PANASA selected GWE’s technology for their new anaerobic wastewater treatment plant

Posted By GWE / November 16, 2017 / Related technologies: ANUBIX™ – T,

We are very glad to announce that after a thorough supplier selection process, during which significant amount of renown international suppliers were consulted and many reference plants visited, Papelera Nacional S.A.(PANASA) awarded the turn-key construction of their new anaerobic reactor to Global Water Engineering (GWE) / SEMGroup Aqua.

The state-of-the-art solution for the kraft pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment comprises the latest version of GWE’s Anubix™ – T high rate expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor including all required auxiliary equipment and tanks. The new components will be incorporated into PANASA’s existing aerobic wastewater treatment facilities as a turn-key project. The Anubix™ – T will handle a future load organic load of over 12 tons of COD per day. The produced biogas will be utilized in the existing factory boilers.

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PANASA’s Mission

Papelera Nacional S.A. was legally constituted on February 28, 1961, by founding partners W.R. Grace INC.& International Paper CO. from North America & Sociedad Agrícola e Industrial San Carlos S.A. and the Noboa Organization from Ecuador.

Operations started in 1968 with a production of 10,000 metric tons per year of Kraft paper. The construction of Ingenio San Carlos, a sugar cane bagasse pulping plant of the same Group, allowed them to take advantage of the residual fibrous sugar cane materials and use them in the papermaking process. Through the years installed capacity of the factory have been increasing, new equipment acquired, as well as new technologies incorporated in fiber control and preparation processes. Currently, production reaches 150,000 metric tons of Kraft paper per year.