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About the company

Type
Startup or self-employed

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
1852 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Company size
16

Founders
Bogdan Serban, Dirk Martin, Ulrich Bäuerle

Founded
2013

SDG's

  • Clean water and sanitation


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Article: APATEQ treats wastewater from vessel's exhaust gas cleaning

Website
apateq.com

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APATEQ

APATEQ develops, produces and commercialises sustainable and cost-efficient water treatment solutions based on field-proven membranes filtration technology combined with proprietary process technologies the company masters. Effluent from APATEQ systems is suitable for direct discharge, re-use, irrigation or the support of fresh water supplies.

APATEQ has been founded to repurpose treated (waste)water and avoid wasting our most precious resource fresh water, contributing to a circular economy. To make a difference and become a real game changer, APATEQ stroke a new path and combined traditional membrane filtration with proprietary process technologies, resulting in compact systems running at high performance levels and low operational costs with the minimum usage of chemical additives, if chemicals are required for a specific project at all. We concentrate on markets where there is a real need for our solution, either because of legislation, mostly related to ecological concerns, or economical reasons. So our systems are not “only” a “nice to have” to protect our environment but economically make sense to our customers. Selected target markets are the maritime industry (scrub water treatment), the oil and gas industry (flowback, brine and produced water treatment), water consuming industries (process water recycling), the waste management sector and compact wastewater treatment for remote locations.

Offer

MarinePaq

Description
On-board and onshore treatment of scrub water from vessel's exhaust gas cleaning according to IMO regulations.

Compact, cost-efficient systems for installation in harbours and on board large ships to treat contaminated water resulting from the washing of exhaust gases by scrubbers, generated during combustion in the engines of large ships, as well as process water from EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). MarinePaq meets all international environmental standards on water purification. The system, regardless if harbour or on-board installation, removes free and emulsified hydrocarbons down to a level lower than 1 ppm and up to 99,99% of the suspended solids, thus exc MarinePaq onshore is based on a multi-step treatment system designed to fit into several shipping containers or in a fixed installation, depending on the flow capacity. After a chemical-physical pre-treatment, which removes nitrite, sulphite, partially heavy metals and hard (non-biodegradable) COD, APATEQ’s unique ultrafiltration system removes soot and remaining suspended solids from the scrub water. Specially conditioned membranes are operated in a cross-flow mode, reliably removing TSS including soot to a level of below 1 mg/l. The easily replaceable membranes of the MarinePaq excel by a long lifetime and long intervals in between its effortless CIP (Clean In Place) procedures. To ensure a constant operation at highest performance levels between the CIP’s, frequent automatic backwash is programmed into the system. Subsequently, a granulated activated carbon filtration further reduces COD from the water. The post-treatment is conducted by selective ion-exchangers that remove nitrate and heavy metals to the required low concentration for the direct discharge limits. Arising sludge is compacted by a fully automated chamber filter press, including an automatic filter cloth-cleaning process. MarinePaq onshore is based on a multi-step treatment system designed to fit into several shipping containers or in a fixed installation, depending on the flow capacity. After a chemical-physical pre-treatment, which removes nitrite, sulphite, partially heavy metals and hard (non-biodegradable) COD, APATEQ’s unique ultrafiltration system removes soot and remaining suspended solids from the scrub water. Specially conditioned membranes are operated in a cross-flow mode, reliably removing TSS including soot to a level of below 1 mg/l. The easily replaceable membranes of the MarinePaq excel by a long lifetime and long intervals in between its effortless CIP (Clean In Place) procedures. To ensure a constant operation at highest performance levels between the CIP’s, frequent automatic backwash is programmed into the system. Subsequently, a granulated activated carbon filtration further reduces COD from the water. The post-treatment is conducted by selective ion-exchangers that remove nitrate and heavy metals to the required low concentration for the direct discharge limits. Arising sludge is compacted by a fully automated chamber filter press, including an automatic filter cloth-cleaning process. The MarinePaq for on-board operation is divided into several skid-mounted modules, allowing an easy fit into the prevailing conditions. After passing a pre-filter, the scrub water is treated by APATEQ’s unique ultrafiltration system. The MarinePaq on board removes all suspended solids, most of the PAH’s (which are typically collected together with the soot particles), the free and emulsified oil and ash suspended solids from the water. Arising sludge is compacted by a chamber filter press. Alternatively a centrifuge applies if pumpable sludge is required by the customer. To achieve the needed pH of less than 6.5 as IMO effluent pH criteria for discharge into the sea, the effluent from the ultrafiltration is adjusted accordingly. The MarinePaq for on-board operation is divided into several skid-mounted modules, allowing an easy fit into the prevailing conditions. After passing a pre-filter, the scrub water is treated by APATEQ’s unique ultrafiltration system. The MarinePaq on board removes all suspended solids, most of the PAH’s (which are typically collected together with the soot particles), the free and emulsified oil and ash suspended solids from the water. Arising sludge is compacted by a chamber filter press. Alternatively a centrifuge applies if pumpable sludge is required by the customer. To achieve the needed pH of less than 6.5 as IMO effluent pH criteria for discharge into the sea, the effluent from the ultrafiltration is adjusted accordingly. The MarinePaq (both on board and onshore) is fully automated, remote-controllable including a management system for long life filter that run over several years before requiring an exchange. The system does not require a fulltime on-site operator.

Available in
Worldwide

Categories of application
Water treatment

Sector of application
Filtration, Purification, Wastewater treatment, Quality enhancing technologies

Status
Implemented