Water & Wastewater

Sofi Filtration closes €3mn funding round

Finland’s Sofi Filtration Oy, a Loudspring Oyj portfolio company, has closed a €3 million funding round led by Emerald Technology Ventures and joined by Voima Ventures. A secondary transaction was also conducted with selected investors including Loudspring. Loudspring’s fully diluted ownership of Sofi Filtration is now 20.9% compared with 24.7% prior to the investment and […]

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Mann+Hummel wins largest-ever Bio-Cel MBR order

The Bio-Cel L-2. Mann+Hummel’s Membrane Solutions business is to upgrade and expand capacity at a wastewater treatment plant in Fujian Province, China using 336 Bio-Cel L-2 MBR modules (160 000 m² membrane area). This is the company’s largest Bio-Cel MBR order to date. The project plans to double the treatment capacity of the wastewater plant […]

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Koch Separation Solutions and ADM increase collaboration

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) is growing its relationship with agricultural origination and processing company ADM promoting operational efficiency and sustainability in water and wastewater treatment. KSS is an ADM preferred vendor of water, wastewater and in-process separations applications. “In our long relationship with ADM, we have worked closely together to tackle important projects that are […]

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Andritz introduces dilution system for thickeners

The EvoLute NT dilution system uses the overflow liquid from the thickener to dilute incoming slurries or suspensions to the optimum solid-liquid ratio. (Image: Andritz) Andritz has developed the EvoLute NT dilution system for diluting thickener feed which uses the overflow liquid from the thickener to dilute incoming slurries or suspensions to the optimum solid-liquid […]

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De Nora offers visual assistance platform

De Nora has launched DE NORA VIA, a visual assistance platform for remote customer support, offering customers live video support and inspections.  Municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities to industrial process water users will be supported remotely by expert engineers and product experts. Visual assistance optimises the communications process, enabling faster and more accurate resolutions. Through live communications […]

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Saltworks ships chemical softening plant to US

The full-scale BrineRefine plant on the Saltworks’ factory floor. Saltworks Technologies has announced that it has shipped a full-scale BrineRefine treatment plant to a US mining client. The BrineRefine plant, part of Saltworks’ IonSelect solutions, is destined for a mining site with a specific ion-of-concern problem. The client originally contacted Saltworks because of its ultra-high recovery reverse […]

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Lebanese wastewater solution wins award

A BiomPod aerobic tank which includes aquatic plants, including papyrus. (Image: Mruna) The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has named Lebanese tech start-up Mrüna the winner of its first global innovation competition, InfraChallenge, following a live pitch against nine other finalists from around the world.   Mrüna’s winning digital solution, Biomweb, uses a nature-based system […]

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TIWW & CE Taiwain 2020 promote ESG and 5R concepts

Exhibits at TIWW & CE Taiwan included products capitalising on data analysis and remote monitoring technologies. Organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan International Water Week and Circular Economy Taiwan (TIWW & CE Taiwan 2020) ended successfully on 26 September, despite the lack of international buyers, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There […]

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Memsift partners with German blower manufacturer Piller

Dr J Antony Prince (left), founder & CEO, Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd; and Dieter Knoblich (right), CEO & president, Piller SEA Pte Ltd. Singapore’s Memsift Innovations and blower and compressor specialist Piller SEA Pte Ltd have entered into a cooperation agreement to set up a new benchmark for industrial liquid-waste treatment and zero liquid discharge. […]

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Sofi Filtration signs €3mn financing round

Loudspring Oyj portfolio company Sofi Filtration Oy has signed a €3 million investment round. Sofi Filtration will use the proceeds to accelerate growth. Loudspring will also purchase shares in Sofi Filtration from early investors. Sofi Filtration’s self-cleaning Sofi Filter enables cost-efficient micro filtration of large amounts of water. The Finnish company focuses on marine, oil […]

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I-Phyc’s algal technology to remove phosphorous

I-Phyc’s algae-based treatment can consistently remove between 50% and 99% of pollutants. South West Water is installing an algae-based treatment from sustainable water recycling specialist, Industrial Phycology (I-Phyc), in the final effluent at the Broadwindsor sewage treatment works in the UK. I-Phyc’s technology can remove phosphorous, ammonia and almost all harmful trace contaminants. The treatment […]

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NX Filtration technology fights summer droughts

NX Filtrations mobile hollow fibre nanofiltration system at the Twentekanaal in the Netherlands. Dutch membrane specialist NX Filtration has installed a demo-unit with its hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes at a local canal, to show that its technology can remove contaminants to produce drinking water during summer droughts in the Netherlands. Approximately 60% of the total […]

