Boracay Island (Philippines) | 15-03-2020
To keep the Borocay pristine beaches and touristic hotspots spectacular and pure, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines implemented stringent pollution control parameters on the Island. This also applies for the Balabag Sewage Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Project of the, a facility that caters sewerage services for the Island.
To keep a safe and sound environment for the approximate 1.000.000 tourist and 30.000 local residents of Boracay Island (Aklan, Philippines) Pure Air Solutions supplied a SULPHUS 2000-3 Biotrickling System. The SULPHUS 2000-3 is eliminating odours from the waste water treatment process and treating 3.600 m 3 /h of foul air.
The SULPHUS for the Balabag Rehab project is the 3rd biotrickling system supplied to the Philippines. In 2016 Sulphus 2200 – 6 was supplied to treat 4.500 m3/h at the Sewage Treatment Plant at Laguna Technopark and in 2019 a SULPHUS 2000-2 is installed at Abreeza Sewage treatment Plant treating 2.000 m3/h.
The SULPHUS series contains top-performance, high-quality and easy-to-operate biotrickling filters featuring OdourPack®, a structured synthetic media. The Sulphus is capable of treating high and very low concentrations and is designed to eliminates odours with removal efficiencies of > 99%. This extreme high performance is achieved without high cost for energy and consumption of chemicals or activated carbon.
Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. (BIWC), branded as Boracay Water, is the joint venture company of Manila Water Company and the Philippine Tourism Authority (now Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority). Boracay Water is granted the exclusive right to operate, manage, and expand water and used water facilities for a period of 25 years, renewable for another 25 years. The company is also granted the right to operate and maintain the existing drainage system upon its completion. It began rehabilitating the island's water and used water infrastructure, to contribute to a sustainable environment and to the economic development of the island.