G2O Water Technologies rebrands as Evove

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

Deadline approaching for IWA Congress submissions

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

Aquaporin appoints new CEO

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

De Nora webinar focuses on underdrain

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

Xylem tests digital solution for water utilities

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

Ovivo to build manufacturing facility in Texas for Cembrane SiC membranes

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

Rusco launches smart automated ball valve

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

Vogelsang launches press screw separator

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

DuPont introduces new point-of-use membrane filter

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

Duperon picks up innovation award

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

NX Filtration expands in the Middle East

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

Indutrade buys Finnish wastewater treatment equipment company

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

Lanxess at Aquatech

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

Birla Cellulose to pilot Memsift’s membrane tech

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

Aquaporin launches brackish water membrane series

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

Rotork actuators boost ultrafiltration process

The plant will use almost 400 of Rotorks K-TORK rotary vane actuators to aid the ultrafiltration process. San Felipe Springs Water Treatment Plant based in the City of Del Rio, Texas will use almost 400 of Rotork’s K-TORK rotary vane actuators to aid in the ultrafiltration process which the plant uses to process its water. […]

DuPont’s award-winning MABR technology

DuPont’s OxyMem MABR technology was recently named as one of the nine winners of Ofwat’s Water Breakthrough Challenge, sharing in £36 million to deliver wide scale, transformational change to benefit customers, society, and the environment. Run by Ofwat and Nesta Challenges, in partnership with Arup, the Water Breakthrough Challenge is the second competition delivered under […]

Evoqua inaugurates new sustainability and innovation hub

Ron Keating, Evoqua’s CEO (centre right), was joined at the opening by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, William Peduto (centre left), Evoqua board member and Hall of Fame athlete Lynn Swann (left), and Evoquas chief growth officer Snehal Desai (right). (Photo: Business Wire). Evoqua Water Technologies has officially opened its new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in […]

Saltworks supplies membrane-based industrial wastewater treatment plants

A Saltworks engineer inspects one of the plants FlexEDR stacks. Canadian water treatment specialist, Saltworks Technologies, has supplied two of its membrane-based industrial wastewater treatment plants, the FlexEDR mobile plant and the XtremeRO to separate international customers. Electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO) can be viewed as competing desalination technologies, but Saltworks offers both […]

Mann+Hummel unveils carbon zero strategy

Filtration specialist Mann+Hummel has published its carbon zero strategy with a pledge that all of the company’s production will be CO2 neutral by 2030. Mann+Hummel’s roadmap to carbon neutrality also includes using 100% renewable energy at all of its sites from next year and to have complete carbon neutrality along its entire value chain by […]

Komline-Sanderson adds stormwater products to growing portfolio

Komline-Sanderson Corp has bought AquaShield Inc, a US manufacturer of products for stormwater runoff, rainwater harvesting, and construction site discharges. Chattanooga, Tennessee-based AquaShield designs and manufactures integrated product solutions for filtration and pollutant removal from stormwater runoff. Products include hydrodynamic separators, stormwater filtration systems, catch basin inserts and biofiltration solutions. AquaShield is Komline-Sanderson’s fourth acquisition […]

NX Filtration hires CFO

Marc Luttikhuis, NX Filtrations new CFO. Marc Luttikhuis will join NX Filtration at the start of next year as chief financial officer (CFO). Luttikhuis, who will be based at NX Filtration’s headquarters in Enschede, the Netherlands, previously held CFO positions at automotive towing systems manufacturer Brink Group and European tyre wholesaler Heuver, with responsibility for finance, […]

LiqTech JV wins first Middle East oil and gas order

LiqTech International Inc has secured its first oil and gas order through its joint venture in the Middle East. This initial order, valued at around US$4.0 million in sales, was received from a major oil field services company. The customer will deploy LiqTech’s water filtration systems for a fixed monthly rental fee paid to the […]

Amazon Filters invests in welding platform

The powered lifting platform will help with the safe welding of larger filtration housings such as the one shown here. Amazon Filters has installed a powered lifting platform at its fabrication facility in Camberley, Surrey, UK to help with the welding of larger filtration housings while ensuring operator health and safety. The new motorised platform is […]

