Woodside Pluto LNG - Australia


Treatment of Produced Water and site Waste water for high standard discharge to sea and partial use for Boiler feed Water.

Veolia provided D&B of WW & Demin package:

  • CPI & MPPE unit for toxic Hydrocarbon removal
  • Membrane Bio Reactor for COD/BOD removal
  • Tertiary Membrane Filtration
  • Oxidation/Ozone & Activated Carbon filtration for polishing and feed to the 14 m3/h RO and Ion Exchange Polisher Demin package.



MPPE unit removes:

  • Dispersed oil (aliphatics)
  • Dissolved and dispersed aromatics (BTEX) 99.5%
  • Poly Aromatics (PAHs)


MPPE unit capacity 43 m3/h


  • 100% extraction redundancy by one set of 2 columns
  • Fully Skid mounted
  • Full run test before shipment
  • Size 12 x 10 x 11 m (L x W x H)
  • Operational since 2011 to full satisfaction of client
  • Chairman’s award 2013

Woodside Pluto Project
Burrup Peninsula


  • Pluto LNG has a production capacity of 4.3 million tons a year
  • Operational since 2011

The MPPE process

MPPE stands for Macro Porous Polymer Extraction. Polymer beads contain a specific immobilized extraction liquid. Hydrocarbon contaminated water is passed through a column packed with MPPE particles. The hydrocarbons are extracted from the water at any designed efficiency up to 99.999%. The MPPE particles can simply be regenerated by heating with steam. The removed hydrocarbons are recovered as an almost 100% pure product. No other waste stream is created. No chemicals requires, no off gasses produced.