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Rivertrace launches calibration portal

Rivertrace’s new digital water monitoring technology calibration portal gives complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork. Rivertrace has developed a new digital water monitoring technology calibration portal to enable complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork related to water monitoring equipment. The free-to-access digital portal is accessible at any time via desktop and mobile browsers, […]

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Veolia to provide seawater treatment system for FPSO Anna Nery

The FPSO Anna Nery. Veolia Water Technologies subsidiary VWS Westgarth Ltd has won an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Yinson to supply a seawater treatment and injection (SWTI) system for the FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) Anna Nery. The seawater treatment system, with two integrated process modules, will deliver 38 000 m3/day of […]

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Evoqua buys Aquapure Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies has acquired Aquapure Technologies of Cincinnati, a Hamilton, Ohio, USA-based water service and equipment company. Aquapure Technologies serves the commercial and light industrial markets providing water treatment products and services, including deionization, reverse osmosis, softeners, filtration systems and pumps. “We are delighted to welcome Aquapure to the Evoqua family,” said Evoqua chief […]

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Berghof Membranes appoints global sales director

Berghof Membranes has named Antonio Sempere as global sales director for the company. Sempere, who has more than 10 years of experience with tubular ultrafiltration membrane technology, joined Berghof Membranes in October 2017 as regional sales manager for the EMEA region. He will now be part of the Berghof Membranes management team which is led […]

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Dupont adds degasification to its water treatment

Ligasep membrane degassing modules are now part of DuPont Water Solutions’ portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, following a global partnership with Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation. The degasification of liquids is becoming increasingly critical to several water treatment processes, including industrial demineralisation, oil and gas production, microelectronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical […]

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Caloris offers RO units on stainless steel frames

There are many advantages to a stainless-steel frame and the main one is that the surface is corrosion-free. Caloris Engineering is now able to offer stainless steel skidded water RO configurations by standardising a stainless-steel frame for its units. There are many advantages to a stainless-steel frame and the main one is that the surface […]

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Xylem provides 100 000 face shields for Covid-19 front-line workers

Xylem Inc has manufactured and delivered, through partners, more than 100 000 protective face shields in Europe and the US in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative used Xylem’s internal manufacturing capabilities including 3-D printing and injection molding. Since March, Xylem partners have helped deliver the face shields to healthcare facilities and to utilities […]

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Pentair releases X-Flow XF75 membrane element

The Pentair X-Flow XF75 ultrafiltration (UF) membrane element is for water treatment projects. Pentair has announced the latest addition to its X-Flow filtration portfolio, the Pentair X-Flow XF75 membrane element, a new ultrafiltration (UF) membrane element for water treatment projects which helps to enhance performance of existing systems within the same footprint. Although the outer […]

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Zero Brine launches second pilot in Rotterdam Port

The Zero Brine Site II pilot at Plant One Rotterdam. (Image: Zero Brine) Zero Brine has launched its second site at the port of Rotterdam as part of the demonstration of industrial circularity combining residual heat and wastewater streams to eliminate brine effluent (zero brine discharge) in the production of demineralised water. The Zero Brine project […]

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Evoqua to provide wastewater treatment plant for Texan city

An Omnipac SBR system. Evoqua Water Technologies is to design, manufacture and install a new wastewater treatment plant for Magnolia Pointe Municipal Utility District near the City of Josephine, Texas, USA. The new wastewater plant will include Evoqua’s Omnipac field-erected sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system designed to treat 0.5 million gallons per day (MGD). The […]

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Suez’s ZeeLung selected for world’s largest MABR system

ZeeLung MABR being installed at a customer site. Canada’s Waterloo region has selected Suez’s ZeeLung technology for what will be the world’s largest membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) system at the Hespeler Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ontario. “This is a first-of-its-kind project for Canada that will demonstrate ZeeLung’s benefits: the ability to quickly and easily […]

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Xylem offers underdrain with backwash feature

By washing 100% of the media in between each lateral, the Type 360 underdrain increases filter run times, reduces backwash water consumption and extends media filter life. Xylem’s Leopold Type 360 underdrain, is a bolt down system for greenfield projects and water treatment filtration rehabilitation projects with a design that allows backwash water to flow […]

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TAITRA offers online meetings during TIWW

