Micr’Eau has started a GEH media change project in Quilicura, one of Chile’s largest drinking water stations (540m3/h) treating arsenic.
In the first half of the year, it delivered more than 50 tons of media on the French market and in Chile to its customers such as Saur, Air Eau Système , SDEA (67), RLV (63) in the arsenic market as well as that of iron and manganese or fluorine.
In Chile, despite the Covid crisis, a 40-foot container for 20 tons of GEH is expected in the coming weeks to supply its municipal and industrial customers such as Wes Chile, the San Pedro d'Atacama RP Or Toconao and Chile's private water dealers.
Micr'Eau as part of its international development has secured more than 350,000 euros in contracts in Latin America with a contract for Suez de Mexico for the Chihuahua treatment plant where it will supply a gasometer that stores 2650 m3 of biogas; as well as for the main Buenos Aires station of Barros Sur Oeste for 3 gasometers of 1400m3 of capacity.
These projects are being manufactured in Europe and will be delivered this spring by our teams.
Micr'Eau launched its FASEP project in Chile this winter to bring all its technical expertise on the ability of isolated sites in the arsenic-contaminated Antofagasta region, such as below in Toconao and Socaire at an altitude of 3,500m; In addition, in this project Micr'Eau will develop services to take over saturated media to regenerate them and give them a second life, thus contributing to the improvement of the environmental environment on soil pollution and thus bringing an operating economy to the indigenous communities it will manage in the Salar of Atacama. This project is planned to take place in the year 2021 and will occupy a dozen people in France and Chile. As a reminder, this project is financed by France to the tune of 521,000 euros as part of the programme to relaunch SMEs from the environment sector.
This project is established for 3 years and concerns 5 adsorption filtration treatment plants in the capital operated by Aguas Andinas: Quilicura antigua y nueva, San Antonio, Lampa, lo Pinto.
With the support of its Chilean mining services partner, Cobre Y metales (80 people), Micr’Eau and its subsidiary AEC will have to manage the change of more than 300 T of GEH-type adsorbant media saturated with arsenic during drinking water filtration. This new mega-reference is in addition to the 80 installations already followed by the group around the world.