SUEZ installs first system to reduce industrial reservoir evaporation in Spain

The SUEZ Floating Panel system was successfully installed in the chlorination reservoir that forms part of the manufacturing process of an important Almeria-based Spanish manufacturer of architectural and decorative solutions. The system can be installed rapidly and consists of a modular roof based on floating spheres.

SUEZ has successfully installed a Floating Panel system in Almeria. The system was installed in the chlorination reservoir of an important Spanish manufacturer of architectural and decorative solutions. The aim of the system is to reduce water evaporation and it does so by combating the high temperatures and wind speeds typical of this region. It is the first system of its kind to be installed in an industrial water storage facility in Spain.

The innovative system consists of a modular roof, based on spheres, for ponds and reservoirs. The spheres are made of a combination of specific materials and are designed with a very specific geometry that causes the surface of the water mass to assume a honeycomb-type arrangement.

FCC Aqualia central, Inodoro

A pilot study of the system carried out by SUEZ in 2017 in Lorca (Murcia) resulted in a reduction in evaporation levels of over 85% after six months in operation. This new project reinforces the company’s commitment to innovative, sustainable solutions for more efficient management of water resources.

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