Vodopad Water Treatment Station
Scientific researches proved that about 80% of diseases occur as a result of poor quality of drinking water. This is a very important issue for the regions of Siberia and Far East where quality of water sources leaves much to be desired. Today 40% of water supply systems of the Tyumen region do not have treatment facilities and quality of water of 95% of the existing treatment facilities do not meet the sanitary norms. The key reason is discordance between the applied technologies and the peculiarities of the Siberian water. The scientists of TyumenNIIgiprogas solved this issue and developed a unique water treatment technology Vodopad. It is based on use of electrical current and electromagnetic field instead of chemicals. Hydration shells surrounding the molecules of pollutants are breaking and settle down at the surface of the aluminum anode.
The main advantages of the technology
- high quality water treatment regardless of pollution of water sources;
- drinking water with zero toxicity index;
- minimal losses of drinking water (2.5–3 %);
- autonomous operation of units (“high-tech” mode);
- minimal headcount of the service personnel;
- 15–25 % reduction of fuel consumption for boilers and 4–5 times increase of boilers service life due to scaling prevention;
- refuse form source water heating;
- use of electric coagulation solids as a secondary coagulant;
- low operating expenses.
Vodopad stations are produced at the Experimental Plant of TyumenNIIgiprogas and are supplied as modules. The capacity is from 5 to 8000 m³ per day. Water substations of the same Plant are used for drinking water storage and supply.
The unique characteristics ensured the technology rewards of prestigious professional contests. As an example of innovation development it was mentioned at the Meeting of Modernization and Technological Development of the Russian Economy in the speeches of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Chairman of the Board of PJSC Gazprom Alexey Miller.
More than 100 Vodopad stations are operating in the Gazprom facilities, other oil and gas companies and in some municipalities. Tarko-Sale town is supplied with drinking water treated by Vodopad station.