100 bpd pilot systems for on-site use. Whatever on-site operations you need help with, Water Planet provides complete services from installation to implementation. Whether your system is mounted on a trailer or fully containerized, you’ll be ready to begin your processing within hours of having Water Planet complete the installation.
As you use your system, Water Planet can help monitor the performance and throughput. They can provide a full report of the multiple feed system and feed monitoring. This gives you a detailed breakdown that will help you understand what to expect from your IMS or CMS system.
Water Planet is truly an innovator in the water treatment and filtration industry. Their unique and effective membrane systems provide affordable operations, exceptional performance and durability, great adaptability, and require a much smaller footprint than most other water treatment systems out there. At Cortech, we’re excited to have Water Planet as one of our strategic partners and providers of water treatment solutions for many of our projects in a variety of industries where water separation is vital to success.
Cortech can help you find out more information about Water Planet and their innovative products and services. Just give us a call and we can help you determine if Water Planet’s solutions are right for your operation and we can connect you with the best experts they have to customize a system that meets your specific needs. We want to help put Water Planet’s incredible concepts to work for your business!