Tour to Sorek Desalination
"The World's Largest and Most Advanced SWRO Desalination
Sunday, September 10
12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Register by: Aug. 21 (limited to 55 participants)
Cost: Tour is free. Roundtrip transportation by bus
to and from TAU
The Sorek desalination plant sets significant new industry
benchmarks in desalination technology, capacity and water
cost. It provides clean, potable water for over 1.5 million
people, comprising 20% of the municipal water demand in Israel,
thus alleviating the country's potable water shortage while
minimizing the impact on terrestrial and marine environments.
Overview of Facility:
Capacity: 624,000 m³/day (26,000 m³/hour)
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
Location: Sorek, Israel
Footprint: 100,000 m² (10 ha)
Commission Date: 2013
Technological leadership - innovative design incorporating
vertical arrangement of 16" membranes in a large-scale
facility, resulting in a reduced footprint hence saving costs.
Also utilizes IDE's proprietary Pressure Center Design, Double
Line Intake and ERS (Energy Recovery System) for increased
efficiency and reduced energy consumption.
Competitive pricing - sets a new benchmark for low
cost of desalinated water in BOT projects.
Environmental responsibility - minimizes marine, shoreline
and land impacts thanks to pipe jacking of long and large
diameter pipelines, smart structural design and sludge treatment
for reduced energy and chemical consumption.
13:00 Noon: Meet the AWRA-TAU organizers in the in the conference
13:00 - 13:30 PM: travel to the Sorek Desalination Plants
(south to Tel Aviv)
13:30 - 15:30 PM: Tour at Sorek Desalination Plants with IDE
16:30 - Return to Tel Aviv University