Routine maintenance at the Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center in Orlando, FL, and the need to shut down a generation unit at the power plant, left Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) with a decreased power capacity to treat its wastewater through regular methods. Providing a mobile water filtration system and a mobile seawater desalination RO system, GE enabled OUC to continuously treat its wastewater during the outage.
OUC uses GE’s brine concentrators and evaporators on-site to treat wastewater and achieve zero liquid discharge (ZLD). However, since the evaporators’ treatment capacity were reduced by the power outage, the OUC needed an option to bridge the gap for the remaining wastewater to be treated.
OUC’s power plant has very high feedwater TDS and needed to treat its wastewater at the same rate during a planned outage. During the outage, GE’s Water & Process Technologies provided its mobile units to the site to treat the power plant’s wastewater for four months. The mobile water units provided 200 gpm and allowed OUC to keep up with its wastewater treatment volume during the outage.