Tuesday, January 22 2013
NGK Ceramics – Gas Extraction and Carbon Adsorbtion System
A2V were appointed to design an air extraction and filtration system for one of NGK Ceramic’s new manufacturing process. The new manufacturing process produces a number of organic solvents as vapours, including xylene, ethyl benzene, n-buthanol, ethanol and methanol. Of these solvents, benzene is restricted in terms of the National Air Quality Act (2004). The limit is currently 10 ug/m3 and will be amended to 5 ug/m3 in 2015.
Klein Constantia Wine Estate Water Treatment Plant
Klein Constantia Wine Estate is located on the slopes of Table Mountain and within the City of Cape Town. A2V were approached for a proposal that would ensure a cost effective and reliable potable water supply to the cellar and the various residences on the estate.
A2V presented a proposal for treating water from the two storage dams on site to SANS 241-1 (2011) versus connecting to the City’s potable water supply network. Klein Constantia opted for the more sustainable approach of operating their own water treatment plant to treat the stream run-off from the mountain. It would also prove to be a more economical solution in the long term.