Field of Activity   Municipal
System Description   A facility for desalination of seawater by Reverse Osmosis
Customer Name   State Of Israel
The Client's Goal   Supply of freshwater for drinking and irrigation for the cities in the region of the Coastal Plain
Treated Water Flow   30 million cubic meters
Unique Features   Low operational and energy costs
Value Added   Supply of freshwater for drinking and irrigation for the cities in the region of the Coastal Plain
Desalination
Palmachim

Description of the System:

A facility for desalination of seawater by Reverse Osmosis, with an output of 15—30 million cubic meters a year using the BOO system. The facility has been active since 2007 and supplies 30 million cubic meters of drinking water to the surrounding cities, with the capability of doubling its output. The project includes planning, financing, purchasing construction and ownership.

General Background:

The project was carried out in cooperation with other companies and for this purpose the Derech HaYam-Hatpala Company Ltd. was founded. Derech HaYam is a consortium founded in 2002 to operate in the field of desalination. The consortium competed for a number of tenders and won the bid for desalination at Palmachim.

Customer’s Objective:

  • Supply of freshwater for drinking and irrigation for the cities in the region of the Coastal Plain
  • Compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Israeli Standards for the quality of drinking water
  • Low operational and energy costs
  • Improvement of the quality of the environment by low output of waste

Technology:

  • Planning and establishment of an intake pipeline from the sea
  • Planning and establishment of a preliminary treatment system centered on a granular filtration system
  • System of Reverse Osmosis including energy return systems
  • Complementary treatment system
  • Ion exchange system used as preparation for a Pass 2 osmosis facility
  • Reverse osmosis facility to reduce the level of Boron
  • Correction of the reactance value, replenishment of minerals to the water supplied, and disinfection to prevent the development of organic and microbiological contaminants