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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 […]

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Axium Process releases packaged water system

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

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Techouse delivers module for subsea development

The lightweight water treatment module uses membrane filtration technology which helps protect production wells. (Image: Techouse) Malene Kommedal, responsible test lead for Techouse. (Image: Techouse) Norwegian technology company Techouse has completed the development of an all-in-one lightweight water treatment module using membrane filtration technology which will help protect production wells in a subsea development. The […]

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Scottish Water’s innovation powers hydro-turbine

Castle Moffat WTW generates 750,000 kWh/annum, which is enough to power 2,416 homes. The sites self-sufficiency is a result of hydro power which is supplied by a new state-of-the-art generator and control panel. Hidden away in a remote part of East Lothian in Scotland is one of Scottish Water’s most environmentally friendly sites. The Castle […]

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Multi-scale membrane process optimization

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Multi-scale membrane process optimization with high-fidelity ion transport models through machine learning’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 608, 1 August 2020, 118208). Abstract Innovative membrane technologies optimally integrated into large separation process plants are essential for economical water treatment and disposal. However, the mass transport through […]

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Saltworks develops ion-specific sensor

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

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Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS): Continuous Manufacturing Grant Call

  Background  The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) is an industry-led platform funded under the RIE2020 Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) domain. PIPS aims to bring together synergistically and strategically 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 […]

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Ecolab’s upstream energy business set for merger

Publication date: May 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 5 Author(s):

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  • 4 Jun 2020
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GEA expands Aseptomag magnetic separator portfolio

Magnetic separators remove foreign particles from products and processes. The new additions to the Aseptomag magnetic separator range are the manually switchable MAS H version, including a locking mechanism, and the pneumatically switchable MAS PA version for Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) processes. Magnetic separators are important to ensure product quality and safety during the manufacturing process, removing […]

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Pulping operation optimization

Enhanced chloride removal process ECRP block diagram. Conventional CRP chloride removal process. As global pulp producers ramp up new capacity expansions and existing paper mills improve operational efficiencies and environmental performance, the industry is poised to benefit from investing in advanced production equipment and processing technologies that keep stable operations and avoid costly shutdowns. The […]

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Micronics appoints new president and CEO

Chris Cummins. Chris Cummins has joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group as president and CEO. The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group includes Micronics, Southern Filter Media (SFM), CP Environmental (CPE), United Process Control (UPC) and AeroPulse. Cummins brings 27 years of manufacturing expertise with highly-engineered products to his new role at Micronics. He has held senior […]

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Pretreated household materials offer filtration protection against pathogens

American Journal of Infection Control The research article ‘Pretreated household materials carry similar filtration protection against pathogens when compared with surgical masks’ has been published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Abstract The past 4 months, the emergence and spread of novel 2019 SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) has led to a global pandemic which is rapidly […]

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  • 2 Jun 2020
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Synder introduces new OptimaFlow Series elements

Synder has increased the effective membrane area by nearly 10% by optimising the element construction and material selection. Synder Filtration has launched its OptimaFlow Series elements for all existing ultrafiltration and microfiltration standard and MAX membrane types in the same common element sizes and models. Synder has worked closely with vendors to improve on the […]

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Rotork’s actuators used in Florida UF plant

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

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Filtrox offers clarification for vaccines

The FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules can remove cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. Depth filter systems’ specialist Filtrox has introduced its FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules for the removal of cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. The purification of vaccines is a vital step […]

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Meissner Filtration’s new facility in Ireland is now operational

Meissners new manufacturing site in Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland. Meissner Filtration Products’ new manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Ireland is now up and running. The new facility, which has been brought online on schedule, has a state of the art 930 m² (10 000 ft²) ISO class 7 cleanroom for the manufacture of single-use systems. Validation of […]

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Filtration Group acquires Oxyphen

Filtration Group has acquired Oxyphen, a Swiss manufacturer of microporous track-etched membranes. Track-etched membrane is a high-precision manufactured film used in critical applications for life science, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Oxyphen’s track-etched membrane solutions complement the porous product offering and manufacturing capability within Filtration Group’s Porex business. “We are excited to have a great […]

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Helmets breathe new life into the Covid-19 battle

Aurika Savickaite is a champion of the non-invasive ventilation helmet. The Covid-19 virus has shaken the world. But it has also inspired both entrepreneurs and physicians into re-thinking practices. One key area is ventilation and here we discover how a start-up initiative is driving innovation in an overlooked treatment method. As Covid-19 took a grip […]

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Advances in silicon carbide filters and porous membranes

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Silicon carbide filters and porous membranes: A review of processing, properties, performance and application’ has been pubished in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 610, 1 September 2020, 118193). Abstract Silicon carbide (SiC) filters and porous membranes is a growing industry with deployment for gas and liquid separation processes. In view […]

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Mann+Hummel air filter elements combat odours

The Mann+Hummel FCI 5000/OC filter element chemically binds biological, chemical or biochemical substances to reduce unpleasant smells. Mann+Hummel has developed an air filter element for the air purifier FreciousCare FCI 5000 to reduce odours and it has been adapted for applications in hospitals, hospices and old people’s and nursing homes.  The filter element FCI 500/OC […]

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Maag appoints new agent in Indonesia

DKSHs office in Indonesia. Switzerland’s Maag Group has entered into a distribution agreement with DKSH in Indonesia. DKSH Indonesia will provide full services from marketing and sales, regulatory competence, distribution and logistics to after-sales services, to bring Maag Group’s pump and filtration solutions to the polymer chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The Maag Group, […]

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Microvi demonstration plant proves MNE technology

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

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Taiwan Water Treatment Solutions livestream

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

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Interpump to acquire Macfuge separators

Interpump Group has signed a binding agreement to acquire an 80% controlling stake in Servizi Industriali Srl, an Italian company operating in the design, production and sale of Macfuge centrifugal separators. Macfuge systems are used for separation and clarification in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the energy sector. Servizi Industriali, […]

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Veolia develops new RO-CEDI unit

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

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P&G Innovation Brief – The 50 Lt Home: Making Responsible Consumption of Residential Water Possible

  P&G Startup Innovation Brief Call for Startup Submissions Procter & Gamble is looking for new approaches and technologies that can help them address key business challenges/opportunities. The following innovation brief(s) will provide a high-level overview of specific business goals and needs, as well as a high-level overview of what they are looking for in […]

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Imagine H20 Urban Water Challenge 2020

  Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Challenge is accelerating sustainability through innovation. Calling startups who are advancing progress towards the SDGs and building resilience in cities to apply today! About the 2020 Challenge  We are looking for entrepreneurs who advance how we source, distribute, use, and re-use water to build resilient cities. In order to catalyze […]

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Xylem supports UNICEF’s Covid-19 response

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

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Food plant sees biogas benefits

The COHRAL systems gas balloon is providing cleaner wastewater effluent and a reduced carbon footprint. The clean operating environment of the GWE COHRAL plant. An Australian beef processing plant is showing other food and beverage producers how they could tap into the energy potential of their organic wastewater streams. Here, we look at an anaerobic […]

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Recovery of potato proteins from potato starch wastewater

Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies The research article ‘Recovery and purification of potato proteins from potato starch wastewater by hollow fiber separation membrane integrated process’ has been published in Elsevier journal Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies. Abstract Potato starch wastewater contains high-concentration potato proteins which have great potential in the fields of food and […]

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Alfa Laval supports 1.5°C Business Playbook

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

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

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

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Scottish Water trials earthworms & fleas to treat wastewater

The technology Scottish Water is trialling with earthworms replicates a process which happens naturally within the soil. The objective of the INNOQUA project is to provide a decentralised , ecological wastewater treatment for use in rural communities. The EU-funded INNOQUA project aims to protect and improve the quality of natural water resources by demonstrating that […]

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Trends in membrane technology for sustainable water treatment

Journal of Cleaner Production. The research article ‘A review of emerging trends in membrane science and technology for sustainable water treatment’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production. Abstract Access to clean and potable water will continue to be a global challenge in as much as sustainable solutions are far-fetched. It has become highly […]

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Wessex Water selects Bluewater Bio’s FilterClear technology

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

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  • 13 May 2020
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Tetra Pak launches complete processing line

The complete processing line will use proven technologies such as ultrafiltration and high shear mixing. Tetra Pak’s first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products offers a fully automated and integrated solution to ensure the highest standard of food safety. The complete processing line has been designed to produce a diverse range of […]

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  • 11 May 2020
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Growing demand for Greasezilla FOG separation

The Greasezilla duel tank system heats and separates FOG without need for additives. The Downey Ridge Environmental Company, US developer of the Greasezilla FOG separation technology, has reported that demand for its system is expanding beyond its traditional wastewater treatment and grease trap waste hauling sectors into the biodiesel production, anaerobic digestion, food processing and water […]

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SMTC PhD alumni wins 2020 AWWA Academic Achievement Award

  Nick Chew, a PhD alumni who graduated in January 2019 under the supervision of Prof Wang Rong at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) under NEWRI at NTU has won the 2020 AWWA Academic Achievement Award. His thesis, “Performance Enhancement of the Membrane Distillation Process via Membrane Surface Modification for Surfactant-Containing Feed Streams”, was […]

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Hengst strengthens filtration management team

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

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Veolia Water Technologies’ UK operation buys water and wastewater treatment specialist

Publication date: April 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 4 Author(s):

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WEFTEC opens registration with virtual option

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

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Grundfos joins Alibaba’s Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance

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

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Membrane-electrode assemblies for flow-electrode capacitive deionization

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Membrane-electrode assemblies for flow-electrode capacitive deionization’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 605, 15 June 2020, 118095). Abstract Scale-up of flow-electrode capacitive deionization is hindered due to the reliance on thick brittle graphite current collectors. Inspired by developments of electrochemical technologies we present the use of flexible […]

