The Liveability Challenge 2021

Submissions deadline: 15 April 2021, 11:59pm (GMT +8, Singapore Time) The Liveability Challenge is a global initiative that hunts for and accelerates the adoption of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. With more than 50 billion tonnes of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere annually, we need revolutionary ideas […]

Ohio Transmission Corp acquires JCI Industries

Ohio Transmission Corp (OTC) has bought JCI Industries, a provider of pumps, motors, controls, wastewater treatment equipment, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers in the US Midwest. Headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas and approximately 150 […]

BHS-Sonthofen establishes Process Technology division

Detlef Steidl, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. Volker Spies, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. Germany’s BHS-Sonthofen is bringing together its process expertise in filtration, mixing, drying, granulation, sterilization and reaction in the newly created Process Technology division. Since 1 January 2021, AVA GmbH & Co KG and the Filtration Technology division have been […]

DESMI receives IMO & USCG approval of Bulker BWMS

DESMI Ocean Guards tailor-made solution enables the CompactClean system to be configured with any combination of its approved filters and UV units. DESMI Ocean Guard has announced that a new configuration of its CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Danish Maritime Authority. CompactClean Bulker […]

Duperon releases latest bar screening system

The FlexRake IQ Series, has been designed to maximise wastewater treatment plant resilience by adapting to changing conditions. Duperon’s next generation bar screening line, the FlexRake IQ Series, has been designed to maximise wastewater treatment plant resilience by adapting to changing conditions. The FlexRake IQ and the FlexRake IQ2 retain the features of the company’s […]

KIT scientists investigate osmotic backwashing

Yang-Hui Cai from the IAMT at KIT using a filtration experiment to investigate the efficacy of the naturally occurring osmotic backwash process for cleaning deposits. (Image: Andrea Schäfer, KIT) Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been examining natural cleaning processes for photovoltaic-operated membrane filter systems to help provide more clean drinking water […]

Hydro International wins 5-year framework with Anglian Water

Hydro International has won a framework agreement with the UK’s Anglian Water to maintain inlet screens and screenings handling equipment. The five-year agreement, which has the potential to extend for a further three years, started on 1 January 2021 and is being delivered by Hydro International’s UK Wastewater Services team, M&N Electrical Services. The M&N […]

Sealing success in a ‘continuous loop’ system

A sugar refinery saved £181,000 a year by installing dual mechanical seals with a water management system. A continuous loop water management system constantly recycles seal flush water. The EasyClean seal support vessel supports high standards of hygiene. The need to conserve water is becoming increasingly urgent and food and drink producers are under pressure […]

New developments in membranes for bioprocessing

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘New developments in membranes for bioprocessing – A review’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 620, 15 February 2021, 118804). Abstract Membrane systems play an essential role in the production of all biopharmaceuticals. This includes initial clarification of cell culture fluid by both depth filtration and tangential flow […]

Alfa Laval secures SEK75mn decanter order in Singapore

Alfa Laval has won a SEK75 million order to supply decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in Singapore. The decanters will be used for dewatering and thickening of domestic and industrial sludge in the water reclamation plant. The order has been booked in the Decanters unit of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water division. Delivery is […]

H2O Innovation awarded industrial and wastewater contracts worth C$3.2mn

H2O Innovation Inc has secured an engineering contract on a capital equipment project for the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the US, as well as four new municipal and industrial capital equipment projects. These new contracts, together worth C$3.2 million, bring H2O Innovation’s Water Technologies & Services (WTS) sales backlog to C$37.1 million. Under the […]

Valmet introduces marine water treatment

The introduction of the Valmet marine water treatment is part of Valmets continuous development work for the marine industry. The new advanced Valmet marine water treatment technology for its marine scrubber system and exhaust gas recirculation system meets the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines for the marine industry.  Part of Valmet’s continuous development of marine […]

Evoqua buys Ultrapure’s industrial water business in Houston and Dallas

Evoqua Water Technologies has acquired the industrial water business of Ultrapure & Industrial Services LLC, based out of Houston and Dallas, Texas, USA. Ultrapure’s industrial operations focus on water purification services and equipment, serving the healthcare, laboratory, power, microelectronics, food and beverage, oil and gas, commercial and manufacturing markets. Water treatment products and services include service deionization, […]

Organic solvent resistant materials for membrane separations

Chemosphere The review article ‘Recent developments of organic solvent resistant materials for membrane separations’ has been published in Chemosphere (Volume 271, May 2021, 129425). Abstract Solute purification, solvent recovery, solvent separation in organic solvents are more and more widely used in the chemical industries, pharmaceuticals and food processing. Fast and efficient separations can be realized using membrane separation […]

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Ahlbrandt releases modular Ozone Converter CAP

As requirements and production conditions change, the catalyst volume is adapted to the exhaust volume of the installed corona surface treatment system. Baldwin Technology’s Ahlbrandt brand which provides corona, rotor spray and drying technology for industries including food packaging and textiles, has launched the highly efficient Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier (CAP), which cleans exhaust […]

