As clients start to explore water reuse or tap lower quality water sources there is a greater need to pilot systems to set full scale designs and most importantly ensure a high quality, consistent feed water is produced. SafBon Water Technology (SWT) has designed and built numerous small scale plants to be used by various entities for piloting and demonstration. We know the importance of having reliable equipment that log data, run continuously and simulate full scale operations. These systems have been designed for ease of operation, flexibility and maximum data collection.

  • Seawater and brackish reverse osmosis and nanofiltration pilot skids
  •  Micro and ultrafiltration multiple module, universal pilot skids
  • Flat sheet and ceramic module ultrafiltration test skids
  • Containerized or trailer mounted design options
  • Various physical and chemical treatment systems

All systems are custom engineered and are available for purchase or lease (when available). They are skid mounted for easy shipping and there is the option of having the system completely trailer mounted.
The pilot experts at SWT assist our clients not only with the equipment design but also with the pilot protocol, setting pilot parameters, data collection guidelines and pilot operating conditions. We also provide small scale systems for all pre and post treatment processes as well as chemical feed and cleaning systems. Based on the raw water characteristics and the required product water quality, SWT can design the correct components for the pilot.

Interpreting data collected from the pilot is another key area SWT engineers assist in the pilot and demonstration process. Our experts can help organize, chart the data, and make recommendations for future tests or parameter changes and most importantly transfer the knowledge learned to a full scale system design.

Coagulation / Flocculation / Lamellar Clarification Pilot

  • Flow rate: ~ 5GPM
  • Weight: 1500 lbs
  • Dimensions: 3.5’ W x 7’ L x 7’ H
  • Tank construction: ½” PP
  • Support material: A36 Steel
  • Power: 230V 3PH
  • Fully automated operations with datalogging
  • Remote access and control of unit
  • Applications:
    • Chemical precipitation for heavy metals
    • Softening
    • Solids removal
    • Pre-treatment

Submerged Membrane Filtration Pilot

  • Flow rate: ~ 10 GPM
  • Weight: 2600 lbs
  • Dimensions: 4.6’ W x 9.2’ L x 7’ H
  • Tank construction: SS316
  • Support material: SS316
  • Power: 230V 3PH
  • Fully automated operations with datalogging, remote access and control
  • Remote access and control of unit
  • Multi-purpose application for MBR, water/wastewater w/ 3 operation mode:
    • Continuous air scouring
    • Intermittent air scouring
    • Solids removal
    • Mechanical membrane cleaning (no air scouring)
  • Multi-purpose design: flat sheet ceramic membrane, polymeric membrane

Flat Sheet Ceramic Membrane Filtration Pilot

  • Flow rate: ~ 5 GPM
  • Weight: 1000 lbs
  • Dimensions: 3.5’ W x 6’ L x 6’ H
  • Tank construction: ½” PP
  • Support material: A36 Steel
  • Power: 230V 3PH
  • Semi automated operations
  • Quick field performance test (flux, CEB/CIP frequency)
  • Modular/compact design and integrated air scouring system, filtered water & backwash piping
  • Applications: Down stream polishing of solid, heavy metal removal process

Pressurized Membrane Filtration Pilot

  • Flow rate: ~ 5 GPM
  • Weight: 1000 lbs
  • Dimensions: 3.2’ W x 5.4’ L x 5.9’ H
  • Tank construction: ½” PP
  • Support material: A36 Steel
  • Power: 230V 3PH
  • Fully automated and remotely monitored
  • Single module test unit
  • Continuous data logging of flow, pH, feed and permeate pressure, and feed and permeate turbidity

Pre-Coagulation Membrane Filtration Pilot

  • Flow rate: ~ 2 GPM
  • Weight: 800 lbs
  • Dimensions: 1’ W x 5’ L x 7’ H
  • Tank construction: ½” PVC (transparent)
  • Support material: Aluminum
  • Power: 110V 1PH
  • Semi automated operations
  • Compact coagulation aided membrane filtration with less turbulence
  • Quick performance test in a lab with 110V power