For those unable to travel to Taiwan, TAITRA is offering online procurement meetings on 24 September. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will hold online procurement meetings on 24 September, at the start of Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW) and Circular Economy Taiwan 2020, allowing international buyers to connect with suppliers remotely. The two […]

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PSP.US acquires PolyCera

PSP.US Inc has acquired the assets of US membrane company PolyCera Inc including all physical and intellectual properties. A Delaware corporation, PSP.US was formed in 2020 and is wholly owned by Singapore’s PSP Pte Ltd. Chinese membrane company Beijing Daking Eastern Technology Co Ltd is the largest shareholder in PSP Pte Ltd, and also holds […]

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KKR and XPV Water Partners appoint CEO for new platform

Investment firm KKR and Canada’s XPV Water Partners have named Chris McIntire as chief executive officer (CEO) of their recently created water quality solutions platform. McIntire, who also join the platform’s board of directors, brings more than 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater treatment and business services industries to his new role. […]

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H2O Innovation appoints chief strategic officer

H2O Innovation Inc has named Gregory Madden as the Canadian company’s new chief strategic officer (CSO). Madden has been part of the H2O Innovation team for over 10 years, and has served as vice president of Aftermarket Services since 2017. As CSO, Madden will focus on integrating acquired companies and overseeing projects like the ongoing […]

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Eaton adds to filter cartridge range

BECO Protect HF HighFlow depth filter cartridges have absolute retention rates of 1, 3, 5 or 10 µm for fine filtration. The Filtration Division of energy management company Eaton has developed two new depth filter cartridge ranges, the BECO Protect HF HighFlow and the CL Coreless depth filter cartridges and matching cartridge housings, the BECO […]

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Chinese WWTF installs Toray’s HFUG membranes

Toray’s HFUG-2020AN installed at a water reuse facility. A large-scale wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) in Wuxi, China is using Toray Industries Inc’s HFUG ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technology to purify water. GreenTech Environmental Co Ltd, a provider of advanced membrane treatment solutions, selected Toray’s advanced high-surface-area HFUG-2020AN UF modules for the 34 000 metric ton facility. […]

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Suez to acquire Lanxess’s RO membrane portfolio

Suez has signed an agreement with German specialty chemicals company Lanxess to purchase its reverse osmosis (RO) membrane portfolio. The acquisition includes the membranes, raw materials and production facility in Bitterfeld, Germany, with all employees. The Lanxess membrane line will become part of Suez Water Technologies & Solutions. Suez says that the acquisition, which is […]

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Ameriwater introduces cooling tower water filter

The HEF CWFT isspecifically designed for a 33- tonne cooling tower or smaller and can be used in commercial, institutional, and light manufacturing applications. Water purification specialist, Ameriwater has created the HEF CWFT, specifically designed for a 33- tonne cooling tower for smaller commercial, institutional, and light manufacturing applications that want cleaner cooling tower water […]

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May/June 2020 issue of Filtration+Separation

Take some time out to read the May/June 2020 issue of Filtration+Separation Magazine Sign up here to receive your FREE digital edition of Filtration+Separation magazine. In this issue: Water treatment gives back to grid A Scottish wastewater treatment works takes water from a local reservoir and generates more energy than it uses. Food plant sees […]

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QED system aids low-flow groundwater sampling

The MicroPurge MP25 purge stabilisation flow cell system makes consistent low-flow groundwater sampling simpler and more accurate. QED Environment Systems says that its MicroPurge MP25 purge stabilisation flow cell system makes consistent low-flow groundwater sampling simpler and more accurate, while the associated PurgeScan technology monitors purging parameters and automatically performs stabilisation, reducing potential for error […]

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Veolia launches combination single-skid unit

The TERION S standard single-skid unit combines single pass reverse osmosis (RO) and continuous electrodeionization (CEDI) to produce high-grade deionised water. Veolia Water Technologies’ new TERION S standard single-skid unit combines single pass reverse osmosis (RO) and continuous electrodeionization (CEDI) to produce high-grade deionised water for laboratory, power, and general industry applications. In May 2020, […]

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Alfa Laval to use digital twin technology as it expands separator capacity

Alfa Laval will use advanced digital twin technology when the company expands and automates production capacity of separators at its facility in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The technology will facilitate operations development and reduce the ramp-up time of production. Alfa Laval will use Real Digital Twin (RDT) technology from AFRY, an international engineering, design and advisory company. […]

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Saltworks launches silica extractor

