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AWS makes water-positive commitment to return more water to communities than it uses by 2030

World’s leading cloud provider announces new replenishment projects in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States to bring much needed clean water to communities around the world. At AWS […] The post AWS makes water-positive commitment to return more water to communities than it uses by 2030 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Rockwell Automation launches FactoryTalk Design Hub in South East Asia with goal of speeding time to market for new industrial automation design

New offering aims to merge improved collaboration and productivity for design teams Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has launched FactoryTalk Design Hub, a new […] The post Rockwell Automation launches FactoryTalk Design Hub in South East Asia with goal of speeding time to market for new industrial automation design […]

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Digital transformation “poses dangers and opportunities”

The sixth British Water Data Conference, which took place on 3 Nov 2022, kicked off with a warning from keynote speaker Oliver Grieveson on the “dangers and opportunities” around digital […] The post Digital transformation “poses dangers and opportunities” first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Manchester City and Xylem encourage football fans to vote for young water heroes tackle global water issues

Manchester City Football Club’s global community programme, Cityzens Giving, and water technology provider, Xylem, are calling on football fans to vote for their top project as the Water Heroes Academy […] The post Manchester City and Xylem encourage football fans to vote for young water heroes tackle global water issues first appeared on Water & […]

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White paper “validates effectiveness” of oxygen transfer technology

An industry-verified white paper that validates the transfer efficiency of a gas infusion technology for water and wastewater treatment has been released. The trademarked Dissolved Gas Infusion (DGI) technology, was […] The post White paper “validates effectiveness” of oxygen transfer technology first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Singapore Pavilion completes first-ever showcase at COP27

The inaugural Pavilion at COP27 drew international attention to Singapore’s climate action strategies Around 5,000 visitors visited the inaugural Singapore Pavilion at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), […] The post Singapore Pavilion completes first-ever showcase at COP27 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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KK Fine Foods hits five year milestone for wastewater aeration system

A wastewater mixing and aeration system made by Landia, a manufacturer and supplier of pumping and mixing solutions, has completed five years of uninterrupted service in North Wales at KK […] The post KK Fine Foods hits five year milestone for wastewater aeration system first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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NX Filtration and Transcend partner to showcase benefits of direct nanofiltration membranes through generative design software

Transcend, a business-to-business (B2B) software-as-a-service company that builds engineering tools for engineering, construction, technology, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and utility sectors, have signed an agreement with NX Filtration to showcase […] The post NX Filtration and Transcend partner to showcase benefits of direct nanofiltration membranes through generative design software first appeared on Water & Wastewater […]

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Xylem honours Texas, Michigan water utilities for making communities more resilient

Water technologies company Xylem recently honoured utilities and distributors that went above and beyond in the areas of customer service and community impact, with a 2022 Reach award during their […] The post Xylem honours Texas, Michigan water utilities for making communities more resilient first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Veolia helps the metropolis of Montpellier to design wastewater treatment plant that will “produce twice as much energy as it consumes”

The metropolis of Montpellier has comissioned Veolia, through its subsidiaries OTV and Veolia Eau France, with the extension and upgrade works as well as the operation of the Maera wastewater […] The post Veolia helps the metropolis of Montpellier to design wastewater treatment plant that will “produce twice as much energy as it consumes” first […]

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Grundfos becomes “world’s first” water solutions company with approved net-zero science-based targets

Science-Based Targets initiative approves of Grundfos’ 2030 and 2050 targets Grundfos, provider of pump solutions and water technologies, has become the first organisation in the water solutions sector to receive […] The post Grundfos becomes “world’s first” water solutions company with approved net-zero science-based targets first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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How digital technologies contribute to universal drinking water

Digital water technologies have an important role in ensuring universal access to safe drinking water by 2030, according to a new report from the WHO. Johnny Alexander Gunneng, chief executive […] The post How digital technologies contribute to universal drinking water first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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“California first” for Cambi with three new thermal hydrolysis systems for biosolids digesters

The San Francisco Public Utilities (SFPUC) has selected three Cambi thermal hydrolysis technology systems for new biosolids digester facilities. The technology will allow the SFPUC to enhance odour control, boost […] The post “California first” for Cambi with three new thermal hydrolysis systems for biosolids digesters first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Infrastructure projects in South East Asia, India, and Japan named as finalists in Bentley Systems’ 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Winners to be selected and announced on Nov 15 as part of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced several […] The post Infrastructure projects in South East Asia, India, and Japan named as finalists in Bentley Systems’ 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure first […]

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Engazaat, Azelio, and Mascara NT launch the “SAVE Cleantech Utilities” alliance

During the launch of the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Egyptian Engazaat S.A.E, Swedish Azelio AB, and French Mascara NT announced the formation of an alliance to provide innovative […] The post Engazaat, Azelio, and Mascara NT launch the “SAVE Cleantech Utilities” alliance first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water & Wastewater Asia November/December 2022

Fits like a glove: Veolia supports Mölnlycke’s sustainable network How Asian governments can reduce physical and commercial water losses Water-energy-food-material nexus: The next frontier The post Water & Wastewater Asia November/December 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Abu Dhabi to host International Desalination Association World Congress 2024

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will meet in Abu Dhabi in 2024 to “shape the future of the water and desalination sectors worldwide.” The congress is considered the largest in […] The post Abu Dhabi to host International Desalination Association World Congress 2024 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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[WEBINAR] Roundtable: Real world benefits using CECHLO, Green Chlorine model for water treatment

Join De Nora on 10 November 2022 at 2pm (GMT+8) on the discussion on CECHLO Green Chlorine model. The post [WEBINAR] Roundtable: Real world benefits using CECHLO, Green Chlorine model for water treatment first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Phosphorus removal prompts “major” dosing pump order for WMFTS from Colliode

Tightening regulatory requirements on phosphorus removal have resulted in the “largest ever order” of Qdos ReNu chemical metering pumps for Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS). The 240 pumps are required […] The post Phosphorus removal prompts “major” dosing pump order for WMFTS from Colliode first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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SWAN forum appoints Jennifer Rebeiro of Greater Western Water as SWAN chair

The Smart Water Networks (SWAN) forum has announced Jennifer Rebeiro as the newest chair of the SWAN Council. Rebeiro serves as the chief information officer (CIO) and is currently acting […] The post SWAN forum appoints Jennifer Rebeiro of Greater Western Water as SWAN chair first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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DuPont Global Water Technology Centre welcomes Egyptian government and water industry delegates

Representatives from the Egyptian government and water industry visited the DuPont Global Water Technology Centre in Tarragona in October 2022 to hear how the company’s technology, solutions and expert team […] The post DuPont Global Water Technology Centre welcomes Egyptian government and water industry delegates first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Engineering more reliable electrical systems in wastewater treatment plants

By Jim Medeiros, account manager, Emerson, Appleton, Wisconsin Maintaining wastewater treatment plants is essential to meeting the critical need for clean water. In the US alone, about 34 billion gallons […] The post Engineering more reliable electrical systems in wastewater treatment plants first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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TIWW 2022 concludes with “new opportunities” for sustainable water resources and cross-industry cooperation

Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW) 2022 concluded with “great success” on Oct 15, according to its organisers. This year’s theme focused on water reclamation and recycling and over 80 government […] The post TIWW 2022 concludes with “new opportunities” for sustainable water resources and cross-industry cooperation first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Vitens and NX Filtration start pilot for testing Ijssel River water as potential source for drinking water

Vitens, a drinking water utility in the Netherlands, is starting a pilot program with NX Filtration, a provider of direct nanofiltration (dNF) technology for pure and affordable water. In the […] The post Vitens and NX Filtration start pilot for testing Ijssel River water as potential source for drinking water first appeared on Water & […]

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Independent Dutch water research institute KWR demonstrates NX Filtration’s membranes retention of PFAS

Dutch water research institute KWR, has performed full-scale tests on PFAS retention of NX Filtration’s direct nanofiltration (dNF) membranes. The institute claims that the technology, created by a provider of […] The post Independent Dutch water research institute KWR demonstrates NX Filtration’s membranes retention of PFAS first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Region-wide “digital twins” project IMPETUS has been launched

The phrase “digital twins” has become more common in the water industry to describe the creation of virtual replicas of physical assets, such as water treatment plants or water networks. […] The post Region-wide “digital twins” project IMPETUS has been launched first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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PUB launches Our Coastal Conversation public engagements to reimagine the future of our coastline at City-East Coast

National Water Agency PUB kicked off the first of its series of community engagement sessions today on enhancing flood resilience in the face of climate change, specifically on how Singapore […] The post PUB launches Our Coastal Conversation public engagements to reimagine the future of our coastline at City-East Coast first appeared on Water & […]

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Anaergia Announces Expansion of Leadership Team to Support and Accelerate Global Growth

Anaergia Inc. is pleased to announce the appointments of Paula Myson as chief financial officer (CFO), and Hani Kaissi as chief development officer (CDO), effectively from 17 October 2022. Myson […] The post Anaergia Announces Expansion of Leadership Team to Support and Accelerate Global Growth first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Engineering More Reliable Electrical Systems in Wastewater Treatment Plants

By Jim Medeiros, account manager, Appleton, Emerson Maintaining wastewater treatment plants is essential to meeting the critical need for clean water. In the United States alone, about 34 billion gallons of […] The post Engineering More Reliable Electrical Systems in Wastewater Treatment Plants first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Spring’s water challenge presents an opportunity for cross-sector innovators

Innovation accelerator Spring launches new water competition Condition monitoring solutions sought from a range of industries Chance to pitch to and collaborate with multiple water companies Innovators from multiple sectors […] The post Spring’s water challenge presents an opportunity for cross-sector innovators first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Westfalia rolls out global water plan in pioneering approach

Westfalia Fruit Group, a multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, is advancing on its industry-leading water strategy with plans in place to decrease the […] The post Westfalia rolls out global water plan in pioneering approach first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Dreaming the possible – data and the future of water

As the UK moves towards the next regulatory asset management period – AMP8 – starting in 2025, the sector faces higher expectations than ever for environmental protection and provision of […] The post Dreaming the possible – data and the future of water first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water utilities set the pace in race to reduce carbon emissions

More than 80 water and wastewater utilities worldwide have set net-zero and climate-neutrality targets. These utilities are leading the decarbonisation of the water sector with strategies that optimise operations while […] The post Water utilities set the pace in race to reduce carbon emissions first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Fady Juez elected president of the International Desalination Association for 2022 – 2024 term

The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced that Mr Fady Juez, managing director of Metito Overseas, has been elected president by the Term 20 IDA board. Ms Shannon McCarthy has been […] The post Fady Juez elected president of the International Desalination Association for 2022 – 2024 term first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Vitens improves pump energy efficiency together with Samotics

Vitens, a drinking water company in the Netherlands, has successfully realised energy savings on its critical pumps using SAM4 Energy in a proof-of-value pilot. This demonstrated how the energy efficiency […] The post Vitens improves pump energy efficiency together with Samotics first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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MentorAPM selected to provide EAM for city of Santa Monica plant upgrades

MentorAPM has been selected to provide an enterprise asset management (EAM) system for the city of Santa Monica’s water resources division and the sustainable water supply programme. The asset management […] The post MentorAPM selected to provide EAM for city of Santa Monica plant upgrades first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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NX Filtration to be part of Acciona-led initiative to eliminate emerging pollutants from water sources

NX Filtration, a provider of direct water nanofiltration technology, has announced its participation in the European innovation project LIFE PRISTINE. The project’s objective is to eliminate emerging contaminants in the […] The post NX Filtration to be part of Acciona-led initiative to eliminate emerging pollutants from water sources first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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WEF awards 13 communities for excellence in stormwater management

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has recognised 13 communities for their excellence in stormwater management, including exceeding permit requirements and sharing knowledge with the water sector.The municipal separate storm sewer […] The post WEF awards 13 communities for excellence in stormwater management first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Grundfos Australia launches new testing facility to bring water solutions closer to local market 

Grundfos has unveiled a new in-house testing facility for submersible pumps at its south Australian headquarters. The new AU$ 3 million facility has the capacity to test more than 16 […] The post Grundfos Australia launches new testing facility to bring water solutions closer to local market  first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Stemming the microplastics tide

Recent research has found microplastics both in human blood and deep inside the lungs of living people. As scientists try to determine how exposure might affect human and marine life, we examine some of the developing filtration technologies fighting the tide of microplastics pollution.

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  • 7 Oct 2022
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Alkegen launches high efficiency filtration media at WFC13

Alkegen is launching three new high efficiency filtration (HEF) products for air, liquid and molecular applications during the World Filtration Congress in San Diego, California.

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Gradiant opens two new offices in Australia:

Gradiant announced on 4 Oct that they were establishing two new business offices in Adelaide and Perth, in addition to their regional headquarters in Sydney. Gradiant’s Adelaide office will be […] The post Gradiant opens two new offices in Australia: first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 6 Oct 2022
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Ingersoll Rand to acquire SPX Flow’s Air Treatment business

Ingersoll Rand Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire SPX Flow’s Air Treatment business for a purchase price of US$525 million.

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  • 6 Oct 2022
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Ahlstrom-Munksjö changes business name to Ahlstrom

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is now operating under the business name Ahlstrom.

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Taiwan International Water Week 2022 to be held from 13-15 Oct

Taiwan’s only business-to-business (B2B) water-related tradeshow, Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW), will return to the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) Exhibition Hall 1, from 13-15 Oct 2022. The main theme […] The post Taiwan International Water Week 2022 to be held from 13-15 Oct first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 5 Oct 2022
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Leadership changes at Donaldson

Donaldson Company Inc has announced a number of new leadership appointments as part of a broader organizational redesign aimed at better-positioning the company to serve its end market customers.

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  • 5 Oct 2022
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Grundfos unveils new brand promise and tagline

Grundfos has announced a new brand promise and tagline that encapsulate the company’s belief in the power of water to change the world.

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UKWIR’s speakers share thoughts on transforming the water sector

The UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), a collaborative research platform for the UK and Ireland water sector, held their annual conference on 4 Oct 2022 in London, in collaboration with […] The post UKWIR’s speakers share thoughts on transforming the water sector first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 4 Oct 2022
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SUEZ “wins the largest contract in its history” in India for wastewater treatment

  The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the public utility board in charge of potable and municipal wastewater management for the city of Mumbai, India, has awarded SUEZ a contract for an amount of €700 million to design, build and operate (DBO) 500 MLD capacity Wastewater Treatment Facility at Worli, Mumbai, to serve a […]

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  • 30 Sep 2022
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BASF offers neopentyl glycol and propionic acid with product carbon footprint of zero

  BASF for the first time offers neopentyl glycol (NPG) and propionic acid (PA) with a cradle-to-gate product carbon footprint (PCF) of zero. BASF achieves the zero PCF for NPG and PA by using renewable raw materials in its unique Verbund production system via its biomass balance (BMB) approach.   Read more: BASF News Releases

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  • 30 Sep 2022
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ST Engineering Marine and Nala Membranes joins SG MEM

  SG MEM warmly welcomed 2 new members in September, ST Engineering Marine and Nala Membranes. ST Engineering Marine provides design, build and engineering services for shipbuilding, repair and conversion of commercial and naval vessels, as well as vessel intelligence solutions using AI, IOT, robotics etc. Find out more at https://www.stengg.com/en/marine/. Nala Membranes is a […]

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  • 29 Sep 2022
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Xylem and Man City expand Water Heroes Academy

The Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative with Manchester City Football Club’s Cityzens Giving charity that uses the power of football to tackle local water challenges, is expanding to ten cities.

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  • 28 Sep 2022
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LiqTech adds to executive leadership team

Clean technology company LiqTech International Inc has appointed Janne Pedersen as vice president of Sales at LiqTech Holding and Kim Hansen as managing director of LiqTech Plastics.

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  • 28 Sep 2022
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Freudenberg to showcase filtration media at WFC13

Freudenberg Performance Materials will showcase its high-performance filtration media solutions for the first time at the 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC13) which takes place in San Diego, California, USA from 6–8 October.

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Bentley’s Dru Crawley receives IBPSA-USA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation

Bentley Systems has announced that Dru Crawley, Bentley fellow and director of building performance research, has received the IBPSA-USA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation. It will be presented […] The post Bentley’s Dru Crawley receives IBPSA-USA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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PUB bags 4 prizes for project innovation at International Water Association Awards

  PUB projects won a total of four gold awards at the biennial International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Awards on Sep 13th, 2022 at the IWA World Congress and Exhibition held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The winning projects were the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant which bagged the IWA Grand Innovation Award, given to the […]

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  • 28 Sep 2022
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BASF and GS Engineering and Construction intend to jointly develop modular solutions for Carbon Capture

  BASF and GS Engineering and Construction (GS E&C) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnership to jointly develop modular solutions for Carbon Capture facilities. The partners want to develop individual package solutions from standardized elements for customers from all industries in order to remove CO2 from exhaust gases and process it so […]

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Aquatic Informatics awards Ripple Effect Grant to further freshwater research

Aquatic Informatics has awarded the latest Ripple Effect grant to Stroud Water Research Centre. Ripple Effect is a software and service donation programme that will enable the Stroud Centre to […] The post Aquatic Informatics awards Ripple Effect Grant to further freshwater research first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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120Water to debut PWS Portal at NRWA WaterPro Conference

New compliance software functionality from 120Water bridges LCRR inventory data and state reporting requirements. Forging a path through the evolving landscape of Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) implementation, 120Water, […] The post 120Water to debut PWS Portal at NRWA WaterPro Conference first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 27 Sep 2022
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Gradiant Awarded Over $30M in September for New Contracts to Serve the World’s Essential Industries

  Gradient was awarded $30M for unique clients in seven contracts secured in September alone. The contracts include multi-national corporations in semiconductors (Singapore), industrial protective equipment (Australia), food & beverage (Belgium and United States), pharmaceuticals (India), and infrastructure (Australia). Gradiant will deploy a range of solutions in advanced water and wastewater to enable these industrial […]

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  • 27 Sep 2022
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End of battery life: now is the time to prepare…

In conjunction with the Virtucycle® Recycling Program, Arkema is developing recovery and recycling processes for Kynar®PVDF contained in batteries. Read more here

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Industry partners use ORNL software to trim carbon footprint of buildings

Two years after the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided a model of nearly every building in America, commercial partners are using the tool for tasks ranging […] The post Industry partners use ORNL software to trim carbon footprint of buildings first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Essential asset for water investment planning launches

The latest version of Probit’s asset investment manager (AIM) software is already helping water companies in England & Wales save time and cost in planning works to optimise geographical synergies. […] The post Essential asset for water investment planning launches first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 22 Sep 2022
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Metso Outotec to build filter plate factory in Mexico

Metso Outotec is setting up its first polymer filter plate production unit in Mexico.

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  • 22 Sep 2022
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IDE Water Technologies invests in R&D and sustainability

Israel’s IDE Technologies has announced an increased investment and focus on the sustainability of seawater desalination and water treatment facilities through research and development in fields that are adjacent and complimentary to water.

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  • 22 Sep 2022
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Arkema joins Spanish Consortium to enhance circularity with recycling innovations for powder coatings

  Arkema, a world leader in specialty materials, together with a consortium of companies, is exploring and advancing the recyclability of post-consumer PET (from bottles and other plastic items) to regain monomers for reuse as raw materials for more sustainable polyester powder resins for the coating market. Read more here.  

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Peristaltic pumps gain improved coverage in WIMES

Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped with a revision of the Water Industry Mechanical & Electrical Specifications (WIMES), opening up peristaltic pumps to more potential customers in the […] The post Peristaltic pumps gain improved coverage in WIMES first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 22 Sep 2022
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Grundfos partners with C40 Cities for phase two of Water Safe Cities project

Grundfos and the Grundfos Foundation are partnering with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group on the second phase of its Water Safe Cities project (WSC II) to accelerate better water management.

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Anglian Water pilots transformative AI technology

Transformation of Anglian Water’s treatment and recycling processes is being made possible by trials of artificial intelligence (AI) driven software developed by Norwegian technology company InfoTiles. The digital analytics company […] The post Anglian Water pilots transformative AI technology first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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The International Water Association’s World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 comes to a close

An eventful week focused on ‘Water for Smart Liveable Cities’. The International Water Association’s 2022 World Water Congress & Exhibition officially came to a close on 15 Sep. The edition, […] The post The International Water Association’s World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 comes to a close first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water innovation fast-tracked by BlueTech-WIN agreement

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by BlueTech Research and WIN Water at the 2022 International Water Association World Water Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The agreement commits the two […] The post Water innovation fast-tracked by BlueTech-WIN agreement first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 21 Sep 2022
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Social gaming app wins Xylem Water Challenge award at HackZurich2022

A team of hackathon participants who developed an innovative app to promote sustainable water consumption has won the Xylem Water Challenge award at HackZurich 2022, Europe‘s largest coding marathon.

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  • 17 Sep 2022
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ZwitterCo raises US$33mn to scale its membrane technology

US membrane technology company ZwitterCo Inc has secured US$33 million in a Series A funding round to expand the development and production of its zwitterionic membrane technology.

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  • 17 Sep 2022
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Membrion secures DOE grant for novel manufacturing of desalination membranes

Seattle-based membrane startup Membrion has received a US$1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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  • 17 Sep 2022
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Eaton showcases water technologies at World Filtration Congress 2022

Eaton will be placing a special focus on highly efficient water filtration solutions at the World Filtration Congress in San Diego, California from 5–9 October 2022.

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  • 17 Sep 2022
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GEA Smart Filtration: monitoring membranes via app

GEA Smart Filtration monitors membrane filtration systems in real time and visualizes the status on a digital dashboard.

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Timers halve SAF blower power use

A simple adjustment to blowers on submerged aerated filter (SAF) technology is bringing significant energy reductions in wastewater treatment, wrote Andrew Baird, technical director of WCS Environmental Engineering, meaning cost […] The post Timers halve SAF blower power use first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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De Nora reports increased demand for SWEC in Asia

De Nora’s SEACLOR seawater electrochlorination systems provide reliable and sustainable onsite cooling for coastal power generation. De Nora has seen a 7.4% increase in demand for its SEACLOR seawater electrochlorination […] The post De Nora reports increased demand for SWEC in Asia first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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The 13th IWA Project Innovation Awards announces 18 winners in six award categories

Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant wins Grand Innovation Award At the 2022 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, the water sector celebrated outstanding innovation and leadership in the industry with […] The post The 13th IWA Project Innovation Awards announces 18 winners in six award categories first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 15 Sep 2022
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Toray opens water research centre in India

Japan’s Toray Industries Inc has opened the Toray India Water Research Center in Chennai, India.

