Small size, big performance: Pentair X-Flow XF75 Membrane Element

The Pentair X-Flow XF75 Membrane Element in the Pentair X-Flow X-line solution. One of the assessed parameters used to evaluate the performance of the X-Flow XF75 element against the current X-Flow XF64 element is the flux increase higher flux with stable ultrafiltration performance can help improve the efficiency of a customer’s plant. As shown in […]

Pressure-retarded osmosis for enhanced oil recovery

Desalination The research article ‘Pressure-retarded osmosis for enhanced oil recovery’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 491, 1 October 2020, 114568). Abstract Pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) is a membrane-based process that has been used historically to harness the osmotic energy of saline feed solutions. While conventional PRO applications target seawater (SW) /freshwater solution pairings, this paper focuses […]

Amiad extends filtration distribution deal with Netafim

Amiad in action. Amiad Water Systems has signed a new five-year global distribution agreement with Netafim, one of the world’s largest providers of irrigation systems, covering the company’s disc filtration products for the irrigation market. Netafim will have exclusive distribution rights to Amiad’s disc filtration products in the irrigation market globally and to Amiad’s screen […]

H2O Innovation partners with Nanostone on ceramic membranes

Canada’s H2O Innovation Inc has signed a strategic agreement with Nanostone Water Inc to jointly advance the commercialization of ceramic membrane technology. “As an engineered product supplier primarily focused on membrane technology, it is important to constantly renew ourselves and use the best membrane for each application,” said Frédéric Dugré, president and CEO of H2O […]

Kerafol’s dynamic cross-flow filtration

Example for the high viscosity that can be obtained with DCFF (©ANDRITZ KMPT GmbH). The dynamic cross flow filtration (DCFF) with rotating ceramic membranes combines a lot of advantages which make this technique to an outstanding separation method for intricate applications. The benefits of rotation filtration start where other techniques reach their limits. Filtration in […]

Controlled chlorination of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Controlled chlorination of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes at real scale for enhanced desalination performance’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract State-of-the-art desalination and water purification processes use reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. Their thin polyamide (PA) top-layers ensure concurrent high water permeances and salt rejections, […]

Porvair introduces surface modification technology

The treatments provide corrosion resistance, increased temperature and chemical resistance and improved cleanability. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched the Porvair Sinterguard PHC and the Porvair Sinterguard HTR, a range of surface modification technologies that can be applied to metallic filter elements to enhance their material properties in challenging environments. The technology is designed for use […]

Northumbrian Water designs mobile analysis unit

Inside Northumbrian Water’s SWAT unit. A Site Wastewater Analysis Trailer (SWAT), designed by Northumbrian Water workers, will help protect the quality of rivers and watercourses across the UK’s North East region. The SWAT is a bespoke mobile unit which will be plugged into wastewater treatment works to give detailed information about the quality of wastewater […]

Grundfos to acquire Eurowater

Grundfos has entered into an agreement to acquire the Danish water treatment company Eurowater. Headquartered in Skanderborg, Eurowater develops, produces and markets complete solutions for the treatment of water for customers in the industrial and municipal sectors. Eurowater, which primarily serves the European market, has subsidiary companies in 14 countries servicing customers through 23 local […]

Microdyn-Nadir launches new brand for UF line

Microdyn’s PureULTRA modules treat surface water, ground water, sea water, and tertiary treated wastewater. Microdyn-Nadir’s new brand for its hollow fibre PVDF ultrafiltration (UF) product line is the Microdyn PureULTRA module for treating surface water, ground water, sea water, and tertiary treated wastewater. Previously under the brand name OLTREcap, the new Microdyn PureULTRA hollow fibre […]

Binaphthalene-based polymer membranes for solvent-resistant nanofiltration

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Binaphthalene-based polymer membranes with enhanced performance for solvent-resistant nanofiltration’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 606, 1 July 2020, 118066). Abstract To improve the performance of the currently available solvent-resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) membranes, a new, unique approach was developed. In this approach, the concept of polymer of […]

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WEFTEC 2020 goes fully virtual

Organisers of WEFTEC 2020 have decided to cancel its October meeting in New Orleans and make it a fully virtual event called WEFTEC Connect, with registration opening on 13 July and programming scheduled from 5-9 October. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) had previously decided to offer a hybrid form of the event with both in-person […]

