Decentralized Water Treatment
As our planet faces challenges from unpredictable weather and water shortages, decentralized water treatment offers the flexibility needed to ensure a steady supply of potable water
Today's changing climate is making water stress and water scarcity unfortunately common around the world. To guarantee supplies of fresh water, more and more water authorities and businesses are turning to water purification, and seawater and brackish water desalination. These often take place at mammoth plants that serve entire cities or even regions. But fluctuating weather patterns can render such plants obsolete before they're even paid for.
Now, technological advances have made another model practical. Fluence specializes in decentralized water treatment, also known as distributed water treatment, which places small plants near the point of use for flexibility and efficiency. This eliminates the need for expensive pipelines to tie into central water treatment plants.
Decentralized water treatment, including desalination, can be an ideal solution for a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial settings, including:
- Small communities
- School campuses
- Commercial developments
- Hotels and resorts
- Golf courses
- Industrial plants
- Mining, or oil and gas camps
- Construction sites
- And more.
Smart Packaged Water Solutions
Fluence's NIROBOX™ Smart Packaged Water Solutions -- featuring modular freshwater and desalination plants installed in standard shipping containers -- are ideal for decentralized treatment anywhere in the world, even off the grid.
The self-contained units are plug-and-play, easy to deploy, and more cost-effective than conventional plants. They can be up and running in less than four months from receipt of the purchase order.
Larger plant capacity can be achieved by combining containers on a small scale, or on a large scale with NIROPLANT configurations, which are ideal where ease of operation, lower CAPEX, fast delivery, and a modular approach are required.
Decentralized Freshwater Treatment
A single, compact NIROBOX FW unit can produce up to 5,000 m3/d of clean, high-quality water that can be used directly for drinking or as industrial process water.
Contact Fluence to learn more about NIROBOX freshwater treatment, or to discuss your next project with our experts.
Decentralized Seawater Desalination
NIROBOX SW is suitable for a variety of applications -- including desalination for potable or industrial water -- and can meet the most stringent regulatory requirements. Offering industry-leading capacity, a single NIROBOX SW container can produce up to 1,500 m3/d (275 GPM) of permeate water, making it the most compact plant-in-a-box.
NIROBOX SW offers recovery rates of up to 50%. This, along with low chemical and energy consumption, reduces overall operational costs.
Contact Fluence to learn more about NIROBOX seawater desalination, or to discuss your next project with our experts.
Decentralized Brackish Water Desalination
Designed for flexibility, NIROBOX BW treats water from a wide variety of sources, including surface water, groundwater, and well water, and can handle turbidity, salinity, and a wide range of contaminants, from 1,000 to 10,000 ppm total dissolved solids (TDS).
NIROBOX BW offers recovery rates of up to 90%, while boasting low chemical and energy consumption. Its patent-pending process includes a cleaning process for membranes that inhibits microorganism growth and scaling. This natural disinfecting effect lowers energy and chemical requirements and minimizes the plant's ecological footprint.
Contact Fluence to learn more about NIROBOX brackish water desalination, or to discuss your next project with our experts.
Customizable Modular Plants
Developed from the highest quality standard components, NIROFLEX includes blocks for reverse osmosis, as well as pretreatment blocks for ultrafiltration and multimedia filtration. The versatility of the Niroflex system means the blocks can be arranged for capacities that produce from 100 m³/d (25,000 GPD) up to 15,000 m³/day (3.75 MGD) of clean water.
Niroflex can be configured with a wide range of optional features, including:
- Integrated cleaning in place (CIP) with an automatic flushing system
- Compressor with air dryer
- Feed pumping station
- Alternative power supply
- Delivery pumping station
- Remote monitoring software with cloud-based data logging
Contact Fluence to learn more about NIROFLEX modular plants, or to discuss your next project with our experts.
Sustainable Water Solutions, Delivered Anywhere
Fluence is a global leader in decentralized freshwater and desalination treatment solutions for the municipal, industrial, and commercial markets, with references around the world.
Contact Fluence to learn more about the benefits of our decentralized and Smart Packaged water treatment solutions, or to discuss your next project with our experts.
What Is Smart Packaged Water Treatment?
Fluence has a range of Smart Packaged water treatment solutions that bring treatment exactly where it's needed, with plants packaged in standard shipping containers. They're designed with efficiency, flexibility, and portability in mind. Bringing small, decentralized water treatment plants to the point of use eliminates the need for expensive piping networks. They're an ideal solution for hotels and resorts, worker camps, small communities, and more -- even off the grid.
Benefits of Decentralized Water Treatment
In its quest to bring safe, clean water wherever it's needed around the world, Fluence has put a focus on Smart Packaged solutions, small independent treatment plants housed in standard shipping containers. They can be used alone or in tandem to customize capacity, and they're ideal for a decentralized system that brings treatment to the point of need.