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  • 14 Sep 2022
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PepsiCo, ADM Announce Groundbreaking Agreement Aiming to Reduce Carbon Intensity by Supporting Regenerative Agriculture Practices on Up to 2 Million Acres of Farmland

  PepsiCo and ADM announced a groundbreaking 7.5-year strategic commercial agreement to closely collaborate on projects that aim to significantly expand regenerative agriculture across their shared North American supply chains. This strategic partnership is expected to reach up to 2 million acres by 2030, and represents a trailblazing effort by two global companies that share […]

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GEA develops membrane filtration plant monitoring via app

GEA Smart Filtration monitors membrane filtration systems in real time and visualises the status on a digital dashboard. The goal is to extend the useful life of the membrane and […] The post GEA develops membrane filtration plant monitoring via app first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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British Water seeks views on water company performance 

Water sector supply chain companies are being invited to share their experiences of working with UK utilities over the past 12 months. British Water has launched the annual UK Water […] The post British Water seeks views on water company performance  first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Politics and practice connect around water as a key to action on climate and the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Water Association’s World Water Congress & Exhibition, underway in Copenhagen, Denmark, has hosted a summit connecting leading figures from the water sector with government and city politicians from […] The post Politics and practice connect around water as a key to action on climate and the Sustainable Development Goals first appeared on Water […]

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Water & Wastewater Asia September/October 2022

Smart, sustainable and secure: Grundfos aims to transform water Groundwater monitoring underpins management of the Great Fen Hidden truths: What is really in your water? The post Water & Wastewater Asia September/October 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Veolia extends water reuse process for Baladna, reducing water consumption

Following the first stage completed in 2020, Qatari dairy producer Baladna has worked again with Veolia Water Technologies to extend the wastewater treatment capacity at its farm in Al Khor, […] The post Veolia extends water reuse process for Baladna, reducing water consumption first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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LANXESS inaugurates biological wastewater treatment plant

LANXESS has commissioned a new wastewater treatment plant at its Belgium Kallo/Antwerp site. The special chemicals company has invested around €12 million in the plant, which has a treatment capacity […] The post LANXESS inaugurates biological wastewater treatment plant first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 12 Sep 2022
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Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Resource Recovery for Coal Chemical Wastewater Treatment

DuPont membrane technology was used at a coal chemical wastewater treatment facility at the Ningdong Energy and Chemical Industry Base in Ningxia, China, where minimum liquid discharge (MLD) was used to process the wastewater and achieve significant water recovery before thermal processing to achieve ZLD. Read more here.  

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  • 12 Sep 2022
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DuPont Water Solutions Helped Wastewater Reuse Project of Shandong Chenming

Advanced membrane technology from DuPont has helped Chenming overcome the challenge of treating highly polluted wastewater with high concentrations of COD and iron ions, allowing them to achieve the water yield and effluent quality requirements necessary for efficient reuse. Read more here.  

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  • 8 Sep 2022
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Grundfos: half-year sales up 11.2%

Grundfos has reported net turnover of DKK15.8 billion for the first half of 2022 with earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of DKK1,689 million adjusted for a one-off cost related to the closing of its business in Russia and Belarus.

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  • 8 Sep 2022
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GEA’s water-saving membrane system for non-alcoholic beer

GEA has unveiled a new sustainable option for the membrane system for beer dealcoholization at Drinktec 2022.

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  • 5 Sep 2022
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Anton Paar celebrates a century

Anton Paar Group, the measurement instrument company, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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  • 4 Sep 2022
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AAF International acquires National Air Filter

AAF International (American Air Filter Co Inc) has acquired National Air Filter Service Company of New Jersey, one of the oldest and largest full-service air filtration management companies in the United States.

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PUB raises S$800m in inaugural green bond issuance

Proceeds from green bonds issued will finance projects to strengthen Singapore’s water security and sustainability. PUB, Singapore’s national water agency has raised S$800 million through the issuance of its inaugural […] The post PUB raises S$800m in inaugural green bond issuance first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Mölnlycke invests €50m in a new surgical gloves plant to meet future demand

Mölnlycke has invested €50m in a new plant in Kulim, Malaysia, to meet future demand for high-quality surgical gloves. The new plant will start production in Sep 2022 and will […] The post Mölnlycke invests €50m in a new surgical gloves plant to meet future demand first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 2 Sep 2022
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Grundfos closes business in Russia and Belarus

Grundfos has taken the decision to close its business in Russia and Belarus.

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  • 2 Sep 2022
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Jacobs to complete design of New Mexico rural water supply system

Jacobs, the engineering company, is providing design services for the remaining phases of Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority’s (ENMWUA) rural water supply system, which will provide a renewable surface water supply to 55,000 people and Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

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  • 1 Sep 2022
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Hengst Filtration to acquire Brazil’s Linter Group

Germany’s Hengst Filtration is acquiring Linter Group, a Brazilian company that manufactures air filters and air filtration equipment.

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  • 1 Sep 2022
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Pall breaks ground on US$100mn manufacturing facility in Singapore

Pall Corp has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new US$100 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Singapore to meet unprecedented global semiconductor demand.

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  • 1 Sep 2022
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August’s top filtration stories

Featuring Amazon Filters, Rensa Filtration and Mann+Hummel.

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DuPont wins five 2022 R&D 100 Awards

DuPont has announced that it has been named winner of five 2022 R&D100 Awards in the mechanical/materials category. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D World Magazine, recognises the 100 most […] The post DuPont wins five 2022 R&D 100 Awards first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 29 Aug 2022
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Toray Creates Membrane Separators to Recover Lithium from Used Lithium-Ion Batteries

  Toray Industries, Inc. announced that it has innovated a nanofiltration membrane to recover lithium from used automotive lithium-ion batteries which are expected to be generated in large quantities in the future and are currently largely disposed of. Toray is already starting to evaluate the recovery using actual lithium-ion batteries and will accelerate research and […]

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  • 26 Aug 2022
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Live webinar with NX Filtration on hollow fiber NF modules

On Thursday 15 September 2022, Filtration+Separation will host a free live webinar event in partnership with NX Filtration on hollow fiber NF modules.

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How are your headworks coping with a world of change?

By Mike Bambridge, managing director of CST Wastewater Solutions Efficient and easily maintained screening is the first and very critical stage in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, as water industry […] The post How are your headworks coping with a world of change? first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Emerson’s machine visualization solution differentiates OEM systems and improves user operations

PACSystems RXi HMI delivers visualisation for the digital age: intuitive graphics, smartphone-like usability, collaboration from anywhere and industrial ruggedness. Machine builders in any industrial application can now use Emerson’s PACSystems […] The post Emerson’s machine visualization solution differentiates OEM systems and improves user operations first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 25 Aug 2022
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Wilo expands in wastewater treatment

Wilo has made two wastewater treatment acquisitions in Germany: FSM Frankenberger GmbH & Co KG in Pohlheim and WSM Walower Stahl- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Walow.

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  • 25 Aug 2022
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Aquaporin collaborates on Canary Islands’ desalination and wastewater pilot project

Aquaporin is partnering with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Canary Islands Institute of Technology to develop a forward osmosis desalination and wastewater pilot plant based in Mancomunidad del Sureste de Gran Canaria.

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  • 25 Aug 2022
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LG unveils ‘table-type’ air purifier

LG Electronics (LG) is presenting its new air purifier, the PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture, at IFA 2022. The follow up to the acclaimed PuriCare AeroTower revealed at CES earlier this year, the new table-type model blurs the line between beautiful furniture and advanced air purifier, offering a design that can be tailored to meet […]

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  • 25 Aug 2022
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Clean TeQ Water licences mine tailings dewatering technology

Australia’s Clean TeQ Water has signed an exclusive global technology licence agreement with Soane Labs for its Accelerated Dewatering Technology, known as ATA, with an option to purchase the technology within an 18 month period.

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  • 25 Aug 2022
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Hengst Filtration presents its extensive product portfolio at the Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main

From September 13 to 17, the filtration specialist will be presenting itself at the Automechanika in Frankfurt (booth A71 in Hall 4.0) under the motto “The SMART Alternative” and in the well-known OE quality.

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From grape to glass

Filtration plays a crucial role in the winemaking process. Here we discover more about the techniques and filter types employed and why they matter.

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SUEZ expands suite of advanced analytics solutions

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions has unveiled the latest additions to its robust suite of advanced analytics: IVAP* and CompRISE*. These data-driven analytics enable customers to optimise the operation of […] The post SUEZ expands suite of advanced analytics solutions first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 23 Aug 2022
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PepsiCo and Arizona State University Launch Global Water Academy

  PepsiCo, Inc. announced, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), the open sourcing of the PepsiCo Water Academy. The course, jointly developed by the partners, will be open to individuals outside of the company for the first time.   Read more: PEPSICO PressPelease

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SMART advances in the detection and quantification of viral pathogens in wastewater

SMART’s new assay used in a wastewater surveillance study revealed that Omicron displaced Delta as the dominant variant in an Italian population within just 3 weeks. Researchers from the Antimicrobial […] The post SMART advances in the detection and quantification of viral pathogens in wastewater first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 22 Aug 2022
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Aquaporin announces collaboration on novel desalination and wastewater pilot project

  A collaboration between Aquaporin, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Canary Islands Institute of Technology will develop a revolutionizing forward osmosis pilot plant based in Mancomunidad del Sureste de Gran Canaria. Read more here

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Syrinix adds east and west coast distributors

Partners target wastewater monitoring to protect critical ecosystems Syrinix, a provider of water and wastewater monitoring solutions, added two new distributors: Environmental MD (EMD) and Whitney Equipment Company, Inc. (WECI). […] The post Syrinix adds east and west coast distributors first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Singapore Polytechnic, Grundfos, and other partners, participate in sustainability conference

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has announced the set-up of its latest research centre — the Environmental Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Centre (ESEE) — at the “Values-Based Green Transition – For Singapore […] The post Singapore Polytechnic, Grundfos, and other partners, participate in sustainability conference first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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PUB establishes green financing framework to advance sustainable development and climate action

Proceeds from green bonds issued will finance projects to strengthen Singapore’s water security and sustainability PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has established a Green Financing Framework to fund planned and […] The post PUB establishes green financing framework to advance sustainable development and climate action first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Tips when selecting an ideal chopper pump

When it is time for a new pump change, operators need to determine exactly which chopper pump model and specifications will best fit their needs. From operating conditions to lifetime […] The post Tips when selecting an ideal chopper pump first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 18 Aug 2022
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FILTREX India – Call for papers open

Building on the outstanding success of the three previous editions, EDANA and BCH present a high-level conference and unique business opportunities, supporting the growing market for filtration across the Indian subcontinent and Asia.

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  • 18 Aug 2022
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Aecom to provide filtration engineering services for WTP in British Columbia

Infrastructure consulting firm Aecom has secured a contract with the Regional District North Okanagan (RDNO) to provide engineering services for the construction of a new filtration facility at the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant (MHWTP) in British Columbia, Canada.

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  • 18 Aug 2022
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Mann+Hummel renews syndicated credit line

Mann+Hummel has closed an €800 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of nine core banks.

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  • 18 Aug 2022
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Weir Minerals president to retire

Ricardo Garib is retiring as president of Weir Minerals at the end of this year.

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  • 17 Aug 2022
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Audax Private Equity acquires Rensa Filtration

Audax Private Equity has acquired air filtration products manufacturer Rensa Filtration.

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Energy efficiency takes spotlight at Danfoss webinar

Supporting desalination in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner. The world is faced with greater water shortages due to overexploitation, water pollution and more extreme weather patterns as a result of […] The post Energy efficiency takes spotlight at Danfoss webinar first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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SG MEM institutional members awarded with Singapore National Day Awards (2022)

Congratulations to Prof Wang Rong (NTU), Prof Hu Jiangyong (NUS) and Prof Iftekhar A Karimi (NUS) for being awarded with the Singapore National Day Awards by the President of the Republic of Singapore, for their contributions to education in Singapore as well as their dedicated service to their universities.         Prof Wang […]

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Researchers discover adsorbent material that filters toxic chromium and arsenic from water supplies

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are tackling a global water challenge with a material designed to target not one, but two toxic, heavy metal […] The post Researchers discover adsorbent material that filters toxic chromium and arsenic from water supplies first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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An endless loop to securing tomorrow’s water

Water is vital for all life and the environment. Speaking with Water & Wastewater Asia, Vincent Caillaud, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies, shares more about closing the water recycling loop […] The post An endless loop to securing tomorrow’s water first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 11 Aug 2022
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Amazon Filters invests for further growth after equity buy-back

Amazon Filters is taking on new premises and equipment to boost production capacity after buying out the stake of its long-term equity partner BGF.

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  • 11 Aug 2022
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Centrisys/CNP expands US team

Centrisys/CNP, the North American manufacturer of decanter and thickening centrifuges and dewatering systems, has hired two new team members to meet the growing demand for its products and solutions.

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  • 11 Aug 2022
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Aeropress has launched a reusable steel filter

The makers of the Aeropress (styled AeroPress by the company) has launched a reusable steel filter for the popular single-cup manual brewing device.

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  • 10 Aug 2022
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Second Mesa Day school buses retrofitted with new filtration system

Second Mesa Day school is improving air quality on its school busses by equipping them with MERV-13 equivalent filtration and UV-C technology, and taking a step toward keeping students and school bus drivers safe by filtering the air on the buses.

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Flowfinity launches new IoT sensor integration capabilities for situational awareness

Flowfinity, a platform for business process automation, has announced new capabilities to help utilities and enterprises with complex physical assets achieve situational awareness to avoid unexpected downtime or major service […] The post Flowfinity launches new IoT sensor integration capabilities for situational awareness first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 10 Aug 2022
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FLSmidth to provide mineral processing technologies for zinc-lead concentrator in Kazakhstan

FLSmidth has signed a DKK950 million contract with ShalkiyaZinc to supply mineral processing equipment, including filters and thickeners, for a greenfield zinc-lead concentrator at its zinc and lead mine in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan.

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Future filtration

Martin Klein vice president of engineering filter elements at Mann+Hummel, has had a long career spanning almost two decades in the filtration industry. Filtration+Separation talks to him about the future of the industry and what will be the most surprising change yet.

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Duperon Corporation Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Wastewater solutions provider takes the first step on quality management. Duperon, a screening and solids handling equipment manufacturer, has been awarded International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for its systems […] The post Duperon Corporation Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Olea Edge Analytics announces water monitoring trial programme for drought-stricken Texas municipalities

Olea Edge Analytics, an edge computing platform for the water utility industry, has offered a risk-free 90-day trial of its solution to cities and counties affected by Texas Governor Greg […] The post Olea Edge Analytics announces water monitoring trial programme for drought-stricken Texas municipalities first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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C40 Cities: Climate-related flooding and drought to cost world’s major cities US$194B annually

A C40 Cities study finds that without urgent action, millions more people around the glove will face grave risks from river flooding, along with more frequent and severe drought by […] The post C40 Cities: Climate-related flooding and drought to cost world’s major cities US$194B annually first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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WaterIQ appoints Jordan Meissner to lead newly established lake and pond division

WaterIQ Technologies, which creates ultrasonic solutions to combat harmful algae and biofilm without the use of chemicals, has appointed Jordan Meissner as vice-president of the WaterIQ lake and pond division. […] The post WaterIQ appoints Jordan Meissner to lead newly established lake and pond division first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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Launch of S.sensing TS, a Sedimentation Tank Automatic Monitoring System Powered by AI

  Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Michiya Kadota) has launched a system called S.sensing TS that enables automatic monitoring of processing conditions in sedimentation tanks during the sedimentation process of wastewater treatment. Read more here

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Building a sustainable smart city

In the face of the greatest challenge of our time – climate change – cities of the future not only have to be smart but also sustainable, as Water & […] The post Building a sustainable smart city first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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SPX Flow and Flottweg partner to improve plant-based process solutions

SPX Flow Inc has entered into a new partnership with separation technology company Flottweg SE that will enable both companies to design, supply, install and commission end-to-end plant-based process solutions for customers in the nutrition, health, food and beverage industries.

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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New MANN-FILTER transmission oil filter for the e-axle

Contrary to some opinions, the majority of electric vehicles have a transmission that is housed in what is known as the e-axle. This e-axle is a compact solution for the electric drive of battery electric vehicles and applications in hybrid vehicles. Electric motor, power electronics and transmission are combined into one compact unit, which directly […]

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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LiqTech names new president and CEO

Ceramic silicon carbide filtration technology company LiqTech International Inc has appointed Fei Chen as president and CEO.

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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Our top filtration stories in July

Featuring SWM, Neenah, Mativ, Keppel and Pall.

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  • 4 Aug 2022
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Nederman acquires RoboVent

Swedish environmental technology company Nederman has acquired North American industrial air filtration specialist RoboVent in a SEK430 million deal.

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British Water appoints Mark Fletcher as chair

Mark Fletcher, global water leader at Arup and an Arup Fellow, has been announced as new chair of British Water. The appointment was announced at the trade association’s annual general meeting on 28 […] The post British Water appoints Mark Fletcher as chair first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Temasek Foundation Call for Proposals

  Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. The Foundation funds and supports ideas and innovations that bring about solutions, systems and capabilities to address various challenges, particularly environmental, healthcare and other adversities […]

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Spring Accelerator promotes net zero water challenges

Emission-cutting innovations from three global technology players have been accelerated through the UK water sector with the collaborative platform, Spring.  Technologies from Siemens, Xylem and Cobalt Water Global have also been mobilised […] The post Spring Accelerator promotes net zero water challenges first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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World’s largest ceramic membrane-based water treatment works in development using PWNT innovations

The United Kingdom’s South Staffs Water, a regulated clean-water company serving 1.3m people and 35,000 businesses, is upgrading its Hampton Loade water treatment works using PWNT’s CeraMac technologies. Once completed […] The post World’s largest ceramic membrane-based water treatment works in development using PWNT innovations first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Veolia marks 20 years of purified water technology with Orion

Veolia Water Technologies, a solutions provider for both water and wastewater treatment, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Orion, a multi-technology purified water production system for the pharmaceutical and […] The post Veolia marks 20 years of purified water technology with Orion first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Megaprojects: Conquering data logistics through project controls technology

Bridging stakeholders and businesses with data-driven insights to meet future demands. BY PAULA PERRIN Infrastructure projects continue to gain in importance. They are also gaining in size, thus the term […] The post Megaprojects: Conquering data logistics through project controls technology first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Veolia launches a programme to boost wastewater reuse in France

As severe droughts become increasingly common and acute in all parts of France, Veolia is committed to protecting water resources through the widespread adoption of industrial ecology solutions. The group […] The post Veolia launches a programme to boost wastewater reuse in France first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Centrisys/CNP expands team with hiring of Jeffrey Kin and Steve Corless

The addition of Kin and Corless represents company growth initiatives in key departments to meet the increasing demand for Centrisys/CNP decanter centrifuge manufacturing and advanced biosolids treatment solutions. Centrisys/CNP, a […] The post Centrisys/CNP expands team with hiring of Jeffrey Kin and Steve Corless first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Anaergia brings resource recovery solutions to new wastewater treatment plant in California

Anaergia has announced that its solutions that turn waste into renewable energy have been integrated in a new wastewater treatment plant in Highland, California. The new facility, owned and operated […] The post Anaergia brings resource recovery solutions to new wastewater treatment plant in California first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Event-triggered pipeline leak detection systems

An R&D collaboration between Teredo Analytics and PUB’s water supply network department. BY WONG LIANG JIE AND DR RAJAT MISHRA Teredo Analytics is a deep tech start-up incorporated under the […] The post Event-triggered pipeline leak detection systems first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 27 Jul 2022
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Mann+Hummel opens its first European Digital Hub

Mann+Hummel is continuing to drive forward its digital transformation with the opening of a Digital Hub in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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  • 27 Jul 2022
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Duperon hires business development manager

Duperon Corp, a specialist in preliminary liquid/solids separation systems, has appointed Steve Macomber as business development manager.

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  • 27 Jul 2022
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John Crane will host a filtration booth at ACHEMA 2022

John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment and energy technology solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries, will host a filtration booth and exhibit several new products at ACHEMA 2022.

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  • 27 Jul 2022
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3M to spin off Health Care business

3M has announced that it intends to spin off its Health Care business, resulting in two public companies.

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  • 26 Jul 2022
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Motex Showcases Award-Winning Face Masks in Miami at FIME 2022

Motex Healthcare Corp., the world’s largest medical grade mask producer and certified by the Guinness World Records, is featuring their latest award-winning face masks at this year’s FIME 2022 in Miami Beach, USA. From July 27 to July 29, the company will exhibit their most innovative face mask based on the concept of high filtration, […]

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Water sector needs to attract young talent, says industry player

One of the UK water sector’s team players has called on the industry to find new ways to attract young talent in order to tackle urgent social and environmental challenges. […] The post Water sector needs to attract young talent, says industry player first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 25 Jul 2022
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Rusco adds Smart Leak Detector

Continuing its commitment to meeting consumer needs with quality and innovative products, water filtration pioneer Rusco is pleased to release the Rusco Smart Leak Detector, which will add to its expanding line of smart products.

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Singapore Sustainability Scholarship 2022 awarded to 16 individuals

A total of 16 candidates received the Singapore Sustainability Scholarship (SSS) from the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Grace Fu, at a scholarship award ceremony on 25 Jul 2022. […] The post Singapore Sustainability Scholarship 2022 awarded to 16 individuals first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Meteor Communications installs water quality monitor in the Serpentine

Looking to find ways to keep improving water quality, the managers of the Royal Parks have installed a continuous water quality monitor; an ESNET (Environmental Sensor NETwork) system from the […] The post Meteor Communications installs water quality monitor in the Serpentine first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Tsurumi Avant – “An eye for the future”

Operating with a new brand name under the Tsurumi umbrella, Tsurumi Avant offers a new portfolio consisting of submersible pumps and wastewater treatment equipment. Bobby Ng, general manager for Tsurumi […] The post Tsurumi Avant – “An eye for the future” first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 22 Jul 2022
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Evolving mobility with smart filtration: Hengst Filtration invites you to IAA Transportation

Münster-based filtration specialist Hengst will be presenting solutions for fuel cells, alternative fuels, oil filtration, and vehicle interiors at this year’s exhibition in Hannover.

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Platinum can act as a catalyst for wastewater treatment

Making wastewater potable has a unique set of challenges, one of which is removing persistent chemicals and byproducts. Aldehydes, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, are toxic to humans. Removing aldehydes […] The post Platinum can act as a catalyst for wastewater treatment first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 21 Jul 2022
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De.mem signs partnership agreement for commercialization of Graphene Oxide Membrane Technology

Australian-Singaporean water and wastewater treatment company De.mem Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement related to the commercialization of its Graphene Oxide enhanced (“GO”) membrane technology.

