Toray to provide membranes for Brazilian SWRO plant

Toray is to supply its Romembra reverse osmosis (RO) and Torayfil ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technologies for a new seawater desalination facility in Brazil. Steel producer ArcelorMittal selected Fluence Corp for the design, engineering and construction contract through an international tender process. The US$10 million plant, which is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter […]

De.mem awarded A$1.7mn BOO contract in Singapore

De.mem Ltd has signed a build, own, operate (BOO) contract in Singapore with revenues of at least A$1.7 million. The Australian-Singaporean water and wastewater treatment company will operate a containerized wastewater treatment system at the Singapore factory of Swiss flavours and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan. The De.mem system will treat the wastewater generated by the customer’s production process […]

  • 28 Nov 2019
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Alfa Laval secures SEK60mn edible oil order

Alfa Laval is to provide complete process lines for an edible oil processing plant in the Middle East. The SEK60 million order includes equipment such as high-speed separators, mixers and different types of heat exchangers. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020.  

Solar desalination aids water crisis

The OSMOSUN unit is fed with seawater pumped from the estuary. The plant is currently producing an average of 150kL of drinking water per day. South Africa is facing a serious water crisis, particularly the provinces of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Witsand in the Hessequa Municipality. The Western Cape was chosen as the location […]

TRSDC and KAUST announce Brains for Brine winners

Mr. Martin Stahl, TRSDC (far right) presented the award to the winners of the Brains for Brine Challenge at Aquatech 2019. (Image: TRSDC) The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) recently announced three winners of their international Brains for Brine Challenge. Launched in April 2019, the competition challenged […]

Emerging membrane materials for carbon capture and separation

The research article ‘A Review on Emerging Organic-containing Microporous Material Membranes for Carbon Capture and Separation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Chemical Engineering Journal. Abstract Membrane technology has gained great attention as one of the promising strategies for carbon capture and separation. Intended for such application, membrane fabrication from various materials has been attempted. While gas […]

Porvair expands range of capsule filters

Porvair’s new Microcap capsule filters are suitable for the water and chemical process industries and for pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched five new Microcap capsule filters in sizes suitable for small to medium industrial applications in the water and chemical process industries and for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Microcap PES capsules are hydrophilic, double-layered […]

Microvi technology used in Scottish Water trial

Trial results confirmed the Microvi MNE process can treat ammonia and soluble BOD to below levels of detection at high flow and high organic loading rates. Scottish Water’s Research and Innovation team has carried out a six-month trial of Microvi’s MNE technology. The trial aimed to establish if Microvi’s MNE technology can achieve total Biological […]

Ebara launches new exhaust gas treatment equipment

Ebara’s TND Single-model exhaust gas treatment equipment is for use in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Ebara’s new exhaust gas treatment equipment, the TND-Single model and the TND-Single Plus model are for use in the manufacturing of semiconductors. With the rapid advance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI, demands for higher efficiency in exhaust […]

Grundfos CEO to head up Danish industry’s climate efforts

Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper has been appointed chairman of the Danish government’s climate partnership for production companies. Production is one of 13 climate partnerships recently announced by the government. As chairman of the climate partnership for production companies, Nipper will make a roadmap that will show the way for the sector’s CO2 reductions towards 2030. Denmark […]

Xylem supports Man City’s Cityzens Giving safe water project

Xylem Inc is partnering once again with Manchester City Football Club’s Cityzens Giving annual charitable campaign which helps young leaders around the world change lives through football. Cityzens Giving sees City Football Group and its partners donate £400 000 to six community football projects. Over a six-week campaign, Manchester City fans will hear from the […]

  • 21 Nov 2019
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Parker Bioscience appoints new product manager for food and beverage

Lee Pattison. Parker Bioscience Filtration has appointed a new product manager to support its food and beverage operations. Lee Pattison, who has worked at Parker Bioscience Filtration (formerly Parker domnick hunter) since 1990, has moved from test group team leader to product manager where he will be responsible for driving product innovation. Pattison, who is […]

Waste brine aids circular economy

The first ZERO BRINE demonstration plant opened in 2019 in the Netherlands at a demineralised water plant in the Botlek area of Rotterdam port. In Turkey, a brine treatment system is being developed for the textile industry to recover concentrated salt solutions for reuse in textile dyeing process baths. ZERO BRINE focuses on the manufacturing […]

