TIWW & CE Taiwain 2020 promote ESG and 5R concepts

Exhibits at TIWW & CE Taiwan included products capitalising on data analysis and remote monitoring technologies. Organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan International Water Week and Circular Economy Taiwan (TIWW & CE Taiwan 2020) ended successfully on 26 September, despite the lack of international buyers, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There […]

Mineral recovery enhanced desalination

Desalination The research article ‘Mineral Recovery Enhanced Desalination (MRED) process: An innovative technology for desalinating hard brackish water’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 496, 15 December 2020, 114761). Abstract Desalination of water containing high concentrations of calcium, dissolved carbon dioxide, sulfate, silica and other sparingly soluble salts is difficult because of the scaling potential. An […]

Porvair Sciences tests hydrophilic Vyon material

Comparison of hydrophobic Vyon (left) and the new hydrophilic Vyon porous polymer (right). Porvair Sciences has reported that tests on its hydrophilic Vyon porous plastics show high levels of  performance in drug discovery applications due to the high hydrophilic void volume conversion of the materials’ pore structure after a special treatment process. Working with an […]

Memsift partners with German blower manufacturer Piller

Dr J Antony Prince (left), founder & CEO, Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd; and Dieter Knoblich (right), CEO & president, Piller SEA Pte Ltd. Singapore’s Memsift Innovations and blower and compressor specialist Piller SEA Pte Ltd have entered into a cooperation agreement to set up a new benchmark for industrial liquid-waste treatment and zero liquid discharge. […]

Sofi Filtration signs €3mn financing round

Loudspring Oyj portfolio company Sofi Filtration Oy has signed a €3 million investment round. Sofi Filtration will use the proceeds to accelerate growth. Loudspring will also purchase shares in Sofi Filtration from early investors. Sofi Filtration’s self-cleaning Sofi Filter enables cost-efficient micro filtration of large amounts of water. The Finnish company focuses on marine, oil […]

Suez’s Clarifier technology protects local water

Skanderborg Lake in the Lake District of Central Jutland. AquaGlobe is a visitor and dissemination center for water technology solutions. SUEZs Densadeg XRC combines solids contact, ballast addition and solids recirculation to promote enhanced, high rate solids settling and rapid treatment. When a Danish town looked to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, a solution was […]

Efficient, reusable membrane for dye filtration

Colloid and Interface Science Communications The research article ‘Efficient and reusable polyethylene oxide/polyaniline composite membrane for dye adsorption and filtration’ has been published in Elsevier journal Colloid and Interface Science Communications (Volume 39, November 2020, 100314). Abstract The endless introduction of toxic dyes through industrialization has worsened the dyes pollution in the environment. As a consequence, the need […]

I-Phyc’s algal technology to remove phosphorous

I-Phyc’s algae-based treatment can consistently remove between 50% and 99% of pollutants. South West Water is installing an algae-based treatment from sustainable water recycling specialist, Industrial Phycology (I-Phyc), in the final effluent at the Broadwindsor sewage treatment works in the UK. I-Phyc’s technology can remove phosphorous, ammonia and almost all harmful trace contaminants. The treatment […]

  • 19 Sep 2020
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Parker trials filter capsules for brewing industry

Parker Bioscience Filtration has introduced free trial capsules for its BEVPOR BR range of filters. Parker Bioscience Filtration has introduced free trial capsules for its BEVPOR BR range of filters, enabling breweries to undertake taste and visual quality trials, and test the effectiveness of this filtration method. The initiative will help companies explore alternative microbial […]

Alternative heating techniques in membrane distillation

Desalination The research article ‘Alternative heating techniques in membrane distillation: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 496, 15 December 2020, 114713). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) lags behind other desalination processes such as reverse osmosis due to relatively high energy consumption. Heating in membrane distillation forms a significant component of total energy consumption. This review […]

Visitor centre gets wastewater refurb from SPS

Arrival of the SPS wastewater treatment solution on-site at the Llys y Frân visitor centre in Wales. SPS designed and installed a bespoke solution that primarily consisted of two HB20 units and an MBBR10, which provided the biological treatment stage. When the visitor centre at a country park in southwest Wales needed refurbishment, the original […]

Evonik expands technology for VOC separation

Evonik’s PuraMem VOC is a membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specialty chemicals company Evonik has launched its PuraMem VOC, a membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The PuraMem VOC offers a polymer-based membrane technology for efficient separation of long-chain hydrocarbons from a natural gas or nitrogen mixture. The […]

Walker Filtration appoints new group general manager

Steve Bittle. The UK’s Walker Filtration has named Steve Bittle as group general manager. In his new role, Bittle will be responsible for the strategy, planning and management of all Walker Filtration Group divisions. Bittle has been part of Walker Filtration’s Senior Management Team for the past four years, having joined the group in 2016 […]

NX Filtration technology fights summer droughts

NX Filtrations mobile hollow fibre nanofiltration system at the Twentekanaal in the Netherlands. Dutch membrane specialist NX Filtration has installed a demo-unit with its hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes at a local canal, to show that its technology can remove contaminants to produce drinking water during summer droughts in the Netherlands. Approximately 60% of the total […]

Rivertrace launches calibration portal

Rivertrace’s new digital water monitoring technology calibration portal gives complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork. Rivertrace has developed a new digital water monitoring technology calibration portal to enable complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork related to water monitoring equipment. The free-to-access digital portal is accessible at any time via desktop and mobile browsers, […]

