Desalination

IDA World Congress returns to Australia

The centrepiece of the Congress is its Technical Programme covering all aspects of desalination and water reuse. The International Desalination Association’s (IDA)World Congress 2021 will take place from 7–11 November 2021 in Sydney, Australia, a decade on from its 2011 World Congress in Perth. The 2021 IDA World Congress and exhibition will provide knowledge-sharing and […]

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Hengst strengthens filtration management team

Volker Plücker has joined Hengst as group vice president Industrial Filtration. Plücker was most recently CEO of the Filtration Group’s acquired Mahle Industrial Filtration business. He has also served as CEO of Weber Hydraulik and headed up Mann+Hummel’s industrial filtration business for 12 years. Plücker is now part of the Hengst management team and will […]

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Toray joint research could boost RO systems

The research findings could help enhance the water permeability and substance removal capabilities of RO systems. (Image: Shutterstock) Toray Industries has announced joint research findings that could help enhance the water permeability and substance removal capabilities of reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The company undertook the research with the Bioengineering Laboratory and Theoretical Molecular Science Laboratory […]

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Lanxess introduces new normalisation software

The PerforMem program, developed by LANXESS, can be used to evaluate the performance of a reverse osmosis system and quickly identify faults. (Image: LANXESS) Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed PerforMem, software for analysing reverse osmosis which automatically imports system data from templates in standard process control systems and normalises large volumes of data. When […]

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Executive team changes at Xylem

Xylem has appointed two new commercial and segment leaders to its executive team. Hayati Yarkadas is the new senior vice president, and president, Water Infrastructure & Europe Commercial Team, while Matthew Pine has been appointed SVP and president, Applied Water Systems & Americas Commercial Team. Yarkadas was most recently president of Performance Materials at Trinseo, […]

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Membrion raises funding for commercial production

Membrions silica gel-based membranes. (Image: Membrion) Membrion, a manufacturer of lower cost, high performance ion exchange membranes, has received a total of US$6 million funding to begin commercial production of its silica gel ceramic membranes at its new production facility in Seattle. The company has developed Molecular Self Assembly (MSA) technology that uses readily available, non-toxic […]

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Saltworks commissions membrane concentrator

used together, the technologies within the membrane concentrator can concentrate highly scaling brines to 130,000 mg/L total dissolved solids. Saltworks Technologies has begun commissioning a membrane concentrator which makes extensive use of turbocharged reverse osmosis. The turbocharging relies on four elements: BrineRefine technology to remove scaling ions, which enables downstream processing at extremely high recoveries; […]

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Inge secures its biggest-ever contract

Inge GmbH’s ultrafiltration technology has been chosen as a pretreatment stage for a seawater desalination facility in Singapore. The replacement project is Inge’s biggest contract to date. The contract covers 68 Inge T-Rack 3.0 trains equipped with more than 7000 dizzer XL type modules. These will replace old UF membranes from another manufacturer at the […]

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IDA announces strategic partnership

Officials from the IDA and the Chinese Society of Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse at the signing ceremony. The International Desalination Association (IDA) recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Chinese Society of Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse. The partnership agreement was signed at the opening ceremony of the West Lake International Water Conference, […]

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KKR and XPV Water Partners form wastewater treatment platform

Investment firm KKR and Canada’s XPV Water Partners have established a platform to provide end-to-end nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Through the acquisitions of Environmental Operating Solutions Inc (EOSi) and Nexom Inc the platform aims to address nutrient contamination of water globally by building a diversified and growing portfolio of […]

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Intelliquip acquired by FPX

FPX, the B2B selling cloud vendor, has acquired Intelliquip, the front-end sales CPQ (Configure, Price and Quote) solutions developer for the fluid handling equipment industry. In acquiring Intelliquip, FPX broadens its offering of purpose-built solutions that simplify the selling of complex manufactured goods and adds more than 70 customers worldwide. Founded in 2000 and based […]

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SIDEM Barrel launched at IDA World Congress

The SIDEM Barrel at the Veolia Oman Sur treatment plant. SIDEM, a Veolia company, recently introduced its new modular reverse osmosis technology called the Barrel, at the IDA World Congress in Dubai. The Barrel is an integrated solution, a multi RO element vessel where the RO process implementation is identical to the one the company […]

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Toray to provide membranes for Brazilian SWRO plant

Toray is to supply its Romembra reverse osmosis (RO) and Torayfil ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technologies for a new seawater desalination facility in Brazil. Steel producer ArcelorMittal selected Fluence Corp for the design, engineering and construction contract through an international tender process. The US$10 million plant, which is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter […]

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TRSDC and KAUST announce Brains for Brine winners

Mr. Martin Stahl, TRSDC (far right) presented the award to the winners of the Brains for Brine Challenge at Aquatech 2019. (Image: TRSDC) The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) recently announced three winners of their international Brains for Brine Challenge. Launched in April 2019, the competition challenged […]