Toray creates new porous carbon fibre

The fibre can be used as a support layer to make advanced membranes used in greenhouse gas separation and hydrogen production lighter and more compact. Toray Industries has announced that it has created the world’s first porous carbon fibre with a nano-sized continuous pore structure to enhance the performance of advanced gas separation membranes. The […]

Saltworks’ EOR pilot boosts oil production

Saltworks’ XtremeRO pilot operating at pilot site in Southern Alberta. Canadian company Saltworks has developed and delivered an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot at a live polymer flood oil field in Southern Alberta. EOR involves pumping speciality concocted water chemistries underground to push out more oil. It injects the water to wash out more oil, […]

Pall Water releases turn-key mobile filtration

Pall Water’s new AriaTM FAST T96 is designed to maximise the production of clean, compliant water. Pall Water developed the T96 to meet production demands within a smaller footprint. Capable of treating a variety of water types, the company says the AriaTM FAST T96 increases the surface area for water treatment capacity more than other […]

CST introduces inline rotary fine screening

The screening drum is installed horizontally, semi-submerged in line with the incoming wastewater. Australian company, CST Wastewater Solutions’ advanced wastewater fine screening technology is designed to curtail blockages, spills, maintenance and associated occupational health and safety (OHS) issues in municipal and industrial WWTP applications. The horizontal in-channel rotary drum screening technology simplifies fine screening processes. The […]

Toyobo and SWCC to pilot test brine concentration membrane technology

Japan’s Toyobo Co Ltd and Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a joint pilot test aimed at realizing the practical application of a new brine concentration (BC) membrane technology that uses concentrated brine discharged by seawater desalination plants. Along with Toyobo’s consolidated subsidiary Arabian Japanese Membrane […]

Alfa Laval opens Innovation & Test centre for decanters

Alfa Laval has opened an Innovation & Test centre for decanters in Søborg, northwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, to strengthen the company’s global position within food and water. The new Innovation & Test centre will develop, test and optimize decanters and be a global knowledge hub for food and water applications, two important growth areas for […]

Liquinex offers water purification in a suitcase

The compact water purification system weighs under 30 kg, so is easily transported and able to access remote areas. Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex, has developed a compact, solar-operated water purification system, which uses ceramic ultrafiltration, UVC and graphene technology. The compact water purification system is the size of a suitcase and weighs […]

  • 14 Nov 2019
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Alfa Laval opens decanter Innovation & Test centre in Denmark

Alfa Laval has opened an Innovation & Test centre for decanters in Søborg, northwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, to strengthen the company’s global position within food and water. The new Innovation & Test centre will develop, test and optimize decanters and be a global knowledge hub for food and water applications, two important growth areas for […]

John Crane opens new service centre in Belgium

The busy Port of Antwerp. Image Rudmer Zwerver/Shutterstock. John Crane has expanded its European footprint with a new facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Located close to the Port of Antwerp, the new service centre enhances John Crane’s local service and support network for OEM and end user customers serving oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical […]

  • 12 Nov 2019
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SPX Flow appoints new Food & Beverage channel partner in Egypt

SPX Flow has named Petroconsult as a new channel partner for its Food & Beverage and hygienic applications business in Egypt. Cairo-headquartered Petroconsult already supports the SPX Flow ClydeUnion Pumps, Bran+Luebbe and Johnson Pump brands across the oil, gas and petrochemical sector in the region. Now this new agreement, a new Petroconsult subsidiary will provide […]

Lanxess updates LewaPlus design software

Lanxess has updated its LewaPlus design software to include planning for ultrafiltration. The updated version of the LewaPlus design software for the water industry makes the dimensioning of reverse osmosis (RO) and ion exchange systems (IX) more practical and has an option to include ultrafiltration (UF) in the planning. The new UF module for the […]

Hot gas clean-up with a moving granular bed filter

The research article ‘Hot gas clean-up technology of dust particulates with a moving granular bed filter’ has been published in Elsevier journal Applied Thermal Engineering (Volume 74, 5 January 2015, Pages 146-155). Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency and stability of moving granular bed filter (MGBF) in high-temperature environment with various operation conditions. […]

Cartridge filter selection and replacement

The research article ‘Cartridge filter selection and replacement: Optimization of produced water quantity, quality, and cost’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 473, 1 January 2020, 114172). Abstract In this study at a full-scale desalination installation seven types of commercially available cartridge filter (CF) elements were evaluated in terms of: (i) water production volume (m3), (ii) […]

