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SafBon Participated in the 2018 VietWater Exhibition

Nov. 9th, 2018

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On November 7, 2018, VietWater Exhibition opens at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center. With the development of Vietnam's national economy, VietWater Exhibition has become an influential professional water treatment exhibition in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Nearly 10,000 agents, manufacturers, engineering contractors and consultants from all over the world, including Vietnam, China, Japan, Singapore, etc., gathered together to find new technologies and solutions for water treatment, explore industry trends, and seek cooperation and business opportunities.

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This year, SafBon has brought its two core technology products, ItN flat ceramic UF membrane and KWI dissolved air float, to the second appearance of the Vietnam Water Show (Booth No.: L01), and received visitors who came to consult and negotiate. 

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KWI, as the inventor and leader of dissolved air flotation, has developed 11 kinds of air flotation models with different applications after 70 years of development, with more than 7,000 successful applications worldwide. We showcased the KWI air-floating prototype with the same scale of engineering equipment. The on-site simulation of running water and scraping mud visually demonstrates its efficient processing capacity, simple and clever design and perfect manufacturing level, attracting many peers, Experts and agents staying in the exchange and deep understanding, is a well-deserved star product.

In addition, we showcased the ItN flat ceramic UF membrane module for practical engineering applications, which has superior material stability, high filtration flux, long service life and small footprint. It is incomparable in tap water, municipal sewage and The field of industrial refractory wastewater treatment has received more and more attention. The large-scale application projects of ItN flat ceramic UF membranes in different industries around the world have gradually landed and matured. This exhibition will surely become the leader of the future new water treatment technology in the Vietnamese market and open up a wider application cooperation.

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With the economic development trend of Vietnam and the support of the government, Vietnam's sewage treatment and related environmental treatment industry will surely become a new market for major enterprises competing for competition. SafBon will also use its core technology to advance layout and become a leader in the industry.


Surprise from CIIE: A Delegation from Canada, Alberta visited SafBon

Nov. 8th, 2018

On the third day of the first China International Import Expo, SafBon received environmental water affairs delegation from Alberta, Canada at the company headquarters. At the meeting, we introduced to the delegation the globalization strategy of SafBon and the intelligent operation management cloud platform, as well as our ceramic membrane, air flotation technology, green seawater desalination technology and sludge drying treatment, which won loud shouts of applause from the delegation, especially our cloud platform! SafBon is honored to take an active part in the exchange activities of the CIEE.

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Located in western Canada, Alberta is the fourth largest province in the country. The area, one of Canada's richest provinces, is rich in oil and natural gas. The oil and natural gas industries are the backbone of the economy, the output value of which accounting for almost one percent of the nation's mining output. In addition, Alberta is one of the "three prairie provinces" and an important granary in Canada, because of the developed animal husbandry and agriculture. Edmonton, the capital located in the geographical center of Alberta, provides major supplies of goods and services to Canada's oil sands and other northern resource industries. 

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The head of the delegation also invited us to go to the oil gas fields and water companies in Alberta, Canada to promote the advanced technology of SafBon, after having an in-depth understanding of SafBon’s world-leading technology in water treatment and rich experiences in decades of project operation especially the excellent performance of our ceramic membrane and air flotation technology in the petrochemical and desalination industry. Government officials in Alberta want us to send technicians to help solve their water treatment problems!

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SafBon 20000 t/d Coking Wastewater Treatment Project is About to be Completed


Nov. 4th, 2018

The Yuncheng second wastewater treatment plant phase II project of Safbon has been progressing smoothly since it was started on April 1, 2018. By the end of October, the construction of pipes and ditches in the civil and factory areas have been completed.

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This project accommodates the coking wastewater in the industrial park, which has many toxic components, high salinity, high color and difficult biodegradation. The park is located in the Zhu-Zhaoxin river valley, in order to ensure the water quality of the entire trunk canal of the south-north water diversion project, Shandong section. In March 2018, the Heze government issued the strictest standards for industrial wastewater discharge in history: COD<30mg/l, total phosphorus concentration <0.3mg/l and ammonia nitrogen <2mg/l.

Faced with this challenge, Safbon has organized a core technical team who combined with the characteristics of coking wastewater, and conducted scientific evaluation and demonstration of the treatment process through a large number of field pilot tests and scientific experiment. Safbon finally effectively overcome the technical difficulties.

The expansion project is now under construction, and the commissioning of water supply is expected to start at the end of December. The completion and operation of the project will thoroughly solve the problem of coking wastewater treatment in the local industrial park, which will not only bring obvious environmental and social and economic benefits to the local area, but also play a positive role in water quality protection of the entire south-to-north water diversion project.


