Capricorn College

PROJECT TITLE:

Capricorn College: 12m3/hr Conventional Water Treatment Plant with 8m3/hr Reverse Osmosis.

CUSTOMER DETAILS:

Capricorn College is a product of a merger of three Colleges with very distinct and diverse historical backgrounds. These were the former Pietersburg Technical College (PTC), Bochum College of Education and the former Northern Province Community College (NPCC). Capricorn Colleges for FET has become the first choice institution for further education for many young people as the programmes offered directly respond to the priority skills demands of the South African economy. The College further offers theory and practical learning.

APPLICATION:

Capricorn College’s campus in Senabararwa, Polokwane is surrounded by several borehole sources. Previously students had been complaining about the unpleasant taste of the borehole water which was used as a drinking source. In order to improve the taste and quality of the water, Water Icon designed, manufactured and supplied a Containerized Package Water Treatment Plant to treat 12m3/hr of raw water at the Capricorn’s Senabararwa Campus.

FEED WATER:

Borehole Water

PRODUCT WATER:

Drinking and Service Water

PERFORMANCE TARGET:

Drinking Water that meets drinking water standards of SANS 241:2006 class 0/1.

PROCESS:

The treatment plant consisted of the following:

  • Control System
  • Contact Time Stage
  • Pre-treatment Coagulation
  • Flocculation Stage in Plug Flow
  • Settling
  • Sand Filtration
  • Multimedia Filtration
  • Ion-exchange Softening
  • Reverse Osmosis

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