Rotork actuators boost ultrafiltration process

The plant will use almost 400 of Rotorks K-TORK rotary vane actuators to aid the ultrafiltration process. San Felipe Springs Water Treatment Plant based in the City of Del Rio, Texas will use almost 400 of Rotork’s K-TORK rotary vane actuators to aid in the ultrafiltration process which the plant uses to process its water. […]

3D printing for membrane desalination

Desalination. The research article ‘3D printing for membrane desalination: Challenges and future prospects’ has been published in the journal Desalination (Volume 520, 15 December 2021, 115366). Abstract Recent years have shown a growing interest in the field of 3D printing for applications in the area of water treatment and desalination. The applications for 3D printing are applicable on numerous levels from […]

Pentair launches X-Flow Xpert at Aquatech

Pentair X-Flow Xpert Web App screenshots. Pentair X-Flow Xpert features Xpert Assistant, the worlds first conversational interface in the membrane filtration industry. Pentair, a leading global water treatment and sustainable solutions provider, will launch the Pentair X-FlowTM Xpert Web App during Aquatech Amsterdam 2021. This innovative web app instantly guides the selection of the ideal […]

DuPont’s award-winning MABR technology

DuPont’s OxyMem MABR technology was recently named as one of the nine winners of Ofwat’s Water Breakthrough Challenge, sharing in £36 million to deliver wide scale, transformational change to benefit customers, society, and the environment. Run by Ofwat and Nesta Challenges, in partnership with Arup, the Water Breakthrough Challenge is the second competition delivered under […]

Evoqua inaugurates new sustainability and innovation hub

Ron Keating, Evoqua’s CEO (centre right), was joined at the opening by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, William Peduto (centre left), Evoqua board member and Hall of Fame athlete Lynn Swann (left), and Evoquas chief growth officer Snehal Desai (right). (Photo: Business Wire). Evoqua Water Technologies has officially opened its new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in […]

Saltworks supplies membrane-based industrial wastewater treatment plants

A Saltworks engineer inspects one of the plants FlexEDR stacks. Canadian water treatment specialist, Saltworks Technologies, has supplied two of its membrane-based industrial wastewater treatment plants, the FlexEDR mobile plant and the XtremeRO to separate international customers. Electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO) can be viewed as competing desalination technologies, but Saltworks offers both […]

Mann+Hummel unveils carbon zero strategy

Filtration specialist Mann+Hummel has published its carbon zero strategy with a pledge that all of the company’s production will be CO2 neutral by 2030. Mann+Hummel’s roadmap to carbon neutrality also includes using 100% renewable energy at all of its sites from next year and to have complete carbon neutrality along its entire value chain by […]

Komline-Sanderson adds stormwater products to growing portfolio

Komline-Sanderson Corp has bought AquaShield Inc, a US manufacturer of products for stormwater runoff, rainwater harvesting, and construction site discharges. Chattanooga, Tennessee-based AquaShield designs and manufactures integrated product solutions for filtration and pollutant removal from stormwater runoff. Products include hydrodynamic separators, stormwater filtration systems, catch basin inserts and biofiltration solutions. AquaShield is Komline-Sanderson’s fourth acquisition […]

Eaton introduces pipeline strainer range at Aquatech

Eatons PED-compliant Simplex 72X pipeline basket strainers in ductile iron and stainless steel (CF8M) are designed to protect process equipment in chemical, petrochemical and water applications. The Filtration Division of energy management company Eaton will present its new PED-compliant Simplex 72X cast pipeline basket strainers for water management at Aquatech Amsterdam 2021. Aquatech Amsterdam takes […]

NX Filtration hires CFO

Marc Luttikhuis, NX Filtrations new CFO. Marc Luttikhuis will join NX Filtration at the start of next year as chief financial officer (CFO). Luttikhuis, who will be based at NX Filtration’s headquarters in Enschede, the Netherlands, previously held CFO positions at automotive towing systems manufacturer Brink Group and European tyre wholesaler Heuver, with responsibility for finance, […]

Congratulations to Prof. Shane A. Snyder selected as 2021 Clarke Prize Laureate

Congratulations to our institution members, Prof. Shane A. Snyder, selected by NWRI for 2021 Clarke Prize Laureate . The National Water Research Institute recognized the water reuse pioneer for his significant contributions to state of the science for years. For more details, please visit:  

Protecting building occupants from outdoor airborne particulate hazards

Atmospheric Environment. The research article ‘Protecting Building Occupants Against the Inhalation of Outdoor-Origin Aerosols’ has been published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. Abstract During normal operations, buildings can protect their occupants from outdoor airborne particle hazards of all types, including airborne pollutants. A long-term international research effort has advanced our knowledge of building protection physics. Recently […]

Eaton’s cleaning keeps trains on track

In the Schweizerische Südostbahn (Swiss Southeast Railway) cleaning system, three of Eatons Topline single bag filter housings are connected in a parallel arrangement to ensure that the cleaning water, which can be used many times, is of a consistently high quality. ©2021 BvL Oberlächentechnik. All rights reserved. Eatons Hayflow filter elements with retention rates of […]

Filtration industry gathers at WEFTEC

Organisers say WEFTEC 2021 is about reconnection and reuniting the water sector in person. NX Filtrations hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes in operation at the site of an aerospace multinational located in Hungary. Veolia will be exhibiting Bioactiflo, a high-rate biological clarification process for enhancing biological BOD removal during the treatment of stormwater. The Leopold Texler […]

