Updated: 03/07/2014 23:08

First industrial water recycling plant opens

First industrial water recycling plant opens

Singapore's first recycling plant for industrial used water has opened. 

The plant in Jurong, will treat and recycle one million gallons (or 1 and a half Olympic pools) of water from industrial sources each day. 

Water recycled at this plant will be fed back to factories at Jurong Island for use such as cooling electronics and pharmaceutical plants. 

The new plant makes use of the latest technology such the Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor and an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket. 

These not only allow the plant to produce a consistent high-quality output but is also more energy efficient. 

Previously, most of Singapore's industrial used water is traditionally treated and discharged into the sea. 

The new plant will provide new options to close the water loop for the industrial used-water stream.

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