CETCO hosts free webinar on PFAS treatment

Michael Donovan, global R&D director for CETCO. CETCO has announced it will be hosting a free online webinar, in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines, entitled Exploring PFAS Treatment Solutions and their Efficacy: Comparing FLUORO-SORB Adsorbent, Granular Activated Carbon, and Ion Exchange Resin on 18 June at 9:00 am EDT (2:00 pm BST).  Access to […]

Axium Process releases packaged water system

Axium Process’ new packaged low conductivity water system is designed for water purifying applications. Axium Process’ new packaged water treatment system, called Good to Go, is designed for water purifying applications, and delivers commercially sterile, sustainable, high-quality water, bypassing the need for ion exchange beds and chemical treatment processes.  The system, which uses reverse osmosis […]

Techouse delivers module for subsea development

The lightweight water treatment module uses membrane filtration technology which helps protect production wells. (Image: Techouse) Malene Kommedal, responsible test lead for Techouse. (Image: Techouse) Norwegian technology company Techouse has completed the development of an all-in-one lightweight water treatment module using membrane filtration technology which will help protect production wells in a subsea development. The […]

Scottish Water’s innovation powers hydro-turbine

Castle Moffat WTW generates 750,000 kWh/annum, which is enough to power 2,416 homes. The sites self-sufficiency is a result of hydro power which is supplied by a new state-of-the-art generator and control panel. Hidden away in a remote part of East Lothian in Scotland is one of Scottish Water’s most environmentally friendly sites. The Castle […]

Multi-scale membrane process optimization

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Multi-scale membrane process optimization with high-fidelity ion transport models through machine learning’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 608, 1 August 2020, 118208). Abstract Innovative membrane technologies optimally integrated into large separation process plants are essential for economical water treatment and disposal. However, the mass transport through […]

Saltworks develops ion-specific sensor

ScaleSense is a real-time ion-specific sensor that works on brines and optimises existing water treatment assets. Canadian water technology company Saltworks Technology recently launched ScaleSense, a real-time ion-specific sensor that works on brines and optimises existing water treatment assets. Saltworks developed the ScaleSense ion sensor to work without interference from other ions. It enables users to […]

Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS): Continuous Manufacturing Grant Call

  Background  The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) is an industry-led platform funded under the RIE2020 Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) domain. PIPS aims to bring together synergistically and strategically public sector research capabilities and domain expertise of the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the productivity and operational efficiency within Singapore’s pharmaceutical sector through leveraging novel […]

Ecolab’s upstream energy business set for merger

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GEA expands Aseptomag magnetic separator portfolio

Magnetic separators remove foreign particles from products and processes. The new additions to the Aseptomag magnetic separator range are the manually switchable MAS H version, including a locking mechanism, and the pneumatically switchable MAS PA version for Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) processes. Magnetic separators are important to ensure product quality and safety during the manufacturing process, removing […]

Pulping operation optimization

Enhanced chloride removal process ECRP block diagram. Conventional CRP chloride removal process. As global pulp producers ramp up new capacity expansions and existing paper mills improve operational efficiencies and environmental performance, the industry is poised to benefit from investing in advanced production equipment and processing technologies that keep stable operations and avoid costly shutdowns. The […]

Micronics appoints new president and CEO

Chris Cummins. Chris Cummins has joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group as president and CEO. The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group includes Micronics, Southern Filter Media (SFM), CP Environmental (CPE), United Process Control (UPC) and AeroPulse. Cummins brings 27 years of manufacturing expertise with highly-engineered products to his new role at Micronics. He has held senior […]

Pretreated household materials offer filtration protection against pathogens

American Journal of Infection Control The research article ‘Pretreated household materials carry similar filtration protection against pathogens when compared with surgical masks’ has been published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Abstract The past 4 months, the emergence and spread of novel 2019 SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) has led to a global pandemic which is rapidly […]

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Synder introduces new OptimaFlow Series elements

Synder has increased the effective membrane area by nearly 10% by optimising the element construction and material selection. Synder Filtration has launched its OptimaFlow Series elements for all existing ultrafiltration and microfiltration standard and MAX membrane types in the same common element sizes and models. Synder has worked closely with vendors to improve on the […]

Rotork’s actuators used in Florida UF plant

The K-TORK actuators control the flow of surface water in the membrane system, helping to process up to 52 million gallons of water a day. More than 300 Rotork K-TORK pneumatic vane actuators have been installed at one of Florida’s largest low-pressure ultrafiltration (UF) membrane plants, processing 84 million gallons per day. The plant treats […]