SilicaSelect combines two existing technologies, the ScaleSense selective ion sensor and the BrineRefine chemical softening system. Saltworks Technologies has recently introduced SilicaSelect, part of its IonSelect Solution family, which selectively targets silica in wastewaters while keeping treatment footprint and costs down. Silica can cause serious problems in water systems. It precipitates at very low concentrations […]

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Duperon bar screening system helps farmers

The FlexRake FRHD automated bar screens are successfully protecting the companys pumps from tumbleweeds and other debris. Duperon’s FlexRake FRHD automated bar screening system is helping farmers in Eastern Idaho clear debris for crop irrigation, protecting pumps from tumbleweeds and other debris, ensuring worker safety and eliminating maintenance. The FlexRake FRD system was installed at […]

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H2O Innovation expands in Texas

H2O Innovation Inc has acquired Gulf Utility Service Inc (GUS), a US company providing water and wastewater management solutions in the state of Texas in a C$3.713 million deal. With over 20 years of experience in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of water and wastewater treatment systems, GUS offers its services to approximately 40 municipal […]

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June’s top filtration news stories

A new ultrafiltration brand from Microdyn-Nadir, our Covid-19 coverage and Porvair Filtration Group’s surface modification technologies were the most popular business news stories on the Filtration+Separation website in June 2020.   1. Microdyn-Nadir launches new brand for UF line Microdyn-Nadir’s new brand for its hollow fibre PVDF ultrafiltration (UF) product line is the Microdyn PureULTRA module for treating […]

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Alfa Laval partners with Orège

Alfa Laval has signed a global commercial agreement with Orège, a French global cleantech company supplying patented solutions for wastewater treatment. The partnership will expand the two companies’ market presence. Alfa Laval’s range of products and solutions for the wastewater treatment industry includes the Alfa Laval Ashbrook Simon-Hartley line of belt filter presses used to […]

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Amiad extends filtration distribution deal with Netafim

Amiad in action. Amiad Water Systems has signed a new five-year global distribution agreement with Netafim, one of the world’s largest providers of irrigation systems, covering the company’s disc filtration products for the irrigation market. Netafim will have exclusive distribution rights to Amiad’s disc filtration products in the irrigation market globally and to Amiad’s screen […]

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H2O Innovation partners with Nanostone on ceramic membranes

Canada’s H2O Innovation Inc has signed a strategic agreement with Nanostone Water Inc to jointly advance the commercialization of ceramic membrane technology. “As an engineered product supplier primarily focused on membrane technology, it is important to constantly renew ourselves and use the best membrane for each application,” said Frédéric Dugré, president and CEO of H2O […]

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Northumbrian Water designs mobile analysis unit

Inside Northumbrian Water’s SWAT unit. A Site Wastewater Analysis Trailer (SWAT), designed by Northumbrian Water workers, will help protect the quality of rivers and watercourses across the UK’s North East region. The SWAT is a bespoke mobile unit which will be plugged into wastewater treatment works to give detailed information about the quality of wastewater […]

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Grundfos to acquire Eurowater

Grundfos has entered into an agreement to acquire the Danish water treatment company Eurowater. Headquartered in Skanderborg, Eurowater develops, produces and markets complete solutions for the treatment of water for customers in the industrial and municipal sectors. Eurowater, which primarily serves the European market, has subsidiary companies in 14 countries servicing customers through 23 local […]

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Microdyn-Nadir launches new brand for UF line

Microdyn’s PureULTRA modules treat surface water, ground water, sea water, and tertiary treated wastewater. Microdyn-Nadir’s new brand for its hollow fibre PVDF ultrafiltration (UF) product line is the Microdyn PureULTRA module for treating surface water, ground water, sea water, and tertiary treated wastewater. Previously under the brand name OLTREcap, the new Microdyn PureULTRA hollow fibre […]

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WEFTEC 2020 goes fully virtual

Organisers of WEFTEC 2020 have decided to cancel its October meeting in New Orleans and make it a fully virtual event called WEFTEC Connect, with registration opening on 13 July and programming scheduled from 5-9 October. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) had previously decided to offer a hybrid form of the event with both in-person […]

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CETCO hosts free webinar on PFAS treatment

Michael Donovan, global R&D director for CETCO. CETCO has announced it will be hosting a free online webinar, in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines, entitled Exploring PFAS Treatment Solutions and their Efficacy: Comparing FLUORO-SORB Adsorbent, Granular Activated Carbon, and Ion Exchange Resin on 18 June at 9:00 am EDT (2:00 pm BST).  Access to […]

