G.research: 30th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium

G.research LLC will run its 30th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium on 27 February 2020 in New York City. Participating companies include Ametek, Badger Meter, Crane Co, Dover Corp, EnPro Industries, Evoqua Water Technologies, Flowserve Corp, Fluence Corp, Graco, Idex Corp, ITT Corp, Landis + Gyr, Mueller Water Products, Rexnord, The Timken Co, […]

Zero Brine finalist for Water Innovator 2020 Award

Zero Brine is one of three finalists for Water Innovator of the Year, an award which recognises companies or government institutions committed to new ideas and sustainability in their use of industrial wastewater. The EU-funded Zero Brine project aims to further the circular economy by reducing industrial saline wastewater streams and does this by recovering […]

Forward Water uses Aquaporin Inside membranes

Forward Water Technologies industrial scale pilot plant uses Aquaporin Inside membranes and has shown that low cost, low energy consumption ZLD is possible. Canadian company Forward Water Technologies’ industrial scale pilot plant has shown that low cost, low energy consumption Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is now possible using its own two-phase forward osmosis process and […]

Next Filtration technology cleans up Brazilian river

Part of São Paulos River Pinheiros in Brazil, where Next Filtrations FOG Stop formulation has proved that it can make significant improvements to pollution. Next Filtrations FOG Stop formulation has proved its effectiveness in reducing river pollution in Brazil. In 2019, the government of São Paulo in Brazil committed to spend US$376 million cleaning up […]

Hybrid ceramic membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration

The research article ‘Hybrid ceramic membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration: State-of-the-art and challenges’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 599, 1 April 2020, 117839). Abstract Uniquely suited to organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) are hybrid, ceramic-based membranes. The stability of these membranes in the harsh solvents and conditions of industrial process streams is due to […]

Cerahelix appoints chief operating officer

Bill Paulus. Cerahelix Inc has hired William (Bill) Paulus as the company’s chief operating officer. Paulus will be responsible for leading Cerahelix’s operational, developmental and manufacturing functions while bringing the company’s flagship product through scaled manufacturing. He joins Cerahelix with over 29 years of experience in manufacturing and global operations, including 20 with Delphi. He […]

Porvair expands Tekfil depth filter cartridges

The Porvair Filtration Group’s expanded range of Tekfil polypropylene depth filter cartridges now includes solutions for sectors such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical. Tekfil is available in a range of industrial standard lengths as either absolute or nominal rated cartridges. Tekfil A A high flow, graded depth filter with high contaminant capacity and […]

WPL’s treatment process brings big savings

By repurposing the tank with WPL Hybrid-SAF there was no need to take out the existing process treatment vessel. WPLs Hybrid-SAF can be retrofitted into any vessel, regardless of shape or size. The 30% smaller site footprint required at Sherborne wastewater treatment plant is also reflected in the energy consumption of the plant. Offsite manufacture […]

HCN recovery by membrane gas separation

. The research article ‘Hydrogen cyanide recovery by membrane gas separation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Chemical Engineering Journal (Volume 386, 15 April 2020, 124049). Abstract Hydrogen cyanide is an important feedstock in many chemical industries, synthesized from natural gas and ammonia. To recovery unreacted ammonia and purify the hydrogen cyanide from water and hydrogen, additional chemical separation […]

Rivertrace monitor receives DNV GL compliance

Rivertraces SMART ESM (Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor) is fully compliant with MEPC 259 (68). Rivertrace Ltd, a UK-based developer of smart water quality monitoring technology, has received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for its Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor, the SMART ESM. Any washwater used by wet scrubber systems to remove pollutants from exhaust gas […]

Porvair releases filter elements for nuclear power

Porvair’s Sinterflo MC septa filter elements are designed for nuclear power generating applications. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched its Sinterflo MC septa filter elements designed for nuclear power generating applications including reactor water clean-up, radwaste processing, fuel pool clean-up and condensate polishing. These products are also appropriate for use in fossil fuel power generating […]

Memsift to provide water recovery subsystem for space application

Concept design of the WRSS prototype SUNAI. Singapore start-up Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received an order from the Danish Aerospace Company A/S to deliver a water recovery subsystem (WRSS) prototype for application in space. Memsift has signed a product testing agreement (PTA) with Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, a joint venture between Aquaporin A/S and […]