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A cleaner waterway for generations to come

Micropollutants exist in ground and surface water and have been a growing concern as they impact the quality of water that we consume as well as the larger aquatic habitat […] The post A cleaner waterway for generations to come first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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  • 20 Jul 2022
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New Chinese wastewater treatment plant employs Toray Membrane Modules

Toray Industries, Inc., announced that an advanced facility that went on line at the Yindingzhuang Wastewater Treatment Plant in July this year employs the company’s hollow fiber ultrafiltration membrane modules. This advanced facility in Baoding, Hebei Province, is one of the largest in China using such modules, with a daily treatment capacity of 315,000 cubic […]

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Clean TeQ receives order for Townsville recycled water treatment facility

Clean TeQ Water has announced it has received and accepted an order from the company’s local civil partner for delivery of a 15 megalitre per day recycled water treatment facility […] The post Clean TeQ receives order for Townsville recycled water treatment facility first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Manila Water builds water treatment plant at Laguna Lake to serve more Rizal towns

In order to provide quality water service to the underserved areas in the east Zone, Manila Water is participating in the building of the East Bay water treatment plant (WTP) […] The post Manila Water builds water treatment plant at Laguna Lake to serve more Rizal towns first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Empowering today’s waterworks for a more sustainable tomorrow

Water is at the core of sustainable development and utilities worldwide have been innovating to ensure a sustainable water supply is still available for future consumption. Clément Pierart, COO for […] The post Empowering today’s waterworks for a more sustainable tomorrow first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Metito award Serbia’s first public-private-partnership water treatment project

The contract for the realisation of the water treatment project in Zrenjanin was signed between Metito, the city of Zrenjanin and Serbia’s Public Water Company. The signing of the first […] The post Metito award Serbia’s first public-private-partnership water treatment project first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water & Wastewater Asia July/August 2022

Empowering today’s waterworks for a more sustainable tomorrow C40 Cities: Climate-related flooding and drought to cost world’s major cities US$194B annually Megaprojects: Conquering data logistics through project controls technology The post Water & Wastewater Asia July/August 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Scientists discover uncertainties in flood risk estimates

Results show a need to revise existing methods for calculating flood risk. Flood frequency analysis is a technique used to estimate flood risk, providing statistics such as “100-year flood” and […] The post Scientists discover uncertainties in flood risk estimates first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Thames Water sets out 25-year plan for drainage and wastewater services

To ensure resilient and sustainable wastewater service for future generations. Thames Water has published its co-created draft Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan 2025-2050 (DWMP) for public consultation, which details the […] The post Thames Water sets out 25-year plan for drainage and wastewater services first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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WCSEE helps housing development meet environmental requirements

The developers of high-end properties built on a historic Hampshire estate have selected WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE) technology to treat wastewater flows to strict environmental standards. The home farm development […] The post WCSEE helps housing development meet environmental requirements first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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De Nora recognised at the Water Europe Innovation Awards

The company’s sludge ozonation technology addresses growing concern around contaminants in soil and water Committed to solving water treatment challenges with sustainable solutions, Industrie De Nora has been recognised in the 2022 Water Europe Innovation Awards, and […] The post De Nora recognised at the Water Europe Innovation Awards first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Endress+Hauser inaugurates Reinach campus

Endress+Hauser continues on the path to growth. Over the past five years the number of employees at the Reinach location in the Swiss canton of Basel-Landschaft has grown by 20% […] The post Endress+Hauser inaugurates Reinach campus first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Imagine H2O Asia launches applications

Finding investors, securing new customers, and entering new markets are challenges faced by every startup. For 12 years, Imagine H2O has guided 150+ entrepreneurs on this journey and helped them […] The post Imagine H2O Asia launches applications first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Creative communications specialist joins WiseOnWater

WiseOnWater has further expanded its team, enabling even more services to be offered to clients while continuing to build new partnerships. The strategic marketing and public relations company, which specialises […] The post Creative communications specialist joins WiseOnWater first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Aqualia and Acciona to manage water cycle in south cluster of Saudi Arabia

The consortium selected last February to manage the water services of the south cluster of Saudi Arabia has formally begun its work with the celebration of a ceremony to launch […] The post Aqualia and Acciona to manage water cycle in south cluster of Saudi Arabia first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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GF Piping Systems discusses energy-efficient and sustainable cooling solutions for data centres in tropical regions

GF Piping Systems’ president Joost Geginat and associate professor PS Lee, programme director of Sustainable Tropical Data Centre Testbed (STDCT), toured the new testbed under construction and discussed their shared […] The post GF Piping Systems discusses energy-efficient and sustainable cooling solutions for data centres in tropical regions first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Armstrong announces parts kits brochure for wide range of pumps and circulators

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the availability of a new parts kits brochure for more than two dozen pumps and circulators. The set of solutions covered includes all design envelope […] The post Armstrong announces parts kits brochure for wide range of pumps and circulators first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Mueller delivers network-as-a-service solution with cellular endpoint

Mueller Systems has announced the launch of the newest addition to the Mi.Net Advanced Metre Infrastructure (AMI) system: the Mueller Cellular Node. This network-as-a-service (NaaS) endpoint solution is designed for […] The post Mueller delivers network-as-a-service solution with cellular endpoint first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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LANXESS increases prices for ion exchange resins and iron oxide adsorbers

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will globally increase its basic prices for all Lewatit ion exchange resins and Bayoxide iron oxide adsorbers for water treatment applications by approximately 10%. The price […] The post LANXESS increases prices for ion exchange resins and iron oxide adsorbers first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Qdos CWT pump addresses pipeline pressure challenge

Faced with chlorine degassing issues in its 80m pipe run, a French water purification plant deploys Qdos CWT chemical metering pumps to overcome this issue with an innovative operational concept. […] The post Qdos CWT pump addresses pipeline pressure challenge first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Act now with energy-saving technologies: Riventa

With electricity prices soaring, Riventa has voiced its support to the chairman of Isle’s call for the water industry to make the most of innovative, energy-saving technology. Speaking on the […] The post Act now with energy-saving technologies: Riventa first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Samotics clinches £10M contract from Yorkshire Water

Samotics has been selected by Yorkshire Water as its sole supplier of electrical signature analysis (ESA) until at least 2025, in a £10 million contract win. The deal is part […] The post Samotics clinches £10M contract from Yorkshire Water first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Brunei makes its water management smart with LoRaWAN

Anian deploys a LoRaWAN network throughout the Sultanate of Brunei, serving the country’s government, universities and private sector to improve the management of cities, environment and agriculture, with a focus […] The post Brunei makes its water management smart with LoRaWAN first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Waste-to-energy project on a sustainable flower farm

How a flower farm in Kenya is using dry digestion technology to process high cellulose waste and produce biogas.

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How can filtration optimise the production of biofuels?

As emission targets become more stringent and the Russia-Ukraine conflict sees countries move towards greater energy security, renewables are pivotal for sustainability. Are advanced biofuels a key part of a greener future?

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Can greywater recycling snatch life from the “Jaws of Death”?

SDS Ltd, the UK manufacturer of water management systems for sustainable infrastructure, puts a spotlight on greywater technologies.

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Hydrogen power: why filtration is the key to a green energy future

With the impact of global warming being felt across the planet, the renewables industry is turning its focus to one of the few beacons of hope for a truly sustainable energy future: hydrogen power.

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The many applications of membrane zeta potential

Membrane surface characterisation is crucial for the development of novel membranes and filtration protocols in various fields of water treatment processes. Knowing the zeta potential helps to correlate surface charge with membrane performance and to understand and control membrane fouling.

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Italian textile manufacturer renews commitment with Planet Water Foundation to deliver clean water access to communities in Vietnam

By the end of the year, the partnership will have provided safe water access to over 10,000 people. Planet Water Foundation, a non-profit organisation that addresses global water poverty by […] The post Italian textile manufacturer renews commitment with Planet Water Foundation to deliver clean water access to communities in Vietnam first appeared on Water […]

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NX Filtration hires new technology director

NX Filtration has named Geert-Henk Koops as its technical director. In his new role, he will be responsible for product development, quality control and the implementation of continuous improvement processes. […] The post NX Filtration hires new technology director first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Wastewater treatment solution for a critical airport application

When a utility and services provider was commissioned to create an environmentally-critical application for one of the world’s busiest airports, they collaborated with SEKO for a failsafe solution. The European […] The post Wastewater treatment solution for a critical airport application first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Ecolab Global Intelligence Centre opens doors to power data-driven performance and sustainability

The Ecolab Global Intelligence Centre (EGIC) team analyses data from Internet of Things (IoT)-connected systems to provide monitoring and measurable results. Companies have been adopting digital technologies to better manage […] The post Ecolab Global Intelligence Centre opens doors to power data-driven performance and sustainability first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Temporary treatment unit helps nursing home meet consent

Hired technology from water recycling specialist WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE) has been selected by a Somerset nursing home to provide onsite wastewater treatment that ensures environmental standards. Chelston Park is […] The post Temporary treatment unit helps nursing home meet consent first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Majority of independent shareholders call on Alphabet to address growing water risks

About 64% of Alphabet’s independent shareholders voted in support of a water risk reduction proposal by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy non-profit. The resolution asks Alphabet, the parent company […] The post Majority of independent shareholders call on Alphabet to address growing water risks first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Yokogawa to join Hakuto-R commercial lunar exploration programme

Targeting the development of equipment to explore lunar water resources for industrial use. Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed an agreement with ispace to join its lunar exploration programme, Hakuto-R, as […] The post Yokogawa to join Hakuto-R commercial lunar exploration programme first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Emerson outlines net zero targets

The company plans to achieve net zero operations by 2030, and net zero value chain by 2045. Emerson has announced its sustainability strategy to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) […] The post Emerson outlines net zero targets first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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A new water pump station for Calgary

To meet the ever-growing demand from Calgarians for potable water, the City of Calgary embarked on a C$35 million (US$27.9 million) project to replace the most critical water pump station […] The post A new water pump station for Calgary first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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CeraMac: A sustainable ceramic microfiltration system for water treatment

Utilities are seeking sustainable solutions for their water and wastewater treatment needs. Engineers and solution providers have always looked to cost-effective solutions, but the new focus dives deeper into what […] The post CeraMac: A sustainable ceramic microfiltration system for water treatment first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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New technology for water quality monitoring receives prestigious award

A water monitoring system developed in a collaboration between the University of Birmingham researchers and Proteus Instruments, that remotely measures the quality of waters in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, has […] The post New technology for water quality monitoring receives prestigious award first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Toray to supply RO membrane for UAE seawater desalination plant

Toray Industries has received a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane order for the Taweelah desalination plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Once the operation commissions in H2 2022, it will […] The post Toray to supply RO membrane for UAE seawater desalination plant first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Idrica addresses non-water revenue in northern Peru

A pilot project to reduce drinking water losses in the network operated by EPS Grau, the water supplier in the Piura region of northern Peru, has been successfully conducted over […] The post Idrica addresses non-water revenue in northern Peru first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Breakthrough in reverse osmosis

As a specialist in membrane material sciences, H2MO has developed and utilised Bio-Programmable Membrane (BPM) technology to manufacture reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in hollow fibre configuration. These BPM-RO membranes are […] The post Breakthrough in reverse osmosis first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Goh Si Hou joins PUB as chief executive

Goh Si Hou has been named chief executive of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. He will succeed Ng Joo Hee, who will be retiring from the administrative service, according to […] The post Goh Si Hou joins PUB as chief executive first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Researchers collect critical water quality data on Africa’s Okavango Delta

The Wild Bird Trust, in partnership with National Geographic, launched a years-long project to explore the rivers of the Okavango Delta in Southern Africa and collect baseline data on virtually […] The post Researchers collect critical water quality data on Africa’s Okavango Delta first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Portland Water District maps out sustainable wastewater future

Portland Water District develops biosolids masterplan for long-term resiliency and reliability. The Portland Water District has charted a sustainable wastewater future through the development of a masterplan to evaluate its […] The post Portland Water District maps out sustainable wastewater future first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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DuPont Water Solutions expands online learning and thought leadership programme

Programmes used by over 30,000 water industry professionals support professional development through discussion of emerging water challenges. DuPont Water Solutions has revitalised its programmes of webinars and specialist classes for […] The post DuPont Water Solutions expands online learning and thought leadership programme first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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NTU’s membrane invention: Centrifugal Reverse Osmosis technology – featured in GWI Water Desalination Report

  View Water Desalination Report   The increase in demand for freshwater during the 20th century has led to a global water-scarcity crisis suffered by 40% of the population in the world. The situation is exacerbated by contamination of freshwater resources, global climate change, industrialization, and rapid population growth. Less than 0.008% of the water on […]

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Grundfos inks MoU with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to develop sustainable solutions

Grundfos has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) to co-develop energy and water efficient smart solutions that will contribute to a more resilient and sustainable […] The post Grundfos inks MoU with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to develop sustainable solutions first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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SIWW2022 spotlights innovative solutions to address climate issues

After a four-year hiatus, the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 returned in April 2022 in an in-person format, bringing the water industry together to share best practices, co-create urban […] The post SIWW2022 spotlights innovative solutions to address climate issues first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Delivering water sector transformation project by project

With BlueTech Forum 2022 just around the corner, Menno Holterman, chief executive of Netherlands engineering company Nijhuis Saur Industries, shares his views on water sector transformation, including investment, collaboration and […] The post Delivering water sector transformation project by project first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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IZAR proves its scalability in Amiens

For 10 years, Diehl Metering has been working closely with the Amiens metropolitan area in northern France to gradually scale up its solutions and continually bring new improvements to its […] The post IZAR proves its scalability in Amiens first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Digital transformation: Reimaging water processing

Brings forth innovations while enhancing existing systems. Embracing the smart water concept involves the monitoring, control and command of water networks. Digitalisation is another key factor which might bring added […] The post Digital transformation: Reimaging water processing first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Empowering the next steps into digitalising water

Infrastructure modernisation, sustainability and decarbonisation, digital transformation, and autonomous operations – these are the four megatrends Emerson identified at the Emerson Exchange Asia-Pacific Virtual Edition 2021 last December. Jonas Berge, […] The post Empowering the next steps into digitalising water first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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500 billion gallons of water prevented from flooding communities in 2021 via Xylem technology

Xylem’s latest Sustainability Report tracks progress in addressing global water challenges. Solutions from Xylem have helped prevent more than 500 billion gallons of polluted water from flooding communities in 2021, […] The post 500 billion gallons of water prevented from flooding communities in 2021 via Xylem technology first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water Environment Federation recognises utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has recognised 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the US. The utilities were […] The post Water Environment Federation recognises utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Chris Hubbard joins PWTech leadership team

Wastewater solutions provider welcomes 20-year industry veteran. Process Wastewater Technologies (PWTech), an American manufacturer of sludge handling products, has named Chris Hubbard as joint business development manager and regional sales […] The post Chris Hubbard joins PWTech leadership team first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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A smart transition to tablet-based leakage detection

The ability to access network information on tablets and smartphones is another step forward in the digitalisation of the water sector, writes Chris Moore, product line manager at Ovarro. A […] The post A smart transition to tablet-based leakage detection first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW) returning this October 2022

The most anticipated B2B exhibition in the water industry, “Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW),” will be grandly unveiled at Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), Hall 1 from October 13 -15, […] The post Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW) returning this October 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baronnes Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held at the House of Lords this […] The post Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Wastewater treatment process produces “greener” ammonia

Removing ammonia from wastewater marks a step towards making polluted water potable. Access to a safe and steady supply of water is a requirement for all life on the planet. […] The post Wastewater treatment process produces “greener” ammonia first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Anaergia creates two new executive roles to accelerate growth in Europe

Appoints Alessandro Massone as commercial managing director for Europe and Kunal Shah as chief growth officer. Anaergia has announced the promotion of two members of its leadership team to fill […] The post Anaergia creates two new executive roles to accelerate growth in Europe first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Water & Wastewater Asia May/June 2022

Wastewater treatment solution for a critical airport application CeraMac: A sustainable ceramic microfiltration system Singapore International Water Week 2022 successfully enabled partnerships for climate action The post Water & Wastewater Asia May/June 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Room for growth – helping organisations flourish

How can companies in the infrastructure sector grow their top line? Chris Thomas, head of innovation and enterprise at Isle, explains how growth engineering can help accelerate change and help […] The post Room for growth – helping organisations flourish first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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US$6.15B PFAS remediation forecast underpinned by changing regulatory environment

The health risks and contamination associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are propelling the US state and federal legislators to crack down on the usage and spread of these […] The post US$6.15B PFAS remediation forecast underpinned by changing regulatory environment first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Europe water pumps market forecast to create US$3.4B through 2031

The Europe water pumps market is projected to be valued at about US$11.4 billion in 2021, expanding at a CAGR of around 3.6% over the forecast period of 2021-2031, as […] The post Europe water pumps market forecast to create US$3.4B through 2031 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Northern Ireland Water expands asset monitoring programme with AI technology from Samotics

Samotics has grown the deployment of its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven SAM4 system across Northern Ireland Water’s submerged assets to support the delivery of a more cost-efficient and sustainable service. The […] The post Northern Ireland Water expands asset monitoring programme with AI technology from Samotics first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Andritz presents water, wastewater and waste management portfolio at IFAT 2022

Andritz will be exhibiting its broad range of new technologies, services and automation solutions for the water, wastewater and waste management industries at the coming IFAT 2022. For instance, the […] The post Andritz presents water, wastewater and waste management portfolio at IFAT 2022 first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Slow pace of innovation continues to frustrate supply chain

A new survey from British Water revealed there is an ongoing lack of innovation uptake by water companies and their delivery partners. Last year, the British government and water regulators […] The post Slow pace of innovation continues to frustrate supply chain first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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SurfCleaner lands first South America deal with Aeration Argentina

SurfCleaner has landed its first South American deal after securing a contract with industrial plant operator Aeration Argentina. The Swedish firm, which developed the skimmer separator technology, helps recover contaminants […] The post SurfCleaner lands first South America deal with Aeration Argentina first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Bio-UV water treatment for World Cup stadium

Bio-UV Group has installed advanced water treatment systems at Doha’s Al-Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor, Qatar. The 63,000-capacity arena, which is set to be one of the […] The post Bio-UV water treatment for World Cup stadium first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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DuPont’s FilmTec bags 2022 Edison Award

The company also received two more Gold and one Silver award. Four of DuPont’s technologies have been recognised with the 2022 Edison Award. The company received three Gold awards, including […] The post DuPont’s FilmTec bags 2022 Edison Award first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Ensuring the security of water utilities

The growing digitalisation of public utilities have led to a significant rise in cybercrimes and water solutions players are no exception. Calvin Lai, business manager, software and control, Rockwell Automation, […] The post Ensuring the security of water utilities first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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ZWEEC Analytics inks partnership with Yangtze River Authority

Singapore-based water technology company ZWEEC Analytics has sealed a partnership with the Yangtze River Monitoring and Scientific Research Centre to jointly develop and market its water ecological environmental monitoring platform […] The post ZWEEC Analytics inks partnership with Yangtze River Authority first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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New joint IAW-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter

The International Water Association (IWA) and the Singapore Water Association (SWA) have welcomed the creation of the newly established joint IWA-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter. The chapter will offer […] The post New joint IAW-SWA Singapore Young Water Professionals Chapter first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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ABB technology supports water sustainability in Vietnam

ABB Ability Symphony Plus SCADA for water industries is being used by Ho Chi Minh City’s local water utility Saigon Water Supply Corporation to address water leakage challenges and support […] The post ABB technology supports water sustainability in Vietnam first appeared on Water & Wastewater Asia.

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Congratulation to Ecosoftt on winning Most Valuable Technology award at SIWW

ECOSOFTT Co-founder & CEO Marcus Lim receiving the Most Valuable Technology award at the Singapore International Water Week 2022 TechXchange from Mr Choon Jin Yeoh. Organised by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency and Enterprise Singapore, TechXchange seeks the uncover the most promising water technologies that can have the greatest positive impact on the world. TechXchange 2022 saw knowledge sharing and discussions […]

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New Generation of Resistant Membrane Goes Global

    View this email in your browser New Generation of Resistant Membrane Goes Global New generation membranes company collaborates with Singapore hydrohub [Durham, NC, 5 April 2022] – North Carolina-based NALA Membranes has signed a research agreement with Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation Centre (START), Singapore. START is one of Singapore’s Centers of […]

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[Grant Call]Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) – Active Ingredient to Product Interface

    Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) – Grant Call – Active Ingredient to Product Interface   Background   The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) is an industry-led R&D platform which aims to synergistically and strategically bring together public sector research capabilities and domain expertise of the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the productivity and operational […]

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[Grant Call] Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) – Tools to Accelerate the Design of Manufacturing Processes

    Background   The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) is an industry-led R&D platform which aims to synergistically and strategically bring together public sector research capabilities and domain expertise of the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the productivity and operational efficiency within Singapore’s pharmaceutical sector through leveraging novel manufacturing technologies and data analytics. PIPS is […]

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[Call for Papers] The 13th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society

  The AMS13 Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit abstracts in the fields of membrane science and technology for oral and poster presentations. All papers will be reviewed and assigned to the appropriate session for oral and poster presentations. ​ Potential topics in this conference include, but are not limited to: Membranes for desalination, […]

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[Calling for Innovations in Liveability, Sustainability and Public Health] Temasek Foundation Call for Proposals

  Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. The Foundation funds and supports ideas and innovations that bring about solutions, systems and capabilities to address various challenges, particularly environmental, healthcare and other adversities […]

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Enapter receives first order for its containerised electrolyser for green hydrogen production

Publication date: December 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 12 Author(s):

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New vacuum pump exhaust traps eliminate hydrocarbon emissions

Mass-Vac oil mist eliminators come in four models to fit vacuum pumps ranging from 5300 CFM. A new line of oil mist eliminators that can prevent virtually all hydrocarbon emissions from pumps has been introduced by Mass-Vac. The eliminators help keep the environment clean and people safe by removing harmful oil vapours from a vacuum […]

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G2O Water Technologies rebrands as Evove

The Evove team. The UK’s G2O Water Technologies has changed its name to Evove to reflect a new growth strategy and the development of its advanced Separonic membranes. “We have outgrown G2O,” explained Chris Wyres, CEO of Evove. “The business has matured: our team and partner network is growing, our product range has increased from a […]

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Deadline approaching for IWA Congress submissions

The IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organisers of the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 are reminding those that wish to present papers and content at the Congress that the submission deadline is 31 December. The Congress is a global forum for discussion, and papers, training […]

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Evonik constructs new hollow-fibre spinning plant at its site in Schörfling, Austria

Publication date: November 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 11 Author(s):

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Wastewater re-use in the food industry

Test technician preparing test equipment for trialling a new membrane. NIG Nutritionals samples, showing feed on the left and permeate post treatment on the right. Engineers and scientists from an Auckland-based clean technology company have developed polyethylene membrane-based filters which perform at 85°C in harsh chemical environments of 1-13 pH, allowing food and industry processors […]

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Aquaporin appoints new CEO

Matt Boczkowski (left) and Peter Holme Jensen (right). Danish water technology company Aquaporin has named Matt Boczkowski as its new CEO. Boczkowski, who joined Aquaporin earlier this year as chief commercial officer and deputy CEO, will replace founder Peter Holme Jensen, who has led the company since 2005. Holme Jensen will continue as Aquaporin’s chief […]

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Preparing hierarchical microsieves via float-casting using raspberry particles

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Preparation of microsieves with a hierarchical structure via float-casting, using raspberry particles’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 642, 15 February 2022, 119941). Abstract This article describes the preparation of hierarchical microsieves via float-casting using raspberry particles. The raspberry particles consist of a larger spherical particle (the […]

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De Nora webinar focuses on underdrain

De Nora’s webinar, entitled Don’t Underestimate the Underdrain which takes places on 10 December via Zoom, will look at the importance of choosing the right underdrain to make a difference to the effectiveness of gravity and deep bed filtration systems.  The webinar will look at common filter underdrain options to meet water quality regulations, including […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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), […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Heartiest congratulation to the following institutional members on their promotions