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Mobile purification benefits a billion

Lead scientist, Professor Darren Reynolds, testing the water with Dr Gillian Clayton. The water purification system in place at the UWE campus in Frenchay, Bristol. Professor Reynolds with the mobile water purification system. Many people worldwide still lack access to safe, clean drinking water. Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have […]

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DuPont donates PPE to Covid-19 frontline workers

DuPont’s Tyvek coveralls are used for Covid-19 testing. (Image: GettyImages) DuPont has donated 50,000 protective garments to Covid-19 frontline medical staff in Europe’s worst-hit countries. The Tyvek coveralls will give health workers added protection against Covid-19 and exceed WHO requirements. They also fulfil the requirements of EN 14126:2003 (protective clothing against infective agents) and have been […]

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Increased demand for filters in breathing devices

Vyon is a versatile porous plastic which can be modified to give it hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties. Porvair Sciences is reporting increased demand for it 3D moulded intake filters and vent diffusers supplied to GCE Healthcare, the manufacturer of the Zen-O lite portable oxygen concentrator for active people suffering from respiratory conditions such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). […]

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Dialight GRP Linear light receives certification

The SafeSite GRP LED Linear can withstand ambient temperatures between -40°C and +65°C. The Dialight Group’s new SafeSite Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) Linear light has now been certified for use in ATEX Zone 1 Hazardous Areas. Already certified for use in Zone 2 Hazardous Areas at the product’s launch in October, the enhanced certification for the […]

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Aquaporin membranes cut hemodialysis water costs

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

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Executive leadership changes at Pentair

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

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Xylem supports community-based responses to Covid-19

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

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  • 30 Apr 2020
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Promotions in SPX Flow’s US sales teams

SPX Flow has announced a number of strategic promotions in the company’s US sales teams. Mark Scheid is promoted to Process Solutions Western Territory Leader in the US. Scheid has been with the SPX Flow business for nearly 20 years. His team will work with channel partners in the region to grow many SPX Flow […]

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HVAC & indoor air quality from Atlas Copco

Breathing air purifiers play an essential role in hazardous applications such as tank cleaning, pharmaceutical manufacturing and spray painting. Atlas Copcos breathing air purifier (BAP) range features seven vital functions. The ideal breathing air purifier should combine the functions of water separation, contaminant filtration and desiccant drying of the air output. In some industrial sectors […]

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Forward osmosis membranes and processes: A comprehensive review

Desalination. The research article ‘Forward osmosis membranes and processes: A comprehensive review of research trends and future outlook’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 485, 1 July 2020, 114455). Abstract Recently, Forward Osmosis (FO) desalination process has been widely investigated as a potential technology that could minimize the drawbacks of traditional desalination processes. To review the […]

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Sulzer Chemtech supports Covid-19 drug production

Sulzers ECR, a high-performance advanced extraction technology is particularly suitable as it can effectively handle a high flow rate, maximising throughput. Sulzer Chemtech’s agitated Kühni column (ECR) for liquid-liquid extraction is being used to increase production capacity of drugs produced by pharmaceutical manufacturer Farmhispania, to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients. The urgent need for pharma […]

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Toray joint research could boost RO systems

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

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Centrisys centrifuges selected for California water recycling plant

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

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ELGA LabWater launches system for lab applications

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

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Memsift forms strategic partnership with CSRE in China

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

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Patterned polysulfone membranes for microalgae harvesting

Bioresource Technology. The research article ‘Optimization of patterned polysulfone membranes for microalgae harvesting’ has been published in Elsevier journal Bioresource Technology (Volume 309, August 2020, 123367). Abstract Membranes with a wave pattern on the membrane surface are now proposed for the first time to alleviate microalgal fouling and increase the membrane flux. The membrane morphology was observed via […]

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CETCO launches adsorbent for PFAS remediation

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

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Veolia helps pulp mill manage chemical recovery

Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper produces high purity pulp at its paper mill in Kerinci. Veolia will treat 550 tonnes per day of precipitator ash through its Enhanced Chloride Removal Process (ECRP). Veolia’s ECRP systems have been designed to integrate into existing facilities. Due to their modularised design, compact ECRP systems are engineered for installation […]

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NEA’s 3rd Grant Call On Non Incinerable Waste (NIW): Closing The Waste Loop (CTWL) R&D Initiative

  NEA has launched the Request-for-Proposal (RFP) on “Landfill Avoidance and Value Recovery for Non-Incinerable Waste” on 19 March 2020. Proposals are invited to be submitted before the closing date of 25 June 2020 (Thursday), 11am*. Applicants can refer to NEA’s webpage at https://www.nea.gov.sg/programmes-grants/grants-and-awards/closing-the-waste-loop-initiative for the RFP’s scope and instructions. The applications are to be […]

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Koch Separation Solutions expands membrane manufacturing capacity

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

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Mann+Hummel: new VP for Membrane Solutions

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

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Alfa Laval launches premium separator system

Alfa Laval’s CultureOne is designed for single-use processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. Alfa Laval’s separator system, the Alfa Laval CultureOne, is designed for single-use processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. All product-contact parts in the separator system can be replaced after each batch which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination between batches, increasing process hygiene and safety […]

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Watergen: turning air into drinking water

Workers in Vietnam enjoy fresh drinking water from the Watergen unit. Watergens large scale atmospheric water generator. According to the United Nations, more than two billion people are living in countries experiencing high water stress. However, an Israeli company has developed technology which uses humidity in the air to create clean drinking water, potentially making […]

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Upgrading biogas with novel CCMS membranes

Chemical Engineering Journal. The research article ‘Upgrading biogas with novel composite carbon molecular sieve (CCMS) membranes: Experimental and techno-economic assessment’ has been published in Elsevier’s Chemical Engineering Journal (Volume 394, 15 August 2020, 124957). Abstract The use of biogas as feedstock for hydrogen production was widely proposed in the literature in the last years as a strategy to […]

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Flow-Tech Systems launches industrial treatment

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

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National Research Foundation – Call For Ideas: To thrive in the new COVID-19 normal

  Overview The National Research Foundation (NRF) is calling for innovative ideas or proposed technological solutions from our Research Innovation & Enterprise (RIE) community, to enable Singapore and Singaporeans to adapt, and even thrive, in the “new COVID-19 normal”. There are no pre-defined themes or sectors identified for this Call-for-Ideas, but the problem statement being […]

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Grundfos to close BioBooster business

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

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Brackish water desalination for greenhouses

The research article ‘Brackish water desalination for greenhouses: improving groundwater quality for irrigation using monovalent selective electrodialysis reversal’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most widely used desalination technology for treating brackish water prior to irrigation. RO, however, removes both monovalent ions (Na+,Cl−) detrimental to crops and […]

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ProMinent donates water treatment system

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

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Culligan acquires AquaVenture, divests Seven Seas Water

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

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  • 8 Apr 2020
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SPX Flow completes sale of Power and Energy business

SPX Flow Inc has sold its Power and Energy segment to funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc. The sale is part of SPX Flow’s strategy to focus on process solutions for essential sanitary and industrial process markets. Approximately 50% of SPX Flow’s sales are now in sanitary markets such as food and […]

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akvola Technologies introduces MicroGas XL series

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

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Digital water solutions can help combat Covid-19

Albert Cho, vice president and general manager at Xylem. Remote monitoring and data acquisition technologies will enable utility managers to keep an eye on their assets in real time even if they cannot visit. (Image: Shutterstock) Cloud-based SCADA platforms will enable operators to safely work from home, or from anywhere, as needed. (Image AdobeStock) Albert […]

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Porvair adapts manufacturing to fight Covid-19

Porvair has adapted its manufacturing to produce ventilators and contribute towards medical testing and pharmaceutical production. In response to government calls for businesses to support the production and supply of ventilators and their components, Porvair has adapted some of its manufacturing processes to supply ventilator and breathing apparatus. The company’s Segensworth division in the UK […]

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De Nora marine sewage treatment systems are certified as complying with IMO and BV marine type approvals

Publication date: March 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 3 Author(s):

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  • 3 Apr 2020
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Ozopure releases next generation ozone technology

Ozopures technology uses flat plate reaction modules, avoids the use of glass and its end and middle plates boost robustness. Manufacturer of ozone generators, Ozopure has spent four years developing new ozone technology for use with wastewater, potable water, in the pharmaceutical and food industries, for disinfection and sterilisation and reverse osmosis. Ozone has a […]

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Temasek Foundation – Seeking Solutions to Combat Outbreak of Infectious Diseases

  Temasek Foundation is calling on individuals, groups, start-ups or companies, who are working on impactful and innovative technologies targeted at combating the COVID-19 virus or other infectious disease outbreaks, to submit their proposals for project development funding. This is a new call for proposals to support impactful and innovative technologies to be piloted or […]

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Siltbuster launches online monitoring system

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

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DuPont donates RO elements to Ethiopian village

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

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H2O Innovation appoints new sales manager for biofuels

Jerry Tegels, a 30-year veteran of the water treatment chemicals and equipment industry, has joined H2O Innovation as biofuels sales manager. Tegels started his career as a chemical engineer at Ryko Manufacturing in the early days of reverse osmosis, and has been in technical/chemical sales with Betz/GE Water and Buckman in the ethanol process treatment and […]

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Enhanced fabrication of silicon carbide membranes for wastewater treatment

The research article ‘Enhanced Fabrication of Silicon Carbide Membranes for Wastewater Treatment: from Laboratory to Industrial Scale’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract An environmental-friendly procedure has been developed for the fabrication of pure silicon carbide membranes on macroporous SiC support via ceramic processing. Water dispersions of α-SiC powders were used for […]

