BOSTON- Desalitech, a provider of advanced water treatment solutions, announced today that it won a competitive bid to supply a water purification system to the Kittansett Club golf course in Marion, Massachusetts. Wells that have historically supplied essential irrigation water are being impacted by accelerating seawater intrusion.
"After researching the available technologies in water filtration in relation to the issues we were having with our well water at The Kittansett Club, it was clear that Desalitech offered the best solution and flexibility to help manage our water quality over other reverse osmosis units currently on the market," said John Kelly, golf course superintendent. "At the end of the day when we looked at cost of ownership, operational cost, efficiency and the unit's ability to manage varying salinity levels without upgrading equipment, Desalitech's system was at the top of our list."
Desalitech's Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD) reverse osmosis products save water and lower treatment costs by a compelling 20 60% compared to the most advanced systems available today. The CCD process maximizes permeate recovery, thereby reducing brine waste and conserving water resources, while lowering energy consumption and increasing the flexibility and reliability of operations. Ideal for industrial and agricultural water treatment, including supply water purification, water reuse and wastewater treatment, CCD systems are also making an impact on municipal water treatment and desalination worldwide.
The Kittansett Club's CCD unit will treat 100 gallons per minute of well water varying from 1,000 to 10,000 parts per million dissolved salts. It is designed for maximum water utilization, capable of producing over 9 gallons of purified water from every 10 gallons it is fed, thereby minimizing well withdrawals and reject flow. CCD units are in use in other similar agricultural projects, providing unparalleled performance when compared to traditional reverse osmosis systems.
"Our proprietary CCD process has the ability to adjust to varying feedwater conditions, while operating at over 90 percent recovery with a single- stage of reverse osmosis membrane elements," said Richard Stover, Desalitech's Executive Vice President. "We were the only bidder that could guarantee our system would perform as required if the feedwater salinity doubled."
Desalitech, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based company that is emerging as a leading provider of industrial water and wastewater treatment solutions. Its next-generation CCD process is a patented, proven, highly flexible and reliable water treatment platform that raises recovery, reduces energy consumption and reduces capital cost, thereby lowering the cost of treating industrial water and wastewater, brackish water and seawater.
About the Kittansett Club
Founded in 1922, the Kittansett Club is one of the region's most historic private golf clubs, and one of only a few seaside courses in New England. Perennially ranked as one of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest magazine, Kittansett offers both a scenic and demanding test of golf. Kittansett is Native American (Wampanoag) for "Near the Sea".