As a subconsultant to CDM, Globaltech participated in developing criteria to increase the capacity of the City of Boynton Beach West Water Treatment Plant from 8 mgd to 16 mgd permeate capacity.
The City of Boynton Beach intended to increase its membrane softening plant capacity from 8 mgd to 16.7 mgd. The expansion was to occur in two phases. In Phase 3, the older membranes in membrane trains 1-3 were replaced with newer membranes with greater surface area resulting in a net increase in permeate of 0.35 mgd. In Phase 4, additional membrane skids and ancillary facilities were to be installed to increase the total permeate capacity to 16.7 mgd. The new membrane skids would include new membrane softening skids and a new low pressure reverse osmosis (LPRO) skid. The LPRO skid would be used as a concentrator to further treat and reduce the amount of concentrate from the membrane softening skids.
The ancillary treatment facilities were to include new cartridge filters, chemical systems, degasification, off-gas odor control scrubbers, ground storage tank, and high service pumps.
Phase 3 was implemented. However; after evaluating the feasibility and cost of the Phase 4, the City decided not to proceed with the installation of additional membrane softening capacity.
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