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Today’s trends in indoor air pollution from H&V

Mike Clark, division president of High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration at Hollingsworth & Vose. Indoor air pollution is probably receiving more attention than ever. Here Mike Clark, division president of High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration at Hollingsworth & Vose discusses some of the key issues surrounding air pollution and filtration today.  At last year’s FILTECH […]

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  • 26 Mar 2020
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Greasezilla offers modular FOG separation system 

Designed for both interior and exterior placement, the modular Greasezilla FOG separation system is scalable in 10,000-gallon processing modules. The Greasezilla FOG Brown Grease separation technology, developed by the US-based Downey Ridge Environmental Company, is now available in a modular system configuration to accommodate remote collection sites and large-scale food production facilities where high volumes […]

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Lanxess introduces new normalisation software

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

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Framo offers tailor-made oil skimmer  

Framo’s new solution allows customers to specify a range of options to tailor their systems to fit operational requirements Framo has introduced a new customisable oil skimmer offering based on its TransRec platform, which allows customers to specify a range of options to tailor their systems to fit their operational requirements. The system, used in […]

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Sofi Filtration and Encotech trial system

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

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Grundfos Foundation to support fight against COVID-19

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

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Alfa Laval awarded SEK60mn renewable energy order in Sweden

Alfa Laval has secured a SEK60 million order from the Nordic energy company St1 for a process line to be installed in a new biorefinery plant that is being built in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Alfa Laval equipment will remove various impurities from waste fats and oils, which later will be converted into renewable fuels. Alfa […]

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  • 24 Mar 2020
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Eclipse Magnetics achieves EHEDG certification

Eclipse Magnetics EHEDG magnetic separator is a high intensity magnetic separator designed to operate in pneumatic conveying lines and gravity pipes. Eclipse Magnetics is now able to offer an EHEDG magnetic separator for use in pneumatic conveying lines, lean/dilute phase and gravity pipes, with EHEDG Type EL Class II certification. After careful evaluation by the European Hygienic Engineering & […]

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Ultrafiltration membranes for wastewater and water process engineering

The research article ‘Ultrafiltration membranes for wastewater and water process engineering: A comprehensive statistical review over the past decade’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Water Process Engineering (Volume 35, June 2020, 101241). Abstract The primary intention of this review is to showcase and quantify the level of research interest and current research trends concerning UF membrane […]

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Executive team changes at Xylem

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

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Lanxess helps supply water to African village

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

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Mann+Hummel: new head of Life Sciences & Environment

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

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Cleaner oil for grinding machines with Eclipse

The AutoMag Skid removes magnetic and para-magnetic contamination, down to submicron size. The swarf material that was removed from the machine was saturated with oil and OSL Cutting Technologies had to pay for its removal and disposal. When a UK supplier of specialist tools for industrial engineers had problems with oil contamination in its grinding […]

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Low-chemical membrane filtration of polluted water

The research article ‘Light conducting photocatalytic membrane for chemical-free fouling control in water treatment’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract This work shows for the first time the convenient in-situ UV illumination of a titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalytic membrane via a porous glass substrate for effective fouling reduction during water treatment. By directing […]

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DuPont Water Solutions wins award for MABR

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

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Amazon Filters makes metalworking investment

Programming a CNC machining cell in the new metalworking shop at Amazon Filters Camberley plant. Amazon Filters has opened a 12 500 sq ft (1160 sq m) metalwork facility close to its European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, UK. The new metalworking hub features a component shop with CNC machining and cutting cells, a press […]

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Industrial dust extraction systems

Cyclofilter dust extraction and wood waste handling plant handling over 10 tonnes of material per hour, the equivalent of 115,000 m3/hr. Cyclofilter dust extraction system for composite door manufacture. This return air system delivers filtered air back to the workspace to reduce heating costs. Creating a safe working environment is an important part of health […]

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Microfiltration of suspensions and macromolecular solutions

The research article ‘The behavior of suspensions and macromolecular solutions in crossflow microfiltration: An update’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 601, 1 March 2020, 117865). Abstract More than two decades after the highly-cited review on microfiltration of suspensions and macromolecular solutions, it is time to revisit and update the fundamentals and […]

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Membrion raises funding for commercial production

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

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Dynamic Modifiers launches fire retardant compound

PAL VersaCHAR is a non-halogenated, low-smoke, lightweight fire retardant compound. Dynamic Modifiers, a US manufacturer of polyolefin polymer compounders, has introduced its PAL VersaCHAR, a new non-halogenated, low-smoke, lightweight fire retardant compound which the company will use in filter end-caps, cores, cages and housings in liquid and frames in air filtration. The plastic compound protects against […]

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Temasek Foundation – The Liveability Challenge 2020

  By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in cities, demanding more food, products and services than ever before, even while we face growing challenges related to resource scarcity and climate change. This is why The Liveability Challenge is back in 2020, and in this third edition, we’re on the global hunt for ground-breaking, […]

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GWE partnership reduces waste in starch factory

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

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Gardner Denver merges with Ingersoll Rand Industrial Segment

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc has completed its merger with the Ingersoll Rand Industrial segment. The newly combined company, named Ingersoll Rand Inc, produces mission-critical flow creation systems, including air compressors, pumps, blowers, the Club Car brand of electric vehicles, and systems for fluid management, loading and material handling. Ingersoll Rand will operate as four reportable segments: […]

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Ionomr financing aids commercialisation of membrane technology

Publication date: February 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 2 Author(s):

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Fluence makes first Subre sale in Cambodia

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

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Andritz showcases water technology at IFAT

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

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Removing micropollutants from water

The research article ‘Removal of micropollutants from water by commercially available nanofiltration membranes’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract The current work is focused on the use of nanofiltration in the removal of micropollutants, specially drugs (diclofenac and ibuprofen) and heavy metal (zinc sulphate and zinc nitrate) from wastewater. The […]

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Advertorial: LENZING™ solution from botanic origins

100% cellulose LENZING Lyocell Shortcut fibers are resistant to chemical degradation by organic solvents, fuels and oils. LENZING Lyocell Shortcut fibres are derived from sustainably-grown wood, harvested from certified and controlled sources. Cellulose has been used in the formation of filter media throughout history. Today’s wood-based Lyocell fibers provide a combination of high technical performance […]

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Chinese approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3

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

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Aquaporin joins Space Exploration Danmark

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

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Hydranautics releases membrane projection software

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

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De Nora joins the Smart Water Networks Forum

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

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The challenges of RO disinfection

Biofouling in water reverse osmosis remains a severe and recurrent problem. (Image Scott T. O’Donnell/Shutterstock) Biofouling under the microscope. An example of biofouling on a RO element. Bacterial colony seen by microscopy (3 micrometer range). Bacterial colony mixed with crystal scale by microscopy (300 nm range). Biofouling in water reverse osmosis remains a severe and […]

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Man City FC and Xylem deliver clean water in Bangalore

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

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SIMAM provides MBR technology for Italian plant

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

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Membrane fouling mitigation strategies for desalination

The review article ‘Fouling mitigation in forward osmosis and membrane distillation for desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 480, 15 April 2020, 114338). Abstract Freshwater scarcity is one of the grand challenges that has posed threats to the global economy, societal stability and ecosystem balance. Desalination has been long recognized as an effective approach for […]

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Researchers develop new water from air process

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

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Veolia launches SIRION Advanced for process water

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

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FiltXPO speakers address water sustainability

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

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Low dimensional carbon membrane designs

The research article ‘A review on low dimensional carbon desalination and gas separation membrane designs’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 598, 15 March 2020, 117785). Abstract The widespread use of low dimensional carbon membrane for desalination and gas separation is limited by the difficulty to physically realise such membrane designs on a meaningful […]

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Amazon Filters expands cartridge manufacturing capacity

Amazon Filters’ £0.75 million investment has boosted production in Camberley, Surrey, UK. 24/7 cartridge production at Amazon Filters facility in Camberley, Surrey, UK. Amazon Filters has made a £0.75 million investment to boost 24/7 cartridge production at its European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, UK.at its European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, UK. As well […]

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BioFlex turns wood into green bioproducts

The BioFlex process is a pre-treatment technology for lignocellulosic biomass which uses waste wood. The main products from the BioFlex process are cellulose and lignin for use in a more sustainable chemical industry. (l to r) Agnieszka Brandt-Talbot, Jason Hallett and Florence Gschwend of Chrysalix Technologies. The process of using crude oil to produce petroleum […]

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WANGEN X-UNIT offers 6 bar pressure stability

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

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Imagine H2O Asia Accelerator Program

  Imagine H2O Asia, the water innovation accelerator, is now accepting applications to its 2020 program. Up to 10 global companies with a commitment to develop and scale their water businesses in Southeast Asia and the wider region will be invited to participate. Solutions will be considered that advance water and climate resilience across various […]

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Veolia to provide chloride removal system

Veolia’s technology will optimise the processing of wood-derived pulp used to make cellulose fibres. Veolia Water Technologies will deliver key chemical removal technology to a global pulp producer in Brazil, which is designed to optimise the processing of wood-derived pulp used to make cellulose fibres. The growing demand for textiles made with renewable fibres has […]

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HRS explains exchanger fouling

Corrugated tubes have been shown to help reduce many types of fouling. For materials with the highest fouling factor, a scraped-surface heat exchanger, like the patented HRS Unicus Series, may be required. Limescale from water may be the most common form of chemical fouling, but there are many others. Biological fouling from algae can often […]

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Kansas Ethanol to install Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system

Kansas Ethanol’s plant in Lyons, Kansas. Kansas Ethanol LLC is to use a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its 77 million gallons per year (mmgy) plant in Lyons, Kansas, USA to further reduce energy consumption. The Whitefox ICE will enable Kansas Ethanol to increase production by an average rate of 30 000 gallons per […]

