Filtrox offers clarification for vaccines

The FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules can remove cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. Depth filter systems’ specialist Filtrox has introduced its FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules for the removal of cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. The purification of vaccines is a vital step […]

Meissner Filtration’s new facility in Ireland is now operational

Meissners new manufacturing site in Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland. Meissner Filtration Products’ new manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Ireland is now up and running. The new facility, which has been brought online on schedule, has a state of the art 930 m² (10 000 ft²) ISO class 7 cleanroom for the manufacture of single-use systems. Validation of […]

Filtration Group acquires Oxyphen

Filtration Group has acquired Oxyphen, a Swiss manufacturer of microporous track-etched membranes. Track-etched membrane is a high-precision manufactured film used in critical applications for life science, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Oxyphen’s track-etched membrane solutions complement the porous product offering and manufacturing capability within Filtration Group’s Porex business. “We are excited to have a great […]

Helmets breathe new life into the Covid-19 battle

Aurika Savickaite is a champion of the non-invasive ventilation helmet. The Covid-19 virus has shaken the world. But it has also inspired both entrepreneurs and physicians into re-thinking practices. One key area is ventilation and here we discover how a start-up initiative is driving innovation in an overlooked treatment method. As Covid-19 took a grip […]

Advances in silicon carbide filters and porous membranes

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Silicon carbide filters and porous membranes: A review of processing, properties, performance and application’ has been pubished in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 610, 1 September 2020, 118193). Abstract Silicon carbide (SiC) filters and porous membranes is a growing industry with deployment for gas and liquid separation processes. In view […]

Mann+Hummel air filter elements combat odours

The Mann+Hummel FCI 5000/OC filter element chemically binds biological, chemical or biochemical substances to reduce unpleasant smells. Mann+Hummel has developed an air filter element for the air purifier FreciousCare FCI 5000 to reduce odours and it has been adapted for applications in hospitals, hospices and old people’s and nursing homes.  The filter element FCI 500/OC […]

Maag appoints new agent in Indonesia

DKSHs office in Indonesia. Switzerland’s Maag Group has entered into a distribution agreement with DKSH in Indonesia. DKSH Indonesia will provide full services from marketing and sales, regulatory competence, distribution and logistics to after-sales services, to bring Maag Group’s pump and filtration solutions to the polymer chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The Maag Group, […]

Microvi demonstration plant proves MNE technology

Microvi Biotechnologies has recently completed a collaborative trial with Thames Water Utilities of its Microvi MNE wastewater treatment, which demonstrated that MNE outperformed the ammonia removal performance of existing nitrifying sand filters. The fully automated MNE demonstration plant was configured as a tertiary nitrification system for ammonia removal. Operating between 5-22° C, MNE consistently removed […]

Taiwan Water Treatment Solutions livestream

The event will feature five-minute presentations from companies will introduce their latest solutions. Taiwan’s trade promotion organisation, AITRA, will be hosting a livestream on Taiwan Water Treatment Solutions on Wednesday 27 May at 08:00AM BST (GMT+1). This event will feature five-minute presentations from the following companies, each introducing their latest solutions: Aquas Inc. – Open Channel […]

Interpump to acquire Macfuge separators

Interpump Group has signed a binding agreement to acquire an 80% controlling stake in Servizi Industriali Srl, an Italian company operating in the design, production and sale of Macfuge centrifugal separators. Macfuge systems are used for separation and clarification in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the energy sector. Servizi Industriali, […]

Veolia develops new RO-CEDI unit

TERION is a new RO-CEDI unit that produces demineralised water for power applications. Veolia Water Technologies, through its internal manufacturing platform SOLYS, has developed a new plug & play, integrated RO-CEDI unit for demineralised water production. TERION is a new RO-CEDI unit that produces demineralised water for power applications, in particular for boiler feed and […]

P&G Innovation Brief – The 50 Lt Home: Making Responsible Consumption of Residential Water Possible

  P&G Startup Innovation Brief Call for Startup Submissions Procter & Gamble is looking for new approaches and technologies that can help them address key business challenges/opportunities. The following innovation brief(s) will provide a high-level overview of specific business goals and needs, as well as a high-level overview of what they are looking for in […]

Imagine H20 Urban Water Challenge 2020

  Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Challenge is accelerating sustainability through innovation. Calling startups who are advancing progress towards the SDGs and building resilience in cities to apply today! About the 2020 Challenge  We are looking for entrepreneurs who advance how we source, distribute, use, and re-use water to build resilient cities. In order to catalyze […]

Xylem supports UNICEF’s Covid-19 response

Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of Xylem Inc, is partnering with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, on Covid-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s Covid-19 contribution will be directed towards the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community […]

Food plant sees biogas benefits

The COHRAL systems gas balloon is providing cleaner wastewater effluent and a reduced carbon footprint. The clean operating environment of the GWE COHRAL plant. An Australian beef processing plant is showing other food and beverage producers how they could tap into the energy potential of their organic wastewater streams. Here, we look at an anaerobic […]

Recovery of potato proteins from potato starch wastewater

Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies The research article ‘Recovery and purification of potato proteins from potato starch wastewater by hollow fiber separation membrane integrated process’ has been published in Elsevier journal Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies. Abstract Potato starch wastewater contains high-concentration potato proteins which have great potential in the fields of food and […]