Heartiest congratulation to the following institutional members on their promotions. Prof. HE Jianzhong, NUS  Prof. Jason XU Zhichuan, NTU Prof Jiang Jianwen, NUS Assoc. Prof. LAM Siew Hong, NUS Assoc. Prof. Olivier LEFEBVRE, NUS Assoc. Prof. WU Jie, NUS

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Publication date: October 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 10 Author(s):

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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: https://www.nwri-usa.org/2021-clarke-prize-laureate  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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De Nora acquires Calgon Carbon’s UV Technologies Division

Publication date: September 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 9 Author(s):

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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 […]

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Amazon Filters to showcase new filter housings

The housings will support critical liquid and gas applications involved in the complex, multi-step chemistry of making drugs and medications. Amazon Filters’ new single stack 72C and 76C series housings which aid critical filtration processes in biopharmaceuticals production, will be on display at the Making Pharmaceuticals 2021 Expo, taking place in Coventry, UK on 5-6 […]

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Aqua Membranes appoints chief technology officer

CJ Kurth has joined Aqua Membranes as the company’s chief technology officer. A 25-year veteran of the membrane separation industry, Kurth will oversee Aqua Membranes’ technology development, intellectual property (IP) creation and defence, production and quality control. Kurth has previously held leadership roles at a number of water sector companies including Osmonics, GE Water, NanoH2O, […]

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Hydro International supplies stormwater treatment

The Up-Flo filters in twin wall chambers, verified to remove 80% suspended solids but with demonstrated removal rates of up to 98%. Specialists in stormwater treatment, Hydro International and Bell Munro Consulting have collaborated to develop an effective and advanced stormwater treatment solution for the Eastways project in Witham, Essex which included the construction of […]

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Aquammodate’s single-pass water filtration

Aquammodate membrane prototype undergoing testing in the lab. (Image: Aquammodate) The technology emulates the way in which diatoms stablise their cell membranes mechanically by forming a cell wall made from silica. (Image: Wikipedia/Wipeter) Diatoms build their cell walls from silica for mechanical protection. (Image: Flickr/ @spacenoob) Coloured electron microscopy of a diatom. (Image: Flickr/@zeissmicro) A […]

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Granular bed filtration of a liquid aerosol

Powder Technology. The research article ‘Granular bed filtration of a liquid aerosol’ has been published in the journal Powder Technology. Abstract Liquid aerosols are found in many industrial sectors, particularly in the mechanical industry (oil mists). Granular bed (GB) filtration could be an interesting means for the removal of these liquid aerosols, due to their high […]

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Lanxess upgrades ion exchange resin

Ion analysis in an analytical laboratory at Lanxess in Leverkusen. (Image: Lanxess AG) Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has upgraded its Lewatit K 7333 ion exchange resin so that it can be used for oxygen removal in the electronics industry. The improved polymer matrix in conjunction with a modified formula now enables production of the palladium-doped, strongly alkaline […]

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Submit your abstracts to Water Convention 2022

    Having trouble reading this email? View in browser here. September 2021 [GOOD NEWS!] FINAL EXTENSION FOR SIWW2022 WATER CONVENTION CALL FOR PAPERS! NEW DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2021. A big thank you to authors who have submitted your abstracts ???? For those who haven’t, take advantage of the extended deadline to submit your […]

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Saltworks produces battery-grade lithium from waste

Saltworks Technologies has successfully produced battery-grade lithium hydroxide from industrial wastewater. Economically extracting battery-grade lithium has previously been challenging but Saltworks’ process harvests lithium hydroxide solids that reach or exceed battery-grade specifications, confirmed by the chemical analysis of a third-party accredited laboratory. Concentrations of impurities and contaminants were all below industry standard levels. Harvesting lithium from […]

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Grundfos to acquire US water technology company MECO

Grundfos is acquiring MECO. Grundfos has entered into an agreement to acquire Mechanical Equipment Company Inc (MECO), a US group that engineers and manufactures water purification solutions for a range of industries. MECO operates in the industrial water treatment market with manufacturing and sales offices in the US and international offices in Singapore and Ireland. […]

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Alfa Laval decanters help recycle San Diego’s water

Alfa Laval is supplying decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in San Diego, California, USA. The decanters, which will be used for thickening and dewatering of sludge, will ensure that the treated municipal wastewater is suitable for irrigation and other non-potable uses. The project is part of San Diego’s recycled water program which will provide […]

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G2O Water Technologies appoints chief marketing officer

The UK’s G2O Water Technologies has expanded its executive management team with the appointment of Andrew Walker as chief marketing officer. Walker, who founded the Blue Gold Marketing consultancy in 2007, will drive G2O Water Technologies’ marketing and business development. “As we shift gear, launching an exciting range of industrially proven products, Andrew will help […]

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  • 23 Sep 2021
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GEA to supply membrane filters for new alternative protein plant

Novozymes has selected GEA technology to produce plant-based proteins at a new facility in Nebraska, USA. GEA will construct the process systems, which include membrane filters, mixers, homogenizers, heat exchangers, pasteurizers and UHT units, cleaning and filling systems as well as the pump and valve technology. Installation will start mid-2022, with the new factory expected […]

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  • 23 Sep 2021
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Hydroxsys’ technology brings clean water to dairy processing

Chris Macbeth of NIG Nutritionals (right) checks the latest Hydroxsys readings. New Zealand based clean technology company Hydroxsys has partnered with an Auckland dairy processor to offer a new wastewater treatment that delivers clean water from the processing of milk and milk products. Dairy processor NIG Nutritionals has been trialling Hydroxsys’ equipment at its facility […]

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Recycled reverse osmosis membranes for forward osmosis technology

Desalination. The research article ‘Recycled reverse osmosis membranes for forward osmosis technology’ has been published in the journal Desalination (Volume 519, 1 December 2021, 115312). Abstract An alternative use of end-of-life reverse osmosis (RO) membranes is proposed for forward osmosis (FO) application as recycled FO (RFO) membranes and transformed recycled FO (TRFO) membranes. Different passive cleaning protocols in pilot plant […]

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Applications for the Crowdsourcing @ TechInnovation 2021

  View this email in your browser Looking to make an impact on the environment through innovation? Here’s your chance to drive development for a green and sustainable future. Crowdsourcing @ TechInnovation 2021  brings together global corporates, innovative start-ups and SMEs to solve various business challenges from sustainable packaging to decarbonisation. Selected companies will have the opportunity to partner […]

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NX Filtration begins pilot for water reuse from paper mills

NX Filtrations Mexpert pilot system at Industriewater Eerbeek. NX Filtration has begun a pilot project with Industriewater Eerbeek (IWE), a subsidiary of three Dutch paper mills focusing on wastewater treatment, which aims to reuse wastewater and so reduce the extraction of groundwater and the overall water footprint of the paper mills. IWE has been purifying […]

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PUB’s Competitive Funding for Water Research (CWR) programme: RFP 2101 & 2102

PUB has launched a grant call on 13 Sep 2021 under the Research Innovation and Enterprise 2025 Competitive Funding for Water Research (CWR) programme to invite Institutes of Higher Learning, research institutions and industries to submit proposals. There are two Request-For-Proposals (RFPs): 1.   RFP 2101: Recovery Chemicals & Minerals from the Water Loop ​​2. ​  RFP […]

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Nanofiber composite membrane mimicks ‘reinforced-concrete’

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Nanofibers interpenetrating network mimicking “reinforced-concrete” to construct mechanically robust composite membrane for enhanced CO2 separation’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 639, 1 December 2021, 119749). Abstract The electrospun nanofiber mat (NFM) with 3D networks has advantages of high porosity and large specific surface area, but its porous […]

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Pall’s contamination control

Examples of fluid contaminants. The relationship between Beta, efficiency, and downstream fluid quality. Simplified schematic illustrates how a multi-pass test system is constructed. Hydraulic filter locations. Contamination in hydraulic and lube system fluids is generally recognized as the single most important factor in reducing the reliability and longevity of the equipment. This article examines how […]

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  • 15 Sep 2021
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Alfa Laval partnership to produce sustainable water and beverages

Alfa Laval has entered into a partner agreement with Wayout International, a Swedish innovation company, to develop micro-factories for the local and sustainable production of water and other beverages. Wayout’s micro-factories can treat all types of water and remineralise it to produce high quality drinking water. The fully automated plug-and-play system is powered by solar […]

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  • 9 Sep 2021
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First service initiative from Filtermist

A Filtermist engineer working on a Filtermist oil mist filter. UK-based Filtermist Systems Limited will now include the first service visit with every installed oil mist filter purchased by domestic clients. This initiative is designed to provide companies working across automotive, aerospace, food & drink and high value manufacturing with peace of mind that their […]

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Grundfos delivers its strongest-ever half-year results

Poul Due Jensen. Grundfos has reported the highest half-year earnings in the company’s history and the strongest sales growth rate for more than a decade. For the first six months of 2021, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of DKK2017 million were up 89% on 2020, while profit after tax doubled to DKK1542 million. Half-year […]

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Amazon Filters gets ready for green hydrogen

Housings at Amazon Filters production centre in Camberley, Surrey, UK. The UK’s Amazon Filters is set to manufacture critical components for the large-scale production of green hydrogen. The industrial filter maker is preparing new production capacity at its facility in Camberley, Surrey, to build bespoke filters and housings for use in water electrolysis powered from renewable […]

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Pollutec as hybrid physical-virtual event

Pollutec is a showcase for environmental solutions for industry, cities and regions, Running from 12-15 October in Lyon, France, Pollutec is the benchmark event for environmental professionals. It is also a showcase for environmental solutions for industry, cities and regions, and a springboard for market innovations and international development. In consideration of Covid restrictions, this year […]

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GKD’s pollen filter for high performance

GKD developed a filter insert made of die-cut rounds of four layers of Volumetric Mesh and one layer of square mesh for the Phantom Athletics training mask. With the additional module developed by GKD, the Phantom Athletics training masks offer an effective pollen filter. For sportspeople, the filter module from GKD provides long-awaited, reliable protection […]

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New dates for IDA World Congress

IDA helps ensure clean water sources for future generations. In consideration of the Australian Government’s vaccination and border reopening plan, the International Desalination Association (IDA) has decided to postpone the 2022 IDA World Congress and Exhibition, previously scheduled for May 29-June 2, 2022. The new date is 9-13 October, 2022, which will ensure an in-person […]

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Hengst’s filtration solutions for fuel cells

Filtration solutions for the fuel cell. From left: water separator, ion exchanger and cathode filter. The fuel cell is a key technology for sustainable energy production, and three filtration solutions developed by Hengst provide the perfect support: a cathode filter, an ion exchanger and a water separator. The cathode filter ensures safe and optimally efficient […]

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PVDF filters show promise for medical use

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Ultra-thin and highly porous PVDF-filters prepared via phase inversion for potential medical (COVID-19) and industrial use’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 639, 1 December 2021, 119710). Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased demand for air-filtration based personal protective equipment. Existing filter masks are […]

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Industrie De Nora buys ISIA SpA from Grundfos

Publication date: August 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 8 Author(s):

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NX Filtration appoints chief commercial officer

Alejandro Roman Fernandez, the new chief commercial officer of NX Filtration. NX Filtration has hired Alejandro Roman Fernandez as chief commercial officer (CCO). In this newly created role, Fernandez will be responsible for managing and expanding NX Filtration’s global sales force and network of distributors and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners. He will be based […]

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HEPA filters in indoor air purification

David Moulton, UK managing director of Camfil. Considering correct filter installation in buildings and how to ensure supplementary HEPA air purification systems are fit for purpose. If we go back 30 years the role of air filters was to initially protect HVAC systems. The air filter was designed to protect the heating and cooling coils […]

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Eclipse filters boost Indian automotive market

The filtered fluid flows through the return slots located in the upper section of the magnetic core, down through the centre and exits through the outlet port. Kleenoil installed an Eclipse Magnetics Micromag high-performance filtration system inline before the machines pump to minimise the number of ferrous particles contacting the grinding wheel. The Micromag filter […]

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Membrane design and synthesis for membrane distillation

Desalination. The research article ‘Comprehensive review of membrane design and synthesis for membrane distillation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Desalination (Volume 518, 15 December 2021, 115168). Abstract Water scarcity is a grand challenge that requires continuous exploration of new desalination technologies in order to augment the global supply of fresh water. In this context, membrane distillation (MD) is […]

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GEA’s homogenisers for demanding applications

The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options for high performance and reliability in continuous industrial production. (Image: GEA) Two homogenisers have recently been added to the range offered by Düsseldorf-based GEA – both intended for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries. The Ariete Homogenizer 3160 completes […]

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Filtration+Separation’s top news stories in August

The filtration and separation industry’s response to Covid-19, Watergen technology in a Navajo Nation water project and GEA’s new marine separator prime were the most-read stories on the Filtration+Separation website during August 2021.   1. Covid-19: How the filtration and separation industry is responding Our coronavirus coverage shows how filtration and separation companies around the […]

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Review of membrane design and synthesis for membrane distillation

Desalination. The research article ‘Comprehensive review of membrane design and synthesis for membrane distillation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Desalination (Volume 518, 15 December 2021, 115168). Abstract Water scarcity is a grand challenge that requires continuous exploration of new desalination technologies in order to augment the global supply of fresh water. In this context, membrane distillation (MD) is […]

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WEF announces robust health protocols for WEFTEC

WEFTEC participants will be asked to upload images of health authority-issued vaccination records to a secure portal or bring proof of a negative Covid test to be verified on site. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced details of the health and safety measures that will be in place for those attending WEFTEC 2021, which […]

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Young US researcher wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021

Eshani Jha from the US receives the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for research on how to remove contaminants from water. Eshani Jha from the US has received the prestigious 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize during World Water Week, for her research into how to remove contaminants from water. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international […]

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Innovation shapes pharma filtration

Innovation-TCO-profitability causation loop. While the pharmaceutical industry is expanding with new product constantly emerging, it still needs innovations from filter suppliers. Here, Bob Mcilvaine, president, Mcilvaine Company argues that the innovation-total cost of ownership-profitability causation loop is the route to better products and higher profits. The pharmaceutical industry is growing faster than other industry sectors. […]

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Xylem invests in water’s next generation

Students participating in the new, water-oriented global youth program, Xylem Ignite, which aims to engage the passion and creativity of students around the world. Xylem is continuing to invest in youth innovation to solve the world’s water challenges with a program of more than 60 events across 47 countries. This builds on Xylem’s 25-year sponsorship of […]

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  • 24 Aug 2021
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Bürkert introduces new seat valves

The seat valves with increased pressure and temperature range easily control and switch media with up to 25 bar overpressure and temperatures from 40°C to 230°C. (Image: Bürkert Fluid Control Systems) Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is now offering durable and low maintenance on/off and control valves for switching and controlling gases, liquids and steam in […]

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Lignin modified PVDF membrane for oil filtration

Journal of Water Process Engineering. The research article ‘Lignin modified PVDF membrane with antifouling properties for oil filtration’ has been published in the Journal of Water Process Engineering (Volume 43, October 2021, 102248). Abstract Lignin is a sustainable chemical that can be extracted from a wide range of lignocellulosic biowaste. It was blended into polymeric membranes to improve […]

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Invitation to participate in the Jurong Island Innovation Challenge 2021

  JIIC 2021 is an initiative by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and JTC calling for solvers to tackle challenges faced by Jurong Island companies in the areas of energy management, emissions reduction, water management, and waste management. You can visit the Programme’s website at www.jurongislandinnovationchallenge.sg to check out details such as challenge statements, timeline, or upcoming […]

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NX Filtration supplies direct NF membranes for Indian WWTP

The current common effluent treatment plant in Jetpur, India, that will be extended with NX Filtrations direct nanofiltration membranes. Indian OEM Aquarius H2O Dynamics has selected NX Filtration to supply its hollow fiber direct nanofiltration (dNF) membranes for wastewater treatment at the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Jetpur, India. The system, based on 102 […]

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De Nora introduces retrofit programme

De Nora is offering a retrofit programme, the ClorTec Gen III, to help existing customers upgrade their ClorTec on-site sodium hypochlorite generators (OSHGs), helping them improve safety and prepare for future US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.  The ClorTec Gen III upgrade helps customers to plan for the EPA’s recommended bromate, chlorate and perchlorate limits […]

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Eaton protects clean energy supplies

In the south of Israel, the power of the sun is being harnessed by one of the world’s largest solar power towers, covering an area of 740 acres (300 hectare) that supplies more than 100,000 households with sustainable electricity. Eaton Type 31L gas/liquid separators can filter steam to remove up to 99% of all fluid […]

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Advances in membrane technologies for saline wastewater treatment

Desalination The research article ‘Current advances in membrane technologies for saline wastewater treatment: A comprehensive review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 517, 1 December 2021, 115170). Abstract The saline wastewater from various sources including agriculture and industrial activities, appears to have high salt concentration, organic content and other pollutants which can harm the environment. Thus, saline wastewater […]

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Membrane Technology Won Investment At The Liveability Challenge 2021 Grand Finale

  Tell us what you think! No images? Click here Thank you for being part of The Liveability Challenge 2021 Grand Finale!  Dear TLC community,  The Liveability Challenge 2021 Grand Finale concluded last week with US-based team SeaChange Inc. emerging ahead of a group of six finalists to clinch the grand prize of S$1 million in grant funding from Temasek Foundation. Despite Covid-19 […]

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Aquatech Amsterdam – call for Innovation Award entries

Winners of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2019. The organisers of Aquatech Amsterdam, which will take place from 2–5 November, have called for entries for the Aquatech Innovation Award 2021, which is open to all water tech related organisations. Exhibitors are invited to enter their most innovative solutions, products and technologies to be judged by an […]

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A review of emerging desalination technologies

Desalination. The review article ‘Emerging desalination technologies: Current status, challenges and future trends’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 517, 1 December 2021, 115183). Abstract Emerging technologies present many new possibilities for diversifying the desalination industry, which is currently dominated by thermal desalination, and reverse osmosis. In this review, we highlight recent developments in emerging desalination technologies, focusing on those nearing commercialization i.e. forward […]

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FiltXPO – clean water in a changing climate

The current paradigm is clean water requires energy from coal-powered plants resulting in CO2 generation. We must develop low energy demand ways to purify water. FiltXPO panelist Hal Alper, president and chief science officer, MYCELX Technologies Corporation. Every company involved in industrial manufacturing more than likely uses process water. In general, you cant operate a […]

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DuPont to deliver membranes for Sorek B desalination plant

IDE Water Technologies has selected DuPont’s FilmTec membranes to provide the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) filtration for the Sorek B desalination plant in Israel. The 25-year, 200 million m3/year facility will be the largest desalination plant in Israel and one of the largest in the world when it comes online in 2023. DuPont is providing […]

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LG Sonic’s technologies support algae mitigation project

The two ultrasonic devices combine real-time water quality monitoring, web-based software, and ultrasound to combat algae blooms. Technologies from Dutch company LG Sonic are being used in an algae bloom mitigation project on Lake St Charles in Florida, in partnership with the Lake St Charles Community Development District (CDD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection […]

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De Nora completes produced water recycling project

The project, which began in May, established four ClorTec Mobile Treatment Units along a network of simultaneous fracturing systems. De Nora has now completed phase one of its Delaware Basin Wastewater Recycling Project, achieving produced water rates exceeding 140,000 barrels per day, which amounts to more than 5 million barrels over a 30-day period. The project, […]

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SR-Tek pressure vessels used in filtration research

The pressure vessels from Smart Reservoir Technology (SR-Tek) are being used to investigate the effects of different operating pressures on membrane filtration. A research team at Pennsylvania State University is using four transparent pressure vessels from Smart Reservoir Technology (SR-Tek) to investigate the effects of different operating pressures on membrane filtration. Expected to be worth […]

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Amazon Filters targets biopharma with new housings

The housings conform to the latest iteration of the industry leading ASME BPE standard and its criteria for hygienic design, materials construction and fabrication. Amazon Filters has launched a new range of filter housings, the single-stack 72C and 76C series, to aid critical processes in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The housings conform to the latest […]

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IDA 2022 World Congress – call for extended abstracts

The 2022 IDA World Congress and Exhibition will provide knowledge-sharing and interaction for participants on both technical and business topics related to the use of desalination and water reuse solutions for a secure water future. The International Desalination Association (IDA) has called for extended abstracts for its 2022 World Congress on the theme of Charting […]

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Mann+Hummel membrane business Microdyn-Nadir changes its name

Publication date: July 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 7 Author(s):

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Pervaporation membrane materials: Trends and perspectives

Journal of Membrane Science. The research article ‘Pervaporation membrane materials: Recent trends and perspectives’ has been published in the  Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 636, 15 October 2021, 119557). Abstract Pervaporation is a molecular separation membrane technology for selective permeation of water or organic compounds from organic-water mixtures or organic-organic mixtures. The pervaporation process is controlled by thermodynamic partitioning and kinetic […]

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Watergen technology installed in Navajo Nation Water Project

Watergens GEN-M AWG will produce up to 211 gallons of clean drinking water for the community. A water from air generator, the GEN-M from Israeli company Watergen, was recently installed in the Hard Rock Community of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, bringing clean drinking water to the water-stressed region. The Navajo water project is a […]

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Fischer Process Industries buys HE Danby

Fischer Process Industries has acquired HE Danby Co Inc, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based distributor that services pumps, filters and filtration systems. HE Danby sells and services a range of pumps and filter systems for manufacturers including Gorman-Rupp, Aurora Pump, Eaton, GE Water Technologies, Filtertech Gusher-Nagle and AllFlo. The company also has a fully equipped and complete […]

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Porvair increases production capacity for porous plastics

Precision cut Vyon porous plastic components. Porvair Sciences has installed new automated precision die-cutting equipment at its facility in Wrexham, Wales that has enabled a five-fold increase in its manufacturing capacity for porous plastic components. Installed in Porvair’s cGMP compliant cleanroom production facility, the new equipment is able to produce porous plastic components that are […]

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Seeking Nominations for Imagine H2O Asia Cohort 3

Water Startups Invited to Register Today for Imagine H2O Asia Cohort 3  A short program launch teaser video can be viewed here. Imagine H2O Asia invites startups to apply today for Cohort 3. Led by Imagine H2O, the accelerator program will feature new partnerships and an expanded advisory and customer network to equip water tech […]

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Evoqua to set up sustainability and innovation hub in Pittsburgh

Evoqua Water Technologies is to open a new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the development of cutting-edge and sustainable water treatment technologies. The 18 000 sq ft facility will be Evoqua’s centre of excellence for research and innovation, addressing emerging water trends including climate change, connectivity and health and safety. […]

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AO Smith acquires Master Water Conditioning Corp

Water technology company AO Smith Corp has acquired Master Water Conditioning Corp, a Pennsylvania-based water treatment company in an all-cash transaction. “The acquisition of Master Water further demonstrates our commitment to the North American water treatment market, a key element of our strategy to deliver innovative, differentiated solutions that heat and treat water,” said Kevin […]

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Biwater to build wastewater treatment facility in Morocco

Biwater has secured a turnkey contract from Regie Autonome of Kenitra (RAK) to design and construct a new wastewater treatment facility for Moulay Bousselham, a fishing village and tourist destination on Morocco’s north coast. The new facility will provide pre-treatment, biological treatment and advanced tertiary treatment, including closed low pressure ultraviolet disinfection. The contract is […]

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MAAG Group to exhibit at Fakuma 2021

Among the products being exhibited is the new generation of ECO high performance melt filters for use in PET recycling. The MAAG Group will be showcasing its product portfolio for the polymer industry at Fakuma, the international trade fair for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen, Germany from 12–16 October. The company specialises in pump and filtration systems, […]

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Evonik’s green membranes transform biogas

Evoniks production site in Schoerfling, Austria. (Image: Evonik) The highly selective SEPURAN Green hollow-fibre membranes from Evonik efficiently remove the carbon dioxide from the raw biogas. (Image: Evonik) The membranes are made of specially developed Evonik high-performance polymers that are highly resistant to pressure and temperature. (Image: Evonik) At Germany’s largest biogas plant, biogas will […]

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Aquaporin launches podcast series

The first two podcasts cover the clean water crisis and possible new solutions and the link between bottled water consumption and plastic pollution. Aquaporin has recently released its podcast series called WATER x FUTURE, about water and all the opportunities and dilemmas it contains, the technologies rooted in nature, the purpose of innovation, and the […]

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Virus filter scalability

Biologicals. The research article ‘Virus filter scalability: Demonstration of consistent viral clearance across laboratory and manufacturing scales’ has been published in the journal Biologicals. Abstract Virus removal filtration processes in biopharmaceutical manufacturing are developed, optimized and validated for viral clearance using laboratory scale filters. Thus, the scalability of these filters is critical for accurately extrapolating filtration […]

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NX Filtration plans new factory in Hengelo

An artist’s impression of NX Filtration’s new factory in Hengelo, the Netherlands. NX Filtration has signed a purchase option for a 24 000 sq m plot of land at the High Tech Systems Park in Hengelo, the Netherlands for a new nanofiltration membrane production facility. The company is planning to build a new plant for […]

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Osmotic dilution/concentration using FO membranes

Desalination. The research article ‘Comprehensive review of osmotic dilution/concentration using FO membranes for practical applications’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 515, 1 November 2021, 115190). Abstract Forward osmosis (FO) has attracted growing attention in the field of membrane-based separation technology over the last two decades. Despite recent advancements in various osmosis-assisted processes, few studies have succeeded in commercialization. […]

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Lakeside’s Closed Loop Reactor at Bentonville.