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NSF/ANSI cuts permissible lead concentration

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

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The future of membranes

The review article ‘Thinking the future of membranes: Perspectives for advanced and new membrane materials and manufacturing processes’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 598, 15 March 2020, 117761). Abstract The state-of-the-art of membrane technology is characterized by a number of mature applications such as sterile filtration, hemodialysis, water purification and gas separation, as […]

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Temasek Foundation – 7th 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 about […]

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January 2020’s top filtration stories

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

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Extended role for De Nora product technology manager

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

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Liquinex suitcase water purification wins award

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

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  • 6 Feb 2020
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Tapflo establishes office in Croatia

The Croatian flag. Image: Armita/Shutterstock. The Swedish Tapflo Group is strengthening its presence in central Europe by setting up Tapflo Croatia. Tapflo Croatia, which will handle the Croatian and Slovenian markets, will offer the full range of Tapflo products including electrically operated diaphragm pumps, air operated diaphragm pumps, active pulsation dampeners, centrifugal pumps, filter press […]

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Beer benefits from Tsurumi aerator treatment

The TRN submersible aerators were installed in fall of 2018. The installation of the free-standing BER/TRN aerator is easier to install and more economical. Tsurumis TRN submersible aerators have been designed for easy installation and simple maintenance. The TRN submersible aerators were installed in fall of 2018. The installation of the free-standing BER/TRN aerator is […]

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  • 4 Feb 2020
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I.W. Tremont offers multiple layered depth filter

The MultiDensity 1000 filter is a thin, binderless glass microfibre filter with multiple layers that retain a wide range of solids. The MultiDensity 1000 filter from I.W. Tremont is a thin, binderless glass microfibre filter with multiple layers that retain a wide range of solids. The 0.8 mm filter has a particle retention of 1.0 […]

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Review: Pre-deposited dynamic membrane filtration

The research article ‘Pre-deposited dynamic membrane filtration – A review’ has been published in the journal Water Research. Abstract A dynamic membrane (DM) is a layer of particles deposited via permeation drag onto a conventional membrane, such that the deposited particles act as a secondary membrane that minimizes fouling of the primary membrane to lower transmembrane […]

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Amazon Filters supports Anglian Water project

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

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KMS’ acquisition of ion-exchange systems firm broadens the range of separation products it offers its customers

Publication date: January 2020 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 1 Author(s): Towards the end of 2019, US-based membrane technology company Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) bought ion-exchange systems manufacturer Eco-Tec Inc.

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G.research: 30th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium

G.research LLC will run its 30th Annual Pump, Valve & Water Systems Symposium on 27 February 2020 in New York City. Participating companies include Ametek, Badger Meter, Crane Co, Dover Corp, EnPro Industries, Evoqua Water Technologies, Flowserve Corp, Fluence Corp, Graco, Idex Corp, ITT Corp, Landis + Gyr, Mueller Water Products, Rexnord, The Timken Co, […]

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Zero Brine finalist for Water Innovator 2020 Award

Zero Brine is one of three finalists for Water Innovator of the Year, an award which recognises companies or government institutions committed to new ideas and sustainability in their use of industrial wastewater. The EU-funded Zero Brine project aims to further the circular economy by reducing industrial saline wastewater streams and does this by recovering […]

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Forward Water uses Aquaporin Inside membranes

Forward Water Technologies industrial scale pilot plant uses Aquaporin Inside membranes and has shown that low cost, low energy consumption ZLD is possible. Canadian company Forward Water Technologies’ industrial scale pilot plant has shown that low cost, low energy consumption Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is now possible using its own two-phase forward osmosis process and […]

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Next Filtration technology cleans up Brazilian river

Part of São Paulos River Pinheiros in Brazil, where Next Filtrations FOG Stop formulation has proved that it can make significant improvements to pollution. Next Filtrations FOG Stop formulation has proved its effectiveness in reducing river pollution in Brazil. In 2019, the government of São Paulo in Brazil committed to spend US$376 million cleaning up […]

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Hybrid ceramic membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration

The research article ‘Hybrid ceramic membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration: State-of-the-art and challenges’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 599, 1 April 2020, 117839). Abstract Uniquely suited to organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) are hybrid, ceramic-based membranes. The stability of these membranes in the harsh solvents and conditions of industrial process streams is due to […]

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Cerahelix appoints chief operating officer

Bill Paulus. Cerahelix Inc has hired William (Bill) Paulus as the company’s chief operating officer. Paulus will be responsible for leading Cerahelix’s operational, developmental and manufacturing functions while bringing the company’s flagship product through scaled manufacturing. He joins Cerahelix with over 29 years of experience in manufacturing and global operations, including 20 with Delphi. He […]

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Porvair expands Tekfil depth filter cartridges

The Porvair Filtration Group’s expanded range of Tekfil polypropylene depth filter cartridges now includes solutions for sectors such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical. Tekfil is available in a range of industrial standard lengths as either absolute or nominal rated cartridges. Tekfil A A high flow, graded depth filter with high contaminant capacity and […]

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WPL’s treatment process brings big savings

By repurposing the tank with WPL Hybrid-SAF there was no need to take out the existing process treatment vessel. WPLs Hybrid-SAF can be retrofitted into any vessel, regardless of shape or size. The 30% smaller site footprint required at Sherborne wastewater treatment plant is also reflected in the energy consumption of the plant. Offsite manufacture […]

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HCN recovery by membrane gas separation

. The research article ‘Hydrogen cyanide recovery by membrane gas separation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Chemical Engineering Journal (Volume 386, 15 April 2020, 124049). Abstract Hydrogen cyanide is an important feedstock in many chemical industries, synthesized from natural gas and ammonia. To recovery unreacted ammonia and purify the hydrogen cyanide from water and hydrogen, additional chemical separation […]

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Rivertrace monitor receives DNV GL compliance

Rivertraces SMART ESM (Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor) is fully compliant with MEPC 259 (68). Rivertrace Ltd, a UK-based developer of smart water quality monitoring technology, has received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for its Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor, the SMART ESM. Any washwater used by wet scrubber systems to remove pollutants from exhaust gas […]

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Porvair releases filter elements for nuclear power

Porvair’s Sinterflo MC septa filter elements are designed for nuclear power generating applications. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched its Sinterflo MC septa filter elements designed for nuclear power generating applications including reactor water clean-up, radwaste processing, fuel pool clean-up and condensate polishing. These products are also appropriate for use in fossil fuel power generating […]

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Memsift to provide water recovery subsystem for space application

Concept design of the WRSS prototype SUNAI. Singapore start-up Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received an order from the Danish Aerospace Company A/S to deliver a water recovery subsystem (WRSS) prototype for application in space. Memsift has signed a product testing agreement (PTA) with Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, a joint venture between Aquaporin A/S and […]

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DuPont expands water technology portfolio with four acquisitions

DuPont has completed its acquisitions of Desalitech, Inge GmbH, Memcor and OxyMem Ltd. The four acquisitions broaden DuPont Water Solutions’ portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins. The Desalitech acquisition included the company (brands and product portfolio), intellectual property, and a workforce of 40. Desalitech’s closed-circuit reverse […]

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Hydro International showcases products at Floodex

An example of a Hydro International flood control structure with Hydro-Brake Flood and Hydro-Logic Smart Monitoring. Hydro International’s range of products to prevent flooding and manage flood risk will be exhibited at Floodex 2020, taking place in Peterborough, UK on 26-27 February. Floodex regularly plays host to many seminars surrounding a variety of topics, including […]

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Airport upgrade with inge® ultrafiltration

The inge® ultrafiltration modules (UF) at Beijing Airport have been running successfully for ten years. Following ten years of huge savings in the amount of tap water used at the airport, the customer opted for the next generation of inge® UF modules to upgrade the technology. When Beijing airport’s water supply system needed an upgrade […]

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Recent advances in nanofibrous membranes

The review article ‘Recent advances in nanofibrous membranes: Production and applications in water treatment and desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 478, 15 March 2020, 114178). Abstract Desalination of seawater is a promising technique that contributes a reliable and abundant source of clean potable water. This review investigates the current status and forthcoming advancement in […]

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Mann+Hummel divests Fluid Brasil

Mann+Hummel’s headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Mann+Hummel has sold its Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil business to Luis Guilherme Pozzani da Rocha, the former CEO of the Brazilian company. All Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil employees have transferred to the new organization which is now called Fluid Brasil. Fluid Brasil continues operating in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, as […]

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Porvair launches resin bonded filters

The rigid phenolic resin structure ensures that Bonfil filters can withstand high viscosities and temperatures . The Porvair Filtration Group has released the Bonfil grooved cartridge filters designed for aggressive chemical applications. Available in a broad range of micron sizes (1μm to 150μm), the Bonfil cartridge filters are suitable for clarification and removal of gels […]

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Evoqua completes sale of Memcor product line

Evoqua Water Technologies has finalised the divestiture of its Memcor product line to DuPont Safety & Construction. The Memcor product line consists of microfiltration, ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactors (MBR). The divested business has approximately 190 employees globally. Gross proceeds from the sale were approximately US$110 million. “The successful closing of the Memcor divestiture is an […]

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Alfa Laval wins SEK65mn decanter order

Alfa Laval is to supply decanters to dewater sludge at wastewater treatment plants in Italy. The SEK65 million order, which also includes service agreements, is booked in the Decanter unit of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020.