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Axium Process releases packaged water system

Axium Process’ new packaged low conductivity water system is designed for water purifying applications. Axium Process’ new packaged water treatment system, called Good to Go, is designed for water purifying applications, and delivers commercially sterile, sustainable, high-quality water, bypassing the need for ion exchange beds and chemical treatment processes.  The system, which uses reverse osmosis […]

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Saltworks develops ion-specific sensor

ScaleSense is a real-time ion-specific sensor that works on brines and optimises existing water treatment assets. Canadian water technology company Saltworks Technology recently launched ScaleSense, a real-time ion-specific sensor that works on brines and optimises existing water treatment assets. Saltworks developed the ScaleSense ion sensor to work without interference from other ions. It enables users to […]

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Rotork’s actuators used in Florida UF plant

The K-TORK actuators control the flow of surface water in the membrane system, helping to process up to 52 million gallons of water a day. More than 300 Rotork K-TORK pneumatic vane actuators have been installed at one of Florida’s largest low-pressure ultrafiltration (UF) membrane plants, processing 84 million gallons per day. The plant treats […]

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Microvi demonstration plant proves MNE technology

Microvi Biotechnologies has recently completed a collaborative trial with Thames Water Utilities of its Microvi MNE wastewater treatment, which demonstrated that MNE outperformed the ammonia removal performance of existing nitrifying sand filters. The fully automated MNE demonstration plant was configured as a tertiary nitrification system for ammonia removal. Operating between 5-22° C, MNE consistently removed […]

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Taiwan Water Treatment Solutions livestream

The event will feature five-minute presentations from companies will introduce their latest solutions. Taiwan’s trade promotion organisation, AITRA, will be hosting a livestream on Taiwan Water Treatment Solutions on Wednesday 27 May at 08:00AM BST (GMT+1). This event will feature five-minute presentations from the following companies, each introducing their latest solutions: Aquas Inc. – Open Channel […]

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Veolia develops new RO-CEDI unit

TERION is a new RO-CEDI unit that produces demineralised water for power applications. Veolia Water Technologies, through its internal manufacturing platform SOLYS, has developed a new plug & play, integrated RO-CEDI unit for demineralised water production. TERION is a new RO-CEDI unit that produces demineralised water for power applications, in particular for boiler feed and […]

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Xylem supports UNICEF’s Covid-19 response

Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of Xylem Inc, is partnering with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, on Covid-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s Covid-19 contribution will be directed towards the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community […]

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Alfa Laval supports 1.5°C Business Playbook

Alfa Laval has joined the 1.5°C Business Playbook, a spin-off from the Exponential Roadmap initiative, to accelerate its efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030. The 1.5°C Business Playbook, which was launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, provides tools for companies and organizations that want to align with the […]

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Covid-19: How the filtration and separation industry is responding

3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock. Our coronavirus coverage shows how filtration and separation companies around the world are responding to and dealing with the spread of Covid-19.   NEWS INDA launches new portal to meet Covid-19 need The portal increases awareness of actions by nonwoven and engineered fabric producers in the […]

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Wessex Water selects Bluewater Bio’s FilterClear technology

A fully automated 4v2800 FilterClear TSR plant installed at Ledbury STW, Severn Trent Water. Bluewater Bio Ltd FilterClear multimedia filtration technology will be used in three Wessex Water projects in the UK to achieve compliance with tighter phosphorus consents, as set by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Bluewater Bio will provide a fully automated Tertiary […]

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WEFTEC opens registration with virtual option

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has opened registration for those attending WEFTEC 2020 in person and has expanded its offering to include a new virtual event, WEFTEC Connect. WEFTEC 2020, the 93rd annual technical exhibition and conference for water quality professionals, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 3–7 October as planned and those who […]

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Grundfos joins Alibaba’s Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance

Grundfos has joined the Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA), a global coalition of companies collaborating to prevent infringements of intellectual property (IP) rights. The alliance, which was formed in 2017 by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba, brings together rights holders and other intellectual property stakeholders to share industry and technical expertise to protect intellectual property rights […]

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Aquaporin membranes cut hemodialysis water costs

A forward osmosis system using Aquaporin Inside membranes could reduce the water consumption of dialysis centres by 75%. Aquaporin is working to make hemodialysis more sustainable by using its Aquaporin Inside membranes in a forward osmosis water purification system to reduce the high water consumption of hemodialysis machines by 75%. The Dialysis Department at the […]

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Executive leadership changes at Pentair