Veolia to provide seawater treatment system for FPSO Anna Nery

The FPSO Anna Nery. Veolia Water Technologies subsidiary VWS Westgarth Ltd has won an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Yinson to supply a seawater treatment and injection (SWTI) system for the FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) Anna Nery. The seawater treatment system, with two integrated process modules, will deliver 38 000 m3/day of […]

Evoqua buys Aquapure Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies has acquired Aquapure Technologies of Cincinnati, a Hamilton, Ohio, USA-based water service and equipment company. Aquapure Technologies serves the commercial and light industrial markets providing water treatment products and services, including deionization, reverse osmosis, softeners, filtration systems and pumps. “We are delighted to welcome Aquapure to the Evoqua family,” said Evoqua chief […]

Reusable carbon nanofibre membranes remove airborne contaminants

Science of the Total Environment. The research article ‘Flexible and reusable carbon nano-fibre membranes for airborne contaminants capture’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract Airborne aerosol pollutants generated from combustion vehicles exhausts, industrial facilities and microorganisms represent serious health challenges. Although membrane separation has emerged as a technique of choice […]

Berghof Membranes appoints global sales director

Berghof Membranes has named Antonio Sempere as global sales director for the company. Sempere, who has more than 10 years of experience with tubular ultrafiltration membrane technology, joined Berghof Membranes in October 2017 as regional sales manager for the EMEA region. He will now be part of the Berghof Membranes management team which is led […]

Atlas Copco’s VSD blowers bring energy savings

Scottish Waters Nigg wastewater treatment works achieved savings of up to 25% of its energy costs by changing its aeration process lobe air blowers to Atlas Copco VSD rotary screw blowers. The 17 Atlas Copco ZS machines can run at considerably reduced loads while delivering the same or larger volumes of air as the previous […]

KIT researchers develop system to remove hormones

Professor Andrea Iris Schäfer studies innovative water processing technologies. (Image: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT) Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a filtration system that combines a polymer membrane with activated carbon to remove steroid hormones from drinking water. Steroid hormones are micropollutants that cannot be eliminated efficiently by conventional processes. Their concentration in […]

Roark Industries launches graphene membranes

The GOGO membranes are built from a base of pristine graphene, graphene oxide and a cross linking agent. UK-based graphene specialist Roark Industries has announced the commercial availability of its GOGO graphene membranes for applications in the oil and gas industry. The GOGO membranes are built from a base of pristine graphene, graphene oxide and […]

Strategic partnership aims to solidify IDE Technologies’ strong presence in India

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Dupont adds degasification to its water treatment

Ligasep membrane degassing modules are now part of DuPont Water Solutions’ portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, following a global partnership with Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation. The degasification of liquids is becoming increasingly critical to several water treatment processes, including industrial demineralisation, oil and gas production, microelectronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical […]

Caloris offers RO units on stainless steel frames

There are many advantages to a stainless-steel frame and the main one is that the surface is corrosion-free. Caloris Engineering is now able to offer stainless steel skidded water RO configurations by standardising a stainless-steel frame for its units. There are many advantages to a stainless-steel frame and the main one is that the surface […]

Xylem provides 100 000 face shields for Covid-19 front-line workers

Xylem Inc has manufactured and delivered, through partners, more than 100 000 protective face shields in Europe and the US in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative used Xylem’s internal manufacturing capabilities including 3-D printing and injection molding. Since March, Xylem partners have helped deliver the face shields to healthcare facilities and to utilities […]

Pentair releases X-Flow XF75 membrane element

The Pentair X-Flow XF75 ultrafiltration (UF) membrane element is for water treatment projects. Pentair has announced the latest addition to its X-Flow filtration portfolio, the Pentair X-Flow XF75 membrane element, a new ultrafiltration (UF) membrane element for water treatment projects which helps to enhance performance of existing systems within the same footprint. Although the outer […]

  • 3 Sep 2020
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GEA redesigns bag filtration system

GEA identified key areas where design modifications could be made in this new generation of SANICIP technology. GEA has made a series of changes to its SANICIP bag filtration system for food and dairy spray dryers in a long-term development project. The new SANICIP II (patent pending) maintains and controls the pressure drop through the […]

Learning lessons from lockdown with Celeros

José Larios, CEO of Celeros Flow Technology. Celeros Flow Technologys filtration systems are used to prevent product contamination and damage to equipment in oil & gas, power, chemical processing, water and marine applications. The Celeros FT filtration range covers everything from single basket filters through coalescers, separators and self-cleaning filters to large, fully packaged, skidded […]

Sulzer Chemtech restarts separation seminars

Sulzer places great emphasis on activities aimed at sharing technical expertise with its customers, (Image: Sulzer) Sulzer Chemtech teams in China are gradually resuming their customised seminars on separation and mixing technologies for businesses in the manufacturing and processing industries. Sulzer places great emphasis on activities aimed at sharing technical expertise with its customers, to […]

Zero Brine launches second pilot in Rotterdam Port

The Zero Brine Site II pilot at Plant One Rotterdam. (Image: Zero Brine) Zero Brine has launched its second site at the port of Rotterdam as part of the demonstration of industrial circularity combining residual heat and wastewater streams to eliminate brine effluent (zero brine discharge) in the production of demineralised water. The Zero Brine project […]

Performance of sweeping gas membrane distillation in treating produced water

Desalination. The research article ‘Performance of sweeping gas membrane distillation for treating produced water: Modeling and experiments’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 492, 15 October 2020, 114597). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) has shown promise for desalination of produced water (PW), but there are very few studies reported on the performance of MD with real PW […]