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Positive centrifugal stillage separation

The 8Feathers Distillery produces small batch spirits made from pure water and locally sourced grains in Idaho. An artesian well underneath the distillery supplies high quality water. The Centri-Siftercentrifugal sifter separates about 3409 kg per week of fine grain particles from 8Feathers stillage. A US distillery was looking to dispose of its grain slurry waste, […]

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Toray creates energy-effective RO membrane

Toray Industries says its new seawater desalinating reverse osmosis (RO) membrane produces 70% more clean drinking water than other similar products, making it a highly energy-effective membrane. Technological advances with RO membrane-based water treatment have lowered water production costs and helped solve water issues around the globe. However, the issue with conventional RO membranes is that […]

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  • 7 Jan 2020
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Eclipse Magnetics’ sieve magnets for food industry

The sieve magnet is a full stainless-steel design which is fully compatible with industry standard sieves. Eclipse Magnetics is now offering a full range of ATEX certified sieve magnets to ensure product purity in the food industry. The sieve magnet is a full stainless-steel design which is fully compatible with industry standard and leading manufacturers of vibratory […]

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Direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment

The research article ‘Direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment and resource recovery: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract Direct membrane filtration has shown great potential in wastewater treatment and resource recovery in terms of its superior treated water quality, efficient nutrient recovery, and sustainable operation, especially under some […]

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UWE Bristol develops portable purification system

Lead scientist, Professor Darren Reynolds with the portable purification system. A mini mobile water treatment plant developed by scientists at UWE Bristol, which can purify hundreds of thousands of litres of water, is currently undergoing trials at the university’s Frenchay campus. Initial tests have shown the system can transform dirty pond water into clean water which meets […]

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Sartorius set to acquire parts of Danaher’s life science portfolio

Publication date: December 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 12 Author(s): Germany’s Sartorius Ag has recently signed an agreement to buy businesses from Danaher Corp – covering label-free biomolecular characterisation, chromatography hardware and resins, and microcarriers – which are part of its life science portfolio.

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Microdyn-Nadir unveils updated website

The new website places an emphasis on products, applications and availability of technical material. Microdyn-Nadir’s new website places an emphasis on products, applications and availability of technical material, with a focus on customer engagement. The improvements allow customers to find what they need quickly. In addition, the website offers the option to view pages in […]

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Saltworks commissions membrane concentrator

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

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Porvair expands range of compressed air filters

Porvair has launched seven new metallic Compfil filters for use within process air and gas applications. The Porvair Filtration Group has further expanded its range of microfiltration products with the launch of seven new metallic Compfil filters for use within process air and gas applications. The filters are used in industries including sterile applications within […]

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Inge secures its biggest-ever contract

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

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Toray looks to the future with new R&D centre in Japan

Toray Industries Inc has inaugurated an R&D Innovation Center for the Future at its Shiga plant in Otsu, Japan. The new facility will lead Toray’s global research as its functional materials headquarters. It will engage in research and develop technologies through collaboration with the company’s domestic and overseas production and sales units creating advanced materials, […]

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PFRO: Innovative process for water reuse

Author: Lior Eshed, senior process engineer and product development manager at IDE Technologies. The Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification Demo Facility in Pismo Beach, CA. The Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis (PFRO) is a new way to operate RO, chloramine-free. It allows us to achieve high recovery and very high flux, all in a single […]

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Fouling control in ceramic nanofiltration membranes

The research article ‘Fouling control in ceramic nanofiltration membranes during municipal sewage treatment’ has been published in Elsevier journal Separation and Purification Technology. Abstract Using ceramic nanofiltration membranes for treatment of municipal sewage is upcoming. However, the knowledge on fouling control methods for this application are very limited. The most commonly used fouling control method, chemical […]

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Screen success at US WWTP

Headworks Internationals Bar Screens being delivered to the Hyperion WRP. The Bar Screens at work at the Hyperion WRP. The Hyperion water reclamation plant (WRP) in Los Angeles is one of the most advanced wastewater treatment plants in the world. When the old screens were upgraded, it chose an international wastewater treatment specialist to provide […]

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Suez to expand Hungarian ultrafiltration membrane plant

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions CEO Yuvbir Singh announcing the expansion in Hungary. Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is investing around €30 million to expand its ultrafiltration membrane manufacturing plant in Oroszlány, Hungary. The plant is one of the largest in the world dedicated to the production of hollow-fibre ultrafiltration membranes. Suez says that the […]

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Reducing the risk of biogas leakage

AD plants have inherent weak spots, which make them susceptible to biogas leakage. Of the 964 plants surveyed, 85% were suffering from biogas leakage. The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has grown by 350% in a decade but biogas leakage is still a problem, leading to environmental pollution and health and safety risks. This article […]

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Apateq’s adaptable direct water reuse system

The Apateq water treatment plant treats brackish well water and pre-treated industrial process water. Dedicated software enables the plant to self-adapt to different water qualities. The Swedish municipality of Mörbylånga faced a shortage of drinking water due to the demands of tourism and local industry. The municipality commissioned a Luxembourg-based water technology company to create […]

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IDA announces strategic partnership

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

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Sartorius extends Joachim Kreuzburg’s appointment as CEO

Dr Joachim Kreuzburg. Sartorius AG’s supervisory board has extended the appointment of group CEO Dr Joachim Kreuzburg by another five-year period to 10 November 2025. The extension was made ahead of schedule. Kreuzburg serves as CEO and executive board chairman of Sartorius. He has been a member of the Sartorius executive board since 2002. “We […]

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De.mem’s proprietary MF membrane is targeted at clients in the food and beverage industry

Publication date: November 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 11 Author(s): Australian–Singaporean water and wastewater treatment company De.mem Ltd is now offering a proprietary microfiltration (MF) membrane, which it has developed in-house for specific applications in the food and beverage sector.

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Patents

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Events calendar

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Novel NF membrane triples water permeability whilst selectively removing components from raw water

Publication date: November 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 11 Author(s): Simon Atkinson Japan’s Toray Industries Inc has developed a nanofiltration (NF) membrane with a novel structure which, it says, triples water permeability, whilst selectively removing components from raw water. This article provides an insight into the technology.

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Research Trends

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Software brings design benefits

As the electrical aspects of Eclipse Magnetics’ business were getting more complex, the company felt the need for a powerful and versatile electrical design tool. (Image: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock) When designer and manufacturer of magnets and associated technology Eclipse Magnetics was looking to improve its design and production capabilities it chose computer aided engineering software from EPLAN. […]

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KKR and XPV Water Partners form wastewater treatment platform

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

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Intelliquip acquired by FPX

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

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The roles of particles in enhancing membrane filtration

The research article ‘The roles of particles in enhancing membrane filtration: A review’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science. Abstract Particles suspended within feed flow or added into membrane-filtration systems may behave as foulant or fouling mitigation agent. The fine boundary between these two roles warrant attention to promote the beneficial role of […]

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Zero Brine launches first pilot in Rotterdam

The Zero Brine pilot has begun in Rotterdam port. The EU-funded Zero Brine project, which aims to reduce industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing minerals and metals from wastewater, has begun its first pilot phase in Rotterdam port, one of the largest petrochemical clusters in Europe. Circular industrial processes are essential to develop […]

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The top Filtration+Separation news stories in November

Our most popular stories in November covered product developments at Liquinex, Donaldson and Toray. 1. Liquinex offers water purification in a suitcase Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex develops a compact, solar-operated water purification system, which uses ceramic ultrafiltration, UVC and graphene technology.   2. Donaldson tests wireless air filter monitoring Donaldson is field […]

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Magnetic filtration – are you using it?

Magnetic filters are commonly used during the manufacturing stage in the automotive industry. By producing a magnetic field or loading zones that collect magnetic iron and steel particles, magnetic filters can often outperform traditional, mechanical filters. In many machines as much as 90% of all particles suspended in the oil can be iron or steel […]

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SIDEM Barrel launched at IDA World Congress

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

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Scottish Water pilot uses earthworms in wastewater

The Scottish Water pilot site at Littlemill in Nairnshire. Scottish Water’s Research and Innovation team is conducting a 12-month pilot which uses water fleas and earthworms to treat wastewater. Part of an EU-funded project called Innoqua, which is being trialled in 11 countries including Scotland, the pilot will measure the effectiveness of earthworms, water fleas and microalgae […]

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Thermally stable membranes for water treatment

The research article ‘Thermally stable thin film composite polymeric membranes for water treatment: A review’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production. Abstract Demand for hot water treatment has opened up broad new areas of research for fabricating thermally stable polymer membranes. In multiple industrial applications, the contaminated process water must be treated at […]

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Invitation to PUB’s Grant Call Information Session on 12 Dec 2019

INVITATION TO PUB’S GRANT CALL INFORMATION SESSION ON 12 DEC 2019   PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, launched a Directed Request for Proposals (RFPs) on 2 Dec 2019 under the Competitive Research Programme (Water) to invite researchers and industries to develop solutions on the topic of “Low-energy Low-chemical Pre/Post-Treatment for Seawater Desalination”.   2             Energy […]

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Toray to provide membranes for Brazilian SWRO plant

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

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De.mem awarded A$1.7mn BOO contract in Singapore

De.mem Ltd has signed a build, own, operate (BOO) contract in Singapore with revenues of at least A$1.7 million. The Australian-Singaporean water and wastewater treatment company will operate a containerized wastewater treatment system at the Singapore factory of Swiss flavours and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan. The De.mem system will treat the wastewater generated by the customer’s production process […]

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  • 28 Nov 2019
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Alfa Laval secures SEK60mn edible oil order

Alfa Laval is to provide complete process lines for an edible oil processing plant in the Middle East. The SEK60 million order includes equipment such as high-speed separators, mixers and different types of heat exchangers. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020.  

