Evonik launches new PEEK filament

Compared to stainless steel, 3D parts made of INFINAM PEEK 9359 F are approximately 80% lighter and 30% tougher with high levels of fatigue resistance. Evonik has developed a new 3D printable filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK), the INFINAM PEEK 9359 F, a high-temperature, chemical-resistant ready-to-use material suitable for the additive manufacturing of […]

Camfil opens new filter plant in Taiwan

Camfil’s new plant in Tainan, Taiwan. The launch of Camfil’s new facility in Taiwan. Production has started at Camfil’s new manufacturing plant in Tainan, Taiwan. The new factory, which as an area of more than 4000 sq m, will act as a hub for molecular and particle filtration supporting the growing semiconductor, life science and turbomachinery […]

Making zero-liquid discharge desalination greener

Desalination. The research article ‘Making zero-liquid discharge desalination greener: Utilising low-grade heat and vacuum membrane distillation for the regeneration of volatile draw solutes’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 507, 1 July 2021, 115034). Abstract Desalination is still a rather energy intensive process, and is also associated with the discharge of highly saline and chemically contaminated brine; […]

Source facility offers sustainable bottled water

The renewable, sustainable bottled water produced using solar energy and water vapour. Source Global, PBC, manufacturer of commercial and residential filtration systems, has joined forces with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to launch the first renewable, sustainable bottled water produced using solar energy and water vapour. The Source Hydropanel technology uses the power of […]

Glanris raises US$2mn to produce filtration media from rice hulls

Glanris media (raw husks and processed). The Glanris kiln. Glanris has raised a US$2 million Series A round from investors Riceland, Pittco Capital, Innova and Sage for what it says is the world’s first green, hybrid water filtration media. The US company’s patented manufacturing process and technology for removing contaminants turn rice hulls into a […]

Axius Water platform expands in the UK

Axius Water, the water quality solutions platform created by KKR Global Impact and XPV Water Partners, has acquired ATAC Solutions Ltd, a UK-based wastewater technology and services supplier. ATAC, which fits with Axius Water’s focus on full-service nutrient removal, will serve as a UK base of operations for the broader platform. Founded in 2007, ATAC […]

Water filters fight Covid-19 in developing world

The Grifaid Community Filter in use in Honduras. The Grifaid Community Filter, manufactured in the UK by not-for-profit company The Safe Water Trust, is helping to provide people in developing countries with on demand access to safe water for cleaning and drinking in hospitals, clinics and vaccination centres. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Saltworks provides EDR technology in Chile

Saltworks FlexEDR and IonFlux represent the next generation of EDR technology. Saltworks’ electrodialysis reversal technology, FlexEDR, has been selected by a heavy industry client in Chile to recycle its wastewater. The FlexEDR system, which was provided in partnership with Chilean wastewater treatment company, VIGAflow, will use Saltworks’ proprietary IonFlux ion exchange membranes. FlexEDR and IonFlux represent […]

Suez adds to large capacity ozone generators

The Ozonia L family includes three new models to cover ozone production ranges up to 60 kg/h (3200 lbs per day). Suez Water Technologies & Solutions has introduced its latest series of large capacity ozone generators, the Ozonia L, which delivers large scale ozone production with a compact footprint, a new web-enabled interface and real-time system […]

Forward Water’s FO technology at demo stage

Forward Waters pilot plant in Sarnia allows industrial clients to see the process in action. (Image: Grafiks Marketing and Communications & Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park) Canadian company Forward Water Technologies has now reached the demonstration stage of its forward osmosis (FO) technology at its industrial scale pilot plant in Sarnia in Ontario. The company’s technology […]

Optimising the AD circular economy

Microbiology and chemical engineering experts developed the Evogen Biogas Additive at Genesis Biosciences South Wales laboratories. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is fast becoming an integral part of the wastewater treatment process for local authorities and private companies. Microbiologists and chemical engineers at a Cardiff-based biotech company have developed an economical, low carbon footprint solution to optimise […]

ZwitterCo closes US$5.9mn financing round led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures

ZwitterCo, a fouling-resistant membrane technologies provider, has secured US$5.9 million in Series Seed financing to scale its water treatment and advanced separations solutions. The funding round was led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners, with additional support from Burnt Island Ventures and individual investors. ZwitterCo, a spin out of Tufts University, has […]

Grundfos reports solid 2020 results despite Covid-19

Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos CEO and group president. Grundfos has published its 2020 Annual and Sustainability reports. Denmark’s Grundfos has delivered a solid financial performance in 2020 with net turnover of DKK26 340 million and consolidated profit for the year of DKK1931 million. In a challenging year, Grundfos 2020 sales were down 4.4% on 2019 […]

The hybridization of thermally-driven desalination processes

Desalination. The research article ‘The hybridization of thermally-driven desalination processes: The state-of-the-art and opportunities’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 506, 15 June 2021, 115002). Abstract Water scarcity is a global issue that needs to be urgently addressed to alleviate its adverse impacts on social and economic development. Desalination has been touted as an attractive alternative that can sustainably […]

Xylem and Cityzens Giving water education project

Xylem announced the launch of the project with Cityzens Giving on World Water Day. Xylem has joined forces with City Football Group’s global foundation programme, Cityzens Giving, to empower a network of 100 young leaders to deliver projects that use football to provide vital water education to 5,000 young people in five cities around the world. […]

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Donaldson introduces dryer for condensate removal

The Ultrapac Smart dryer has three versions, the Superplus, Plus and Standard. The Donaldson Company’s new Ultrapac Smart dryer removes condensate and dries compressed air streams in manufacturing facilities using three stages of separation: filtering, drying and purifying. Highly purified compressed air is critical for food and beverage process applications, like beer, bottled water, milk, […]