Pentair plc has made three appointments to its executive leadership team, with Bob Fishman as executive vice president (EVP), chief financial officer and chief accounting officer; Mario D’Ovidio as EVP and president of the Consumer Solutions segment; and Jerome Pedretti as EVP and president of the Industrial & Flow Technologies segment. All three will report […]

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Xylem supports community-based responses to Covid-19

Xylem has extended its Partner Community Grants Program to support community-level responses to Covid-19. The company’s corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, is inviting customers and partners worldwide to nominate non-profit organizations in their communities to receive grant funding for Covid-19 responses. The Watermark Partner Community Grants Program will accept online nominations from Xylem customers, suppliers and partners, anywhere in […]

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Centrisys centrifuges selected for California water recycling plant

A Centrisys CS30-4DT decanter centrifuge. Centrisys Corp is supplying five decanter centrifuges and one spare rotating assembly unit for an upgrade and expansion at Inland Empire Utilities’ Regional Water Recycling Plant No 5 (RP-5) in Chino, California. The five custom CS30-4DT decanter centrifuges and spare rotating assembly unit will be designed, engineered and built in […]

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ELGA LabWater launches system for lab applications

PURELAB Quest is a laboratory water system for lab applications in academia, government and industry. ELGA LabWater, a Veolia Water Technologies company, has released the PURELAB Quest, a laboratory water system that delivers water for lab applications in academia, government and industry. PURELAB Quest’s design allows it to dispense all three types of lab water […]

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Memsift forms strategic partnership with CSRE in China

Dr J Antony Prince, founder and CEO of Memsift Innovations. Singapore-based Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership with Beijing China Science Resources and Environmental Technology Co Ltd (CSRE) to work together on solutions for industrial liquid-waste volume reduction, brine treatment, zero liquid discharge and resource recovery in China. Memsift is the […]

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CETCO launches adsorbent for PFAS remediation

Fluoro-Sorb adsorbent is an NSF-certified product that treats multiple variants of PFAS. CETCO’S new Fluoro-Sorb adsorbent is a NSF-certified product that treats multiple variants of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).   PFAS have been used in everyday products for many years but the chemical has seeped into soil and water and the strong carbon-fluorine chemical bond prevents […]

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Koch Separation Solutions expands membrane manufacturing capacity

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) is expanding the manufacturing capacity of its Puron reinforced hollow fibre membrane technology by 50%. The company says that the manufacturing expansion reflects its significant growth and an increased ability to quickly serve businesses that use its reinforced hollow fibre membrane technologies. “Expanding our Puron membrane manufacturing capacity represents the exciting […]

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Mann+Hummel: new VP for Membrane Solutions

Marco Nava, Mann+Hummels vice president Membrane Solutions. Mann+Hummel has appointed Marco Nava as vice president Membrane Solutions and managing director of membrane and module specialist Microdyn-Nadir. Nava has served as managing director of Microdyn-Nadir Italy since the 2018 acquisition of private-label reverse osmosis spiral-wound membrane manufacturer Oltremare SpA. He was previously CEO of Oltremare. “We […]

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Flow-Tech Systems launches industrial treatment

Flow-Tech Industrial is a chemical-free water treatment systems designed for heavy industrial applications. US water technology company Flow-Tech Systems recently introduced Flow-Tech Industrial, an offshoot of the company’s chemical-free water treatment systems designed for heavy industrial applications. The technology is already in use in mineral, bacteria, and corrosion management in facilities including power plants, mineral […]

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Grundfos to close BioBooster business

The Grundfos BioBooster operations are to close following a series of unsuccessful attempts to refocus the business. Grundfos says that the company has failed to make a profit since it started in 1999 despite strong technology and significant investments. “We remain dedicated to pioneering solutions for water-related challenges, which is reflected in water solutions being […]

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ProMinent donates water treatment system

ProMinent China employees installed and commissioned the water treatment system in just three days. ProMinent China recently donated two chlorine dioxide systems for water treatment to a temporary emergency hospital in Wuhan, built to combat the spread of Covid-19. Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Wuhan region, the second of two provisional hospitals came […]

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Culligan acquires AquaVenture, divests Seven Seas Water

Culligan has completed its acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings Ltd and sold the Seven Seas Water operating segment to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners. Culligan will retain AquaVenture’s Quench operating segment, which provides bottle-free, filtered drinking water systems and services. “We are excited to announce that the Quench team, and their leading platform in the US Office […]

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akvola Technologies introduces MicroGas XL series

