The Container Terminal of Moin in Costa Rica will have a WWTP and reuse system manufactured by Salher

Posted on March 23, 2017
Proyecto APM Terminals, Moín - Costa Rica

The efficient wastewater management is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. On 22nd March, World Water Day, the UN drew attention and sensitized the world population to the consumption of fresh water and the discharge recovery.

Salher as a reference in the water treatment sector, has designed and is going to supply a wastewater treatment plant at the new Container Terminal of Moín harbour, Limón province, Costa Rica.

This project is part of a larger plan to modernize the Puerto Limón-Moín port area in order to develop the logistics corridor in the northern Caribbean and reposition this place as one of the most efficient in Central America.

The system is sized for a flow of 220 m³/day in order to treat:

  • Urban wastewater from workers of the terminal since the discharge of untreated waste water is contributing to the decline of local biological diversity.

  • Industrial wastewater from external washing of containers. The separation and the treatment of mineral oils and hydrocarbons produced by the industrial activities of the terminal are necessary to avoid eutrophication in coastal marine ecosystems.

It is also planned to install a tertiary system to reuse treated urban wastewater for containers cleaning. It is a decisive step forward in the sustainable water resource management because it will limit the surface and groundwater use.

According to a UN 2017 report related to the Development of Water resources, industries nowadays reuse the 20% of waste water through an advanced treatment. Furthermore, the UN expects that the market for wastewater treatment for industrial use will increase by 50% by 2020.

The Salher® treatment line includes:

Pretreatment
Advanced Primary Treatment
  • DAF: Dissolved Air Flotation
Secondary or biological treatment Tertiary treatment Sludge management


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