Mapal Green Energy cuts energy and maintenance costs

Mapal CEO Zeev Fisher here with companys V-P Operations manager, Gai Magen, presented their FFBA (floating fine bubble aeration) system at this year’s Pulpaper show. Photo: Markku Björkman
FFBA (floating fine bubble aeration) in practice. Photo: Mapal

Pulpaper 2014 demonstrated a significant energy saving Solution for all kinds of Wastewater Treatment Plants. The leading challenge faced today in wastewater treatment is the ability to save energy and create efficient energy consumption, as the aeration process requires a very large amount of energy.

– Our system can be installed in any waste water treatment arrangement, even in pulp and paper mill – existing or new, thus saving the need to build a new and expensive reactor with a concrete floor, since Mapal's system uses the water as a leveled surface. The system saves up to 70% in the energy consumption of wastewater plants, and up to 80% of maintenance costs, said Mapal CEO, Zeev Fisher.

Israeli based Mapal Green Energy has developed an innovative technology called FFBA (floating fine bubble aeration) that saves up to 70% in the energy consumption of wastewater plants, and up to 80% of maintenance costs. This is due to their new method of installing the system using modular floating units instead of a system fixed to the concrete floor of the reactor.

The system is, according to Zeev Fisher, based on the fine bubble aeration principle, i.e., infusing oxygen into the water in order to ensure a sufficient quantity of bacteria that consume the polluted particles in the water and purify it.

CEO Zeev Fisher stressed that an additional advantage - as opposed to the conventional methods - Mapal's system prevents the flow of untreated wastewater from reaching and contaminating nearby bodies of water during repair or upgrading periods

The high level of energy efficiency accounts for the development of a new financing model, implemented at some of the company's installations: Instead of selling the technology, the company shares profits from energy costs savings with the client.

Fisher told that the technology has been tested in 30 WWTPs in Israel and worldwide, including: UK, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Angola and some more countries.