The new MicroGas XL from akvola Technologies, is for high gas flow rates. (Image: akvola Technologies) The new MicroGas XL series from water technology company akvola Technologies is for high gas flow rates and can be used for building energy-efficient large-scale flotation plants and oxygenation and ozonation systems. Unlike conventional microbubble generation technologies, the MicroGas technology […]

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Siltbuster launches online monitoring system

Siltbuster’s Clarity alerts plant operators that the system needs attention to maintain compliance with any discharge criteria in place. Siltbuster’s online real-time water quality monitoring and reporting system, Clarity, offers environmental advisors and managers in the construction industry a greater level of reassurance when monitoring environmental performance remotely. The result of 18 months of development […]

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DuPont donates RO elements to Ethiopian village

The US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor, turned on the tap to make fresh water available in the village of Serdo. DuPont Water Solutions recently joined forces with USAID, CARE Ethiopia and Puretec Israel to provide clean, safe water to the community in the drought stricken village of Serdo in Ethiopia. When a seal came […]

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Sofi Filtration and Encotech trial system

The trail combined Encotechs cross-flow filtration system integration with Sofis advanced microfilter. Finnish water filtration company, Sofi Filtration, and US company Encotech, an environmental products and systems integrator, have partnered to combine Encotech’s cross-flow filtration system integration with Sofi’s advanced microfilter. The system integration has sophisticated sensing and controls for determining the state of material fouling […]

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Grundfos Foundation to support fight against COVID-19

3D illustration of COVID-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock. Community members in Zeze, Tanzania collect safe, clean water from Grundfos technology and solar-powered water systems installed by Water Mission. Photo: Water Mission. As part of Grundfos’s 75th anniversary celebrations, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) has increased its budget for donations from a […]

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Lanxess helps supply water to African village

Solar-powered reverse osmosis membrane elements from Lanxess Lewabrane brand are used to turn raw water with a high salt content of 4,800 ppm into potable water. (Image: Boreal Light GmbH) Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is supplying its reverse osmosis membrane elements for use in a solar-powered desalination system called WaterKiosk which provides clean water to […]

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Mann+Hummel: new head of Life Sciences & Environment

Fua Nipah, president and general manager of Mann+Hummel Life Sciences & Environment. Singapore-based Fua Nipah has been appointed president and general manager of Mann+Hummel’s Life Sciences & Environment (LS&E) business. The global LS&E business unit comprises Mann+Hummel’s air filtration and membrane solutions segments as well as future solutions outside the automotive sector. Nipah has been […]

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DuPont Water Solutions wins award for MABR

DuPont Water Solutions was overall winner of the Technology award at the recent WEX Global Awards in Barcelona, where the company was also shortlisted for five out of a total of 10 categories. Mark Barker, CEO of WEX, said the judges were particularly impressed by the DuPont Water Solutions’ OxyMem drop-in MABR modules that enhance […]

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GWE partnership reduces waste in starch factory

GWE has designed a new wastewater treatment plant for a Russian starch factory. Global Water & Energy (GWE), part of the Global Water Engineering Group of companies, has designed a new wastewater treatment plant for a Russian starch factory. The factory has doubled its corn processing capabilities and mitigated its environmental impact by installing the […]

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Fluence makes first Subre sale in Cambodia

Fluence Corp Ltd has sold a Subre membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Port for the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction through its local partner Xwater Technology Co Ltd. The order, valued at more than US$7 million, consists of 66 Subre towers. Delivery is expected by June 2020. The smart products […]

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Andritz showcases water technology at IFAT

A highlight of the Andritz exhibits at IFAT is a model of its gravity filter, an economic alternative to plastic filter cartridge plants. (Image: Andritz) Andritz will be exhibiting its new technologies, services and automation solutions for the water, wastewater, waste management, and raw materials industries at the IFAT 2020, which takes place in Munich […]

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Chinese approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3

Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 now has Chinese type approval, allowing the company to support all shipowners who build or sail under the Chinese flag. Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society, allowing its installation on vessels that carry […]

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Aquaporin joins Space Exploration Danmark

Aquaporin has joined Space Exploration Danmark to broaden and share its knowledge with other stakeholders. Aquaporin has expanded its space activities by joining the Danish interdisciplinary partnership Space Exploration Danmark to promote manned and unmanned space exploration by Denmark between 2020 and 2022. The company has been heavily involved in developing solutions for space since […]

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Hydranautics releases membrane projection software

