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What’s In Your Water? This Revolutionary AI Technology Breaks It Down

Across the planet, corporations and municipalities account for over 30 per cent of accessible and renewable freshwater usage. They generate colossal amounts of wastewater containing various concentrations of elements such as copper, zinc, titanium, and mercury, which unfortunately make their way into our drinking water. Now, instead of worrying about what’s in your next glass of tap water, imagine you could point your phone’s camera at it and know exactly what substances lie within. It sounds like complete science fiction, right? As crazy as it may seem, a team of McGill researchers recently published a ground-breaking paper documenting a new technique that may be able to detect these substances in waterways in real-time. It involves combining artificial intelligence (AI) with the

Five Solutions to Remove Pfas from Water

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have become a serious challenge for the water sector as they are difficult to remove and even harder to destroy. As innovations continue to emerge, Aquatech Online looks at five solutions to tackling these harmful chemicals. What is PFAS? Per- and

Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program

The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program conducts research to develop technologies and other solutions to improve the economics and reliability, sustain the safety, and extend the operation of our nation’s fleet of nuclear power plants. It has two objectives with respect to long-term operations: (1) to
Water Treatment

Industry Focus: Electronics Industry Trends and What They Mean for Your Water Management Strategy

The electronics industry produces all of the devices to support life in an increasingly tech-focused world, including everything from mobile devices and televisions to industrial electronics and telecommunications components. At the core of the electronics industry is the semiconductor sector, which is responsible for producing the chips that are needed for manufacture of devices across other electronics industry sectors. Indeed, semiconductor sales are higher than ever—and that’s despite the semiconductor sector and the broader electronics industry navigating challenges including recent supply chain disruptions and rising environmental concerns. Here, we’ll look at a few industry trends impacting the electronics industry, specifically with an eye on how these trends may impact water use

What Are Microfiltration Membranes?

Microfiltration is a low pressure separation process utilizing membranes with very open pore structures. Microfiltration filters can be made with both organic materials, such as polymer based membranes, as well as inorganic materials, such as ceramic or stainless steel. In selecting the appropriate membrane,
Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Mixers Reduce Maintenance and Improve Health & Safety

Following a highly successful upgrade to its wastewater process, Glatfelter, a global supplier of engineered materials, has made further investments in mixers made by Landia. Manufacturers of quality key products for industries such as food & beverage, electrical, building and medical, Glatfelter first sought to address downtime, as well as health and safety issues caused by an ageing and very awkward effluent mixing system. An open-topped 1000m3 above-ground (7m) glass-lined steel tank used for pH correction was fitted with an internal propeller mixer that, for repair and servicing, was only accessible via vertical ladders and then use of a cumbersome mechanical winch. But as Glatfelter’s Project Manager, Howard Williams, explains, the problems were manifold: “Failures with the mixer had

Biosolids Disposal And Reuse: Emerging Opportunities

Biosolids Reuse: Why Now? Biosolids reuse and land application is a decade-old strategy, yet we are seeing a current push to innovate as landfill space becomes limited and concern grows over greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In Ontario, plans are underway to develop and implement a food and organic waste disposal ban


Industrial mixers are an integral part of many industrial processes. The right industrial agitators can improve the quality of your product and the efficiency of your process. Edelmann & Associates offers Ekato Mixers – custom-built industrial agitators engineered for blending, emulsion, suspending solids, gassing, and

How Does Desalination Work?

Water desalination is the process of removing minerals from seawater or brackish water. It works by removing the salt from the water, leaving clean water behind. There are several kinds of water desalination processes, including reverse osmosis, thermal distillation, and electrodialysis. Reverse osmosis pushes the water through a membrane while trapping salt and unwanted minerals. It is said to remove 95-99% of unwanted materials. Before the process, water is pretreated and sent through microfilters in order to remove larger particles and help protect the membrane. Water is then pushed through the membranes that trap salt or minerals so that the fresh water is produced. Thermal distillation uses heat to remove minerals. Bringing salt water to a boil causes the water to vaporize while

Saudi Arabia’s desalination projects eye sustainability and energy

Saudi Arabia is leading the way with sustainable, energy-efficient desalination projects while maintaining its position as a world leader in desalinated water production. The Middle East and North African region have some of the lowest water availability levels per capita among the world’s most water-scarce regions.
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Bahrain's Diyar Al Muharraq Links Muharraq STP to Key Integrated City

