RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 6, 2014 – Xylem Inc. today announced that its solutions helped to reduce the energy consumption of a wastewater treatment plant in Italy by 65 percent. According to a comparison study conducted by Comopedur, which operates the plant, Xylem’s Flygt 4530 submersible mixers enabled the savings at the facility.
“We are committed to working with innovative and efficient technology to minimize costs for our customers,” said Luigi Cece, director of the Comodepur plant. “The new Flygt mixers have significantly reduced annual operating costs at the plant and have paid for themselves within just 13 months.”
Located in the Lake Como region of northern Italy, the Comopedur plant treats 16 million cubic meters of wastewater annually, serving a population of approximately 200,000. Treated water from the plant is discharged into Lake Como. The plant’s size and location in a heavily populated area underscore the importance of reliability and consistency in the plant’s wastewater treatment process.
Xylem replaced the existing mixers with new, mid-size energy-efficient Flygt 4530 submersible mixers, which feature a robust, high-efficiency propeller specifically designed for biological wastewater treatment applications. Due to the significant energy and cost savings resulting from the installation, Comodepur ordered an additional three Flygt 4530 mixers to replace mixers in another equalization tank.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com