Toray awarded membrane order for Saudi desalination plant

Toray Industries Inc is to supply reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for Saudi Arabia’s Rabigh 3 desalination plant. The 600 000 m3/day desalination plant will be the largest SWRO plant in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest in the world. Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME), Toray’s local subsidiary in Dammam, will provide the RO […]

LiqTech JV wins first Middle East oil and gas order

LiqTech International Inc has secured its first oil and gas order through its joint venture in the Middle East. This initial order, valued at around US$4.0 million in sales, was received from a major oil field services company. The customer will deploy LiqTech’s water filtration systems for a fixed monthly rental fee paid to the […]

Microplastic forum at FILTECH 2022

Whether in the sea, in the soil or in the air microplastics pollute people and the environment. (image: Unsplash, Sören Funk) For water without microplastics and micropollutants: Research at Wasser 3.0. Left: Dennis Schober, Innovation & Transfer, right: Dr. Katrin Schuhen, inventor & managing director. (image: Wasser 3.0) Scientific exchange and latest research news: Conference […]

Modeling of membrane formation via phase inversion

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘A review on models and simulations of membrane formation via phase inversion processes’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 640, 15 December 2021, 119810). Abstract Phase inversion processes, in which a polymer is transformed from a thin solution film into a solid matrix upon exposure to another […]

Amazon Filters invests in welding platform

The powered lifting platform will help with the safe welding of larger filtration housings such as the one shown here. Amazon Filters has installed a powered lifting platform at its fabrication facility in Camberley, Surrey, UK to help with the welding of larger filtration housings while ensuring operator health and safety. The new motorised platform is […]

Aquatech Innovation Award 2021 nominees

Award entries were submitted across five categories, with the jury identifying nominees from each category to be considered as candidates for the overall prize. The Aquatech Innovation Award recognises world-class innovation and technologies that have the potential to disrupt the global water market and this year a total of 12 technologies have been selected by […]

Second Grant Call for SG Eco Fund

About SG Eco Fund The $50 million SG Eco Fund was set up in 2020 to support projects that advance environmental sustainability and involve the community. Since independence, Singapore has sought to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Climate change is a global challenge. Given Singapore’s constraints as a small and highly-urbanised […]

Veolia expands pilot testing with NX Filtration

Veolia has been conducting lab-scale tests with NX Filtrations hollow fibre nanofiltration technology at its Scientific & Technological Expertise Department (STED). In a series of two new pilot programmes, Veolia will expand its pilot testing using NX Filtration’s hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes, testing them for the reuse of effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant […]

September’s top filtration stories

Filtration+Separation’s most popular news stories in September included Pentair’s acquisition of Pleatco Filtration, Mann+Hummel’s new self-cleaning filter and the launch of Clear Edge Filtration’s Lotus Range of filter media. 1. Pentair to acquire Pleatco Filtration Pentair plc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pleatco, a US manufacturer of water filtration and clean air […]

British Steel selects Suez for water management contract

British Steel Ltd has awarded a chemical and monitoring service contract to Suez Water Technologies & Solutions to improve its environmental footprint and compliance at the company’s integrated steel plant in Scunthorpe, UK. Suez will provide chemicals, services and digital solutions for cooling water, boiler water and wastewater treatment. This will improve automation and offer better […]

Andritz launches AI-supported polymer dosage system

The Metris addIQ RheoScan measures sludge conditions throughout the thickening and dewatering stages in real time. (Image: Andritz) Andritz has introduced the next generation of its Metris addIQ RheoScan, an optical measurement system for automatic polymer dosage in belt presses and gravity belt tables, which uses AI to increase process stability and reduce operating costs. […]

Donaldson iCue Gateway speeds dust collection

The Donaldson iCue Gateway can be installed on dust collectors with ease and speed freeing up time to focus on productivity. The Internet of Things has transformed filter monitoring by allowing remote 24/7 access to data via a laptop, tablet or phone. Ensuring optimum performance from a facility’s industrial dust and fume collectors can be […]

Depth filtration in bioprocessing – new opportunities for an old technology

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. The research article ‘Depth filtration in bioprocessing — new opportunities for an old technology’ has been publiished in the journal Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (Volume 34, December 2021, 100746). Abstract Depth filtration has a long history in both bioprocessing and water treatment, with the earliest records of water purification by depth filtration dating back […]

Xylem teams up with Man City’s Pep Guardiola to tackle water challenges

Xylem and Pep Guardiola are encouraging young people to solve water challenges in their own communities. Pep Guardiola meets young people at a recent Xylem education event. Xylem and Manchester City Football Club manager Pep Guardiola are partnering to promote public engagement on the world’s water challenges. They will campaign for awareness and education, and support […]

De Nora acquires Calgon Carbon’s UV Technologies Division

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GEA presents single-use pharma separator

The separator relies on centrifugation to significantly reduce filtration dependency. (Image: GEA) GEA recently introduced its new kytero single-use pharma separator for the biopharmaceutical single-use industry which combines the benefits of larger GEA stainless steel pharmaceutical centrifuges with disposable separation. The kytero single-use separator is designed for obtaining fermentation solutions and cell cultures and is […]