SafBon Dongying Hazardous Waste Incineration Project Launched Successfully

Oct. 11th, 2018

The first phase of the project of the solid waste disposal center in Dongying invested by Shanghai SafBon Water has started smoothly. The site leveling was completed in mid-September. Recently, the construction of temporary storage pipe piles was completed and the construction of pipe piles for incineration line was under way. The first phase of the project is located in the Dongying Chemical Industrial Park with a construction scale of 35,000 tons/year hazardous waste incineration line. The first phase of the project is expected to be put into trial operation by the end of 2019.

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In order to solve the problem of Dongying hazardous waste disposal, Shanghai SafBon Water invested in the construction of Dongying Solid Waste Disposal Center. The total scale of the project is 200,000 tons/year, including 100,000 tons/year of incineration, 100,000 tons/year of oily sludge treatment, and construction by stages. The construction of this project conforms to the national and Shandong environmental protection policies and plans, and plays an important role in promoting the harmless and reduced waste treatment. The centralized treatment of hazardous wastes has the advantages of easy management, relatively high technical level of treatment facilities, effective prevention and control of secondary pollution, and effective elimination of the impact of hazardous wastes on the environment.

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Safbon DAF is Delivering to Desalination Plant of Dubai HAYSSAN Power Plant

Oct. 9th, 2018

At the beginning of this year, Safbon undertook the DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) equipment and related supporting work in the seawater desalination pretreatment of Dubai HAYSSAN 4 x 600MW coal-fired power plant. This project uses the DAF device Minicell, which is the DAF technology designated by the client, using the KWI third generation air dissolving device ADR.

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Fig.1 KWI Dissolved Air Flotation equipment (Minicell+ADR)

The reason why the project uses DAF is mainly because the seawater in the Middle East contains algae. According to the operating experience of the FEWA authorities over the past ten years, there are different levels of microbial contamination in the desalination plants without DAF, resulting in a decrease of the life of RO membrane.

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Fig.2 Algae under an electron microscope

According to the requirements of the client, the DAF team customized the DAF equipment while maintaining the original civil construction funding plan. After many comparisons, the client finally insisted on using Safbon’s KWI DAF Minicell. The structure of the Minicell tank is relatively simple, easy to install and operate, and the algae removal rate is high, the land occupation meets the site requirements, and the water distribution is uniform. At the same time, with KWI's unique core patent technology - the air dissolving device ADR, it has the characteristics of high air dissolution efficiency, short retention time, not easy to block, uniform air bubbles in the water etc. The combination of the two can achieve a perfect treatment effect.

During the project execution phase, the technical team strictly controls the quality from design, material procurement, and equipment manufacturing to ensure that the equipment can meet client requirements. In design stage, the design engineer strives for excellence in design and multi-level review and optimization of engineering design drawings; in material procurement stage, the engineer purchases high-quality anti-corrosion stainless steel from overseas, and the wet part materials are all super duplex stainless steel; in manufacturing phase, experienced field engineers from Austria are assigned to supervise the workshop to ensure that the equipment meets the quality requirements at all stages of manufacture.

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Fig.3 Manufacture of DAF equipment

After the project is put into production, we will see that the KWI DAF has added another star product in the Middle East.


SafBon Successfully Solved the Land Restriction Problem in the WWTPs Upgrading

Sep. 23rd, 2018

On Sept. 20, in the Innovation Seminar of water pollution control equipment held by CUWA (China Urban Water Association), Mr. Yao Kun, the vice president of Safbon introduced the two major technical brands of KWI air floatation and ItN ceramic flat membrane, he also made a keynote speech about How to Solve the Problem of Land Restriction in the Upgrading of Sewage Treatment Plants Through Technological Innovation which was highly valued by the experts and representatives attending the meeting.

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The package process of renovating the secondary sedimentation tank with ItN ceramic flat UF membrane and high speed air floatation phosphorus removal of Safbon have the advantages of steady running, easy operation, low costs, low investigation, small footprint and optimized system. With the new technology mentioned above, the effluent of sewage treatment plants can reach the quasi-four type of emission standards. And SafBon has the ability to provide a complete set of technical solutions.

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Current Process: Biochemical Tank  Secondary Sedimentation Tank → Filtration → Disinfection  I(A) Effluent

Modified Process: Biochemical Tank  ItN Flat Ceramic UF Membrane (for Nitrogen Removal) → KWI Air Flotation Unit (for Dephosphorization)  Disinfection  Quasi-Four Types of Effluent

It is believed that such kind of process can possibly become the mainstream technology for the upgrading of municipal sewage treatment plants in China in the future.



