Yorkshire Water Treatment Plant

Membrane protection

Kelgate plant equipped with BOLLFILTER
Water pre-screening at Kelgate with BOLLFILTER automatic

Kelgate water treatment plant

Over £18 million pounds has been invested in the Kelgate plant, which has been designed for unmanned operation and supplies three quarters of the drinking water requirements for Hull and the surrounding areas each day (120-130,000 cubic metres).

The site incorporates a massive state-of-the-art membrane filtration plant built to comply with the latest EEC regulations. Four banks of primary membranes provide final filtration with a pore size of 150,000 Daltons (0.05 microns), which can remove even the cryptosporidium oocyst (egg stage) that normal chlorine disinfection alone cannot remove. 

BOLLFILTER as protection of the membrane plant

BOLL & KIRCH Automatic pre-screens have been installed to protect the membrane plant. Eleven BOLLFILTER Automatic units (Type 6.19 NB200 Low Pressure Auto Strainers) prevent particles reaching the sensitive membrane filters with risk of blockage and damage.

Each BOLLFILTER has been supplied with DWI – approved linings and stainless steel filter elements, with an external water supply employed to assist back-flushing at low operating pressures.

Yorkshire Water are pleased with the BOLLFILTERs . 
“We have had no problems at all with them” said a Yorkshire Water spokesman. Adding, “After commissioning, when the site becomes unmanned, their reliable, low maintenance performance will be even more important.”

Clients / Users
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Earthtech
Systems in use
  • 11 BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.19 NB200 Low Pressure Filters