The software is based on the companys simulator and is its next generation integrated membrane projection software. Hydranautics, a Nitto Group company, has launched its IMSDesign Cloud membrane projection software to simulate RO, UF and NF membrane projections in various combinations. The software is based on the company’s simulator and is its next generation integrated […]

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De Nora joins the Smart Water Networks Forum

De Nora is now a member of SWAN, the UK-based Smart Water Networks Forum. SWAN brings together international water utilities, solution providers, academics, investors, regulators and other industry experts to accelerate the awareness and adoption of smart, data-driven solutions in water and wastewater networks worldwide. “De Nora is a great fit for membership in SWAN […]

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Man City FC and Xylem deliver clean water in Bangalore

Manchester City Football Club has teamed up with official water technology partner Xylem for a second year to build two new sustainable clean water towers in Bangalore, India with the help of volunteer fans. As part of the club’s Cityzens Giving project, five Manchester City fans from across India joined Xylem employees and former player […]

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SIMAM provides MBR technology for Italian plant

SIMAM’s MBR technology at the Terni Water treatment plant in Italy. (Image: SIMAM) Italian engineering and construction company, SIMAM S.p.A from Senigallia, has just completed work on a major expansion project at a wastewater treatment plant in Terni, Italy. The water treatment plant is owned by a large Italian company and handles concentrate from dyeing […]

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Researchers develop new water from air process

The new system developed by researchers at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, which produces water from the air. A new energy-efficient, two-stage separation system which produces clean water from the air has been developed by Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, and aims to provide water to small and isolated communities. Professor David Broday […]

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Veolia launches SIRION Advanced for process water

Veolia Water Technologies has released the SIRION Advanced, a compact, plug-and-play reverse osmosis system for high purity water production. Through Solys, its internal manufacturing and global logistics platform, Veolia Water Technologies has released the SIRION Advanced, a compact, plug-and-play reverse osmosis system for high purity water production which integrates the company’s AQUAVISTA digital services. The company […]

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FiltXPO speakers address water sustainability

FiltXPO attendees will hear the latest research findings from Eric M.V. Hoek, PhD, on uncharged organic transport through nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membranes. The latest keynote presentation to join the programme for the FiltXPO International Filtration/Separation Exhibition & Technical Conference is entitled, Engineering the Next Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals.  FiltXPO […]

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WANGEN X-UNIT offers 6 bar pressure stability

Wangens new modular X-UNIT system is designed for the separation and crushing of foreign bodies. Wangen’s new modular X-UNIT system, designed for the separation and crushing of foreign bodies provides protection for plant and equipment and now has 6 bar pressure stability and optimised properties. The X-UNIT is made up of the X-TRACT (foreign matter […]

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NSF/ANSI cuts permissible lead concentration

Ben Kaczmarek tests drinking water treatment systems at NSF International for NSF certification to the new lower lead threshold. (Image: NSF International) The joint committee governing the American National Standards for drinking water treatment units recently lowered the maximum allowable concentration of lead in treated drinking water to 5 parts per billion. Standards NSF/ANSI 53: Drinking […]

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January 2020’s top filtration stories

Image DG-Studio/Shutterstock. DuPont’s latest acquisitions, a portable purification system developed at UWE Bristol and a new Toray seawater desalinating RO membrane were the most-read stories on the Filtration+Separation website during January 2020.   1. DuPont expands water technology portfolio with 4 acquisitions DuPont completes its acquisitions of Desalitech, Inge GmbH, Memcor and OxyMem Ltd.   2. UWE […]

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Extended role for De Nora product technology manager

De Nora has expanded product technology manager Sean Kennedy’s role to focus on the growing global water contamination crisis. Kennnedy, who is based in the Philadelphia area office, joined De Nora last year to manage Sorb™ inorganic contaminant removal technologies, including arsenic and nitrate removal. Now he will also manage the company’s Uat™ membrane filtration […]

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Liquinex suitcase water purification wins award

Liquinex’s compact water purification system has won a global water award in Dubai. The Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex, developers of a compact, solar-operated water purification system the size of a suitcase, has won a global water award in Dubai. Liquinex was awarded first place in the Innovative Research and Development Award International […]

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Amazon Filters supports Anglian Water project

Amazon’s Supa Spun II filter cartridges in production. Amazon Filters has been working with Anglian Water on its drought resilience project by supplying a temporary filtration unit and responding to demand for filter cartridges with its Supa Spun II products. Anglian Water’s new £28 million Grafham resilience scheme allows the transfer of treated drinking water […]

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