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Solar desalination aids water crisis

The OSMOSUN unit is fed with seawater pumped from the estuary. The plant is currently producing an average of 150kL of drinking water per day. South Africa is facing a serious water crisis, particularly the provinces of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Witsand in the Hessequa Municipality. The Western Cape was chosen as the location […]

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TRSDC and KAUST announce Brains for Brine winners

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

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Emerging membrane materials for carbon capture and separation

The research article ‘A Review on Emerging Organic-containing Microporous Material Membranes for Carbon Capture and Separation’ has been published in Elsevier’s Chemical Engineering Journal. Abstract Membrane technology has gained great attention as one of the promising strategies for carbon capture and separation. Intended for such application, membrane fabrication from various materials has been attempted. While gas […]

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Porvair expands range of capsule filters

Porvair’s new Microcap capsule filters are suitable for the water and chemical process industries and for pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Porvair Filtration Group has launched five new Microcap capsule filters in sizes suitable for small to medium industrial applications in the water and chemical process industries and for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Microcap PES capsules are hydrophilic, double-layered […]

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Microvi technology used in Scottish Water trial

Trial results confirmed the Microvi MNE process can treat ammonia and soluble BOD to below levels of detection at high flow and high organic loading rates. Scottish Water’s Research and Innovation team has carried out a six-month trial of Microvi’s MNE technology. The trial aimed to establish if Microvi’s MNE technology can achieve total Biological […]

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Ebara launches new exhaust gas treatment equipment

Ebara’s TND Single-model exhaust gas treatment equipment is for use in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Ebara’s new exhaust gas treatment equipment, the TND-Single model and the TND-Single Plus model are for use in the manufacturing of semiconductors. With the rapid advance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI, demands for higher efficiency in exhaust […]

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Grundfos CEO to head up Danish industry’s climate efforts

Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper has been appointed chairman of the Danish government’s climate partnership for production companies. Production is one of 13 climate partnerships recently announced by the government. As chairman of the climate partnership for production companies, Nipper will make a roadmap that will show the way for the sector’s CO2 reductions towards 2030. Denmark […]

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Xylem supports Man City’s Cityzens Giving safe water project

Xylem Inc is partnering once again with Manchester City Football Club’s Cityzens Giving annual charitable campaign which helps young leaders around the world change lives through football. Cityzens Giving sees City Football Group and its partners donate £400 000 to six community football projects. Over a six-week campaign, Manchester City fans will hear from the […]

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  • 21 Nov 2019
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Parker Bioscience appoints new product manager for food and beverage

Lee Pattison. Parker Bioscience Filtration has appointed a new product manager to support its food and beverage operations. Lee Pattison, who has worked at Parker Bioscience Filtration (formerly Parker domnick hunter) since 1990, has moved from test group team leader to product manager where he will be responsible for driving product innovation. Pattison, who is […]

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Waste brine aids circular economy

The first ZERO BRINE demonstration plant opened in 2019 in the Netherlands at a demineralised water plant in the Botlek area of Rotterdam port. In Turkey, a brine treatment system is being developed for the textile industry to recover concentrated salt solutions for reuse in textile dyeing process baths. ZERO BRINE focuses on the manufacturing […]

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Toray creates new porous carbon fibre

The fibre can be used as a support layer to make advanced membranes used in greenhouse gas separation and hydrogen production lighter and more compact. Toray Industries has announced that it has created the world’s first porous carbon fibre with a nano-sized continuous pore structure to enhance the performance of advanced gas separation membranes. The […]

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Saltworks’ EOR pilot boosts oil production

Saltworks’ XtremeRO pilot operating at pilot site in Southern Alberta. Canadian company Saltworks has developed and delivered an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot at a live polymer flood oil field in Southern Alberta. EOR involves pumping speciality concocted water chemistries underground to push out more oil. It injects the water to wash out more oil, […]

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Pall Water releases turn-key mobile filtration

Pall Water’s new AriaTM FAST T96 is designed to maximise the production of clean, compliant water. Pall Water developed the T96 to meet production demands within a smaller footprint. Capable of treating a variety of water types, the company says the AriaTM FAST T96 increases the surface area for water treatment capacity more than other […]

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CST introduces inline rotary fine screening

The screening drum is installed horizontally, semi-submerged in line with the incoming wastewater. Australian company, CST Wastewater Solutions’ advanced wastewater fine screening technology is designed to curtail blockages, spills, maintenance and associated occupational health and safety (OHS) issues in municipal and industrial WWTP applications. The horizontal in-channel rotary drum screening technology simplifies fine screening processes. The […]

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Toyobo and SWCC to pilot test brine concentration membrane technology

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

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Alfa Laval opens Innovation & Test centre for decanters

Alfa Laval has opened an Innovation & Test centre for decanters in Søborg, northwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, to strengthen the company’s global position within food and water. The new Innovation & Test centre will develop, test and optimize decanters and be a global knowledge hub for food and water applications, two important growth areas for […]

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Liquinex offers water purification in a suitcase

The compact water purification system weighs under 30 kg, so is easily transported and able to access remote areas. Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex, has developed a compact, solar-operated water purification system, which uses ceramic ultrafiltration, UVC and graphene technology. The compact water purification system is the size of a suitcase and weighs […]

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  • 14 Nov 2019
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Alfa Laval opens decanter Innovation & Test centre in Denmark

Alfa Laval has opened an Innovation & Test centre for decanters in Søborg, northwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, to strengthen the company’s global position within food and water. The new Innovation & Test centre will develop, test and optimize decanters and be a global knowledge hub for food and water applications, two important growth areas for […]

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John Crane opens new service centre in Belgium

The busy Port of Antwerp. Image Rudmer Zwerver/Shutterstock. John Crane has expanded its European footprint with a new facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Located close to the Port of Antwerp, the new service centre enhances John Crane’s local service and support network for OEM and end user customers serving oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical […]

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  • 12 Nov 2019
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SPX Flow appoints new Food & Beverage channel partner in Egypt

SPX Flow has named Petroconsult as a new channel partner for its Food & Beverage and hygienic applications business in Egypt. Cairo-headquartered Petroconsult already supports the SPX Flow ClydeUnion Pumps, Bran+Luebbe and Johnson Pump brands across the oil, gas and petrochemical sector in the region. Now this new agreement, a new Petroconsult subsidiary will provide […]

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Lanxess updates LewaPlus design software

Lanxess has updated its LewaPlus design software to include planning for ultrafiltration. The updated version of the LewaPlus design software for the water industry makes the dimensioning of reverse osmosis (RO) and ion exchange systems (IX) more practical and has an option to include ultrafiltration (UF) in the planning. The new UF module for the […]

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Hot gas clean-up with a moving granular bed filter

The research article ‘Hot gas clean-up technology of dust particulates with a moving granular bed filter’ has been published in Elsevier journal Applied Thermal Engineering (Volume 74, 5 January 2015, Pages 146-155). Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency and stability of moving granular bed filter (MGBF) in high-temperature environment with various operation conditions. […]

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Cartridge filter selection and replacement

The research article ‘Cartridge filter selection and replacement: Optimization of produced water quantity, quality, and cost’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 473, 1 January 2020, 114172). Abstract In this study at a full-scale desalination installation seven types of commercially available cartridge filter (CF) elements were evaluated in terms of: (i) water production volume (m3), (ii) […]

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Pentair announces UF membrane module and Xpert app

Pentairs new Xpert web app is an interactive web app for water and wastewater treatment. Pentair X-Flow has developed two new products which were on show recently at Aquatech Amsterdam. The first is a new high-performance membrane module that increases the total membrane surface area from 64 m2 to 75m2 without changing the module dimensions.  […]

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Flowrox technology uses non-thermal plasma

The Flowrox Corona is an industrial water treatment technology which replaces chemicals with non-thermal plasma. Flowrox has launched its industrial water treatment technology, Corona, which turns direct plasma oxidation into an industrial product. Making its debut at Aquatech Amsterdam this week and one of the finalists for the Aqutech Innovation Award 2019, the Flowrox Corona […]

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Our top filtration news stories in October

Werner Lieberherr’s exit from Mann+Hummel, the world’s largest ceramic membrane system and Alfa Laval’s new decanter centrifuge were the most-read stories on the Filtration+Separation website during October.    1. Mann+Hummel CEO leaves company Werner Lieberherr, CEO of Mann+Hummel, has left the filtration company by mutual agreement. 2. World’s largest ceramic membrane water treatment plant opens in Singapore PUB, Singapore’s […]

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Memsift secures BOO contract to treat pharma liquid waste

The feed liquid waste, treated water and concentrated liquid waste from the initial case study. Singapore start-up Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received a build own operate (BOO) service contract from a global pharmaceutical company. Memsift will design, build, own and operate a 1 000 000 L/year liquid waste treatment system for the pharma company […]

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Winners of Aquatech Innovation Award announced

Kaumera Nereda Gum is a biological raw material which can retain as well as repel water. The overall winner of this year’s Aquatech Innovation Award is Kaumera Nereda Gum, a valuable resource that can be extracted from the wastewater treatment process. Kaumera Nereda Gum is a biological raw material which can retain as well as […]

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Automated flushing gives water savings

CBRM crew from left to right: Trevor Burt, Louie Margettie, Barry Bates & Mike Peters. Hydro-Guard HG-8 inside housing unit. The non-revenue water costs are significant to water utilities and the flushing of water distribution systems makes up for a large portion of this expense. One utility saved millions of gallons of water with an […]

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Koch Membrane Systems changes name

Koch Membrane Systems is changing its name to Koch Separation Solutions as the company expands its capabilities and acquires new separation technologies. Wilmington, Massachusetts-based Koch Membrane Systems has just acquired Canadian ion exchange systems manufacturer Eco-Tec Inc. Eco-Tec’s ion exchange-based solutions will allow Koch Membrane Systems to provide full-scale separation solutions. As a result, Koch […]