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G2O Water Technologies moves towards commercial applications

UK technology business G2O Water Technologies is preparing for commercial-scale application of its graphene-based water filtration membranes. Following a series of investments and grants totalling approximately £5 million, G2O Water Technologies is moving from product development to externally focused growth. Having relocated to a high-tech campus in North West of England, the company is currently […]

Toyobo develops hollow fibre FO membrane system

The hollow fibre forward osmosis (FO) membrane reduces the discharge of concentrated seawater and utilises the energy generated within the system. Toyobo has jointly developed an environmentally friendly water treatment system equipped with a hollow fibre forward osmosis (FO) membrane for desalination plants. The company worked with the Abu-Dhabi based Sustainable Water Power Consultants (SWPC) […]

Membrane technologies for space engineering

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Membrane technologies for space engineering’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 626, 15 May 2021, 119177). Abstract Space engineering focuses on the design of technical solutions for deep Space exploration. The main requirements, particularly in long-duration manned missions, deal with the minimization of the volume, weight, power […]

Researchers develop nitrogen removing biofilters

The nitrogen removing biofilters consist of layers of natural products commonly found across Long Island, such as sand and woodchips. Researchers at the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT), part of Stony Brook University, have developed nitrogen removing biofilters to reduce levels of nitrogen in wastewater. Excessive nitrogen causes harmful algal blooms, […]

  • 11 Mar 2021
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Filtration+Separation current issue

The latest issue has articles about protecting aquatic life on the Great Barrier Reef and a filter crucible which is helping in the fight against microplastics. The latest issue of Filtration+Separation magazine is now available, and highlights include the story of a coastal community which reduced pollutants from waterways before it discharged into a lagoon […]

IDA partnership for new speciality conference

The conference will include a visit to the SWCC desalination and technology demonstration facilities.. The International Desalination Association (IDA) will partner with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) – Desalination Technology Research Institute (DTRI) for an international specialty conference on Innovation in Desalination, taking place 27–29 September 2021, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This event will […]

Protecting people with collaboration

Metrolink has bolstered its efforts to keep passengers and employees safe by partnering with Purafil, an international air filtration systems specialist. (Image: Metrolink) Together, the companies have worked to install the latest air filters on all train cars to ensure the air that passengers and employees breathe throughout their journey is safer and cleaner. (Image: […]

Wilo buys Abionik Group

An urban wastewater treatment plant. Image Dmitri Ma/Shutterstock Wilo Group is expanding in water treatment with the acquisition of the Berlin-based Abionik Group from private equity company BID Equity and other shareholders. The Abionik Group includes Martin Systems, Likusta Umwelttechnik, and Steinhardt, which specialise in wastewater and exhaust air treatment as well as rainwater treatment […]

Filter cartridge feature for ITT Goulds’ pump

In addition to continuously filtering contaminants from the oil, the filter cartridge also removes damaging water from the bearing oil. ITT Goulds’ redesigned 3700i API 610 OH2 pump is for use in the oil industry and is the first OH2 pump that features the company’s filter cartridge which continuously filters contaminants from oil. In addition to […]

Fiber length and hollow fiber nanofiltration membrane performance

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Bridging the gap between lab-scale and commercial dimensions of hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 624, 15 April 2021, 119100). Highlights MgSO4 retention by hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes at varying conditions. Significant concentration polarization at industrially relevant conditions. Commonly used mass transfer correlations have […]

SUEZ completes its acquisition of Lanxess’ reverse osmosis membrane portfolio

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Amiad launches disc filtration system

The Spin Klin Nova offers greater filtration efficiency and can process larger volumes of water per hour with a smaller system footprint than Amiad’s existing products. Amiad Water Systems’ Spin Klin Nova disc filtration system offers high levels of water filtration efficiency, Cloud-based real-time control and configuration flexibility. The culmination of many years of R&D, […]

Water filtration media cleaning

Mark Dunne, co-founder and MD of WasteSURE with the new machinery. Product focus – WasteSURE Media Wash 3 A water filtration media specialist based in Bury, Greater Manchester in the UK, has partnered with the manufacturers of a high yield screening plant to develop a new piece of machinery which removes up to 70% more […]

Andritz introduces single-motor pusher centrifuge

The Andritz ecoOne pusher centrifuge has only one powerful motor instead of a separate pusher and drive motor. Andritz has launched the ecoOne, a new pusher centrifuge with a powerful single motor multiple functions for use with bulk chemicals, technical salts and agrochemicals. Traditional centrifuges have separate pusher and drive motors, but the ecoOne pusher […]

Toray develops virus-removing UF membrane

Toray used phase separation control technology to create a uniformly dense structure alongside its hollow fibre membrane technology. Toray Industries has developed a new polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) ultrafiltration (UF) membrane with a high virus removal rate and high water permeability for water treatment. UF membranes which enhance pathogenic virus removal and water permeability without reducing […]

Mitsubishi Chemical to consolidate membrane business

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is transferring the membrane-related technology development and sales currently undertaken by its subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical Aqua Solutions Co Ltd (MCAS) to its own operations from 1 April 2021. The aim of this transfer and consolidation is to increase the operational efficiency of the membrane business. Until now, MCC has been responsible […]

Advances in air filtration technologies

Materials Today: Advances The review article ‘Advances in air filtration technologies: structure-based and interaction-based approaches’ has been published in Elsevier journal Materials Today: Advances. Abstract Intensifying air pollution has engendered growing public health concerns due to its broad and adverse effects on humanity. As a result, the development of air filtration technologies has received increased […]