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Kubota receives order for MBR system to be used in the City of Canton, Ohio, USA,the largest MBR facility in the North America

October 15, 2013

Kubota Membrane U.S.A. Corporation (Washington, USA), a 100 % subsidiary of Kubota Corporation (Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka City; Chairman of the Board & President: Yasuo Masumoto), received the order for the water recycling treatment facility in Canton City, Ohio, USA in collaboration with its US partner, Ovivo. The facility will be the largest wastewater treatment facility using the membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology in the North America.

Using the new model of the Kubota submerged membrane unit which was developed for large scale treatment plants like City of Canton's, Kubota corporation plans to receive orders for large facility projects in Europe and the Middle East by meeting needs of increasing flow.

1. Order Details

Facility The City of Canton Water Reclamation Facility
Address The City of Canton, Ohio, USA
Product Kubota submerged membrane unit
Quantity of water 159,000 m3 per day (the largest scale in the North America;
the largest scale ever engaged by Kubota)
Contract Amount 28.8 million US dollars
Order Received October 10, 2013
Contract Vendors Kubota Membrane USA supplies Kubota submerged membrane units through their partner, OVIVO USA LLC
Project completion January 2017

2. Why Kubota MBR?

In light of aging facilities and the tightening regulations, the City of Canton has been planning its facility remodel since 2008. The membrane bioreactor (MBR) was selected to improve the quality of treated wastewater while using existing treatment tanks.
Having previous success in small-and-medium facilities, Kubota developed a product for large treatment facilities for this particular project and successfully received the order as a result of vigorous sales activities.

3. Kubota Submerged Membrane Unit

A Kubota submerged membrane unit is a solid-liquid separation device used for membrane bioreactor (MBR) system to treat wastewater. The pore size of the membrane is so small (0.4 µm equivalent to 4/10000 mm) that it can prevent the disease-causing germs from flowing out to the treated water. Space saving, energy saving, and advanced waste water treatment can be achieved with KUBOTA submerged membrane unit.(

4. Kubota Submerged Membrane Unit Business

Kubota started the technical development of MBR in the late 1980s and launched the Kubota Submerged Membrane Unit (SMU) in 1991. Kubota SMUs are delivered to Europe, the Americas, China, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia through Kubota Membrane Europe Ltd. established in London, UK in 2001, Kubota Membrane U.S.A. Corporation established in Washington, USA in 2005, and also Kubota Environmental Engineering (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. established in Shanghai City, China in 2011, and they are highly respected worldwide.

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