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Fish farm reduces MBBR requirements

Use of higher surface area carrier filter media meant a smaller volume MBBR could be used in this Norwegian fish farm application Bioflo media provides optimal conditions for bacteria culture growth. An onshore fish farm in Norway has introduced a new type of filter media to reduce the size of the MBBR required in its […]

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Warden’s Bioflo media used in fish farm

Warden Biomedias Bioflo was selected for use in the MBBR because Sterner wanted to reduce the volume of the planned reactor. Warden Biomedia’s Bioflo filter media has been selected for use in an onshore fish farm in Norway to reduce the size of the MBBR required in its water treatment processes. Over the last year […]

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Paving the way for green organic solvent nanofiltration

The research article ‘Alginate-based membranes: Paving the way for green organic solvent nanofiltration’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science.  Abstract In this study, green bio-membranes were investigated. Alginate membranes were prepared by crosslinking of sodium alginate in calcium chloride aqueous solution. By fabricating membranes simply using three abundant cheap materials i.e. sodium alginate, […]

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Minnesota Twins’ baseball park uses UF system developed by Pentair

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Chinese airport again chooses inge GmbH’s membranes after substantially benefiting from its technology for ten years

Publication date: October 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 10 Author(s): Simon Atkinson Ultrafiltration modules from membrane technology company inge GmbH have been running successfully for ten years at China’s Beijing Airport. However, they are being replaced with the German company’s next generation of modules because the operator is required to apply stricter standards […]

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Hydranautics launches PRO series

The PRO series is designed to treat industrial wastewater and help companies achieve their MLD and ZLD commitment. Hydranautics’ new range of specialty membranes, the PRO series, is designed to treat industrial wastewater and help companies achieve their Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) commitment. The PRO series comprises the PRO-XR, PRO-LF, […]

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Apateq uses Wanner seal-less pumps

Wanner has supplied three of its Hydra-Cell T100 ultra-high-pressure reverse osmosis (RO) process pumps to Apateq. Apateq, a Luxembourg-based manufacturer of custom water treatment systems has used Wanner International’s Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps in a treatment process which produces effluent water with drinking water quality from a contaminated landfill site. Wanner has supplied three of its […]

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ProSep’s MAX+ProSalt mixer has global reach

ProSep’s MAX+ mixer installed in Slovakia. ProSep has announced the successful installation and sales of its MAX+ ProSalt mixers to clients in Argentina, Slovakia and the southern US, ensuring that its technology is deployed in the refinery, midstream, and upstream environments. The MAX+ mixer provides homogeneous, high efficiency mixing, regardless of the process flow rate […]

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Fluidra hosts water show to celebrate 50th anniversary

Fluidra SA held a special water show for customers earlier this month in Barcelona, Spain to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. About 900 people attended the show in the swimming pool at Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta (CNAB). The light and music show, which told Fluidra’s story over the past five decades, showcased the company’s technological […]

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WFC13 – Evoqua CTO makes keynote presentation

Dr McClean will discuss current filtration trends and challenges facing the water technology world. The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS), organiser of the 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC13), has announced that Dr John McClean, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Evoqua Water Technologies will deliver a keynote presentation at WFC13 entitled Developments in Advanced Filtration […]

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3D printing for membrane separation, desalination and water treatment

The review article ‘3D printing for membrane separation, desalination and water treatment’ has been published in Elsevier journal Applied Materials Today. Abstract Additive manufacturing or commonly known as 3D printing is driving innovation in many industries and academic research including the water resource sector. The capability of 3D printing to fabricate complex objects in a […]

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Porvair acquires Dahlman Industrial Group

Publication date: September 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 9 Author(s): Specialist filtration and environmental technologies group Porvair Plc has acquired Dutch business Dahlman Industrial Group Bv, for a total cash consideration of €7.75 million.

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Deconvolution of pectin carbonised template silica thin-film: synthesis and characterisation

Publication date: September 2019 Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2019, Issue 9 Author(s): Amalia Enggar Pratiwi, Muthia Elma, Aulia Rahma, Erdina L.A. Rampun, Gesit Satriaji Saputro This study shows, for the first time, the synthesis of a carbonised pectin templated silica thin-film material. The aim of this work is to investigate the vibration of carbon groups […]

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Sartorius launches filter integrity tester

The Sartocheck 5 Plus ensures maximum data integrity and compliance with future requirements of quality risk management. Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s new Sartocheck 5 Plus filter integrity tester is designed for use in downstream processing and is based on its customers’ needs to confirm the integrity of filters in pharmaceutical production. The company says the Sartocheck […]

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Lanxess presents latest water technology

Lanxess will exhibit its ion exchange resins, iron oxide adsorbers and newer RO membranes and ultrafiltration products. The Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit at Lanxess will be showcasing its products for process water, drinking water and wastewater at the 2019 International Water Conference, taking place from 10-14 November in Orlando, Florida. The conference and […]

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Porvair adds 4-lug adaptor to MF junior filters

Porvair’s new 4-lug adaptor is for use with its junior cartridge filters for small scale applications. The Porvair Filtration Group has designed and manufactured a new 4-lug adaptor for use with its junior cartridge filters for small scale applications, particularly those that require the retention of bacteria in liquid and venting in sterile environments.  The junior […]

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Porvair launches range of pipette filter tips

The new pipette tip filters are fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and European Pharmacopoeia regulations. The new range of liquid handling pipette tip filters from Porvair Sciences can block out aerosol and liquid contaminants. The company has used its proprietary Vyon porous plastics, so the new pipette tip filters are fully compliant with FDA, […]

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Asahi Kasei Medical builds new spinning plant for Planova filters

The new plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. Asahi Kasei Medical has completed a new plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan for the spinning of cellulose hollow-fiber membranes for Planova™ virus removal filters. The new spinning plant, which has a capacity of 40 000 m2/year, is located next to existing facilities for spinning hollow fiber and assembly […]

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Entegris buys China’s Hangzhou Anow Microfiltration

Entegris Inc has acquired Hangzhou Anow Microfiltration Co Ltd, a Chinese filtration company serving industries including semiconductor, pharmaceutical and medical. Headquartered in the Xindeng New District, Fuyang National Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou, Anow will be part of Entegris’s Microcontamination Control Division. Anow brings new polymeric membrane technologies and liquid filtration offerings to Entegris’s […]

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Outotec combines technologies in new PF-DS

Outotecs new Larox PF-DS double-side pressure filter is designed for slow-filtering materials in the chemical process industry. Outotec’s new Larox PF-DS double-side pressure filter is designed for challenging and slow-filtering materials in the chemical process industry and can be used in applications such as food, pigments and metal slurries. The PF-DS is a tower press […]

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Membrane ageing in water treatment plants

The research article ‘Membrane ageing in full-scale water treatment plants’ will be published in Elsevier journal Water Research. Abstract Membrane filtration is a rapidly expanding choice for drinking water treatment. Unfortunately, there is limited data on long-term changes in the membranes’ performance as they age. The present research investigated changes in performance factors as well as […]

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Ettlinger introduces new continuous melt filter

Ettlinger’s new continuous melt filter, the ERF 1000 is for very high throughputs of up to 10,000 kg/h. Ettlinger, part of the Maag Group and Dover, has unveiled its ERF 1000 high-performance melt filter for very high throughputs of up to 10,000 kg/h in recycling applications for plastic materials. The four filter drums provide a […]

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Maag Group appoints new MD for Ettlinger

Uwe Kellner, managing director of Maag Ettlinger. The Maag Group has named Uwe Kellner as managing director of Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen. “We are very happy to have Uwe join our team,” said Ueli Thuerig, president of the Maag Group. “Uwe brings a wealth of experience with him having worked previously at renowned market leaders in the […]

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Gravity-driven membrane filtration for roofing rainwater reuse

The research article ‘The performance of gravity-driven membrane (GDM) filtration for roofing rainwater reuse: Implications of roofing rainwater energy and rainwater purification’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment (Volume 697, 20 December 2019, 134187). Abstract Rainwater harvesting (RWH) coupled with gravity-driven membrane (GDM) filtration was used to simultaneously treat rainwater and recover energy. […]

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Goudsmit redesigns magnetic separator

The Goudsmit Easy Clean flow magnet separator removes metal particles and stainless steel particles from powders as fine as 30 µm. Goudsmit Magnetics’ newly designed Easy Clean flow magnet separator removes metal particles and stainless steel particles from powders as fine as 30 µm in the food, chemical, ceramic and plastic industries.  The modified design […]

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Membranes and separators for redox flow batteries

The review article ‘Membranes and separators for redox flow batteries’ has been published in Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Electrochemistry. Abstract Ion-exchange membranes are performance- and cost-relevant components of redox flow batteries. Currently used materials are largely ‘borrowed’ from other applications that have different functional requirements. The trend toward higher current densities and the complex transport phenomena […]

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Membranes and separators for redox flow batteries

The review article ‘Membranes and separators for redox flow batteries’ has been published in Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Electrochemistry. Abstract Ion-exchange membranes are performance- and cost-relevant components of redox flow batteries. Currently used materials are largely ‘borrowed’ from other applications that have different functional requirements. The trend toward higher current densities and the complex transport phenomena […]

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Suez offers a lifecycle in legacy water treatment

An illustration of a typical ZeeWeed 500 drinking water treatment train as used by Seekonk Water District. ZeeWeed 500 drinking water cassette used at Seekonk Water District. Matthew Stapleford, regional lifecycle manager at SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, discusses his 18 years of involvement in helping a US Water District address high levels of iron […]

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Life cycle assessment of water supply in Singapore