Aquatech Innovation Award 2021 nominees

Award entries were submitted across five categories, with the jury identifying nominees from each category to be considered as candidates for the overall prize. The Aquatech Innovation Award recognises world-class innovation and technologies that have the potential to disrupt the global water market and this year a total of 12 technologies have been selected by […]

Veolia expands pilot testing with NX Filtration

Veolia has been conducting lab-scale tests with NX Filtrations hollow fibre nanofiltration technology at its Scientific & Technological Expertise Department (STED). In a series of two new pilot programmes, Veolia will expand its pilot testing using NX Filtration’s hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes, testing them for the reuse of effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant […]

September’s top filtration stories

Filtration+Separation’s most popular news stories in September included Pentair’s acquisition of Pleatco Filtration, Mann+Hummel’s new self-cleaning filter and the launch of Clear Edge Filtration’s Lotus Range of filter media. 1. Pentair to acquire Pleatco Filtration Pentair plc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pleatco, a US manufacturer of water filtration and clean air […]

British Steel selects Suez for water management contract

British Steel Ltd has awarded a chemical and monitoring service contract to Suez Water Technologies & Solutions to improve its environmental footprint and compliance at the company’s integrated steel plant in Scunthorpe, UK. Suez will provide chemicals, services and digital solutions for cooling water, boiler water and wastewater treatment. This will improve automation and offer better […]

Andritz launches AI-supported polymer dosage system

The Metris addIQ RheoScan measures sludge conditions throughout the thickening and dewatering stages in real time. (Image: Andritz) Andritz has introduced the next generation of its Metris addIQ RheoScan, an optical measurement system for automatic polymer dosage in belt presses and gravity belt tables, which uses AI to increase process stability and reduce operating costs. […]

Xylem teams up with Man City’s Pep Guardiola to tackle water challenges

Xylem and Pep Guardiola are encouraging young people to solve water challenges in their own communities. Pep Guardiola meets young people at a recent Xylem education event. Xylem and Manchester City Football Club manager Pep Guardiola are partnering to promote public engagement on the world’s water challenges. They will campaign for awareness and education, and support […]

Aqua Membranes appoints chief technology officer

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

Hydro International supplies stormwater treatment

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

Lanxess upgrades ion exchange resin

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

Saltworks produces battery-grade lithium from waste

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

Grundfos to acquire US water technology company MECO

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

Alfa Laval decanters help recycle San Diego’s water

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

G2O Water Technologies appoints chief marketing officer

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

NX Filtration begins pilot for water reuse from paper mills

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

Grundfos delivers its strongest-ever half-year results

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

Amazon Filters gets ready for green hydrogen

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

Pollutec as hybrid physical-virtual event

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

NX Filtration appoints chief commercial officer

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

Filtration+Separation’s top news stories in August

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

WEF announces robust health protocols for WEFTEC

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

Young US researcher wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021

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

Xylem invests in water’s next generation

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

NX Filtration supplies direct NF membranes for Indian WWTP

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

De Nora introduces retrofit programme

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

Aquatech Amsterdam – call for Innovation Award entries

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

LG Sonic’s technologies support algae mitigation project

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

De Nora completes produced water recycling project

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

Watergen technology installed in Navajo Nation Water Project

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

Fischer Process Industries buys HE Danby

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

Evoqua to set up sustainability and innovation hub in Pittsburgh

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

AO Smith acquires Master Water Conditioning Corp

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

Biwater to build wastewater treatment facility in Morocco

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

Aquaporin launches podcast series

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

NX Filtration plans new factory in Hengelo

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

BakerCorp to rebrand as United Rentals

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

Xylem releases lamella clarifier

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

Henkel & Aqua Membranes offer printed spacer technology

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

Suez to provide membranes for 15 Petrobras FPSOs

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

Saltworks’ membrane pilot achieves 98% recovery

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

NX Filtration membranes bring potable water to Indonesian hospital

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

Aquaporin helps recycle Turkey’s industrial wastewater

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

NX Filtration supplies membranes to Indian textile company

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

Aquaporin showcases FO technology at virtual SIWW

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

Waterise & DuPont collaborate on sustainable subsea desalination

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

Amazon Filters offers mobile filtration units on stand-by

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

Saltworks garners support to develop technology

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

NX Filtration pilot recycles municipal wastewater

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

Aquammodate recognised in nature-inspired award

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

Memsift enters South Korean market through partnership

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

DXP Enterprises acquires Carter & Verplanck

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

Aqua Membranes secures new investment

Aqua Membranes, the developer of a patented 3D printed spacer technology for water filtration, has closed a new round of additional financing to apply its products to the semiconductor market. The deal was co-led by Micron, a manufacturer of memory and storage solutions, and Clean Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage climate […]

