[Call for Proposal] Launch of SIIRD CFP for R&D projects between Singapore and Israel enterprises

Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) has launched the call for proposals for SIIRD funding of R&D and pilot projects across all technological sectors. The current call for application is currently open and ends 2 August 2021. The programme will be interesting for companies who already have partners in Israel, or even companies who are interested […]

Pretreatments to mitigate fouling in membrane distillation

Desalination. The research article ‘Comparative analysis of various pretreatments to mitigate fouling and scaling in membrane distillation’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 509, 1 August 2021, 115046). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) has shown strong promise for treating hypersaline produced water (PW) streams. Scaling and fouling on the membrane surface, however, have been identified as major challenges for […]

Metso Outotec introduces industrial filtration portfolio

A core feature of Metso Outotecs filtration solutions is a sustainable design to improve environmental performance through energy, emissions, and water-efficiency. Metso Outotec has released its new range of filtration solutions for industrial applications covering chemical processing, industrial minerals, rubber and plastic, food and pharmaceutical and different types of bioprocess industries. In addition to the […]

Aqua Membranes secures new investment

Aqua Membranes, the developer of a patented 3D printed spacer technology for water filtration, has closed a new round of additional financing to apply its products to the semiconductor market. The deal was co-led by Micron, a manufacturer of memory and storage solutions, and Clean Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage climate […]

  • 28 Apr 2021
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SPX Flow appoints chief diversity officer

SPX Flow Inc has hired its first chief diversity officer to help build on the company’s culture of belonging. In this new role, Dori Armstead will advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as spearhead community relations. Before joining SPX Flow, Armstead served as vice president of human resources at Wingate University where she […]

GEA puts an end to the stick-slip effect

With the automatically operating Active Torque Control for CF decanters, GEA has developed a market innovation that makes the production process for starch and casein not only more reliable but also as profitable as possible under stick-slip conditions. (Image: GEA) How GE’s active torque control for decanter centrifuges increases economic efficiency. Creaking doors, squeaking brakes […]

  • 27 Apr 2021
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Cherwell Laboratories extends range of microbial air monitors

ImpactAir microbial air monitor ranges are designed to support the new EU GMP Annex 1 requirements for continuous environmental monitoring (EM). Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, has added new models to its ImpactAir range of microbial air monitors distributed from Pinpoint Scientific. The extended ImpactAir-ISO-90 and brand new ImpactAir-90 ranges support the new […]

Amazon’s filters pass seawater testing

A meltblown filter being strengthened with anti-microbial KilBac additives at Amazon Filters logistics centre in Camberley, Surrey. UK filter manufacturer Amazon Filters, in partnership with a US-based crude oil and natural gas producer has held a series of tests of its recently launched SupaSpun KilBac and SupaGard Kilbac filters to check how well KilBac protects […]

Aquaporin launches domestic water purifier

Powered by Aquaporin Inside technology, the company’s new under-the-sink water purifier, ONE, removes pesticides, viruses, bacteria and lime. Aquaporin’s new under-the-sink water purifier, ONE, is powered by Aquaporin Inside technology and removes pesticides, viruses, bacteria and lime, so that only safe drinking water comes out of the tap. The essential building block in the Aquaporin […]

Eaton redesigns duplex press filters

By direct mounting the switchgear to the pressure vessels the new EDA requires less space and is up to 216 lbs (98 kg) lighter on the EDA 1006 series. The Filtration Division of energy management company Eaton has redesigned its EDA series of duplex pressure filters, making them up to 30% smaller and lighter than the […]

  • 21 Apr 2021
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Pentair to acquire US beverage equipment company

Pentair plc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Ken’s Beverage Inc (KBI), a provider of beverage equipment and service, including water filtration systems, for restaurants, convenience stores and foodservice companies. KBI has 30 branches across the US and more than 300 trained technicians. The acquisition will expand Pentair’s national commercial […]

Aquaporin appoints deputy CEO and chief commercial officer

Matt Boczkowski. Matt Boczkowski has joined the Aquaporin executive management team as deputy CEO and chief commercial officer. Prior to Aquaporin, Boczkowski was vice president of new markets, marketing and growth at Suez, where he identified new growth areas for the company in industries including oil and gas, data centres, microelectronics and life sciences. Boczkowski […]

  • 21 Apr 2021
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SPX Flow’s chief commercial officer to leave

Dwight Gibson, SPX Flow Inc’s chief commercial officer, is leaving on 1 May 2021 to become CEO of a public company that serves the building materials industry. “On behalf of the SPX Flow team, I would like to thank Dwight for his outstanding contributions to SPX Flow. I’m proud and excited for Dwight to take […]