Pentair announces UF membrane module and Xpert app

Pentairs new Xpert web app is an interactive web app for water and wastewater treatment. Pentair X-Flow has developed two new products which were on show recently at Aquatech Amsterdam. The first is a new high-performance membrane module that increases the total membrane surface area from 64 m2 to 75m2 without changing the module dimensions.  […]

Flowrox technology uses non-thermal plasma

The Flowrox Corona is an industrial water treatment technology which replaces chemicals with non-thermal plasma. Flowrox has launched its industrial water treatment technology, Corona, which turns direct plasma oxidation into an industrial product. Making its debut at Aquatech Amsterdam this week and one of the finalists for the Aqutech Innovation Award 2019, the Flowrox Corona […]

Our top filtration news stories in October

Werner Lieberherr’s exit from Mann+Hummel, the world’s largest ceramic membrane system and Alfa Laval’s new decanter centrifuge were the most-read stories on the Filtration+Separation website during October.    1. Mann+Hummel CEO leaves company Werner Lieberherr, CEO of Mann+Hummel, has left the filtration company by mutual agreement. 2. World’s largest ceramic membrane water treatment plant opens in Singapore PUB, Singapore’s […]

Memsift secures BOO contract to treat pharma liquid waste

The feed liquid waste, treated water and concentrated liquid waste from the initial case study. Singapore start-up Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received a build own operate (BOO) service contract from a global pharmaceutical company. Memsift will design, build, own and operate a 1 000 000 L/year liquid waste treatment system for the pharma company […]

Winners of Aquatech Innovation Award announced

Kaumera Nereda Gum is a biological raw material which can retain as well as repel water. The overall winner of this year’s Aquatech Innovation Award is Kaumera Nereda Gum, a valuable resource that can be extracted from the wastewater treatment process. Kaumera Nereda Gum is a biological raw material which can retain as well as […]

Automated flushing gives water savings

CBRM crew from left to right: Trevor Burt, Louie Margettie, Barry Bates & Mike Peters. Hydro-Guard HG-8 inside housing unit. The non-revenue water costs are significant to water utilities and the flushing of water distribution systems makes up for a large portion of this expense. One utility saved millions of gallons of water with an […]

Koch Membrane Systems changes name

Koch Membrane Systems is changing its name to Koch Separation Solutions as the company expands its capabilities and acquires new separation technologies. Wilmington, Massachusetts-based Koch Membrane Systems has just acquired Canadian ion exchange systems manufacturer Eco-Tec Inc. Eco-Tec’s ion exchange-based solutions will allow Koch Membrane Systems to provide full-scale separation solutions. As a result, Koch […]

Fish farm reduces MBBR requirements

Use of higher surface area carrier filter media meant a smaller volume MBBR could be used in this Norwegian fish farm application Bioflo media provides optimal conditions for bacteria culture growth. An onshore fish farm in Norway has introduced a new type of filter media to reduce the size of the MBBR required in its […]

Warden’s Bioflo media used in fish farm

Warden Biomedias Bioflo was selected for use in the MBBR because Sterner wanted to reduce the volume of the planned reactor. Warden Biomedia’s Bioflo filter media has been selected for use in an onshore fish farm in Norway to reduce the size of the MBBR required in its water treatment processes. Over the last year […]

Paving the way for green organic solvent nanofiltration

The research article ‘Alginate-based membranes: Paving the way for green organic solvent nanofiltration’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science.  Abstract In this study, green bio-membranes were investigated. Alginate membranes were prepared by crosslinking of sodium alginate in calcium chloride aqueous solution. By fabricating membranes simply using three abundant cheap materials i.e. sodium alginate, […]

Minnesota Twins’ baseball park uses UF system developed by Pentair

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Chinese airport again chooses inge GmbH’s membranes after substantially benefiting from its technology for ten years

Publication date: October 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 10 Author(s): Simon Atkinson Ultrafiltration modules from membrane technology company inge GmbH have been running successfully for ten years at China’s Beijing Airport. However, they are being replaced with the German company’s next generation of modules because the operator is required to apply stricter standards […]

Hydranautics launches PRO series

The PRO series is designed to treat industrial wastewater and help companies achieve their MLD and ZLD commitment. Hydranautics’ new range of specialty membranes, the PRO series, is designed to treat industrial wastewater and help companies achieve their Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) commitment. The PRO series comprises the PRO-XR, PRO-LF, […]