Sartorius to acquire Novasep’s chromatography equipment division

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has entered into an agreement to acquire Novasep’s chromatography process equipment division. The Novasep chromatography division comprises resin-based batch and intensified chromatography systems, and primarily focuses on high-pressure, multi-use applications for smaller molecules, such as oligonucleotides, peptides and insulin. The division, which employs around 100 people in France, the USA, China and […]

VFE testing shows efficacy of Porex materials

The VFE testing showed that Porex materials effectively help to protect healthcare workers and patients from aerosol-based viruses in medical settings. The Porex Corporation, manufacturer of porous polymers, has pioneered the use of viral filtration efficiency (VFE) testing methods and tested its own materials used in medical device design. The Porex components were able to […]

Warden’s high surface area filter success

With a spherical design and surface area of 310 m²/m³, Biomarble has the highest surface area of the three spherical designs in the Warden Biomedia filter range. Warden Biomedias SAF300N5 modular treatment plant was selected. When a water and wastewater specialist was commissioned to design and build a wastewater treatment plant for a project at […]

Application of membrane separation processes in phosphorus recovery

Science of the Total Environment. The review article ‘Application of membrane separation processes in phosphorus recovery: A review’ has been published in the journal Science of The Total Environment (Volume 767, 1 May 2021, 144346). Abstract The depletion of phosphorus resources and the excess discharge of phosphorus into waste streams are contrasting problems. The key to solving both […]

Mann+Hummel celebrates 80th anniversary

2021 marks the 80th anniversary of German filtration specialist Mann+Hummel. Founded in 1941, the family-owned Ludwigsburg-headquartered company now employs around 22 000 people at more than 80 locations and had a 2019 turnover of €4.2 billion. Products include air filter systems, intake systems, liquid filters, technical plastic parts, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and […]

  • 13 Jan 2021
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Alfa Laval acquires US beer technology company

Alfa Laval has bought Sandymount, a US-based company with a patented membrane technology to concentrate beer. Sandymount’s patented membrane technology, Revos™, enables beer producers to deliver high quality beer in concentrated form. Alfa Laval says that the technology will strengthen its position in sustainable beer production. “This new technology is a valuable complement to Alfa […]

Sulzer to buy Sweden’s Nordic Water

Sulzer AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire Swedish water treatment technology company Nordic Water in a SEK1.2 deal. Nordic Water provides screening, sedimentation and filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. Headquartered in Gothenburg, the company employs 200 people at 13 sites in six countries. 2021 sales are expected to […]

Amazon Filters launches LGP coalescer

SupaSep LGP is designed to provide exceptional efficiency and drainage performance essential to many high-flow filtration and separation processes. Amazon Filters has launched SupaSep LGP, the latest of its liquid-gas coalescers, designed to support critical filtration processes across the worldwide oil and gas industries. The new filters can be supplied complete in a bespoke housing […]

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Cerahelix consolidates operations in Bangor

The move will enable onsite end-to-end production and assembly. Ceramic nanofiltration membrane technology specialist Cerahelix Inc has relocated its corporate headquarters to its manufacturing facility at the Bangor Innovation Center in Bangor, Maine, USA. The move brings together all of the company’s key functions including research & development, applications, engineering and manufacturing. The 6000 sq ft […]

Evaluation of membranes for microplastic removal

The research article ‘Evaluation of membranes performance for microplastic removal in a simple and low-cost filtration system’ has been published in the journal Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Abstract The ubiquitous presence of microplastics (MPs) in the environment has become a major challenge in recent years. One of the main concerns is the eco-toxicological […]

Eaton takes the strain under high pressure

The Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG power plant (KWO) can generate energy on demand at any time using water dammed in the Grimselsee, 1909 m above sea level. (Image: Shutterstock) The Eaton Model 2596 automatic self-cleaning strainer is designed for continuous, uninterrupted removal of entrained solids from liquids in pipeline systems. Eaton Model 2596 automatic self-cleaning strainer […]

Suez finalises acquisition of Lanxess’s membrane business

Suez has completed the purchase of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane product line from specialty chemical company Lanxess. “This acquisition allows us to meet a rapidly growing need for brackish water RO membranes with a product that complements our existing technology portfolio,” said Yuvbir Singh, CEO of Suez’s Water Technologies & Solutions business unit. “I’d […]

Pentair acquires Rocean

Pentair plc has bought Be the Change Labs Inc, which does business as Rocean, a provider of counter top filtration solutions. Rocean’s smart filtration devices help reduce the need for single use plastic bottles in homes and businesses. “This acquisition further advances our strategy to expand our core water treatment products in the residential and […]

Rivertrace publishes new white paper

The white paper includes insight into the evolution of smart water quality monitoring technology and electronic reporting methods. As digital technology continuously changes the international shipping industry and ship operation, specialist in oil in water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace, has published a new white paper on digitalisation. The paper includes insight into the evolution of […]

Tests begin on technology to remove contaminants

The PFAS compounds extracted from the ground are destroyed using ultraviolet light and oxidation technology inside a special container. (Image: EnChem Engineering Inc.) Hydrogeologist Professor Thomas Boving from the University of Rhode Island in the US and colleagues at EnChem Engineering Inc. are testing a new technology which quickly removes and destroys hazardous chemical compounds […]