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    Canal de Alicante Desalination Plant

    Seawater intake through collector wells. Disinfection through the addition of sodium hypochlorite.

    Pumping of seawater using deep-well vertical centrifugal pumps (18), with a capacity of 300 m3/h each. In-line microfiltration using 10 constant-level filters. Conditioning of filtered water through dosing of sulphuric acid and an antifoulant (sodium hexametaphosphate). Removal of residual free chlorine through the addition of sodium bisulphite. High-pressure pumping and energy recovery through 7 sets of multi-stage pumps + Pelton turbines. Seven frames of 100 modules and 700 membranes each. Remineralization of desalinated water through the addition of lime.

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    Alicante, Spain
    65,000 m3/d
    Reverse osmosis
    Contract type
    EPC and O&M
    End use of water
    Human consumption
    65,000 inhabitants

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