HyPURE® – Mitigating Pain Points for Industrial Customers

May 21, 2024

Industrial manufacturers rely on a source of water to enable the production of goods, as well as perform clean in place and general sanitation practices. These sources can be varied, including potable water, surface water, groundwater and seawater. There is also a growing trend for the recovery and reuse of wastewater for industrial processes.

Treatment of high purity water for industry is challenging. The reliable supply of process water is critical for any manufacturing process. The standard of treatment is often significantly greater than drinking quality water, particularly when treated water is used in the production of food and beverage products.

Reliability and efficiency are key for operating water treatment systems. Operating issues can cause pain points, which stem from unreliable water treatment processes. These pain points include excessive downtime, high operational labour and unnecessary maintenance costs. Production teams feel these pains, as it diverts their time and budgets from other infrastructure within the production facility.

Hydroflux HyPURE® membrane filtration products, from left to right; HyPURE® NX hollow fibre nanofiltration, HyPURE® Ultrafiltration, HyPURE® RO Systems

High costs for energy and water are often additional pains which production teams are less aware of, since they may not realise what can be achieved by a high efficiency treatment process. The cost of water and energy within Australia and New Zealand are significant enough that investing in more efficient solutions provides favourable return on investment.

“The HyPURE® range of solutions are unique in the water sector. When we looked into the current water treatment market across ANZ we found a significant gap. We see a large number of standard, commoditised treatment technologies sold for the lowest capital cost but incur significant rectification and operational costs after installation. We looked at the challenge in reverse, from our customers perspective and focused on solutions which could deliver the lowest total cost of ownership and the greatest ease of operation” says John Koumoukelis, CEO of Hydroflux.

“Water assets need to operate for 25 – 30 years, and so the capital cost is only a small portion of the expenditure on the treatment plant. We focus on addressing operational issues and improve reliability, energy and water efficiency to minimise the total lifecycle cost of the asset. By implementing advanced controls and automation, utilising robust pre-treatment systems, automating CIP processes and then packaging this in an efficient, high-quality installation we are able to provide significant cost savings to our customers when compared against other solutions we see in the market. Minimising downtime maximises production revenue. Focusing on efficiency minimises costs of wasted water and energy. It’s great for the environment and the bottom line. “

HyPURE® system control panels are designed and programmed in-house

The Hydroflux engineering team have been developing membrane solutions for over 20 years, with plants routinely achieving ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membrane life in excess of 12 years in complex applications such as industrial wastewater reuse.

Matthew Foster, CEO of Hydroflux Industrial adds. “Our ability to supply the complete flowsheet inhouse, including our proven HyDAF and HySEP pretreatment systems, alongside our proprietary range of HydraSCALE® antiscalants allow operating efficiencies to be maximised.

All our solutions are tailored to customers requirements. We are currently delivering multiple ultra-pure water systems for customers who are in the Top 20 F&B list for Australia and New Zealand. All systems include our proprietary HyConnect® remote connectivity to provide ongoing customer care. Knowing we are always available to troubleshoot, or remotely assist in completing a clean-in-place really sets their mind at ease.”

Hydroflux is a leading water treatment OEM with access to the world’s best membrane technologies including through our ANZ channel partnership with NX Filtration, who offer a unique hollow fibre nanofiltration membrane that is ideally suited to treating heavy metals, organic compounds, PFAS, pharmaceuticals and other emerging pollutants from a wide range of source waters.

To learn more please visit www.hydrofluxindustrial.au or contact us on 1300 417 697 or email [email protected].

About the Hydroflux Group

The Hydroflux Group aims to deliver the highest level of engineering and scientific know-how to the emerging issues of sustainability, climate adaptation and environmental protection with a specific focus on water and wastewater.

As part of its vision and mission, Hydroflux has always taken its climate responsibility seriously. In 2022, Hydroflux became Australia’s first water treatment and technology company to achieve Climate Active carbon neutral certification for its organisation and products. It knows that partnering with customers and clients is the most significant impact it can have in its journey. The Group employs over 100 staff and operates throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with office locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Suva and Portsmouth.

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