• 27 Nov 2021
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Toray develops new membrane module to cut emissions

Toray Industries, Inc. has developed and begun supplying samples of a new hollow fibre ultrafiltration membrane module for food and beverage manufacturing and biotechnology purification and concentration processes. The module can save energy and contribute to carbon neutrality by attaining CO2 emissions more than 80% lower than those from the food production sector’s conventional thermal concentration […]

Xylem tests digital solution for water utilities

Xylem is working with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and WaterStart to pilot test Xylem’s Water Network Optimization solution, part of the Xylem Vue digital portfolio, aimed at increasing efficiencies and optimising the operation of Southern Nevada’s water systems. Through the joint test project, SNWA will evaluate the capabilities of the Water Network Optimization solution to […]

Ventilation improvements to combat mould

Tackling mould and condensation. As the UK enters a crucial winter period, trade association BEAMA has today issued clear ventilation guidance to tackle mould. The BEAMA hope the new advice will help boost much-needed public understanding surrounding the impacts of condensation and mould, and act as a valuable resource for industry. The guidance, which highlights the […]

  • 25 Nov 2021
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SG MEM signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as ecosystem partner to officiate The Carbon Capture and Utilisation Translational Testbed (CCUTT)

Pictured is the CCUTT MoU virtual signing ceremony held on 23 Nov 2021 at the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific event. Picture source: A*STAR   A*STAR – Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), JTC Corporation and 13 ecosystem partners to explore testbed facility named the Carbon Capture and Utilisation Translational Testbed (CCUTT), […]

Ovivo to build manufacturing facility in Texas for Cembrane SiC membranes

Canada’s Ovivo Inc is investing more than US$25 million in a new state-of-the-art facility in Texas, USA that will produce Cembrane’s patented Silicon Carbide (SiC) flat sheet membranes. Cembrane recently joined the Ovivo group. Now, in order to support the growth in demand for Cembrane SiC membranes, Ovivo will build and operate a 110 000 […]

  • 25 Nov 2021
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Donaldson expands in life sciences with Solaris Biotechnology acquisition

Donaldson Co Inc has acquired Solaris Biotechnology Srl, an Italian designer and manufacturer of bioprocessing equipment, including bioreactors, fermenters and tangential flow filtration systems, in a €41 million deal. The Solaris product portfolio ranges from benchtop systems for research and development to pilot and commercial-scale manufacturing systems for use in food and beverage, biotechnology and […]

Membrane research beyond materials science

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Membrane research beyond materials science’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 643, 1 March 2022, 119902). Abstract The majority of research in membrane separation science is focused on developing better membrane materials, yet very few of these materials are being used in commercial applications. This paper attempts to explore […]

Rusco launches smart automated ball valve

The Smart Ball Valve pairs easily with Apple and Android devices. Water filtration firm Rusco has launched a new ball valve driven by an app. The Smart Ball Valve pairs easily with Apple and Android devices allowing for programme automation, simplifying two primary functions – sediment flushing and flow shut-off. The product can be used […]

Vogelsang launches press screw separator

Vogelsang has taken the solid-liquid separation of liquid manure and digestate using a press screw separator and optimised the technology behind it. Vogelsang has introduced the XSplit press screw separator which enables a dry matter content of up to 40% for liquid manure and digestate processing. The XSplit helps biogas plant operators and contractors separate […]

Sartorius launches improved vacuum filtration units

Sartorius new vacuum filtration units are designed to offer faster and higher capacity filtration. Life science group Sartorius has launched a new series of vacuum filtration units designed to offer faster and higher capacity filtration with greater physical stability for a wide range of sample types. Modifications to the Sartolab RF|BT 150 – 1000 include: […]

DuPont introduces new point-of-use membrane filter

The membrane elements are spiral-wound from a polyamide thin-film composite. Water technology company DuPont Water Solutions (DWS) has launched a new reverse osmosis membrane filter for use in commercial buildings. The TapTec LC HF-4040 is designed to combine high flow rates with reliability and ease-of-use. It takes reverse osmosis technology normally seen in large, centralised […]

NX Filtration’s sustainable solution for water

Innovation is at the core of NX Filtration. NX Filtrations founder and CTO Erik Roesink (left) and CEO Michiel Staatsen (right) demonstrating the ability of its technology to remove colour and micropollutants from water in one single step. Layer-by-layer direct nanofiltration membranes. NX Filtration modules at one of its industrial clients. Treatment of surface water […]

Duperon picks up innovation award

(left to right) Duperon founder and chairman Terry Duperon, president Mark Turpin, and CEO Tammy Bernier. Water and wastewater screening specialist Duperon has won an award for innovation. The company picked up the MFG Innovation Excellence award at the MFG Excellence Awards, hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Duperon president Mark Turpin, said: “We innovate […]

Office building HVAC strategies during Covid

Building and Environment. The research article ‘Investigation of HVAC operation strategies for office buildings during COVID-19 pandemic’ has been published in the journal Building and Environment. Abstract To minimize the indoor transmission of contaminants, such as the virus that can lead to COVID-19, buildings must provide the best indoor air quality possible. Improving indoor air quality […]