DuPont expands water technology portfolio with four acquisitions

DuPont has completed its acquisitions of Desalitech, Inge GmbH, Memcor and OxyMem Ltd. The four acquisitions broaden DuPont Water Solutions’ portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins. The Desalitech acquisition included the company (brands and product portfolio), intellectual property, and a workforce of 40. Desalitech’s closed-circuit reverse […]

Hydro International showcases products at Floodex

An example of a Hydro International flood control structure with Hydro-Brake Flood and Hydro-Logic Smart Monitoring. Hydro International’s range of products to prevent flooding and manage flood risk will be exhibited at Floodex 2020, taking place in Peterborough, UK on 26-27 February. Floodex regularly plays host to many seminars surrounding a variety of topics, including […]

Airport upgrade with inge® ultrafiltration

The inge® ultrafiltration modules (UF) at Beijing Airport have been running successfully for ten years. Following ten years of huge savings in the amount of tap water used at the airport, the customer opted for the next generation of inge® UF modules to upgrade the technology. When Beijing airport’s water supply system needed an upgrade […]

Recent advances in nanofibrous membranes

The review article ‘Recent advances in nanofibrous membranes: Production and applications in water treatment and desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 478, 15 March 2020, 114178). Abstract Desalination of seawater is a promising technique that contributes a reliable and abundant source of clean potable water. This review investigates the current status and forthcoming advancement in […]

Mann+Hummel divests Fluid Brasil

Mann+Hummel’s headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Mann+Hummel has sold its Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil business to Luis Guilherme Pozzani da Rocha, the former CEO of the Brazilian company. All Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil employees have transferred to the new organization which is now called Fluid Brasil. Fluid Brasil continues operating in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, as […]

Porvair launches resin bonded filters

The rigid phenolic resin structure ensures that Bonfil filters can withstand high viscosities and temperatures . The Porvair Filtration Group has released the Bonfil grooved cartridge filters designed for aggressive chemical applications. Available in a broad range of micron sizes (1μm to 150μm), the Bonfil cartridge filters are suitable for clarification and removal of gels […]

Evoqua completes sale of Memcor product line

Evoqua Water Technologies has finalised the divestiture of its Memcor product line to DuPont Safety & Construction. The Memcor product line consists of microfiltration, ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactors (MBR). The divested business has approximately 190 employees globally. Gross proceeds from the sale were approximately US$110 million. “The successful closing of the Memcor divestiture is an […]

Alfa Laval wins SEK65mn decanter order

Alfa Laval is to supply decanters to dewater sludge at wastewater treatment plants in Italy. The SEK65 million order, which also includes service agreements, is booked in the Decanter unit of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020.

Positive centrifugal stillage separation

The 8Feathers Distillery produces small batch spirits made from pure water and locally sourced grains in Idaho. An artesian well underneath the distillery supplies high quality water. The Centri-Siftercentrifugal sifter separates about 3409 kg per week of fine grain particles from 8Feathers stillage. A US distillery was looking to dispose of its grain slurry waste, […]

Toray creates energy-effective RO membrane

Toray Industries says its new seawater desalinating reverse osmosis (RO) membrane produces 70% more clean drinking water than other similar products, making it a highly energy-effective membrane. Technological advances with RO membrane-based water treatment have lowered water production costs and helped solve water issues around the globe. However, the issue with conventional RO membranes is that […]

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Eclipse Magnetics’ sieve magnets for food industry

The sieve magnet is a full stainless-steel design which is fully compatible with industry standard sieves. Eclipse Magnetics is now offering a full range of ATEX certified sieve magnets to ensure product purity in the food industry. The sieve magnet is a full stainless-steel design which is fully compatible with industry standard and leading manufacturers of vibratory […]

Direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment

The research article ‘Direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment and resource recovery: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract Direct membrane filtration has shown great potential in wastewater treatment and resource recovery in terms of its superior treated water quality, efficient nutrient recovery, and sustainable operation, especially under some […]

UWE Bristol develops portable purification system

Lead scientist, Professor Darren Reynolds with the portable purification system. A mini mobile water treatment plant developed by scientists at UWE Bristol, which can purify hundreds of thousands of litres of water, is currently undergoing trials at the university’s Frenchay campus. Initial tests have shown the system can transform dirty pond water into clean water which meets […]