As per the 30th of October 2010 the luxury five star hotel Amari Orchid Pattaya, Thailand with 525 rooms has installed a proprietary Ultra Filtration system and entered into a long-term service agreement with Hydromaster to recycle sewage effluent for both Cooling Tower supply and Gardening use. The Amari Orchid Pattaya is the first hotel in Pattaya and the second in Thailand to sustainably recycle (not just single re-use) sewage on a large scale, positioning the hotel as one of the most environmental responsible hotels in South East Asia. From day 1, the system will deliver also a direct 30% cost savings on the monthly water bill.
The Ultra Filtration system is an Hydromaster MU14-8 system customized for the Amari Orchid Pattaya water infrastructure setup. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels are reduced from around 20 ppm to below 1 ppm, and removing virtually all suspended solids making the recycled product water crystal clear. Due to the 0.1 to 0.01 Micron size pores in the Ultra Filtration membranes the recycled water is safe and without viruses and bacteria. No chemicals are used in the filtration process.
Due to the unique properties of Hydromaster’s Ultra Filtration membranes less than 5 Psi feed pressure is needed to filtrate 12 metric tonnes an hour. Every ten minutes an automated back-flushing process cleans out the membranes and the concentrated Reject water is routed back into the primary Sewage Treatment Plant to return the useful bacteria to improve natural digestion of raw waste.
Hydromaster provided Ultra Filtration theory and practice training over a three day period. After a 2 hour class-room session, the Amari Orchid Pattaya staff moved outside for hands-on practice with the machine. The high-end Ultra Filtration machine is impressive to see, operates quietly without any smells and is available for interested hotel guests to visit.
About Amari: A force in Thailand’s hospitality industry since 1965, Amari’s network of 11 properties spans the country, from scenic seaside and mountain locations to vibrant urban settings. Amari is a vision of contemporary Asia, a brand that embodies Asian flair, modern perspective, desire and a down-to-earth vibe. The brand caters to both business and leisure travellers, with each property featuring superior quality rooms, facilities and services.
About Hydromaster: Hydromaster is an operator and provider of high-end Membrane Filtration Technology including proprietary Ultra Filtration membranes manufactured in Singapore. With offices in South East Asia, Sweden, USA and South Africa Hydromaster provides Membrane Filtration Services including Design-Build-Own-Operate partnerships to hundreds of long-term customers. Hydromaster specializes in Hotel and Commercial industry and Sewage Effluent recycling, but also offers sea, city or well water water filtration for swimming pools, municipal plants, mining and factories.