Ceramic UF in Electroplating Wastewater Treatment Achieves Outstanding Results

Sep. 12th, 2018

At present, the pretreatment of domestic electroplating wastewater mostly adopts two-stage pH adjustment + two-stage coagulation treatment-integrated wastewater coagulation-biochemistry, and the advanced oxidation process of concentrated water enters the biochemical treatment system, with long process flow, large dosage of fertilizer, and sludge volume ( Dangerous waste) causes high processing and operation costs, increased salt content during processing, and increased conductivity, which has a particularly large impact on the biochemical system.

This electroplating park used the MBR (organic film) process to shorten the process, reduce the floor space and provide stable effluent quality. But at the same time, it has brought new pain points to the enterprise. The organic film is easy to break and peel off the skin. The effluent brings out metal ions, the film is severely blocked, and the flux recovery after cleaning is poor, and the service life is short.

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Safbon Water used the German ItN nano-coated ceramic flat film to conduct MBR pilot test in the electroplating park. ItN flat ceramic membrane is a ceramic body with a very uniform crystal phase formed by nano-coating material and ceramic membrane support after high-temperature sintering at more than one thousand degrees. Its unique nano-coating process has anti-stick and anti-clogging functions. It has been successfully operated for 12-16 years at the MBR project in the Peterborough WWTP in Germany and other projects in Europe and the Middle East.

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The ceramic membrane has high mechanical strength and good chemical stability, and solves the problem of membrane breakage and running mud from the material itself. The water quality before the pilot test film contains various heavy metal ions, the COD is maintained at about 200, the pH is about 11, and the suspended matter is not precipitated. The ceramic membrane was run for 9 minutes, stopped for 1 minute, and backwashed every 30 minutes. By comparing the water quality indicators of the inlet and outlet water for 15 days, the suspended solids could not be detected, and the detection values of COD, copper ions, nickel ions, chromium ions and zinc ions reached the discharge standard of electroplating wastewater. The average flux of the flat ceramic membrane is maintained at 150 LMH, which is more than three times higher than the organic membrane flux. During the test, fouling will also occur during operation. By backwashing, the flux can be easily restored, and with regular drug washing and gas scrubbing, the system can be well maintained for a long time.

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Through the success of this pilot test, the application prospect of German ItN ceramic ceramic membrane technology in electroplating wastewater treatment was verified. We are confident to provide perfect solutions for similar projects in China.


ItN Ceramic UF Membrane Successfully Applied in Landfill Leachate Treatment Pilot

Sep. 10th, 2018

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The treatment of landfill leachate is always the problem for the industry. As the national environmental policy continues to upgrade, the handling of this aspect also faces greater challenges.

The traditional landfill leachate treatment process usually adopts the biochemical recombination of anaerobic advanced oxidation and organic ultrafiltration membrane with multistage nanofiltration or reverse osmosis treatment. However, due to the complex composition of landfill leachate, the operation of organic ultrafiltration membrane is not stable, and the problems such as broken wires, peeling, fouling and difficult maintenance inevitably occur, resulting in the instability of ultrafiltration water. This affects the subsequent operation of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis, so the selection of ultrafiltration is crucial to the smooth operation of the whole process.

The German ItN ceramic flat membrane owned by Safbon can effectively avoid these problems of organic ultrafiltration membrane. Meanwhile, it has obvious advantages such as high flux, extremely long service life, high sludge concentration operation, low operation cost, low cleaning frequency and low dosage of chemicals.

At present, the pilot project of Safbon in cooperation with a large environmental protection group company is in progress. The treatment process of landfill leachate is advanced oxidation + nanometer ceramic flat membrane. After a month of operation, the facilities run well and the permeate quality is stable. The quality of landfill leachate raw water is as follows:


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The permeate quality is stable to reach grade A discharge standard

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Through this successful experiment, the Safbon has verified the feasibility and technical advantages of German ItN ceramic flat membrane in the treatment of landfill percolate, and we are confident to provide a complete solution for similar projects in China.

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Contract for Hazardous Waste Disposal Project in Wudi

Sep. 9th, 2018

In September 6th, the 2018 session of Wudi of Shandong province joined the Yangtze River Delta dual recruitment promotion conference successfully in Hangzhou. Wudi County People's government, relevant leaders of various development zones, Zhejiang Shandong chamber of Commerce and other sectors attended the meeting. SafBon Water was invited to participate in this promotion meeting, and signed the project investment cooperation agreement of Wudi County hazardous waste disposal center in Binzhou City, Shandong Province.