Lakesides Closed Loop Reactor at Bentonville. At Bentonville, Lakesides rotors were still working after 35 years of operation. Operations supervisor Chris Earl with manager, Nancy Busen at Bentonville Water Resource Recovery Facility. A fast-growing US city meant that the city’s water resource recovery facility, which mainly receives domestic wastewater, saw its 2019 average daily flow […]

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BakerCorp to rebrand as United Rentals

Fluid solution provider BakerCorp is to be rebranded under the United Rentals name starting 1 September 2021. BakerCorp was acquired by United Rentals in 2018. The rebrand will align all European branch operations with the United Rentals business, which also operates in the United States and Canada. As United Rentals, the company is also expanding […]

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Sulzer Chemtech extends partnership with Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Sulzer Chemtech has renewed and extended its licencing agreement with Shell Catalysts & Technologies for the development and distribution of high-capacity tray and phase separation technology. The two companies signed their first strategic agreement in 2000 and renewed it in 2011. Under this new agreement, Sulzer Chemtech will continue to be the worldwide licencee for […]

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Xylem releases lamella clarifier

The lamella sheets are installed at an inclined 55° angle to expand the clarification surface area. Global water technology company, Xylem has unveiled its Leopold Texler lamella clarifier for the efficient removal of solids in water treatment applications. Current lamella plate clarifiers are made from stainless-steel plates which require extensive support structures. When exposed to sun, […]

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  • 20 Jul 2021
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Eclipse Magnetics’ separator used by confectionery giant

The Pneumag unit removes ferrous and paramagnetic contamination effectively from pneumatic process lines. Steve Musk Engineering, a provider of process systems to the confectionery industry, has installed Eclipse Magnetics’ Pneumag separator technology into the systems of one of the UK’s leading confectionery companies to bolster its safety processes and enhance foreign body removal. Foreign body prevention […]

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  • 20 Jul 2021
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Freudenberg offers tank pressure unit to prevent contamination

The TPU 500 system creates a germ-free air blanket above the liquid raw, intermediate and end products. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has introduced its TPU 500 tank pressure unit prevents contamination from liquid foodstuffs during storage and filling, protecting products from spoiling. The TPU 500 system creates a germ-free air blanket above the liquid raw, intermediate […]

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Henkel & Aqua Membranes offer printed spacer technology

The automated system prints the feed spacer directly on to the flat sheet web. The Henkel Corporation and Aqua Membranes have introduced a printed spacer technology for spiral-wound element design and manufacturing, eliminating the need for conventional plastic mesh feed spacers by printing spacer patterns directly onto flat sheet membrane materials. The spacer patterns have […]

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Suez to provide membranes for 15 Petrobras FPSOs

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras to supply membranes for 15 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) platforms. Under the renewal contract, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions will be the exclusive provider of membranes used in seawater sulfate removal (SWSR) systems on the […]

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Grant enables DuPont to advance and expand applications of CCRO technology

Publication date: June 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 6 Author(s):

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Microplastic removal in drinking water treatment processes

Water Research. The research article ‘Microplastic removal in conventional drinking water treatment processes: Performance, mechanism, and potential risk’ has been published in the journal Water Research (Volume 202, 1 September 2021, 117417). Abstract The effectiveness of traditional drinking water treatment plants for the removal of Microplastics (MPs) in the size range of tens of micrometers is currently uncertain. […]

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Eaton helps preserve the purity of olive oil

The quality of high-class extra virgin olive oils comes from an early harvest, when the olive fruit is at its ideal ripeness to provide the best attributes in an olive oil. BECOPAD depth filter sheets are made of high-purity cellulose fibres and do not rely on mineral components such as diatomaceous earth. Extra virgin olive […]

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  • 13 Jul 2021
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GEA develops serum separator for Indian dairy producer

GEA developed its serum separator with a capacity of 3,000 litres per hour based on Amul Dairys requirement for the local market. (Image: GEA) GEA has developed a ghee processing separator for Amul Dairy, a major Indian dairy producer, which has reduced fat losses by 85% and increased ghee production by 30%, without additional investment […]

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Eaton introduces new range of pipeline basket strainers

The Simplex 72X strainers provide full bypass-free filtration which protects process equipment in applications including chemical, petrochemical and water pipelines. Eaton’s Filtration Division has developed a new range of cast pipeline basket strainers, the Simplex 72X range, which conforms to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and is designed for equipment protection in industrial processes. The Simplex 72X […]

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Evonik supplies green membranes to biogas plant

The highly selective SEPURAN Green hollow-fibre membranes from Evonik remove the carbon dioxide from the raw biogas. Germany’s largest biogas plant for bio-LNG production, operated by EnviTec Biogas, is using Evonik’s SEPURAN Green membrane technology for its biogas upgrading. Biogas can be upgraded to biomethane and used locally in liquid (bio-LNG) form as a climate-friendly […]

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Saltworks’ membrane pilot achieves 98% recovery

The Saltworks team operated the plant both on-site and remotely despite the ongoing international challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Saltworks Technologies’ ultra-high recovery membrane pilot plant has successfully completed its latest commission in Southeast Asia, operating around-the-clock for 90 days and achieving 98% water recovery from a complex, mixed industrial wastewater with high organics and […]

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Retention characteristics of sterile filters

The research article ‘Retention characteristics of sterile filters – Effect of pore size and structure’ has been published in the Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 635, 1 October 2021, 119436). Abstract Sterile filtration is used to remove microorganisms in the processing of most recombinant proteins, but there are significant challenges in applying this technology to large biotherapeutics like Live-Attenuated […]

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Repligen to acquire Polymem

US life sciences company Repligen Corp has entered into an agreement to acquire Polymem SA, the French hollow fiber membranes and modules manufacturer. Toulouse-based Polymem, which was set up in 1997, has a team of 60 people focused on the development and manufacture of hollow fiber membranes, membrane modules and systems for water treatment, solid/liquid […]

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NX Filtration membranes bring potable water to Indonesian hospital

NX Filtrations membrane modules at a previous project for PT. Bayu for the production of drinking water for the city of Dumai in Indonesia. NX Filtration has been chosen by PT. Bayu, an Indonesian specialist in the construction of water and wastewater treatment plants, to supply its hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes for potable water production […]

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Aquaporin helps recycle Turkey’s industrial wastewater

Aquaporins forward osmosis membranes and solutions for industrial wastewater treatment reject all unwanted compounds such as chemicals and colours. Danish water technology company Aquaporin has established a partnership with local distributor ÖKOTEK to enable Turkey’s industries to reuse up to 95% of their wastewater. Turkey has a diverse industrial landscape including automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical […]

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IDA announces new dates for desalination conference

The 3-day Specialty Conference on Innovation in Desalination has been moved from September 2021 to February 2022. The International Desalination Association (IDA), Desalination Technology Research Institute (DTRI) and the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) have announced that the 3-day Specialty Conference on Innovation in Desalination will be held on 7–9 February 2022, at the Ritz […]

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Eaton introduces optimised mobile fluid purifier system

The IFPM 33 mobile, off-line fluid purifier system removes water, gases and particulate contaminants from oils. The Filtration Division of energy management company Eaton recently launched an optimised version of its IFPM 33 mobile, off-line fluid purifier system, which removes water, gases and particulate contaminants from oils. The fully automated, PLC-controlled purifiers effectively remove free, […]

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Microplastic removal at WWTPs by tertiary sand filtration

Chemical Engineering Journal. The research article ‘Release of microplastic particles to the aquatic environment via wastewater treatment plants: The impact of sand filters as tertiary treatment’ has been published in Chemical Engineering Journal. Abstract Monitoring of microplastics (MP) release into the aquatic environment is an important topic and proposed point sources for microplastics are wastewater […]

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HRS believes Covid-19 needs a flexible approach

Covid-19 means that a more flexible approach needs to be taken towards investment projects during AMP7. Efficient equipment solutions, such as the use of corrugated tube heat exchangers, are important where CapEx projects are going ahead. Environmental measures, such as sludge and effluent management, are a key priority under AMP7. The water industry in England […]

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Silent & sustainable air purification from Dexwet

Dexwet Wet Air Filters patented staggered rod system captures particles and allows clean air to flow through. A study has confirmed the effectiveness of air filtration technology with a wet filter design. It removed 99.9% of airborne dust, pollen, and nano-fine particles such as bacteria and viruses in a classroom in under 2.5 hours. An […]

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NX Filtration supplies membranes to Indian textile company

Aquarius H2O Dynamics will develop a water recycling plant at KKCL with a capacity of 700 m3 per day based on 32 dNF40 membrane modules from NX Filtration. NX Filtration will provide its hollow fibre direct nanofiltration (dNF) membranes to Aquarius H2O Dynamics, an Indian wastewater treatment OEM, for use in a water recycling application […]

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Axium Process offers pick and mix liquid filtration

The three screen options include Axiums wedge-wire filter screen, a sintered mesh screen, and a basic perforated filter screen. Axium Process has developed a universal stainless steel filter housing which can be used with three distinct filter screens, each of which has specialist capabilities designed for applications across the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, dairy, confectionery and […]

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Porosity heterogeneity and transport properties of multibore membranes

The research article ‘How does porosity heterogeneity affect the transport properties of multibore filtration membranes?’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract The prediction of pressure and flow distributions inside porous membranes is important if the geometry deviates from single-bore tubular geometries. This task remains challenging, especially when considering local porosity variations caused […]

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Knowledge sharing & co-operation the GKD way

The Vacubelt 2015 filter belt from GKD has been the globally established standard in the field of FGDP gypsum dewatering for many years. (Image: ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik) Porometric mesh from GKD proves itself in drum filters for mechanical water cleaning. (Image: GKD) The GKD Group has always invested in global work distribution. Yet strong growth and […]

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Aquaporin showcases FO technology at virtual SIWW

Aquaporin will be at SIWW with a virtual booth. exhibiting its latest products and solutions and connecting with visitors through the virtual Meeting Hub. The all-virtual Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) starts today, and Danish water treatment specialists Aquaporin will be there with a virtual booth to exhibit its latest products and solutions and connect […]

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Xebec Adsorption acquires UK’s Tiger Filtration

Canadian clean energy solutions provider Xebec Adsorption Inc has bought Tiger Filtration (TFL), a UK-based manufacturer of alternative filter elements, housings and bespoke filtration solutions for the compressed air and gas industry. The acquisition gives Xebec Adsorption a recurring element and filter aftermarket manufacturing business. With Tiger Filtration’s R&D capabilities, Xebec will also be able to […]

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SDS’s flagship water recycling system

An example of how the SDS GWOD system works in a hotel setting. The GWOD is capable of significantly improved investment payback when compared to conventional MBR greywater systems, especially for larger-scale systems. In the GWOD system, greywater is collected and then pumped through a disk pre-filter system and dosed with a small amount of […]

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Waterise & DuPont collaborate on sustainable subsea desalination

Waterise is currently performing tests using a demonstration rig which can be transported to customer sites. DuPont Water Solutions is working with Norwegian technology company Waterise to provide seawater reverse osmosis membranes for Waterise’s subsea desalination plants in a bid to offer a more sustainable desalination process. Waterise’s technology uses the natural hydrostatic pressure found […]

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Sustainable brine management: water, energy and mineral recovery

The research article ‘Sustainable brine management from the perspectives of water, energy and mineral recovery: A comprehensive review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 513, 1 October 2021, 115055). Abstract Desalination activities around the world are increasing as a result of water scarcity. The discharge of brine from desalination processes poses a significant threat to the environment. Large […]

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Amazon Filters offers mobile filtration units on stand-by

Each mobile unit is installed with Amazon Filters SupaSpun II absolute-rated depth filters which are on the approved list for use in the public water supply. UK filtration specialist, Amazon Filters, has put a fleet of mobile units on stand-by to help municipal water companies cope with the impact of any extreme weather this summer. […]

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Saltworks garners support to develop technology

AirBreather units turn saline produced water into clean water for reuse, or water vapour for safe release into the atmosphere. Canadian industrial water treatment specialist, Saltworks Technologies, has secured the support of Geoscience BC and the Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) for a project to develop its AirBreather technology for water treatment at natural gas sites. […]

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GEA develops separator for blood plasma fractionation

With the separator hycon and the three-room concept, GEA has created fully automated production in clean room applications. (Image: GEA) GEA has introduced its fully automatic separator, the hycon, which enables one-touch production for separation of blood plasma and plasma proteins in clean room applications. The centrifuge is self-cleaning and has a customer-specific solids’ tank. […]

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NX Filtration pilot recycles municipal wastewater

The pilot project will demonstrate the benefits of NX Filtrations hollow fibre direct nanofiltration (dNF) technology. Filtration specialists NX Filtration, along with Water Board Aa & Maas, NX Filtration, Van Remmen UV Technology and Jotem Water Treatment have begun a pilot project to demonstrate the viability of clean water production from municipal effluent from Aa […]

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Energy consumer to net producer with Sulzer

The E_OS project has made the wastewater treatment plant a net producer of energy. (Image: CreativStudio Bogataj) Sulzers HST turbocompressors reduced total power consumption by 400 kW. The HST turbocompressors offered quieter ­operation, high availability and very low ­maintenance costs. The Energy Optimization through Sludge Treatment (E_OS) project in Vienna is a pioneering facility designed […]

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Treatment of table olive processing wastewater

The research article ‘Membrane filtration, activated sludge and solar photocatalytic technologies for the effective treatment of table olive processing wastewater’ has been published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021, 105743). Abstract The table olive industry produces a high quantity of wastewater (TOPW) whose management represents a challenge due to its environmental […]

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Mitsubishi increases the operational efficiency of its membrane business

Publication date: May 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 5 Author(s):

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Porvair expands microfiltration product line

Typical applications for the Tekfil SW range food and beverage, fine chemicals and solvents and water treatment prior to reverse osmosis. Porvair Filtration has extended its microfiltration line with the Tekfil SW string wound cartridge filters and the Tekfil CR Absolute Rated Depth Filter Cartridge Cryptosporidium Grade. The Tekfil SW range of precision wound filter […]

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Direct air capture from Climeworks

Climeworks direct air capture technology can reach a net carbon dioxide removal efficiency of more than 90%. (Image: Climeworks/Julia Dunlop) Climeworks new large-scale direct air capture and storage plant, Orca, under construction. (Image: Climeworks) When completed, Orca will be able to capture 4,000 tonnes of CO per year. (Image: Climeworks) Climeworks, a Swiss company specialising […]

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Camfil & Sinopharm co-operate to improve biopharma filtration

From left: Bridge Xu, senior sales director, Filter Business of Camfil Group China, Michel Moulin, managing director of Camfil Group China, Wang Yunbao, general manager of Sinopharm GEPTECK, Wu Xuehong, chief technologist of Sinopharm GEPTECK. Camfil and the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, Sinopharm, have announced the joint release of digital high-efficiency air supply units […]

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The effects of ventilation and filtration on PM2.5 in offices

The research article ‘The effects of ventilation and filtration on indoor PM2.5 in office buildings in four countries’ has been published in the journal Building and Environment (Volume 200, August 2021, 107975). Abstract Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is an airborne pollutant associated with negative acute and chronic human health outcomes. Although the majority of PM2.5 research has focused on outdoor […]

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Filtration in gas processing systems

Gas processors do not always give filtration the priority it deserves as a means to improve product quality and protect vital equipment from damage. The Gas Filtration Test Skid is a new development that can assess contamination levels and process flows while a gas plant is in operation. Figure 1. Overview of the spectrum of […]

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Maximizing selectivity: An analysis of isoporous membranes

The research article ‘Maximizing selectivity: An analysis of isoporous membranes’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 633, 1 September 2021, 119389). Abstract Membranes are compelling candidates for many separation-based industrial processes. However, all synthetic membranes are subject to well-recognized permeability-selectivity trade-offs that hinder their use in advanced applications. Having uniform nanoscale pore size, isoporous nanofiltration and ultrafiltration membranes […]

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Aquammodate recognised in nature-inspired award

Aquammodate membrane prototype undergoing testing in the lab. Swedish start-up Aquammodate has been named by the Biomimicry Institute as a finalist in the Ray of Hope Prize for its water purification technology, and the winner of the US$100,000 prize will be announced on 15 June. Aquammodate says its technology has the potential to reach 100 […]

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Celeros Flow Technology develops high capacity range

The new filter design has a layered and pleated media pack construction and is contained within a cartridge. In response to the growing levels of contamination across many different process applications, Celeros Flow Technology has developed a new range of High-Capacity (HC) filtration solutions to more efficiently separate solids and liquids. High solid loading within […]

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Amazon Filters targets expanding chemicals’ market

Amazon Filters’ VisClear II is designed to support the manufacture of viscous fluids that require optimum processing at high temperatures. Amazon Filters has introduced the latest product in its meltblown filter cartridge range, the VisClear II, designed to strengthen filtration processes behind the manufacture of many high-viscosity fluids and to cater for increasing expansion in […]

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Eaton’s filtration system for re-use of process water

The reduction of freshwater consumption by filtering and reusing process water saves process costs in paper manufacturing. (Image: Getty Images) Eatons modular F-Series consists of multiple filter stations and offers the flexibility needed to adapt to process-related changes. (Image: Eaton) Water is indispensable in many industrial production processes and companies are searching for ways to clean and […]

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Parker offers filters for advanced gas turbines

The new filters feature durable hydrophobic and oleophobic properties, which remove problematic contaminants carried through to the turbine in liquid forms. The Gas Turbine Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has launched its clearcurrent ASSURE filters for high-performance gas turbines. All components within the latest advanced gas turbines must be able to withstand the harsh environments […]

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Ultrafiltration as tertiary treatment for municipal wastewater reuse

Separation and Purification Technology. The research article ‘Ultrafiltration as tertiary treatment for municipal wastewater reuse’ has been published in the journal Separation and Purification Technology. Abstract Water reuse is an enduring topic that benefits the society and future generations of mankind. Ultrafiltration (UF) is one of the most cost-effective treatment technologies for improving water quality. In […]

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Memsift enters South Korean market through partnership

Dr J Antony Prince, founder and CEO of Memsift Innovations. Singapore-based industrial liquid-waste treatment specialist Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd and South Korea’s Angstroms Co Ltd have entered into a cooperation agreement to explore market opportunities for Memsift technologies in South Korea through pilot trials. Angstroms, which specialises in membrane separation technologies for industrial effluent treatment […]

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Regeneration of filter press fabrics in the mining sector

The research article ‘Regeneration assessments of filter fabrics of filter presses in the mining sector’ has been published in the journal Minerals Engineering (Volume 168, 1 July 2021, 106922). Abstract In addition to investment costs, ongoing operating costs represent a major economic aspect of a process plant. From an entrepreneurial point of view, these should be as low […]

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ZwitterCo secures funding to help it scale its water treatment and advanced separation technology

Publication date: April 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 4 Author(s):

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DXP Enterprises acquires Carter & Verplanck

DXP Enterprises Inc has completed the acquisition of Carter & Verplanck Inc (CVI), a US distributor of products and services for the water and wastewater markets. Carter & Verplanck provides bio-solid and residual, potable water management and wastewater treatments solutions. The product range includes filters and pumps. Carter & Verplanck also operates a full-service company […]

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April’s top filtration news stories

New products from Porex and Koch Separation Solutions and a review of our Covid-19 coverage were the most-read stories on the Filtration+Separation website in April 2021. 1. VFE testing shows efficacy of Porex materials The Porex Corporation has pioneered the use of viral filtration efficiency (VFE) testing methods and tested its own materials used in […]

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Meissner to expand production capacity for Covid-19-related products

Meissner’s headquarters in Camarillo, California. Meissner Filtration Products has been awarded a US$13.4 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to facilitate expedited expansion of the company’s production capacity for products critical to Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutics manufacturing. Meissner will be expanding its Camarillo, California, manufacturing campus by making a significant […]

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  • 5 May 2021
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Trucent builds centrifuge Center of Excellence in Indiana

Trucent’s new facility in Noblesville. Trucent has opened its new and expanded CentraSep production facility in Noblesville, Indiana, USA. The US$2 million facility in Noblesville, which is near Trucent’s previous location and just north of Indianapolis, will manufacture CentraSep centrifuges along with other new and advanced filtration systems. The purpose-built 44 000 sq ft building […]

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Dexwet’s silent & sustainable air purification

Gregory Scott Newsome, chief financial officer and board director at Dexwet Air Filters. Dexwet Wet Air Filter’s patented staggered rod system captures particles and allows clean air to flow through. An independent field study capturing over two million data points has confirmed the effectiveness of air filtration technology with a wet filter design. It successfully […]

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Combining membrane filtration and flocculation for microalgae harvesting

Water Research The research article ‘Combining patterned membrane filtration and flocculation for economical microalgae harvesting’ has been published in Water Research. Abstract Membranes have a lot of potential for harvesting microalgae, but mainly membrane fouling and high harvesting costs linked to low fluxes are hampering their breakthrough. Patterned membranes can reduce fouling by enchancing local turbulences […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Publication date: March 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 3 Author(s):