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Toyobo and SWCC to pilot test brine concentration membrane technology

Japan’s Toyobo Co Ltd and Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a joint pilot test aimed at realizing the practical application of a new brine concentration (BC) membrane technology that uses concentrated brine discharged by seawater desalination plants. Along with Toyobo’s consolidated subsidiary Arabian Japanese Membrane […]

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Saltworks’ RO advances commercially available

The advanced RO accomplishments involve the combination of specialised RO membranes and process-control innovations. Saltworks has announced that recent advancements in its reverse osmosis technology are now commercially available. The company says it is changing the cost equation for brine management and minimal liquid discharge. In the MLD and near ZLD space, advanced reverse osmosis […]

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IDA – sustainability and water management workshop

Dr Corrado Sommariva, will be the instructor at a workshop covering sustainability and water management at the IDA Congress. The founder and CEO of Sustainable Water and Power Consultants (SWPC), Dr Corrado Sommariva, will be the instructor at a workshop covering sustainability and water management on 20 October, during the IDA World Congress at the […]

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Inge provides ultrafiltration technology for Qatari mega project

A mega project to produce municipal drinking water from seawater in Qatar will install Inge® Multibore® UF technology. The project, which involves expanding the existing Facility D IWWP plant in Economic Zone 3, south of Doha, will require 5500 dizzer XL type modules in a T-Rack® 3.0 configuration, installed in 48 trains of UF racks. […]

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IDA presents Dr Adriana Marais as keynote speaker

Dr Adriana Marais will make the keynote address at the IDA World Congress. Theoretical physicist, Dr Adriana Marais will make a keynote address entitled, Off-World: Above and Beyond, at the IDA World Congress opening day ceremonies on Monday 21 October. Dr Marais is founder of Off-World, director of the Foundation for Space Development, and an […]

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Filinvest and Hitachi to set up water solutions JV in the Philippines

Philippine conglomerate Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) and Hitachi Aqua-Tech Engineering Pte Ltd have signed a 60:40 joint venture agreement for a new water solutions company that will provide water solutions across the Philippines. Filinvest-Hitachi Omni Waterworks Inc, the planned joint venture company, will have its head office in Taguig City, the Philippines. The business will […]

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IDA presents Advanced Programme for World Congress

The Advanced Programme for the IDA World Congress has now been announced. The IDA has published its Advanced Programme for its 2019 World Congress, hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The Advanced Programme includes a detailed schedule of the Technical Programme, a full agenda for the Leaders’ Summit and comprehensive information regarding […]

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Filtration Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Q2 2019

Filtration-related M&A deals between April and June 2019 included: • Caloris Engineering buys US fabricator Seitz Stainless Caloris Engineering LLC, a US provider of membrane, evaporation and drying technology, acquired the Avon, Minnesota-based equipment fabricator Seitz Stainless. Easton, Maryland-headquartered Caloris Engineering offers evaporators, dryers and membranes for the food and beverage manufacturing sector, while Seitz Stainless fabricates […]

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Registration for IDA Leaders’ Summit now open

The IDA Leaders Summit includes access to invite-only networking events and to the entire IDA World Congress. IDA’s first-ever exclusive Leaders’ Summit is now open for registration and includes access to invite-only networking events and to the entire IDA World Congress.  The Leaders’ Summit will take place at the IDA World Congress from 20-24 October at […]

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July’s top filtration stories

The assembled highly hydrophobic hollow fibre membrane modules in a TS-30 Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) system. Photo: Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd, Singapore. Memsift’s first commercial EPC contract, SPX Flow’s plans to sell its Power and Energy business and Eaton’s automatic self-cleaning strainer were the most popular news stories on the Filtration+Separation website in July. 1. […]

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Toray releases new TORAYFIL membrane module

The new TORAYFIL HFU-B2315AN is a pressurised PVDF UF membrane module for applications such as drinking water and pre-treatment of seawater RO systems. Toray Industries’ new TORAYFIL HFU-B2315AN is a pressurised PVDF ultrafiltration (UF) membrane module for applications such as drinking water, water reuse and pre-treatment of seawater RO systems. Toray’s new membrane module applies […]

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IDA training opportunities at 2019 World Congress

The IDA is offering training opportunities during its World Congress in October. The organisers of the 2019 IDA World Congress, entitled Crossroads to Sustainability, are offering two training opportunities during the Congress. The Congress will take place from 20-24 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre and there will be training for the Reverse Osmosis […]

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Hoyer motors used in RO technology

The Norwater factory where Hoyer motors are being used in reverse osmosis systems. Motors supplied by a Danish supplier, Hoyer Motors, are being used in reverse osmosis systems in Norway. Norwegian company Norwater produces freshwater systems to vessels and rigs in the marine, fish farming and offshore industries.  It provides fresh water for the salmon farming […]

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