The research article ‘Life cycle assessment of water supply in Singapore — A water-scarce urban city with multiple water sources’ has been published in Elsevier journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Volume 151, December 2019, 104476). Abstract Water scarcity in Singapore has resulted in a complex urban water system with multiple water sources, advanced treatment processes, and recycling for […]

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Ion transport through laminar graphene membranes

The research article ‘Tunable charge/size selective ion sieving with ultrahigh water permeance through laminar graphene membranes’ has been published in Elsevier journal Carbon. Abstract Graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) membranes have attracted significant attention as a potential technology for energy storage, gas separation, and water purification technologies. However, these membranes have a significant […]

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Saltworks’ RO advances commercially available

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

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De.mem advances its hollow-fibre ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membrane technology

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Membrane Technology newsletter. Figure 1. De.mems hollow-fibre ultrafiltration membrane is capable of achieving turbidity removal at an average of 97.5%, for feed water of high turbidity. Figure 2. The membrane is able to run at recovery levels of 90% and above, with backwash and […]

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IDA – sustainability and water management workshop

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

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Maag unveils new umbrella brand strategy

Ueli Thuerig, president of Maag Group. The Swiss company Maag Pump Systems AG is realigning its branding and corporate strategy. Having made a number of acquisitions in recent years and significantly expanded its product portfolio, Maag Group is now bundling its activities into four centres of excellence: Pump & Filtration Systems, Pelletizing Systems, Pulverizing Systems, […]

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Hybrid forward osmosis-solar powered membrane distillation system

The research article ‘An integrated fertilizer driven forward osmosis- renewables powered membrane distillation system for brackish water desalination: A combined experimental and theoretical approach’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 471, 1 December 2019, 114126). Abstract Utilization of an integrated forward osmosis-solar powered membrane distillation system can provide a promising method for brackish water desalination. In […]

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AquaHD and successful surface water treatment

Figure 1. The hydrodynamic separator removes a wide range of organic and inorganic suspended solids. Figure 2. Turbidity inlet and outlet of the hydrodynamic separator during the piloting period. Methods that remove particles using centrifugal forces do exist as an alternative to separation density difference but are limited in the particle size. However, the hydrodynamic separator […]

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Clean condensate by BHS candle filters

A BHS service engineer inspects the two simultaneously operated tube sheet candle filters in Amursk, Russia. (Image: BHS) The sedimentation tanks at a Russian gold processing plant were not effectively removing foreign particles, causing increased wear to system components. A German solid-liquid filtration specialist used two simultaneously operated tube sheet candle filters instead to keep […]

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Hydrophilic membrane materials for oily wastewater treatment

The research article ‘Hydrophilic polymer-based membrane for oily wastewater treatment: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Separation and Purification Technology (Volume 233, 15 February 2020, 116007). Abstract Oily wastewater has been recognised as the most dangerous form of environmental pollution since the pollutant comes from a variety of sources and may harm humans, animals, plants, as […]

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Membrane-based technologies for lithium recovery from water resources

The research article ‘Membrane-based technologies for lithium recovery from water lithium resources: A review’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 591, 1 December 2019, 117317). Abstract Lithium production has become increasingly critical for sustainable development. The extraction of lithium from aqueous sources, particularly salt-lake brine, has become a trend in the lithium recovery industry […]

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How RO membrane performance affects cost

The research article ‘How RO membrane permeability and other performance factors affect process cost and energy use: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 470, 15 November 2019, 114064). Abstract Reverse osmosis (RO) technology has progressed steadily over the last few decades. Those gains were achieved through improvements in both RO membrane element performance and […]

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Novotek’s data control for water management

With SCADA systems, regulatory information for processes in the water treatment plant can be safely collected and stored. Digitizing the collection of important data saves time and reduces the likelihood of human error. Without correct water management, half of the Netherlands would be flooded. Although its water industry may be well developed, process improvements can […]

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Forefronts in structure–performance models of separation membranes

The review article ‘Forefronts in structure–performance models of separation membranes’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 588, 15 October 2019, 117166). Abstract Polymeric membranes used for separations are complex porous structures, spanning lengths that range from truly molecular scales up to many micrometers. These porous structures can be characterized by both the spatial and […]

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inge brings the water from nature to the tap

The Montevina water treatment plant was upgraded to the very hightest standards. The Multibore membranes have 50% less energy consumption during operation than the previous system. Here we take a look at how fresh water from local water­sheds in the mountains arrives at customers’ taps in the greater San Jose area of California, USA, highlighting […]

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Hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) desalination systems

The research article ‘Hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP)-desalination systems: A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 468, 15 October 2019, 114083). Abstract Desalination market is experiencing continuous growth due to severe water scarcity in many parts of the globe. Because of the geographical coincidence of serious water scarcity and substantial direct normal irradiation potential, concentrated […]

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CST’s dewatering device for disposal issues

The clog-free automatic liquid-to-solid waste separator dewaters solids and conditioned sludge on a self-cleaning wedgewire belt. This static belt is cleaned by a unique set of rotating oval shape plates. The technology involved in KDS separators, which have been proven in thousands of applications worldwide and recently specified in Australasia for use as a major […]

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Desalination brine disposal methods and treatment technologies

The research article ‘Desalination brine disposal methods and treatment technologies – A review’ has been published in Elsevier journal Science of The Total Environment (Volume 693, 25 November 2019, 133545). Abstract Brine, also known as concentrate, is the by-product of the desalination process that has an adverse impact on the environment due to its high salinity. Hence, viable and […]

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The danger that lurks in the towers

By nature of their action, cooling systems may suffer considerable levels of system contamination. Many owners and operators of cooling towers and cooling systems believe that they are operating an effective and safe water system. However, where biofilm has formed, major problems with plant and equipment as well as the stability of the cooling towers […]

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Inge provides ultrafiltration technology for Qatari mega project

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

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IDA presents Dr Adriana Marais as keynote speaker

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

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

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

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IDA presents Advanced Programme for World Congress

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

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Filtration Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Q2 2019

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

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Registration for IDA Leaders’ Summit now open

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

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July’s top filtration stories

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

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Toray releases new TORAYFIL membrane module

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

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IDA training opportunities at 2019 World Congress

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

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Hoyer motors used in RO technology

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

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BHS-Sonthofen invests in new test centre

Dennis Kemmann, managing director of BHS-Sonthofen, at the opening of the new test centre. The exterior of the new test centre. The interior of the new test centre. BHS-Sonthofen has opened a new €3.8 million state-of-the-art test centre in Sonthofen, Germany. The company, which specialises in mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration technologies, will perform production-scale […]

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New leadership for Maag Americas

Martin Baumann, VP/GM Maag Americas. Martin Baumann has been appointed vice president/general manager for Maag Americas. “We are very happy to have Martin join our team in the USA,” said Ueli Thuerig, president of Maag Group “Martin brings a wealth of experience with him having worked previously at renowned market leaders in the plastics machinery […]

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BioFlex uses waste wood instead of crude oil

The BioFlex process is a pre-treatment technology for lignocellulosic biomass and uses waste wood instead of crude oil. Chrysalix Technologies, a UK-based biotechnology research company, has developed BioFlex, a biomass fractionation process using waste wood and low-cost ionic fluids to produce more sustainable bioproducts as an alternative for the petrochemical industry. The BioFlex process is […]

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Toray’s nanofiltration membrane triples permeation

Toray Industries has developed a nanofiltration membrane which, it says, triples the permeation performance of conventional models while enhancing ion and organic compound separation from aqueous solutions.  Nanofiltration selectively separates ions and compounds and is used to remove organic solvents and agrochemicals from groundwater and rivers. Nanofiltration membranes can also be used in the food […]

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Suez OptiSea prevents deposition and fouling

Suez’s OptiSea technology maximises cycles of concentration and optimises chemical usage. Suez has introduced its OptiSea technology which uses a combination of chemical treatment and digital monitoring to prevent deposition and fouling in cooling systems that rely on seawater. Chemical processing plants, power plants, and refineries that use seawater for cooling experience problems with deposition and […]

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ECD releases copper analyser

The CA-6 Colorimetric Copper Analyzer is an on-line sequential sampling analyser. Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) has released its eco-friendly CA-6 Colorimetric Copper Analyzer to help verify copper removal from industrial wastewater. ECD’s CA-6 copper analyser is an on-line sequential sampling analyser, which automatically performs a controlled sequence of sampling and analysis with results processing then performed […]

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Dichtomatik supplies long life seals

DuPont Kalrez Spectrum 7275 seals exhibit minimal swelling and improved retention of physical properties when exposed to aggressive chemicals. Dichtomatik Ltd is the authorised UK distributor for DuPont’s Kalrez Spectrum 7275 seals for aggressive chemical processing applications. Based on a patented crosslinking system that has been developed specifically for the chemical processing industry, the DuPont […]

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Ohio Transmission Corp acquires Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering

US industrial distributor and service provider Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC) has expanded its pump, filtration, service and fabrication business with the acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump Inc and its subsidiary PSI Engineering LLC. Together, the two companies employ 65 people in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Founded in 1956 in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb of Germantown, […]

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Plastics company selects Ceco technology to reduce emissions

A Ceco Retox Thermal Oxidizer for VOC and HAP abatement. Ceco Environmental has secured a large contract to help a North American plastics company control emissions as it increases production capacity. Ceco will handle the engineering design of a system that will capture and treat hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) through a packaged Venturi Scrubber and […]

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Suez UF membranes chosen for Israeli WWTP

The ZeeWeed 1000. Suez ZeeWeed 1000 Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes have been selected for use in the largest tertiary ultrafiltration system in Israel. The new installation, designed as part of a process upgrade of the Sorek Wastewater Treatment Plant, will help protect an environmentally sensitive site where space is at a premium. Jerusalem Wastewater Purification Enterprises selected […]

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