  • 17 Nov 2021
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Nederman expands in smart energy savings

Swedish environmental technology company Nederman has acquired Energy Save Systems Ltd, a UK developer of software and hardware for the monitoring and control of filter systems. Energy Save Systems has developed technology for energy savings in industrial air filtration processes. The company’s DESA (Dust Extraction Systems Automation) product is designed to improve air quality and […]

  • 17 Nov 2021
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Andritz introduces vacuum filter for food & pharma

Andritz Nutrion vacuum drum filter. (Image: Andritz) International technology group Andritz has launched Nutrion, a vacuum drum filter with a hygiene-optimised design for demanding sectors such as food and pharmaceuticals. The Nutrion vacuum filter features a self-emptying filter trough, a vapour-tight hood, and advanced control options to eliminate any risk of contamination. Its filter trough […]

New VP for Cummins Filtration

Steph Disher, VP of Cummins Filtration. (Photo: Business Wire). Cummins Inc has named Steph Disher as vice president of Cummins Filtration. Disher has been leading the Filtration business since August 2020, through the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing supply chain constraints. Cummins is currently exploring strategic alternatives for the Filtration business. “Steph […]

Porvair Sciences showcases products at COMPAMED 2021

Vyon is a high-performance porous plastic material manufactured from virgin grade plastic polymers, polyethylene (high density and ultra-high molecular weight) and polypropylene. Designer and manufacturer of porous plastics technologies, Porvair Sciences will be exhibiting its Vyon porous plastic materials at COMPAMED 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany, which takes place from 15–18 November. The company specialises in […]

Planning for the deluge

The Up-Flo Filters in twin wall chambers, verified to remove 80% suspended solids but with demonstrated removal rates of up to 98%. A new food production facility needed a drainage strategy suitable for an industrial site, to control surface water runoff and remove pollution. An advanced stormwater treatment solution was customised to meet site requirements. The Eastways […]

Tunable membrane for high-flux membrane distillation

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘A pore-size tunable superhydrophobic membrane for high-flux membrane distillation’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 641, 1 January 2022, 119862). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) has recently attracted attention as a promising solution to the freshwater crisis. We report a pore-size tunable superhydrophobic membrane for application in the […]

3D printing is set to improve the efficiency of spiral-wound RO membranes

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Voltea helps secure water supply for manufacturer in South Africa

This Technology Focus article was first published in the October 2021 issue of Membrane Technology newsletter. Figure 1. Volteas Industrial Series 48 (IS-48) CapDI© system. Five of these systems provide enough space to house 240 CapDI modules at the manufacturing facility in South Africa (photograph courtesy of Voltea Inc). Technology developed by US-based Voltea Inc is […]

NX Filtration expands in the Middle East

Usama Patel, NX Filtrations new regional sales manager Middle East and North Africa. NX Filtration has appointed a new regional sales manager for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Usama Patel will support NX Filtration in rolling out its direct nanofiltration technology for municipal and industrial applications in the MENA region. Patel has extensive […]

A critical review on porous substrates of TFC polyamide membranes

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘A critical review on porous substrates of TFC polyamide membranes: Mechanisms, membrane performances, and future perspectives’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 641, 1 January 2022, 119871). Abstract Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes commonly adopt a thin film composite (TFC) structure featuring a polyamide rejection layer formed on a porous substrate. Recent studies have […]

Indutrade buys Finnish wastewater treatment equipment company

Indutrade has acquired the Finnish company Dewaco Oy, a developer and manufacturer of equipment and solutions for sludge thickening, sludge removal and dewatering in wastewater treatment applications. Based in Laitila, Dewaco has 23 employees and annual sales of approximately €13 million (SEK130 million). The company has been manufacturing chain scraper systems and belt filter presses […]

Lanxess at Aquatech

Ion exchange resins and iron oxide adsorbers for PFAS removal have been opening doors to new applications. Lanxess will be at Aquatech in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from November 2 to 5, 2021, to present its range of products for cleaning, processing and treating water. Ion exchange resins have become indispensable in applications such as producing ultra-pure water […]

Birla Cellulose to pilot Memsift’s membrane tech

Singapore’s Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd and Birla Cellulose have entered into a partnership agreement to explore, co-develop and implement Memsift technologies for zero liquid discharge (ZLD) and resource recovery applications from the waste streams at its global operations. Birla Cellulose, part of the Aditya Birla Group, produces sustainability focused manmade cellulosic fibres (MMCF). The company […]

Aquaporin launches brackish water membrane series

Aquaporin has introduced its first series of brackish water reverse osmosis membranes, the Aquaporin Inside CLEAR membranes, designed for a broad range of applications including wastewater treatment, industrial water, and drinking water. The new membranes, made for energy-efficient treatment of brackish water, are a series of biomimetic products that get their special properties from the […]