Alfa Laval supports 1.5°C Business Playbook

Alfa Laval has joined the 1.5°C Business Playbook, a spin-off from the Exponential Roadmap initiative, to accelerate its efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030. The 1.5°C Business Playbook, which was launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, provides tools for companies and organizations that want to align with the […]

Covid-19: How the filtration and separation industry is responding

3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock. Our coronavirus coverage shows how filtration and separation companies around the world are responding to and dealing with the spread of Covid-19.   NEWS INDA launches new portal to meet Covid-19 need The portal increases awareness of actions by nonwoven and engineered fabric producers in the […]

Scottish Water trials earthworms & fleas to treat wastewater

The technology Scottish Water is trialling with earthworms replicates a process which happens naturally within the soil. The objective of the INNOQUA project is to provide a decentralised , ecological wastewater treatment for use in rural communities. The EU-funded INNOQUA project aims to protect and improve the quality of natural water resources by demonstrating that […]

Trends in membrane technology for sustainable water treatment

Journal of Cleaner Production. The research article ‘A review of emerging trends in membrane science and technology for sustainable water treatment’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production. Abstract Access to clean and potable water will continue to be a global challenge in as much as sustainable solutions are far-fetched. It has become highly […]

Wessex Water selects Bluewater Bio’s FilterClear technology

A fully automated 4v2800 FilterClear TSR plant installed at Ledbury STW, Severn Trent Water. Bluewater Bio Ltd FilterClear multimedia filtration technology will be used in three Wessex Water projects in the UK to achieve compliance with tighter phosphorus consents, as set by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Bluewater Bio will provide a fully automated Tertiary […]

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Tetra Pak launches complete processing line

The complete processing line will use proven technologies such as ultrafiltration and high shear mixing. Tetra Pak’s first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products offers a fully automated and integrated solution to ensure the highest standard of food safety. The complete processing line has been designed to produce a diverse range of […]

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Growing demand for Greasezilla FOG separation

The Greasezilla duel tank system heats and separates FOG without need for additives. The Downey Ridge Environmental Company, US developer of the Greasezilla FOG separation technology, has reported that demand for its system is expanding beyond its traditional wastewater treatment and grease trap waste hauling sectors into the biodiesel production, anaerobic digestion, food processing and water […]

SMTC PhD alumni wins 2020 AWWA Academic Achievement Award

  Nick Chew, a PhD alumni who graduated in January 2019 under the supervision of Prof Wang Rong at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) under NEWRI at NTU has won the 2020 AWWA Academic Achievement Award. His thesis, “Performance Enhancement of the Membrane Distillation Process via Membrane Surface Modification for Surfactant-Containing Feed Streams”, was […]

Hengst strengthens filtration management team

Volker Plücker has joined Hengst as group vice president Industrial Filtration. Plücker was most recently CEO of the Filtration Group’s acquired Mahle Industrial Filtration business. He has also served as CEO of Weber Hydraulik and headed up Mann+Hummel’s industrial filtration business for 12 years. Plücker is now part of the Hengst management team and will […]

Veolia Water Technologies’ UK operation buys water and wastewater treatment specialist

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WEFTEC opens registration with virtual option

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has opened registration for those attending WEFTEC 2020 in person and has expanded its offering to include a new virtual event, WEFTEC Connect. WEFTEC 2020, the 93rd annual technical exhibition and conference for water quality professionals, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 3–7 October as planned and those who […]

Grundfos joins Alibaba’s Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance

Grundfos has joined the Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA), a global coalition of companies collaborating to prevent infringements of intellectual property (IP) rights. The alliance, which was formed in 2017 by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba, brings together rights holders and other intellectual property stakeholders to share industry and technical expertise to protect intellectual property rights […]

Membrane-electrode assemblies for flow-electrode capacitive deionization

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Membrane-electrode assemblies for flow-electrode capacitive deionization’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 605, 15 June 2020, 118095). Abstract Scale-up of flow-electrode capacitive deionization is hindered due to the reliance on thick brittle graphite current collectors. Inspired by developments of electrochemical technologies we present the use of flexible […]

Mobile purification benefits a billion

Lead scientist, Professor Darren Reynolds, testing the water with Dr Gillian Clayton. The water purification system in place at the UWE campus in Frenchay, Bristol. Professor Reynolds with the mobile water purification system. Many people worldwide still lack access to safe, clean drinking water. Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have […]

DuPont donates PPE to Covid-19 frontline workers

DuPont’s Tyvek coveralls are used for Covid-19 testing. (Image: GettyImages) DuPont has donated 50,000 protective garments to Covid-19 frontline medical staff in Europe’s worst-hit countries. The Tyvek coveralls will give health workers added protection against Covid-19 and exceed WHO requirements. They also fulfil the requirements of EN 14126:2003 (protective clothing against infective agents) and have been […]

Increased demand for filters in breathing devices

Vyon is a versatile porous plastic which can be modified to give it hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties. Porvair Sciences is reporting increased demand for it 3D moulded intake filters and vent diffusers supplied to GCE Healthcare, the manufacturer of the Zen-O lite portable oxygen concentrator for active people suffering from respiratory conditions such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). […]

Dialight GRP Linear light receives certification

The SafeSite GRP LED Linear can withstand ambient temperatures between -40°C and +65°C. The Dialight Group’s new SafeSite Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) Linear light has now been certified for use in ATEX Zone 1 Hazardous Areas. Already certified for use in Zone 2 Hazardous Areas at the product’s launch in October, the enhanced certification for the […]