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Evonik launches new PEEK filament

Compared to stainless steel, 3D parts made of INFINAM PEEK 9359 F are approximately 80% lighter and 30% tougher with high levels of fatigue resistance. Evonik has developed a new 3D printable filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK), the INFINAM PEEK 9359 F, a high-temperature, chemical-resistant ready-to-use material suitable for the additive manufacturing of […]

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Camfil opens new filter plant in Taiwan

Camfil’s new plant in Tainan, Taiwan. The launch of Camfil’s new facility in Taiwan. Production has started at Camfil’s new manufacturing plant in Tainan, Taiwan. The new factory, which as an area of more than 4000 sq m, will act as a hub for molecular and particle filtration supporting the growing semiconductor, life science and turbomachinery […]

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Making zero-liquid discharge desalination greener

Desalination. The research article ‘Making zero-liquid discharge desalination greener: Utilising low-grade heat and vacuum membrane distillation for the regeneration of volatile draw solutes’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 507, 1 July 2021, 115034). Abstract Desalination is still a rather energy intensive process, and is also associated with the discharge of highly saline and chemically contaminated brine; […]

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Source facility offers sustainable bottled water

The renewable, sustainable bottled water produced using solar energy and water vapour. Source Global, PBC, manufacturer of commercial and residential filtration systems, has joined forces with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to launch the first renewable, sustainable bottled water produced using solar energy and water vapour. The Source Hydropanel technology uses the power of […]

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Glanris raises US$2mn to produce filtration media from rice hulls

Glanris media (raw husks and processed). The Glanris kiln. Glanris has raised a US$2 million Series A round from investors Riceland, Pittco Capital, Innova and Sage for what it says is the world’s first green, hybrid water filtration media. The US company’s patented manufacturing process and technology for removing contaminants turn rice hulls into a […]

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Axius Water platform expands in the UK

Axius Water, the water quality solutions platform created by KKR Global Impact and XPV Water Partners, has acquired ATAC Solutions Ltd, a UK-based wastewater technology and services supplier. ATAC, which fits with Axius Water’s focus on full-service nutrient removal, will serve as a UK base of operations for the broader platform. Founded in 2007, ATAC […]

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Water filters fight Covid-19 in developing world

The Grifaid Community Filter in use in Honduras. The Grifaid Community Filter, manufactured in the UK by not-for-profit company The Safe Water Trust, is helping to provide people in developing countries with on demand access to safe water for cleaning and drinking in hospitals, clinics and vaccination centres. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Saltworks provides EDR technology in Chile

Saltworks FlexEDR and IonFlux represent the next generation of EDR technology. Saltworks’ electrodialysis reversal technology, FlexEDR, has been selected by a heavy industry client in Chile to recycle its wastewater. The FlexEDR system, which was provided in partnership with Chilean wastewater treatment company, VIGAflow, will use Saltworks’ proprietary IonFlux ion exchange membranes. FlexEDR and IonFlux represent […]

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Suez adds to large capacity ozone generators

The Ozonia L family includes three new models to cover ozone production ranges up to 60 kg/h (3200 lbs per day). Suez Water Technologies & Solutions has introduced its latest series of large capacity ozone generators, the Ozonia L, which delivers large scale ozone production with a compact footprint, a new web-enabled interface and real-time system […]

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Forward Water’s FO technology at demo stage

Forward Waters pilot plant in Sarnia allows industrial clients to see the process in action. (Image: Grafiks Marketing and Communications & Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park) Canadian company Forward Water Technologies has now reached the demonstration stage of its forward osmosis (FO) technology at its industrial scale pilot plant in Sarnia in Ontario. The company’s technology […]

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Optimising the AD circular economy

Microbiology and chemical engineering experts developed the Evogen Biogas Additive at Genesis Biosciences South Wales laboratories. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is fast becoming an integral part of the wastewater treatment process for local authorities and private companies. Microbiologists and chemical engineers at a Cardiff-based biotech company have developed an economical, low carbon footprint solution to optimise […]

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ZwitterCo closes US$5.9mn financing round led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures

ZwitterCo, a fouling-resistant membrane technologies provider, has secured US$5.9 million in Series Seed financing to scale its water treatment and advanced separations solutions. The funding round was led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners, with additional support from Burnt Island Ventures and individual investors. ZwitterCo, a spin out of Tufts University, has […]

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Grundfos reports solid 2020 results despite Covid-19

Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos CEO and group president. Grundfos has published its 2020 Annual and Sustainability reports. Denmark’s Grundfos has delivered a solid financial performance in 2020 with net turnover of DKK26 340 million and consolidated profit for the year of DKK1931 million. In a challenging year, Grundfos 2020 sales were down 4.4% on 2019 […]

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The hybridization of thermally-driven desalination processes

Desalination. The research article ‘The hybridization of thermally-driven desalination processes: The state-of-the-art and opportunities’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 506, 15 June 2021, 115002). Abstract Water scarcity is a global issue that needs to be urgently addressed to alleviate its adverse impacts on social and economic development. Desalination has been touted as an attractive alternative that can sustainably […]

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Xylem and Cityzens Giving water education project

Xylem announced the launch of the project with Cityzens Giving on World Water Day. Xylem has joined forces with City Football Group’s global foundation programme, Cityzens Giving, to empower a network of 100 young leaders to deliver projects that use football to provide vital water education to 5,000 young people in five cities around the world. […]

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  • 18 Mar 2021
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Donaldson introduces dryer for condensate removal

The Ultrapac Smart dryer has three versions, the Superplus, Plus and Standard. The Donaldson Company’s new Ultrapac Smart dryer removes condensate and dries compressed air streams in manufacturing facilities using three stages of separation: filtering, drying and purifying. Highly purified compressed air is critical for food and beverage process applications, like beer, bottled water, milk, […]

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  • 18 Mar 2021
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G2O Water Technologies moves towards commercial applications

UK technology business G2O Water Technologies is preparing for commercial-scale application of its graphene-based water filtration membranes. Following a series of investments and grants totalling approximately £5 million, G2O Water Technologies is moving from product development to externally focused growth. Having relocated to a high-tech campus in North West of England, the company is currently […]

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Toyobo develops hollow fibre FO membrane system

The hollow fibre forward osmosis (FO) membrane reduces the discharge of concentrated seawater and utilises the energy generated within the system. Toyobo has jointly developed an environmentally friendly water treatment system equipped with a hollow fibre forward osmosis (FO) membrane for desalination plants. The company worked with the Abu-Dhabi based Sustainable Water Power Consultants (SWPC) […]

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Membrane technologies for space engineering

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Membrane technologies for space engineering’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 626, 15 May 2021, 119177). Abstract Space engineering focuses on the design of technical solutions for deep Space exploration. The main requirements, particularly in long-duration manned missions, deal with the minimization of the volume, weight, power […]

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Researchers develop nitrogen removing biofilters

The nitrogen removing biofilters consist of layers of natural products commonly found across Long Island, such as sand and woodchips. Researchers at the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT), part of Stony Brook University, have developed nitrogen removing biofilters to reduce levels of nitrogen in wastewater. Excessive nitrogen causes harmful algal blooms, […]

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  • 11 Mar 2021
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Filtration+Separation current issue

The latest issue has articles about protecting aquatic life on the Great Barrier Reef and a filter crucible which is helping in the fight against microplastics. The latest issue of Filtration+Separation magazine is now available, and highlights include the story of a coastal community which reduced pollutants from waterways before it discharged into a lagoon […]

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IDA partnership for new speciality conference

The conference will include a visit to the SWCC desalination and technology demonstration facilities.. The International Desalination Association (IDA) will partner with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) – Desalination Technology Research Institute (DTRI) for an international specialty conference on Innovation in Desalination, taking place 27–29 September 2021, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This event will […]

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Protecting people with collaboration

Metrolink has bolstered its efforts to keep passengers and employees safe by partnering with Purafil, an international air filtration systems specialist. (Image: Metrolink) Together, the companies have worked to install the latest air filters on all train cars to ensure the air that passengers and employees breathe throughout their journey is safer and cleaner. (Image: […]

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Wilo buys Abionik Group

An urban wastewater treatment plant. Image Dmitri Ma/Shutterstock Wilo Group is expanding in water treatment with the acquisition of the Berlin-based Abionik Group from private equity company BID Equity and other shareholders. The Abionik Group includes Martin Systems, Likusta Umwelttechnik, and Steinhardt, which specialise in wastewater and exhaust air treatment as well as rainwater treatment […]

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Filter cartridge feature for ITT Goulds’ pump

In addition to continuously filtering contaminants from the oil, the filter cartridge also removes damaging water from the bearing oil. ITT Goulds’ redesigned 3700i API 610 OH2 pump is for use in the oil industry and is the first OH2 pump that features the company’s filter cartridge which continuously filters contaminants from oil. In addition to […]

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Fiber length and hollow fiber nanofiltration membrane performance

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Bridging the gap between lab-scale and commercial dimensions of hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 624, 15 April 2021, 119100). Highlights MgSO4 retention by hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes at varying conditions. Significant concentration polarization at industrially relevant conditions. Commonly used mass transfer correlations have […]

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SUEZ completes its acquisition of Lanxess’ reverse osmosis membrane portfolio

Publication date: February 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 2 Author(s):

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Amiad launches disc filtration system

The Spin Klin Nova offers greater filtration efficiency and can process larger volumes of water per hour with a smaller system footprint than Amiad’s existing products. Amiad Water Systems’ Spin Klin Nova disc filtration system offers high levels of water filtration efficiency, Cloud-based real-time control and configuration flexibility. The culmination of many years of R&D, […]

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Water filtration media cleaning

Mark Dunne, co-founder and MD of WasteSURE with the new machinery. Product focus – WasteSURE Media Wash 3 A water filtration media specialist based in Bury, Greater Manchester in the UK, has partnered with the manufacturers of a high yield screening plant to develop a new piece of machinery which removes up to 70% more […]

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Andritz introduces single-motor pusher centrifuge

The Andritz ecoOne pusher centrifuge has only one powerful motor instead of a separate pusher and drive motor. Andritz has launched the ecoOne, a new pusher centrifuge with a powerful single motor multiple functions for use with bulk chemicals, technical salts and agrochemicals. Traditional centrifuges have separate pusher and drive motors, but the ecoOne pusher […]

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Toray develops virus-removing UF membrane

Toray used phase separation control technology to create a uniformly dense structure alongside its hollow fibre membrane technology. Toray Industries has developed a new polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) ultrafiltration (UF) membrane with a high virus removal rate and high water permeability for water treatment. UF membranes which enhance pathogenic virus removal and water permeability without reducing […]

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Mitsubishi Chemical to consolidate membrane business

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is transferring the membrane-related technology development and sales currently undertaken by its subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical Aqua Solutions Co Ltd (MCAS) to its own operations from 1 April 2021. The aim of this transfer and consolidation is to increase the operational efficiency of the membrane business. Until now, MCC has been responsible […]

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Advances in air filtration technologies

Materials Today: Advances The review article ‘Advances in air filtration technologies: structure-based and interaction-based approaches’ has been published in Elsevier journal Materials Today: Advances. Abstract Intensifying air pollution has engendered growing public health concerns due to its broad and adverse effects on humanity. As a result, the development of air filtration technologies has received increased […]

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Ozopure creates autonomous testing system

Ozopure’s OZCAR pilot system enables experiments on a technical scale, with just a 230 V connection and cooling water. Italian manufacturer of ozone generators, Ozopure International, has developed the OZCAR compact pilot system to allow potential customers to find out whether ozone could be right treatment technology for their application. Ozopure has been developing ozone […]

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  • 25 Feb 2021
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GEA wins award for whey separation concept

The IDEAL whey separation concept offered the jury answers to key marketplace issues. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) and its trade partners have recognised GEA at its digital award ceremony on 23 February with the International FoodTec Award in silver for the company’s new IDEAL whey separation concept. This year, the renowned technology prize was […]

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Flowrox offers complete filtration picture

The Flowrox Smart Cube collects the data. System is configured as read-only, so it is completely safe and cannot disturb the process control in any way. Operators at the filtration plant of Finnish metal producing company Terrafame lacked detailed information about the performance of its tower press filters. A local filtration specialist suggested its Smart […]

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IDA postpones World Congress until 2022

The 2022 IDA World Congress and Exhibition will provide knowledge-sharing and interaction for participants related to the use of desalination and water reuse solutions. After close consultation with its Australian government partners, the International Desalination Association (IDA) has decided to postpone the 2021 IDA World Congress, which was originally scheduled for 7–11 November 2021 to […]

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Warden Biomedia MBBR moves to pilot plant trials

KTP Associate Anjani Parsotamo, who researched MBBR technology for her Masters degree at Cranfield. Warden Biomedia’s moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) media, designed to give enhanced nutrient removal to meet the challenges of AMP7, is currently being tested at Cranfield University’s National Research Facility for Water and Wastewater Treatment. The MBBR process, which uses specially […]

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Pentair appoints chief transformation officer

Adrian Chiu is joining Pentair plc’s executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief transformation officer from 1 March 2021. Chiu currently serves as vice president, Total Rewards and Human Resources Information Systems. In his new role, Chiu will report to John Stauch, Pentair president and CEO. “Adrian has a demonstrated track record of leading […]

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  • 22 Feb 2021
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SPX Flow adds direct drive to centrifuge line

SPX Flows vertical disk stack centrifuges provide high-performance separation and clarification solutions for the dairy and beverage sectors. SPX Flow has expanded its Seital centrifuge line with direct drive models which require less energy and maintenance and take up less space and are designed primarily for use in the dairy and brewing industries. SPX Flow’s […]

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A compact hybrid batch/semi-batch reverse osmosis (HBSRO) system

Desalination The research article ‘A compact hybrid batch/semi-batch reverse osmosis (HBSRO) system for high-recovery, low-energy desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 504, 15 May 2021, 114976). Abstract Batch reverse osmosis (RO) is a promising approach to high-recovery desalination. It has low energy consumption, but system size increases sharply with recovery because of the need for […]

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Centrisys to supply sewage sludge thickeners for New Hampshire project

A Centrisys THK350 sewage sludge thickener. Centrisys Corp is providing three sewage sludge thickeners to the US City of Manchester, New Hampshire for the Department of Public Works – Environmental Protection Division’s solids train project. The Centrisys order consists of three THK350 sewage sludge thickeners and upgrades to all existing decanter centrifuge control panels. All of the […]

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New filter coating helps fight viruses

The Active Shield filter is designed for indoor air purifiers, for use in cabin air filters in transportation and in industrial filtration settings. The patented technology uses a sonochemical assistant treatment and ultrasound waves to coat filtration media with metal-oxide, giving it antiviral and antibacterial properties. The copper-oxide impregnated into the Active Shield filtration media […]

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Polish ethanol plant selects Whitefox’s membrane technology

BGW Sp zoo, a Polish ethanol producer, is to install a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system from Whitefox Technologies at its 108 million litres per year plant in Rbczyn, Poland. The Whitefox system is designed to produce up to 400 000 litres per day of anhydrous ethanol. The project is due to start up towards […]

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NX Filtration provides NF membranes for Swedish power plant

The dNF installation that produces drinking and process water from highly coloured surface water in Sweden. ProMinent has installed a water treatment system based on NX Filtration’s hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes to produce drinking and process water for the Forsmark power plant in Sweden. The feed water is taken from a local, highly coloured lake […]

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Veolia to deliver 53 packaged wastewater treatment units to Kuwait

Veolia Water Technologies Gulf is to provide 53 AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) packaged sewage treatment plants for installation throughout Kuwait. The contract, secured from Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons (Al-Kharafi), covers the supply, supervision, installation and commissioning of the packaged plants. The Veolia technology will enable 40 000 m3 of water to be […]

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Microdyn-Nadir launches treatment module

Each module can treat up to 24 m³/day for municipal applications and 12 m³/day for industrial applications. Microdyn-Nadir, the Membrane Solutions segment of Mann+Hummel has introduced its BIO-CEL EASY, a packaged, standalone wastewater treatment module equipped with membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. The modules are for use at airports, hotels, hospitals, and other similarly-sized establishments that […]

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Optimization framework for the design of reverse osmosis desalination plants

The research article ‘An optimization framework for the design of reverse osmosis desalination plants under food-energy-water nexus considerations’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 503, 1 May 2021, 114937), Abstract Due to a growing population, globally depleting water supplies, as well as the effects of climate change, demands for water are ever increasing. Reverse osmosis desalination […]

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Our top filtration stories in January

Filtration+Separation’s most-read stories in January 2021 include our coronavirus coverage, Valmet’s new marine water treatment technology and Porvair’s high flow industrial HEPA filters.   1. Covid-19: How the filtration and separation industry is responding Face masks, respirators, meltblown production, donations and more.   2. Valmet introduces marine water treatment The new advanced Valmet marine water […]

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H2O Innovation expands in membrane chemicals

H2O Innovation Inc has acquired the remaining 76% of the issued and outstanding shares of Spain’s Genesys Membrane Products SL (GMP). The Canadian company already had a 24% stake in GMP through the 2019 acquisition of the UK’s Genesys. GMP started out as the technical service partner of Genesys, and over the years has developed […]

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Veolia builds new mobile water services facility in Germany

Render of the new facility in Heinsberg. Veolia Water Technologies is investing €20 million in a new regeneration and recycling service centre with mobile water treatment technologies and assets in Heinsberg, near Düsseldorf, Germany. The facility, which will regenerate and recycle the resins used in the mobile water treatment process, will support operations and customers […]

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The environmental impact of polymeric membrane production

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Assessment of the environmental impact of polymeric membrane production’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 622, 15 March 2021, 118987). Abstract Polymeric membranes are important in advanced separation technologies because of their high efficiency and low environmental impact. However, procedures for membrane production are far from sustainable […]

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Energy Recovery wins second contract award

The new Ultra PX energy recovery device will support the industrial wastewater treatment of a natural gas plant in the Sichuan Province of China. Following its first contract to support the operations of a chemical manufacturer in central India, Energy Recovery has announced a second contract award for its new Ultra PX energy recovery device, […]

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UAE sustainable water awards open for entries ​

The third cycle of the UAE Water Aid Foundation’s (Suqia UAE) water innovation awards has opened for registrations offering total funds of US$1 million for solutions to the challenges of water scarcity. The biennial award consists of four award categories including Projects, Individuals, Research & Development and the newly created Innovative Crisis Solutions award. The […]

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Weir finalizes sale of Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar

The Weir Group plc has completed the sale of its Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar Inc for an enterprise value of US$405 million. Weir’s joint venture partner in Saudi Arabia-based Arabian Metals Co (AMCO) is buying the UK company’s 49% stake in AMCO. As a result, the cash proceeds from the sale of the Oil & […]

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TMC Compressors to supply filter systems for Bacalhau FPSO

Norway’s TMC Compressors is providing a marine compressed air system for the Bacalhau floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that is being built for the energy company Equinor. TMC will supply the FPSO’s complete compressed air system consisting of several large offshore screw compressors, air dryers and filter systems. “This is a major FPSO […]

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Xylem recognised for LGBTQ workplace equality

The Human Rights Campaign Foundations 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Xylem has earned a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, a US benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Xylem is one of 767 US businesses that earned top marks this year. “At […]

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Sulzer closes acquisition of Nordic Water

Nordic Water is now a Sulzer brand. Image copyright Sulzer. Sulzer has completed its SEK1.2 billion acquisition of Nordic Water, the Swedish supplier of water treatment technology. Gothenburg-headquartered Nordic Water provides screening, sedimentation and filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. “Nordic Water brings a broad application suite of primary, secondary and tertiary […]

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Atlas Copco blower technology for industrial ETPs

Atlas Copcos ZS VSD+ rotary screw blowers deliver 100% oil-free, pulsation-free air for industrial effluent treatment plants. Filter backwashing at a wastewater treatment plant. A sequence batch reactor at a wastewater treatment plant. Requirements for water diffused aeration and filter backwashing in industrial effluent treatment plants are particularly stringent. The cleaning of process waste or […]

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9th Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals

9th Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. Through the Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals, we fund and support ideas and innovations for actual application through commercialisation and […]

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The Liveability Challenge 2021

Submissions deadline: 15 April 2021, 11:59pm (GMT +8, Singapore Time) The Liveability Challenge is a global initiative that hunts for and accelerates the adoption of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. With more than 50 billion tonnes of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere annually, we need revolutionary ideas […]

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Ion exchange membranes efficiently desalinate and treat groundwater

Publication date: January 2021 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2021, Issue 1 Author(s):

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Top 10 Filtration+Separation business stories of 2020

1. 3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock. 3. Freudenberg’s Collectex face mask. 5. A sewn face mask with Hollingsworth & Vose filtration media. In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, it is no surprise to find that our Covid-19-related coverage featured strongly in the most popular business news stories on the Filtration+Separation […]

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Recent advances in flow-electrode capacitive deionization

Desalination. The research article ‘Improving the feasibility and applicability of flow-electrode capacitive deionization (FCDI): Review of process optimization and energy efficiency’ has been published in the Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 502, 15 April 2021, 114930). Abstract Flow-electrode capacitive deionization (FCDI) is a new electrochemical-based desalination technology that addresses the limitations of preceding CDI processes through the use of […]

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Flowrox introduces floating aerator

The turbine surface aerator aerates wastewater or natural water in large and shallow basins by efficiently transferring and dispersing oxygen into the wastewater. Flowrox has strengthened its Environmental Technologies product family with the introduction of its floating aerator for industrial and municipal wastewater. The turbine surface aerator aerates wastewater or natural water in large and […]

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Aqua free & Lufthansa develop two-stage filtration

The company says the PuriFLY water filtration system removes 99.99999% of all known germs and bacteria and can be retrofitted in most existing commercial aircraft types. German water hygiene specialist Aqua free and Lufthansa Technik have jointly developed a two-stage water filtration system called PuriFLY to ensure increased quality and hygiene of drinking water on […]

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Ohio Transmission Corp acquires JCI Industries

Ohio Transmission Corp (OTC) has bought JCI Industries, a provider of pumps, motors, controls, wastewater treatment equipment, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers in the US Midwest. Headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas and approximately 150 […]

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BHS-Sonthofen establishes Process Technology division

Detlef Steidl, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. Volker Spies, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology. Germany’s BHS-Sonthofen is bringing together its process expertise in filtration, mixing, drying, granulation, sterilization and reaction in the newly created Process Technology division. Since 1 January 2021, AVA GmbH & Co KG and the Filtration Technology division have been […]

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DESMI receives IMO & USCG approval of Bulker BWMS

DESMI Ocean Guards tailor-made solution enables the CompactClean system to be configured with any combination of its approved filters and UV units. DESMI Ocean Guard has announced that a new configuration of its CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Danish Maritime Authority. CompactClean Bulker […]

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Duperon releases latest bar screening system

The FlexRake IQ Series, has been designed to maximise wastewater treatment plant resilience by adapting to changing conditions. Duperon’s next generation bar screening line, the FlexRake IQ Series, has been designed to maximise wastewater treatment plant resilience by adapting to changing conditions. The FlexRake IQ and the FlexRake IQ2 retain the features of the company’s […]

