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Desalinating landfill leachate

THE CHALLENGE

The City of Cape Town needed a leachate treatment plant at their Vissershok landfill site. Highly contaminated landfill leachate is treated to a quality suitable to be released to a nearby river.

OUR SOLUTION

PROXA executed the pilot phase project, process design and provided technical operations assistance to the city.

HOW PROXA ADDED VALUE

The plant is the first plant in the southern hemisphere desalinating landfill leachate with spiral osmosis membranes at this plant capacity.

FEED WATER

Highly contaminated landfill leachate

PRODUCT WATER

Compliant water for discharge.

PERFORMANCE TARGET

800 kl/day

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

PROXA has a proven track record in delivering and operating systems capable of treating variable effluent mine water, working with all stakeholders to ensure the protection of the environment.

 

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