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Wudi County, located in the northernmost part of Shandong Province, adjacent to Bohai Sea and Hebei Province, is a highly efficient eco-economic zone with comprehensive development in the Yellow River Delta, Blue Economic Zone in Shandong Peninsula, east coast metropolitan area and Bohai economic circle, and a superimposed area with "three zones and two circles" in the economic circle of Shandong Huicheng Group. Wudi county has a good geographical location, convenient transportation, as well as the benefits of grain, cotton, fishery and salt, with unique resource advantages.

Wudi County, in accordance with the development path of large-scale projects-industry chain-industry cluster-industry base, concentrates on breaking through five economic sectors, namely, North Shandong High-tech Zone, Economic Development Zone, Xinhai Industrial Park, Dongfeng Port Economic Zone and Ancient City Cultural Tourism Zone, to promote the rapid rise of county economy. And its leading industries include oil and salt chemical industry, non-ferrous metals, energy industry, new chemical industry, biomedicine, new materials, advanced manufacturing industry, etc.

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SafBon Water intends to invest in the construction of a non-hazardous waste disposal center project to meet the needs of non-hazardous waste disposal in Wudi County and its surrounding areas. The construction content of this project is burning 30,000 tons per year plus safe landfill 10,000 tons per year, and reserving 5,000 tons per year for physical or resource utilization. The project site is planned to be located in Xinhai industrial park in wudi county, binzhou city of Shandong province, covering an area of about 200 mu and 120 mu in the first phase.

Waste-free project is another key project in the hazardous waste plate of SafBon Water. The implementation of the project will further improve the layout of the hazardous waste of SafBon Water.


SafBon’s Uzbekistan Zero Liquid Discharge Project Successfully was Shipped

Sep. 8th, 2018

The whole plant wastewater treatment plant in the project of PVC JSC "Navoiazot", Uzbekistan has completed the construction drawing design and equipment manufacturing work. Recently, the equipment have been shipped to the project site by land transportation. It is planned to finish the equipment installation and the commissioning stages in the first half of next year.

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In this project, SafBon applied zero liquid discharge concept in the wastewater treatment plant with a series of advanced technologies, such as ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO) and triple effect evaporator. The so-called zero liquid discharge refers to maximize the resource utilization while does not emit any waste into the environment.

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This project is located in Uzbekistan which along the “Belt and Road”. The implementation of this project marks an expansion of the SafBon's business landscape in Central Asia. Also, it is of great strategic importance to SafBpn’s development. It means that SafBon, as an international company, has emerged as a zero liquid discharge conceptual project designer in the zero liquid discharge project market at home and abroad. The Uzbekistan project will definitely have a long-term positive impact on the zero liquid discharge business performance, which will lay an important foundation for SafBon's future development in the zero liquid discharge market.

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SafBon Won the Shanghai Top 100 Private Service Enterprises in 2018

Aug. 31st, 2018

Recently, the Shanghai Enterprise Confederation, the Shanghai Entrepreneur Association and the Shanghai Economic Association jointly released the List of Top 100 Enterprises in Shanghai. SafBon Water Service(Holding)Inc.,Shanghai was selected.

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The Certificate (SafBon Water Service(Holding)Inc.,Shanghai, 69th Place)


Three DBO SewageTreatment Plants was Successfully Carried Out in Kathmandu

Aug. 24th, 2018

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal in August, is already very high-spirited. It is often blue sky and white clouds, with green grass everywhere. In this beautiful season, the Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project team welcomed Hilling Chang, the Chairman of SafBon. After routine inspection of the project site and the project management department, the Chairman requested on-site engineering and technical personnel and construction management personnel to strictly follow the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project management specifications, as well as quality assurance, document archiving, and project construction acceptance. The project team shall strive to complete the commissioning of the project at the end of October next year.

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Subsequently, the Chairman visited the client company (PID) and the project consulting company DOHWA hired by the client. The three parties have exchanged friendly and achieved fruitful achievements. This meeting has played a significant role for the construction progress of three DBO municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).

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The Kathmandu Valley water supply improvement project mainly includes Dhobighat WWTP with a capacity of 37,000 t/d, Kodku WWTP with a capacity of 17,500 t/d, and Sallaghari WWTP with a capacity of 14,200 t/d. The project adopts the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) model. Through fierce international bidding, SafBon has won these three projects. After the completion of the project, the total capacity is 68,700 t/d, and it will be operated and maintained by SafBon for five years. This is the largest WWTP in Nepal's history. After the project is put into operation, it will greatly improve the local river water quality and the ecological environment.