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KIT scientists investigate osmotic backwashing

Yang-Hui Cai from the IAMT at KIT using a filtration experiment to investigate the efficacy of the naturally occurring osmotic backwash process for cleaning deposits. (Image: Andrea Schäfer, KIT) Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been examining natural cleaning processes for photovoltaic-operated membrane filter systems to help provide more clean drinking water […]

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Hydro International wins 5-year framework with Anglian Water

Hydro International has won a framework agreement with the UK’s Anglian Water to maintain inlet screens and screenings handling equipment. The five-year agreement, which has the potential to extend for a further three years, started on 1 January 2021 and is being delivered by Hydro International’s UK Wastewater Services team, M&N Electrical Services. The M&N […]

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Sealing success in a ‘continuous loop’ system

A sugar refinery saved £181,000 a year by installing dual mechanical seals with a water management system. A continuous loop water management system constantly recycles seal flush water. The EasyClean seal support vessel supports high standards of hygiene. The need to conserve water is becoming increasingly urgent and food and drink producers are under pressure […]

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New developments in membranes for bioprocessing

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘New developments in membranes for bioprocessing – A review’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 620, 15 February 2021, 118804). Abstract Membrane systems play an essential role in the production of all biopharmaceuticals. This includes initial clarification of cell culture fluid by both depth filtration and tangential flow […]

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Alfa Laval secures SEK75mn decanter order in Singapore

Alfa Laval has won a SEK75 million order to supply decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in Singapore. The decanters will be used for dewatering and thickening of domestic and industrial sludge in the water reclamation plant. The order has been booked in the Decanters unit of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water division. Delivery is […]

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H2O Innovation awarded industrial and wastewater contracts worth C$3.2mn

H2O Innovation Inc has secured an engineering contract on a capital equipment project for the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the US, as well as four new municipal and industrial capital equipment projects. These new contracts, together worth C$3.2 million, bring H2O Innovation’s Water Technologies & Services (WTS) sales backlog to C$37.1 million. Under the […]

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Valmet introduces marine water treatment

The introduction of the Valmet marine water treatment is part of Valmets continuous development work for the marine industry. The new advanced Valmet marine water treatment technology for its marine scrubber system and exhaust gas recirculation system meets the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines for the marine industry.  Part of Valmet’s continuous development of marine […]

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Evoqua buys Ultrapure’s industrial water business in Houston and Dallas

Evoqua Water Technologies has acquired the industrial water business of Ultrapure & Industrial Services LLC, based out of Houston and Dallas, Texas, USA. Ultrapure’s industrial operations focus on water purification services and equipment, serving the healthcare, laboratory, power, microelectronics, food and beverage, oil and gas, commercial and manufacturing markets. Water treatment products and services include service deionization, […]

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Organic solvent resistant materials for membrane separations

Chemosphere The review article ‘Recent developments of organic solvent resistant materials for membrane separations’ has been published in Chemosphere (Volume 271, May 2021, 129425). Abstract Solute purification, solvent recovery, solvent separation in organic solvents are more and more widely used in the chemical industries, pharmaceuticals and food processing. Fast and efficient separations can be realized using membrane separation […]

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  • 18 Jan 2021
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Ahlbrandt releases modular Ozone Converter CAP

As requirements and production conditions change, the catalyst volume is adapted to the exhaust volume of the installed corona surface treatment system. Baldwin Technology’s Ahlbrandt brand which provides corona, rotor spray and drying technology for industries including food packaging and textiles, has launched the highly efficient Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier (CAP), which cleans exhaust […]

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Sartorius to acquire Novasep’s chromatography equipment division

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has entered into an agreement to acquire Novasep’s chromatography process equipment division. The Novasep chromatography division comprises resin-based batch and intensified chromatography systems, and primarily focuses on high-pressure, multi-use applications for smaller molecules, such as oligonucleotides, peptides and insulin. The division, which employs around 100 people in France, the USA, China and […]

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VFE testing shows efficacy of Porex materials

The VFE testing showed that Porex materials effectively help to protect healthcare workers and patients from aerosol-based viruses in medical settings. The Porex Corporation, manufacturer of porous polymers, has pioneered the use of viral filtration efficiency (VFE) testing methods and tested its own materials used in medical device design. The Porex components were able to […]

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Warden’s high surface area filter success

With a spherical design and surface area of 310 m²/m³, Biomarble has the highest surface area of the three spherical designs in the Warden Biomedia filter range. Warden Biomedias SAF300N5 modular treatment plant was selected. When a water and wastewater specialist was commissioned to design and build a wastewater treatment plant for a project at […]

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Application of membrane separation processes in phosphorus recovery

Science of the Total Environment. The review article ‘Application of membrane separation processes in phosphorus recovery: A review’ has been published in the journal Science of The Total Environment (Volume 767, 1 May 2021, 144346). Abstract The depletion of phosphorus resources and the excess discharge of phosphorus into waste streams are contrasting problems. The key to solving both […]

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Mann+Hummel celebrates 80th anniversary

2021 marks the 80th anniversary of German filtration specialist Mann+Hummel. Founded in 1941, the family-owned Ludwigsburg-headquartered company now employs around 22 000 people at more than 80 locations and had a 2019 turnover of €4.2 billion. Products include air filter systems, intake systems, liquid filters, technical plastic parts, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and […]

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  • 13 Jan 2021
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Alfa Laval acquires US beer technology company

Alfa Laval has bought Sandymount, a US-based company with a patented membrane technology to concentrate beer. Sandymount’s patented membrane technology, Revos™, enables beer producers to deliver high quality beer in concentrated form. Alfa Laval says that the technology will strengthen its position in sustainable beer production. “This new technology is a valuable complement to Alfa […]

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Sulzer to buy Sweden’s Nordic Water

Sulzer AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire Swedish water treatment technology company Nordic Water in a SEK1.2 deal. Nordic Water provides screening, sedimentation and filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. Headquartered in Gothenburg, the company employs 200 people at 13 sites in six countries. 2021 sales are expected to […]

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Amazon Filters launches LGP coalescer

SupaSep LGP is designed to provide exceptional efficiency and drainage performance essential to many high-flow filtration and separation processes. Amazon Filters has launched SupaSep LGP, the latest of its liquid-gas coalescers, designed to support critical filtration processes across the worldwide oil and gas industries. The new filters can be supplied complete in a bespoke housing […]

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  • 7 Jan 2021
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Cerahelix consolidates operations in Bangor

The move will enable onsite end-to-end production and assembly. Ceramic nanofiltration membrane technology specialist Cerahelix Inc has relocated its corporate headquarters to its manufacturing facility at the Bangor Innovation Center in Bangor, Maine, USA. The move brings together all of the company’s key functions including research & development, applications, engineering and manufacturing. The 6000 sq ft […]

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Evaluation of membranes for microplastic removal

The research article ‘Evaluation of membranes performance for microplastic removal in a simple and low-cost filtration system’ has been published in the journal Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Abstract The ubiquitous presence of microplastics (MPs) in the environment has become a major challenge in recent years. One of the main concerns is the eco-toxicological […]

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Eaton takes the strain under high pressure

The Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG power plant (KWO) can generate energy on demand at any time using water dammed in the Grimselsee, 1909 m above sea level. (Image: Shutterstock) The Eaton Model 2596 automatic self-cleaning strainer is designed for continuous, uninterrupted removal of entrained solids from liquids in pipeline systems. Eaton Model 2596 automatic self-cleaning strainer […]

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Suez finalises acquisition of Lanxess’s membrane business

Suez has completed the purchase of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane product line from specialty chemical company Lanxess. “This acquisition allows us to meet a rapidly growing need for brackish water RO membranes with a product that complements our existing technology portfolio,” said Yuvbir Singh, CEO of Suez’s Water Technologies & Solutions business unit. “I’d […]

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Pentair acquires Rocean

Pentair plc has bought Be the Change Labs Inc, which does business as Rocean, a provider of counter top filtration solutions. Rocean’s smart filtration devices help reduce the need for single use plastic bottles in homes and businesses. “This acquisition further advances our strategy to expand our core water treatment products in the residential and […]

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Rivertrace publishes new white paper

The white paper includes insight into the evolution of smart water quality monitoring technology and electronic reporting methods. As digital technology continuously changes the international shipping industry and ship operation, specialist in oil in water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace, has published a new white paper on digitalisation. The paper includes insight into the evolution of […]

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Tests begin on technology to remove contaminants

The PFAS compounds extracted from the ground are destroyed using ultraviolet light and oxidation technology inside a special container. (Image: EnChem Engineering Inc.) Hydrogeologist Professor Thomas Boving from the University of Rhode Island in the US and colleagues at EnChem Engineering Inc. are testing a new technology which quickly removes and destroys hazardous chemical compounds […]

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Partnership aims to improve access to clean, safe and sustainable water in India

Publication date: December 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 12 Author(s):

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DuPont MABR modules are used to upgrade Severn Trent wastewater treatment facility

Publication date: November 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 11 Author(s):

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[Call for Proposals] Funding for Joint R&D Projects between Singapore and Israel Companies

Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) has opened the call for proposals for Joint R&D Projects between Singapore and Israeli companies. SIIRD provides up to US$1M in funding for joint R&D projects and is open to all technological sectors. We would like to invite your company to apply for this joint innovation call, which closes on […]

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Severn Trent Water selects Suez’s ZeeLung to meet ammonia targets

Severn Trent Water has installed Suez’s ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology at its Spernal sewage treatment works (STW) in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK. The ZeeLung installation, at Severn Trent Water’s Resource Recovery and Innovation Centre at the Spernal STW, will treat a hydraulic capacity of approximately 5800 m3/d. It was designed to upgrade one lane […]

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Suez unveils digital advanced analytic

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions has introduced Empower, the first of several new analytics that will launch over the next year which uses real-time data from customer assets to help operators identify fouling in steam surface condensers. Using raw data from SUEZ’s InSight platform, Empower analyses the efficiency of the surface condenser based on customer needs […]

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  • 11 Dec 2020
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Goudsmit develops new series of separators

Goudsmit Magnetics’ latest magnetic drum separators are designed for the intake of foodstuffs and can remove ferrous particles and weakly magnetic particles as small as 0.03 mm from free-falling granular products. The demands on magnetic force and material certifications have led to this modified design. The drum magnet, which is made entirely of stainless steel, […]

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Interaction of water droplets with soluble filter cakes

Separation and Purification Technology The research article ‘Interaction of water droplets with soluble filter cakes in gas cleaning applications’ has been published in the journal Separation and Purification Technology. Abstract In surface filtration processes, particles are collected on the upstream face side of the filter and form a filter cake. In commonly studied processes for the […]

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Sartorius acquires filtration specialist WaterSepBioSeparations

Sartorius has bought US purification expert WaterSep BioSeparations LLC through Sartorius Stedim Biotech. Marlborough, Massachusetts-based WaterSep BioSeparations manufactures hollow-fiber membrane devices and pre-sterilized assemblies for upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical applications. WaterSep BioSeparations’ technology is especially suited to gene and cell therapy applications, vaccine production and intensified bioprocessing. The privately-owned company employs around 15 people and is expected to […]

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Suez secures SRU contract from Modec

Modec Offshore Production Systems has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Suez Water Treatment & Technologies to supply a seawater injection system including sulphate removal technology (SRU). The equipment will be used onboard a converted floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that Modec is constructing for Woodside Energy (as operator of the Rufisque Offshore, […]

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AGC offers high strength ion exchange membranes

FORBLUE SELEMION cation and anion exchange membranes use less energy than traditional evaporation technology. The FORBLUE SELEMION cation and anion exchange membranes from AGC Chemicals Americas are specifically designed for groundwater desalination and treatment because they use less energy than traditional evaporation technology. A variety of Selemion membranes are available from AGC, depending on application […]

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  • 10 Dec 2020
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LANXESS adds new ion exchange resins to portfolio

The new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP is for the decolorisation of fermentation broths and sugar and the purification and intermediate storage of heparin. Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is extending its portfolio to include the new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP, designed for the decolorisation of fermentation broths and sugar and the purification and intermediate storage of […]

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Nitrate, arsenic and fluoride removal from brackish groundwater

Water Research The research article ‘Nitrate, arsenic and fluoride removal by electrodialysis from brackish groundwater’ has been published in the journal Water Research. Abstract Nitrate, arsenic and fluoride are some of the most hazardous elements contaminating groundwater resources. In this work, the impact of operative (flowrate, electric potential) and water quality (salinity, contaminant feed concentration, pH) […]

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Great Barrier Reef gets data upgrade

CRC collaborated with James Cook University in Queensland and other partners to commission a ­network of environmental sensors in Saltwater Creek to obtain real-time water quality and flow data. The world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, supports many species but is at risk from pollution and climate change. Coastal communities are exploring […]

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Harnessing the power of nature

A top view of one of the BiomPod aerobic tanks showing the aquatic plants used including papyrus. (Image: Mrüna) One of the sites where Mrünas technology is used, in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, where UNICEF run an informal settlement for forcibly displaced people. (Image: Mrüna) Mrünas IoT enabled app-based secure asset management system. (Image: […]

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Rensa acquires US air filtration company

Rensa Filtration has acquired Air Filters Inc (AFI), a Texas, USA-based full-line filtration manufacturer. AFI specialises in custom and high-volume manufacturing to meet any air filtration need, from filters to custom parts. Products include pleated air filters and HEPA filters as well as a complete line of Aire-Loc fore-market metal HVAC and HEPA housings. AFI’s […]

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NX Filtration to provide membranes for Indonesian drinking water plant

The local Masjid river that will be turned into a valuable source for the supply of drinking water for the city of Dumai. NX Filtration is supplying its hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes for the Dumai City Water Treatment Plant in Indonesia. The nanofiltration system for the city of Dumai on the island of Sumatra will […]

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  • 3 Dec 2020
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LiqTech launches UF membrane with ceramic material

The new hybrid technology membrane is made of silicon carbide and zirconium dioxide and has a pore size of 60 nm. After several years of development and testing, Danish company LiqTech has released a filter membrane based on a new hybrid technology where multiple ceramic materials are combined in one membrane for water and liquid […]

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ISO updates standards for irrigation wastewater

Treating wastewater to make it available for other uses such as irrigation is an important solution for water scarcity, but can pose risks to health and the environment if water quality and methods of treatment are not appropriate. (Image: Shutterstock) ISO has a series of standards to facilitate the safe and effective treatment of wastewater […]

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Submerged nanofiltration for direct drinking water treatment

Chemosphere The research article ‘Submerged nanofiltration without pre-treatment for direct advanced drinking water treatment’ has been published in the journal Chemosphere. Abstract Membrane fouling is a major challenge toward achieving direct nanofiltration (NF) treatment of surface water. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of the novel submerged flat-sheet NF membrane module to achieve low fouling […]

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Model filter system shows removal of antibiotics

The prototype of the filter system that can remove antibiotics from wastewater. (Image: Daniel Ashworth, University of California-Riverside (UCR). Microbiologist Mark Ibekwe, from the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and soil chemist Daniel Ashworth from the University of California-Riverside (UCR) have designed a model for an economical filter system which can remove antibiotics from wastewater. […]

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Solar desalination contest recognises Purdue team

Assistant professor David Warsinger and members of his research group’s Membrane Distillation Subteam. (Image : Purdue University) A team led by an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, David Warsinger, at Purdue University in Indiana, has reached the quarter finals of the US Department of Energy’s $9 million Solar Desalination Prize. The Purdue team, which includes […]

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Saltworks’ pilot shows 99% freshwater recovery

Saltworks’ pilot at a wastewater treatment plant is currently demonstrating 99% freshwater recovery on cooling tower blowdown (CTB). Saltworks Technologies has reported that a substantial pilot at a wastewater treatment plant is currently demonstrating 99% freshwater recovery on cooling tower blowdown (CTB). CTB enters the treatment plant nearly saturated in scaling ions, limiting recovery to […]

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Understanding the feedstock with Valin

Industrial compressed air filters. (Image: AdobeStock) An automatic treatment and filtration of drinking water system. (Image: AdobeStock) The only way to achieve a specified purity levels is to select and install proper filtration, with the job intended and the task fully understood. Norman Hall, Filtration Business Unit Manager for Valin Corporation, suggests a correct approach. […]

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Aquaporin introduces first home water purifier

ZERO is a compact reverse osmosis water filtration system which provides clean drinking water directly from the tap. Aquaporin’s new under-the-sink home water purifier, ZERO, is a compact reverse osmosis water filtration system which provides clean drinking water directly from the tap, without electricity or a pump/control unit and no need for an external storage […]

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Carlsberg protects shared water resources in India

The Water Distribution Centre will provide clean drinking water for a town of 4,000 people in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, India. The Carlsberg Group has announced a partnership with Dutch company Desolenator, which has developed solar thermal sustainable water purification technology to create clean drinking water for a town of 4,000 people in the Sundarbans […]

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Seawater desalination technology in China

Desalination The research article ‘Seawater desalination technology and engineering in China: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 498, 15 January 2021, 114728). Abstract Insufficient clean freshwater has exacerbated water scarcity in China, especially in southern coastal regions where the economy is active and highly populated. Seawater is an important supplement of water source in […]

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Private equity firm acquires Newterra Group

Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac Co has acquired Canada’s Newterra Group Ltd from shareholders including institutional investors XPV Water Partners and Angeleno Group LLC. Newterra designs, engineers, manufactures and services modular treatment solutions for water, wastewater, stormwater and groundwater. The portfolio of brands includes Cochrane, TIGG, Aeration Industries, StormwateRx, MicroClear Membranes, EPRO and Newterra. Technologies […]

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Biological activated carbon filters for micropollutant removal

The research article ‘Implications of biological activated carbon filters for micropollutant removal in wastewater treatment’ has been published in the journal Water Research. Abstract Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration is a common process for advanced wastewater treatment. In such filters, the removal of organic substances results from adsorptive as well as biological processes. This work investigated the […]

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Linde & Evonik offer hydrogen separation

Hydrogen, as a zero-emission fuel, is paving the way for climate-friendly forms of mobility. (Image: Linde) Linde and Evonik Industries have combined different technologies to create a fully integrated, holistic solution which can extract hydrogen from natural gas pipeline networks. Use of the existing natural gas infrastructure to transport hydrogen is garnering much interest and […]

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Toray to provide membranes for desal plants in Bahrain and UAE

Japan’s Toray Industries Inc has secured orders to supply reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for the Al Dur 2 Desalination Plant in Bahrain and the Umm Al Quwain Desalination Plant in the United Arab Emirates. Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME) based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia will supply the RO membranes and provide technical services to […]

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Composites offer a greener future

The Graphene Flagships multidisciplinary team has already demonstrated the potential of integrating graphene and layered materials into composites for vehicles to make them lighter. GRAPHIL filters work as a simple microfiltration membrane and fulfil the need to remove toxins from Europes water. Composites and coatings are one of the most versatile areas of graphene technology. […]

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Xylem podcast begins second series

The second series of Xylem’s Solving Water podcast is entitled Through the Water Cycle. Solving Water, Xylem’s podcast, has started its second series, entitled Through the Water Cycle, which addresses water industry issues such as the shifting economic arena, impacts of Covid-19 and the opportunities for water utilities. A special three-part programme, Making These Extraordinary […]

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Cerahelix appoints new VP of sales

Fred Wiesler, VP of sales at Cerahelix. Fred Wiesler has joined US ceramic nanofiltration membrane specialist Cerahelix Inc as vice president of sales. Wiesler brings more than 30 years of experience to the Maine-based Cerahelix. Prior to joining the company, he served as global commercial manager at DuPont Water Solutions, where he directed the global […]

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PG Flow Solutions wins BWTS orders

The PG-Hyde ballast water treatment system. Norway’s PG Flow Solutions is to supply ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to seven offshore support vessels. PG Flow Solutions will provide five 250 m3/h and two 1000 m3/h, IMO and USCG approved PG-Hyde ballast water treatment systems. The PG-Hyde BWTS is based on medium pressure UV technology in […]

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Toray Membrane USA partners with M|MBR Systems

Toray Membrane USA Inc (TMUS) and M|MBR Systems LLC, a service provider of flat-sheet membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems, have entered into an exclusive supply agreement covering MBR retrofit applications. The new partnership will integrate both companies’ expertise and deliver MBR solutions to the municipal and industrial markets, focusing on upgrading older membrane technologies. M|MBR specialises […]

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  • 12 Nov 2020
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Koch Separation Solutions buys dairy technology company Relco

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) has acquired Relco, a provider of process technologies for the dairy and food industry. KSS is looking to meet market needs through the vertical integration of its membrane filtration and ion exchange capabilities with Relco’s evaporation, spray-drying and crystallization processes. “We believe that separation challenges in the dairy, food, and other industries […]

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Siltbuster’s modular water treatment systems

Rich Matthews is MD at Siltbuster Process Solutions. A complete temporary treatment works installed to enable the Wessex Water site to take existing assets offline and refurbish. Treatment solution installed at a food factory to meet sewer consent as production increases. A water treatment solution . Like most global water industries today, the UK’s is […]

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Ionised graphene oxide membranes for seawater desalination

Desalination The research article ‘Ionised graphene oxide membranes for seawater desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 496, 15 December 2020, 114637). Abstract The graphene oxide (GO) membrane has recently emerged as a promising material for nanofiltration. However, its application in seawater desalination is limited because of the comparatively low ion rejection performance. The ionisation of […]

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  • 11 Nov 2020
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Pall webcast examines sterile gas filtration

Protecting food and beverage production from airborne pathogens is vital to ensure product quality. (Image: Shutterstock) Pall Food & Beverage will hold a webcast on 19 November entitled Sterile Gas Filtration in Critical Food & Beverage Applications. Protecting food and beverage production from airborne pathogens is vital to ensure product quality. Sterilising grade gas filters […]

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Camfil introduces predictive analysis

The PowerEye engine provides specialised analysis using Camfils proprietary filtration knowledge base. Camfil Power Systems’ PowerEye is an advanced predictive analytics service that quantifies the impact of ambient conditions on the performance of air inlet filtration and combustion turbines and gives actionable maintenance recommendations. PowerEye analytics provides turbine performance data, predicts day-ahead power output, shows […]

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Metso Outotec launches filter optimiser

The filter optimiser improves the PF filter performance by enabling more precise control over the solid/liquid separation process. Metso Outotec has introduced a filter optimiser which boosts the performance of its Larox PF filter in mining and chemical industry processes. The filter optimiser improves the PF filter performance by enabling more precise control over the solid/liquid separation […]

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Evoqua’s UV generator improves water treatment works

Derwent Reservoir bordering County Durham and Northumberland. (Image: Shutterstock) The filter outlet pipework at Mosswood prior to the Wafer UV system installation. Evoquas proposed solution was to install a compact Wafer UV generator into the outlet of each of the twelve rapid gravity filters. The modified filter outlet pipework at Mosswood after the compact Wafer […]

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Temasek Foundation SMF Research Grant Programme 11th Grant Call