Aquaporin launches domestic water purifier

Powered by Aquaporin Inside technology, the company’s new under-the-sink water purifier, ONE, removes pesticides, viruses, bacteria and lime. Aquaporin’s new under-the-sink water purifier, ONE, is powered by Aquaporin Inside technology and removes pesticides, viruses, bacteria and lime, so that only safe drinking water comes out of the tap. The essential building block in the Aquaporin […]

Aquaporin appoints deputy CEO and chief commercial officer

Matt Boczkowski. Matt Boczkowski has joined the Aquaporin executive management team as deputy CEO and chief commercial officer. Prior to Aquaporin, Boczkowski was vice president of new markets, marketing and growth at Suez, where he identified new growth areas for the company in industries including oil and gas, data centres, microelectronics and life sciences. Boczkowski […]

Xylem to supply Wedeco ozone system for textile recycling plant

Manufactured and tested in Germany, at Xylems Herford facility, the Wedeco ozone system is tailored to meet the highest industry standards at low operating costs. Xylem’s Wedeco ozone technology will help Renewcells new mill produce dissolving pulp with a limited amount of chemicals, while also meeting the strictest local environmental regulations. Xylem is to deliver […]

Evoqua to replace RBC units in New Jersey

Evoquas Envirex Series 400 RBC systems were selected because of their large media surface, flexible design, and reliable performance history. Evoqua Water Technologies will replace eight Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) that have reached the end of their useful life at the Cape May Wastewater Treatment Facility in New Jersey. The Authority wanted to replace existing […]

NX Filtration installs nanofiltration pilot at PWN

NX Filtrations Mexpert pilot installation for hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes at PWN. Dutch water utility PWN has selected NX Filtration to start a pilot for the sustainable production of drinking water based on hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes. The NX Filtration pilot installation will first be deployed at PWN’s testing and technology center in Andijk, the […]

DuPont launches biofouling prevention technology

The B-Free system can be installed in both new plants and to upgrade existing systems. DuPont has introduced its new B-Free pre-treatment technology that eliminates the effects of biofouling in reverse osmosis (RO) systems, reducing operational costs. Biofouling is one of the most common and severe problems in the operation of an RO system. Unchecked, […]

Ceco Environmental appoints new chief operating officer

Ramesh Nuggihalli has joined Ceco Environmental Corp as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). Reporting to Todd Gleason, Ceco Environmental’s chief executive officer, Nuggihalli will drive the execution of the company’s business lines consistent with strategic plans, including optimizing growth in adjacent markets and advancing Ceco’s productivity and efficiencies. Nuggihalli will also be responsible for […]

PCI Membranes uses RO to treat landfill leachate

PCI Membranes has proved that tubular reverse osmosis systems are a suitable solution to treat landfill leachate according to the 3R model. PCI Membranes, part of the Filtration Group, has completed a two-week trial and feasibility study for a Scandinavian client and the company was able to prove that tubular reverse osmosis (RO) systems can […]

Source facility offers sustainable bottled water

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

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

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

Axius Water platform expands in the UK

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

Water filters fight Covid-19 in developing world

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

Saltworks provides EDR technology in Chile

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

Suez adds to large capacity ozone generators

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

Forward Water’s FO technology at demo stage

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

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

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

Grundfos reports solid 2020 results despite Covid-19

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

Xylem and Cityzens Giving water education project

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

Researchers develop nitrogen removing biofilters

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

Wilo buys Abionik Group

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

Amiad launches disc filtration system

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

Toray develops virus-removing UF membrane

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

Mitsubishi Chemical to consolidate membrane business

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

Ozopure creates autonomous testing system

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