Cost optimization of multi-stage gap membrane distillation

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Cost optimization of multi-stage gap membrane distillation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 627, 1 June 2021, 119228). Abstract Estimating the costs and performance of emerging separation technologies is technically challenging because of the complex design space and the interdependence between system and module-level design decisions. This […]

Xylem to supply Wedeco ozone system for textile recycling plant

Manufactured and tested in Germany, at Xylems Herford facility, the Wedeco ozone system is tailored to meet the highest industry standards at low operating costs. Xylem’s Wedeco ozone technology will help Renewcells new mill produce dissolving pulp with a limited amount of chemicals, while also meeting the strictest local environmental regulations. Xylem is to deliver […]

Lakeside Equipment in auto rake system retrofit integration

The Lakeside Hydronic T Screen at the City of Washingtons wastewater treatment plant in Indiana. To maximise available space, Lakesides T-Series Trash Rake has rack installations up to 90°. At the City of Washingtons WWTP, the system features a double 12 ft-wide telescoping design to rapidly remove the anticipated debris from storm events. A wastewater […]

Evoqua to replace RBC units in New Jersey

Evoquas Envirex Series 400 RBC systems were selected because of their large media surface, flexible design, and reliable performance history. Evoqua Water Technologies will replace eight Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) that have reached the end of their useful life at the Cape May Wastewater Treatment Facility in New Jersey. The Authority wanted to replace existing […]

State-of-the-art of renewable energy sources used in water desalination

Desalination. The review article ‘State-of-the-art of renewable energy sources used in water desalination: Present and future prospects’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 508, 15 July 2021, 115035). Abstract The last decade has seen a worldwide increase in the use of alternative energy sources, especially renewable energy (RE), including its application in desalination. In the past many […]

Porvair Filtration appoints distributor in South Korea and Mainland China for its gas-processing products

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March’s top filtration news stories

The most-read news stories on the Filtration+Separation website in March 2021 were Toray’s new PVDF ultrafiltration membrane with a high virus removal rate, the launch of Amiad’s disc filtration system and the filtration industry’s response to Covid-19.   1. Toray develops virus-removing UF membrane Toray Industries has developed a new polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) ultrafiltration (UF) […]

NX Filtration installs nanofiltration pilot at PWN

NX Filtrations Mexpert pilot installation for hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes at PWN. Dutch water utility PWN has selected NX Filtration to start a pilot for the sustainable production of drinking water based on hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes. The NX Filtration pilot installation will first be deployed at PWN’s testing and technology center in Andijk, the […]

DuPont launches biofouling prevention technology

The B-Free system can be installed in both new plants and to upgrade existing systems. DuPont has introduced its new B-Free pre-treatment technology that eliminates the effects of biofouling in reverse osmosis (RO) systems, reducing operational costs. Biofouling is one of the most common and severe problems in the operation of an RO system. Unchecked, […]

Pusher centrifuge technology evolves

The entire portfolio of Metris addIQ for filter centrifuges. Particle size distribution in a pusher centrifuge, with and without the use of the Andritz GentleFeeder feeding system. The new Andritz pusher centrifuge ecoOne. A pusher centrifuge is a continuously operating filtration centrifuge used for processing bulk products in the chemical or mineral industries. This article […]

Ceco Environmental appoints new chief operating officer

Ramesh Nuggihalli has joined Ceco Environmental Corp as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). Reporting to Todd Gleason, Ceco Environmental’s chief executive officer, Nuggihalli will drive the execution of the company’s business lines consistent with strategic plans, including optimizing growth in adjacent markets and advancing Ceco’s productivity and efficiencies. Nuggihalli will also be responsible for […]

PCI Membranes uses RO to treat landfill leachate

PCI Membranes has proved that tubular reverse osmosis systems are a suitable solution to treat landfill leachate according to the 3R model. PCI Membranes, part of the Filtration Group, has completed a two-week trial and feasibility study for a Scandinavian client and the company was able to prove that tubular reverse osmosis (RO) systems can […]

Treatment of greenhouse wastewater for reuse or disposal

Desalination. The research article ‘Treatment of greenhouse wastewater for reuse or disposal using monovalent selective electrodialysis’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 507, 1 July 2021, 115037). Abstract Minimal liquid discharge (MLD) in greenhouses minimizes the volume of discharged wastewater, thereby increasing the volume of effluent that may be reused. Sodium accumulation in wastewater is often […]