  Dear Friends of Temasek Foundation, We are pleased to announce that the Temasek Foundation SMF Research 11th Grant Call is now open for applications! The Temasek Foundation SMF Research Grant is awarded through a competitive grant call, which is open for applications once a year from November to January. Research areas supported centre on […]

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Cerahelix appoints new CEO

Bill Paulus, the new CEO of Cerahelix. William (Bill) Paulus has been named chief executive officer of Cerahelix Inc, the ceramic nanofiltration technology specialist. Paulus, who joined Maine-based Cerahelix earlier this year as chief operating officer, will oversee the company’s plans to accelerate growth and advance the use of ceramic nanofiltration to solve often complex […]

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Mann+Hummel invests in membrane startup ZwitterCo

Mann+Hummel has made an investment in ZwitterCo, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based early stage company focused on membrane solutions for organic-heavy waste streams. The Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures investment will help to commercialise ZwitterCo’s technology for wastewater treatment. ZwitterCo’s zwitterionic membrane chemistry offers fouling resistance, even in streams with a significant amount of oil and organic content. The […]

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Evoqua buys US water service and equipment company

Publication date: October 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 10 Author(s):

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KSS forms partnership with SAF International

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IDA opens World Congress 2021 booking platform

The IDA World Congress and exhibition will take place from 711 November 2021 in Sydney, Australia. The International Desalination Association (IDA) has recently announced that the exhibition booking platform for the IDA World Congress 2021 is now open. The congress and exhibition will take place from 7–11 November 2021 in Sydney, Australia, a decade on from […]

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Hybrid technologies: The future of energy efficient desalination

Desalination The research paper ‘Hybrid technologies: The future of energy efficient desalination – A review’ has been published  in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 495, 1 December 2020, 114659).  Abstract Further reduction in energy consumption is an attractive prospect for both well-established technologies such as reverse osmosis and electrodialysis, and for emerging desalination technologies struggling to reach […]

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Amazon Filters reveals manganese removal success

David Ridealgh, marketing manager, Amazon Filters, will discuss the benefits of substituting cartridge filtration for traditional sand beds to remove manganese. The use of cartridge filters to remove manganese from the municipal water supply is the focus of a presentation by David Ridealgh, marketing manager, Amazon Filters, at the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Innovation Event, […]

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  • 22 Oct 2020
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Xylem helps produce beer from wastewater

By using new technologies to treat existing wastewater more thoroughly, it can be turned into a reliable and safe water supply for many uses. (Image: Shutterstock) Xylem has partnered with the University of Calgary’s Advancing Canadian Water Assets (ACWA) and the Village Brewery to produce Alberta’s first beer made with treated wastewater. Part of the […]

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Stopping leaks with Xylem’s digital solutions

A modern city skyline and illustration of a smart network concept. A remote monitoring system. 29682Xylems Sensus 640 Smart Meters A 640C Sensus Smart Meter from Xylem. Under increasing pressure to conserve water reserves and cut leaks, many water companies are turning to digitisation to deliver a solution. Cloud-based technology will enable them to revolutionise […]

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Nanocomposite pervaporation membranes for desalination

The research article ‘Nanocomposite pervaporation membrane for desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Volume 164, December 2020, Pages 147-161). Abstract Desalination via pervaporation has been considered as an attractive membrane process for obtaining clean water from non-potable saline sources, which has advantages, i.e., it is superior in salt rejection and has the […]

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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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CETCO’s cleaner egg washing process

Adding RM-10 flocculants to untreated wastewater results in clean effluent. The chemistry feed system distributes the RM-10 flocculants into the untreated wastewater. Adding RM-10 flocculants to wastewater results in nearly immediate separation of the contaminants. Dry sludge is ready for disposal once liquid-solids separation occurs. When a major egg washing facility in Canada was faced […]

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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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  • 14 Oct 2020
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Camfil supplies filters for meat production areas

The aim was to set high hygiene standards for sensitive food areas and improve indoor air quality at the facility. Camfil has fitted its HEPA air cleaners, the CC 6000 and CC 2000 and its ProSafe HEPA H14 filter in a meat production facility in Germany, part of the Tönnies Group. The Tönnies Group wanted […]

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SPS takes part in pilot to treat raw water supply

SPS installed one of its integrated iHB10 lamella clarifier units on site. Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) has provided equipment for a special trial project using its lamella clarifiers to treat a raw water supply. The client is trialling different chemical dosing set ups over several weeks to generate data for a thorough review. For the […]

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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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Removal of arsenic and boron from spent geothermal water

Journal of Hazardous Materials The research article ‘Assessment of different nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for simultaneous removal of arsenic and boron from spent geothermal water’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Hazardous Materials. Abstract One of the factors that determine agricultural crops’ yield is the quality of water used during irrigation. In this study, […]

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Ecolab precision dispensing system for membranes

The new membrane cleaning system is part of Ecolabs Ultrasil Membrane Program. Ecolab has introduced its new precision dispensing system for membranes, an accurate cleaning chemical dispenser that helps improve worker safety, drive productivity and extend asset life for whey processors.  The new membrane cleaning system is part of Ecolab’s Ultrasil Membrane Program, which provides […]

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Weir to sell Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar

Weir is selling its Oil & Gas divison. The Weir Group plc has entered into an agreement to sell its Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar Inc for US$405 million. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, USA and led by Paul Coppinger, Weir Oil & Gas provides pressure pumping and pressure control solutions and associated aftermarket […]

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  • 7 Oct 2020
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Veolia offers free webinars for food & beverage

Veolia Water Technologies will hold three different free webinar sessions covering the full water treatment cycle specific to the food and beverage industry which are aimed at all professionals involved in water treatment. Session content is tailored for site operators, EHS managers, sustainability managers and engineering directors. Veolia understands the specific needs of the food […]

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Clean air from Camfil protects Russian treasures

The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia is the second-largest art museum in the world. (Image: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia) Air Cleaners CC800 at the exhibit to improve the air quality and the CityCarb Triple Boxtype filter and miniClima machine in the showcase. (Image: Camfil) Camfils CityCarb Triple Boxtype filter and miniClima […]

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PSP.US buys PolyCera’s assets

Publication date: September 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 9 Author(s):

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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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Bipolar membranes: Principles, developments and applications

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Bipolar membranes: A review on principles, latest developments, and applications’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 617, 1 January 2021, 118538). Abstract Bipolar membranes (BPMs) are a special class of ion-exchange membranes constituted by a cation- and an anion-exchange layer, allowing the generation of protons and hydroxide […]

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Pipette tips show high bacterial filtration levels

The study showed that the pipette filter tips have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) even at an increased challenge level. A new independent study has demonstrated that Porvair Sciences’ pipette filter tips have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) even at an increased challenge level. The test procedure was modified from a standard […]

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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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Smarter pulp & paper operation from Veolia

The emergence of new products and markets is driving a global renaissance of the pulp and paper industry. (Image: LI CHAOSHU/Shutterstock) Figure 1. Conventional CRP chloride removal process. Figure 2. Enhanced chloride removal process ECRP block diagram. Pulp & paper manufacturers are constantly looking to make their operations more efficient. This article looks at black […]

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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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Mineral recovery enhanced desalination

Desalination The research article ‘Mineral Recovery Enhanced Desalination (MRED) process: An innovative technology for desalinating hard brackish water’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 496, 15 December 2020, 114761). Abstract Desalination of water containing high concentrations of calcium, dissolved carbon dioxide, sulfate, silica and other sparingly soluble salts is difficult because of the scaling potential. An […]

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Porvair Sciences tests hydrophilic Vyon material

Comparison of hydrophobic Vyon (left) and the new hydrophilic Vyon porous polymer (right). Porvair Sciences has reported that tests on its hydrophilic Vyon porous plastics show high levels of  performance in drug discovery applications due to the high hydrophilic void volume conversion of the materials’ pore structure after a special treatment process. Working with an […]

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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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Suez’s Clarifier technology protects local water

Skanderborg Lake in the Lake District of Central Jutland. AquaGlobe is a visitor and dissemination center for water technology solutions. SUEZs Densadeg XRC combines solids contact, ballast addition and solids recirculation to promote enhanced, high rate solids settling and rapid treatment. When a Danish town looked to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, a solution was […]

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Efficient, reusable membrane for dye filtration

Colloid and Interface Science Communications The research article ‘Efficient and reusable polyethylene oxide/polyaniline composite membrane for dye adsorption and filtration’ has been published in Elsevier journal Colloid and Interface Science Communications (Volume 39, November 2020, 100314). Abstract The endless introduction of toxic dyes through industrialization has worsened the dyes pollution in the environment. As a consequence, the need […]

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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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  • 19 Sep 2020
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Parker trials filter capsules for brewing industry

Parker Bioscience Filtration has introduced free trial capsules for its BEVPOR BR range of filters. Parker Bioscience Filtration has introduced free trial capsules for its BEVPOR BR range of filters, enabling breweries to undertake taste and visual quality trials, and test the effectiveness of this filtration method. The initiative will help companies explore alternative microbial […]

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Alternative heating techniques in membrane distillation

Desalination The research article ‘Alternative heating techniques in membrane distillation: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 496, 15 December 2020, 114713). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) lags behind other desalination processes such as reverse osmosis due to relatively high energy consumption. Heating in membrane distillation forms a significant component of total energy consumption. This review […]

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Visitor centre gets wastewater refurb from SPS

Arrival of the SPS wastewater treatment solution on-site at the Llys y Frân visitor centre in Wales. SPS designed and installed a bespoke solution that primarily consisted of two HB20 units and an MBBR10, which provided the biological treatment stage. When the visitor centre at a country park in southwest Wales needed refurbishment, the original […]

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Evonik expands technology for VOC separation

Evonik’s PuraMem VOC is a membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specialty chemicals company Evonik has launched its PuraMem VOC, a membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The PuraMem VOC offers a polymer-based membrane technology for efficient separation of long-chain hydrocarbons from a natural gas or nitrogen mixture. The […]

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Walker Filtration appoints new group general manager

Steve Bittle. The UK’s Walker Filtration has named Steve Bittle as group general manager. In his new role, Bittle will be responsible for the strategy, planning and management of all Walker Filtration Group divisions. Bittle has been part of Walker Filtration’s Senior Management Team for the past four years, having joined the group in 2016 […]

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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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Reusable carbon nanofibre membranes remove airborne contaminants

Science of the Total Environment. The research article ‘Flexible and reusable carbon nano-fibre membranes for airborne contaminants capture’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract Airborne aerosol pollutants generated from combustion vehicles exhausts, industrial facilities and microorganisms represent serious health challenges. Although membrane separation has emerged as a technique of choice […]

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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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Atlas Copco’s VSD blowers bring energy savings

Scottish Waters Nigg wastewater treatment works achieved savings of up to 25% of its energy costs by changing its aeration process lobe air blowers to Atlas Copco VSD rotary screw blowers. The 17 Atlas Copco ZS machines can run at considerably reduced loads while delivering the same or larger volumes of air as the previous […]

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KIT researchers develop system to remove hormones

Professor Andrea Iris Schäfer studies innovative water processing technologies. (Image: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT) Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a filtration system that combines a polymer membrane with activated carbon to remove steroid hormones from drinking water. Steroid hormones are micropollutants that cannot be eliminated efficiently by conventional processes. Their concentration in […]

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Roark Industries launches graphene membranes

The GOGO membranes are built from a base of pristine graphene, graphene oxide and a cross linking agent. UK-based graphene specialist Roark Industries has announced the commercial availability of its GOGO graphene membranes for applications in the oil and gas industry. The GOGO membranes are built from a base of pristine graphene, graphene oxide and […]

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Strategic partnership aims to solidify IDE Technologies’ strong presence in India

Publication date: August 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 8 Author(s):

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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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  • 3 Sep 2020
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GEA redesigns bag filtration system

GEA identified key areas where design modifications could be made in this new generation of SANICIP technology. GEA has made a series of changes to its SANICIP bag filtration system for food and dairy spray dryers in a long-term development project. The new SANICIP II (patent pending) maintains and controls the pressure drop through the […]

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Learning lessons from lockdown with Celeros

José Larios, CEO of Celeros Flow Technology. Celeros Flow Technologys filtration systems are used to prevent product contamination and damage to equipment in oil & gas, power, chemical processing, water and marine applications. The Celeros FT filtration range covers everything from single basket filters through coalescers, separators and self-cleaning filters to large, fully packaged, skidded […]

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Sulzer Chemtech restarts separation seminars

Sulzer places great emphasis on activities aimed at sharing technical expertise with its customers, (Image: Sulzer) Sulzer Chemtech teams in China are gradually resuming their customised seminars on separation and mixing technologies for businesses in the manufacturing and processing industries. Sulzer places great emphasis on activities aimed at sharing technical expertise with its customers, to […]

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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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Performance of sweeping gas membrane distillation in treating produced water

Desalination. The research article ‘Performance of sweeping gas membrane distillation for treating produced water: Modeling and experiments’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 492, 15 October 2020, 114597). Abstract Membrane distillation (MD) has shown promise for desalination of produced water (PW), but there are very few studies reported on the performance of MD with real PW […]

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Amazon Filters supplies filtration equipment for Gulf of Mexico rig

Amazon Filters designed and produced the filter housing for the Gulf of Mexico order at its Camberley, Surrey, manufacturing centre. The UK’s Amazon Filters has despatched a bespoke filter housing containing four large-format high-flow filters to a floating deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The order was secured from industry services provider Cameron International, […]

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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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Xylem supports UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts

Publication date: July 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 7 Author(s):

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Considerations on bag filtration from Eaton

Structure of a pleated filter bag. In the next issue of Filtration+Separation When selecting a filter bag and the assorted options various aspects need to be taken into consideration to make sure the best possible performance level will be achieved. This article from Eaton looks at some of the most relevant criteria. Bag filtration is […]

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  • 7 Aug 2020
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Filtrox develops filter sheet for craft brewers

The filter sheet has been developed for the pre-filtration of wine, sugar and spirits and liquids with a heavy load of particulates. The new FIBRAFIX AF 11H filter sheet from Swiss filtration specialist Filtrox, has been developed for the pre-filtration of wine, sugar, spirits and liquids with a heavy load of particulates. In the age […]

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Considerations in bag filtration from Eaton

Structure of a pleated filter bag. In the next issue of Filtration+Separation When selecting a filter bag and the assorted options various aspects need to be taken into consideration to make sure the best possible performance level will be achieved. This article from Eaton looks at some of the most relevant criteria. Bag filtration is […]

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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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Temasek Foundation – 8th Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals

    Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. Through the Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals, Temasek Foundation funds and supports ideas and innovations for actual application through commercialisation and enterprise, to bring […]

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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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Plastic-free filter media from GKD

GKD is a specialist in solutions for environmental technology. (Image: GKD) GKD has many stainless-steel mesh solutions. (Image: GKD) Plastic-free, stainless steel mesh designs are becoming more important in the treatment of wastewater. Ursula Herrling-Tusch, specialized journalist, gives a brief overview of the selection by GKD, a manufacturer of metal, synthetic and spiral mesh filters. […]

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Ventilator sharing moves forward

The device makes it possible to split the airflow from one ventilator, allowing two patients to receive tailored respiratory support. (Image: Institute for Manufacturing/Royal Papworth Hospital) The IfM developed the solution in collaboration with Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), Royal Papworth Hospital and support from respiratory equipment manufacturers. (Image: Institute for Manufacturing/Royal Papworth Hospital) The system […]

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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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  • 29 Jul 2020
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Greasezilla provides FOG technology in New Orleans

The Greasezilla system will help the New Orleans company to dispose and recycle the vast amounts of grease trap waste they collect from food service businesses. The Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of the Greasezilla system, has been selected by Safeway Used Oil and Grease in New Orleans to provide its fats, oils and grease […]

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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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Membrane desalination and water re-use for agriculture

Desalination. The research article ‘Membrane desalination and water re-use for agriculture: State of the art and future outlook’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 491, 1 October 2020, 114559). Abstract Membrane-based desalination technologies for agricultural applications are widely applied in many countries around the world. Sustainable and cost-effective desalination technologies, such as reverse osmosis (RO), membrane […]

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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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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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Whitefox ICE sees growing number of installations

The Whitefox ICE system is integrated into existing corn ethanol production plants with minimal disruption and a small footprint. Whitefox Technologies has announced that the latest installation of its Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system, its eighth installation in the US, at Southwest Iowa Renewable Fuels (SIRE) has now passed 250 days of successful operation. The state of Iowa […]

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MOVA completes successful pollutant capture tests

The prototype of the Panel Bed Filtration System being tested in the lab. MOVA Technologies Inc., a technology company based in Pulaski, Virginia in the USA,  which is researching pollution control strategies for industrial emissions, has announced the successful completion of initial proof-of-concept (POC) testing of gaseous contaminants (CO2, SO2, NO) through the Advanced Propulsion […]

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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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MAAG launches improved screen changer portfolio

. MAAG’s design gives leakproof operation, and the metal hybrid sealing system can handle temperatures up to 320°C. The MAAG Group, part of Dover, has released an updated melt filtration product portfolio that supports compounding processes. Melt filtration is an important system component for compounding lines and filter systems remove contaminants and gels from the […]

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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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Sofi Filtration solves excess condensate water

The Tammervoima waste-to-energy facility. Sofi Filtrations water treatment system. A waste-to-energy plant in Finland incinerates 160,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste annually and is equipped with the latest technology. Yet, it was producing excess amounts of flue gas condensate water until a water filtration specialist found a solution. The Tammervioma’s waste-to-energy plant in Finland has […]

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Porvair supplies filters for Covid-19 testing

SAMBA II machines for rapid diagnostic testing for Covid-19 infection. (Image: Diagnostics for the Real World) Porvair Sciences is supplying its Vyon porous plastic filters to University of Cambridge spin-out company, Diagnostics for the Real World, to be used in its SAMBA II machine that provides diagnosis of Covid-19 infection in under 90 minutes. SAMBA […]

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Modeling of spiral wound membranes for gas separations

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Modeling of spiral wound membranes for gas separations. Part I: An iterative 2D permeation model’ is available in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract Membranes are excellent alternatives for gas separations due to their low installation and maintenance costs. In industrial environment, membranes are usually organized in modules with […]

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NTU professor’s startup Aromatec scores funding

Congratulation to Prof. Wang Rong and Dr. Shi Lei on their Singapore-based startup Aromatec that has just raised an undisclosed sum to help improve that tech. Read the full article here

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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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  • 14 Jul 2020
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Tetra Pak combines technologies to treat beverages

Instead of pasteurising the whole volume of the product, the new production line separates out water and pasteurises only the concentrate. Tetra Pak recently launched a low-energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) which uses a combination of pasteurisation, filtration and UV light technology to treat beverages in two separate streams, which […]

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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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  • 9 Jul 2020
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SPX Flow: new VP for commercial business in EMEA

Simon Phillips. SPX Flow Inc has appointed Simon Phillips as vice president and head of its commercial business in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Based in the UK, Phillips will lead SPX Flow’s sales and customer relationship operations in the region. Phillips joins SPX Flow with more than 30 years of experience, including […]

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GEA maintains the required taste

Kukko dealcoholised beer from Laitilan Oy brewery has kept its flavour close to the original using GEAs AromaPlus technology. (Image: Laitilan Oy) A Finnish brewery wanted to ensure its alcoholised beer retained the aroma, colour and turbidity of its alcohol range. It turned to GEA and its membrane filtration technology to achieve required alcohol-free levels […]

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Lanxess’s solar power solves water scarcity

Villagers collecting clean water from the Burani WaterKiosk. (Image: Boreal Light) Water scarcity in Kenya is common and much of its population has no access to clean water. Treating wastewater using renewable energy is key to solving the problem and one German company is providing simple, affordable solar-powered water treatment to a Kenyan village. According […]

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Oscillatory membrane filtration

Desalination The research article ‘Purification of produced water using oscillatory membrane filtration’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 491, 1 October 2020, 114428). Abstract A new method of purification of produced water is reviewed. Recently membrane oscillation for separating solid particles and liquids drops has attracted researchers globally. Metallic slotted pore membranes were used in the […]

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KSS significantly expands manufacturing capacity of reinforced hollow-fibre membranes

Publication date: June 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 6 Author(s):

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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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Brewery benefits from special taste

The Agidens cold stabilisation module, which uses Parker Bioscience Filtrations PREPOR NG and BEVPOR BR filters. A Croatian brewery wanted to produce a premium, non-pasteurised lager, requiring the installation of a cold stabilisation module. A partnership between Parker BioScience Filtration and Agidens Process Automation achieved microbial stability while protecting the taste of the lager. Zagrebaka […]

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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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Lanxess uses combined process to remove solids

At its Bitterfeld site, Lanxess produces Lewabrane reverse osmosis membrane elements for the global market. (Image: Lanxess) Together with the French company, Polymem SA, the Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit at specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently completed a project for an Italian oil company using a combination of ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO). […]

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University spin-out develops filtration technology

Using chemically modified molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), Molymem has developed an energy-efficient and versatile membrane coating. Scientists and experts from The University of Manchester have successfully developed a high-performing membrane coating based around a new class of 2D materials, which has applications in the pharmaceutical, wastewater management and food and beverage sectors. Following an 18-month technical […]

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Small size, big performance: Pentair X-Flow XF75 Membrane Element

The Pentair X-Flow XF75 Membrane Element in the Pentair X-Flow X-line solution. One of the assessed parameters used to evaluate the performance of the X-Flow XF75 element against the current X-Flow XF64 element is the flux increase higher flux with stable ultrafiltration performance can help improve the efficiency of a customer’s plant. As shown in […]

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Pressure-retarded osmosis for enhanced oil recovery

Desalination The research article ‘Pressure-retarded osmosis for enhanced oil recovery’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 491, 1 October 2020, 114568). Abstract Pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) is a membrane-based process that has been used historically to harness the osmotic energy of saline feed solutions. While conventional PRO applications target seawater (SW) /freshwater solution pairings, this paper focuses […]

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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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Kerafol’s dynamic cross-flow filtration

Example for the high viscosity that can be obtained with DCFF (©ANDRITZ KMPT GmbH). The dynamic cross flow filtration (DCFF) with rotating ceramic membranes combines a lot of advantages which make this technique to an outstanding separation method for intricate applications. The benefits of rotation filtration start where other techniques reach their limits. Filtration in […]

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Controlled chlorination of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Controlled chlorination of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes at real scale for enhanced desalination performance’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract State-of-the-art desalination and water purification processes use reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. Their thin polyamide (PA) top-layers ensure concurrent high water permeances and salt rejections, […]

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Porvair introduces surface modification technology

The treatments provide corrosion resistance, increased temperature and chemical resistance and improved cleanability. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched the Porvair Sinterguard PHC and the Porvair Sinterguard HTR, a range of surface modification technologies that can be applied to metallic filter elements to enhance their material properties in challenging environments. The technology is designed for use […]

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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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Binaphthalene-based polymer membranes for solvent-resistant nanofiltration

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Binaphthalene-based polymer membranes with enhanced performance for solvent-resistant nanofiltration’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 606, 1 July 2020, 118066). Abstract To improve the performance of the currently available solvent-resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) membranes, a new, unique approach was developed. In this approach, the concept of polymer of […]

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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 […]