Works on the project, which links the treated water across a 14-kilometre distance from the Muharraq STP to Diyar Al Muharraq’s reservoir. Diyar Al Muharraq, a leading real estate development company in Bahrain, has announced the completion of the City’s connection to the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Muharraq. Works on the project, which links the treated water across a 14-kilometre distance from the Muharraq STP to Diyar Al Muharraq’s reservoir. Stantec was appointed as the lead consultant for the project who will be supervising the main contractor, Zohal Construction. On the key milestone, CEO Engineer Ahmed Al Ammadi said: "We are pleased to announce the completion of the project, which directly connects Diyar Al Muharraq to the sewage treatment plant in Muharraq." "This milestone

ADFD Signs $28.8mln Agreement with Argentina To Modernise Water Infrastructure

The project will involve the laying of about 255-kilometer supply lines, establishing 14 new pumping stations and purification plants ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a financing agreement with the Argentine government for an AED105.8 million (US$28.8 million) project to build modern water
Pumps & Flow Meters

The Best RV Holding Tank Sensors

One of the most annoying things about RVing, especially for boondockers, is figuring out how much stuff lies inside the holding tanks. Holding tank sensors are supposed to make this task easy, but many are unreliable and provide false readings. RecPro RV Water Tank Probe Sensors If we are looking for a simple solution, RecPro’s RV Water Tank Probe Sensors should be near the top of the consideration list. These sensors offer a straightforward construction while providing outstanding results. These results can be expected to last a long time, as well. These sensors are made up of stainless steel and vulcanized rubber grommets to ensure top-flight durability. Plus, their rust-resistant hardware will do an excellent job keeping them in good shape within the harshest environments. Multiple

Safe Remote Maintenance of Irrigation and Drainage Pumps

IIoT on construction sites: Turck’s cloud solution enables users and operators of Hüdig’s site dewatering solutions to have access to the device status at any time The Hüdig GmbH & Co. KG in Celle is a pump systems specialist manufactures products that include units for irrigation and dewatering. The irrigation pumps
Pipes & Valves

Types of fittings: how many are there?

Even those new to the world of industrial equipment know that there are different types of fittings. But what exactly are we referring to by this term? Very trivially, fittings could be defined as joining and connecting elements between pipes. Their uses are diverse, ranging from a wide variety of industrial fields – automotive, plant engineering, plumbing – to more common, domestic uses. They are also known by other definitions: couplings, joints or, in a more basic way, connections. Depending on their use and practicality, we can identify different types. Instantaneous Fitting Instant fittings, also called quick-connect fittings, are those that provide a high guarantee and stability in terms of connection. From a practical point of view, they certainly represent a great convenience. They

3 Corrosion Resistant Metal Coatings Compared

Lightweight metals have emerged as the go-to choice in a wide range of industries. Metals such as aluminium, titanium and now even magnesium have become vital in automotive, aerospace and many consumer applications. The combination of their abundance, exceptional strength-to-weight ratios and versatility means they are

Automated Valve Choice Considerations

Learn about the most commonly available automated valve types, how to determine valve sizing, and the different actuator options for process control valves. Like so many of the core technologies integral to automated industrial operations—such as motors, drives, and I/O—valves don’t always receive the attention they
Industry Experts

Water Industry Innovations in 2018

As the human population of the world continues to grow rapidly, bridging the gap between supply and demand and providing access to safe, clean water has become a priority and a strategic imperative that must be continuously addressed. Thus, there is a clear need to seek out fresh ideas and new approaches to deal with the challenges of dwindling natural water supplies. Whilst there is still some methods to follow, advances in science and technology are helping to bridge this gap and drive the industry forward. The goal of many of these advances is to enhance sustainability and efficiency of production whilst reducing power usage and wastage to a minimum throughout water infrastructure networks. And the advances that will reach success will be scalable, at low cost, and ecologically

Desalination to the Rescue

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tons yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97 percent of the world’s water. Rising sea levels will cause mayhem with the supplies of most of the world’s cities because they sit low down

3D Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Attracts 63,058 Visitors, Largest Number in Its History

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show virtually from 26-28 October 2020. The 3D carbon-neutral exhibition attracted 1,076 exhibitors from 52 countries, and 63,058 visitors from around the world. This is the largest number of visitors in the exhibition’s history of 22 years. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, was pleased with the exhibition’s success. “As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform challenges into opportunities, we organised the exhibition this year on a 3D virtual platform. It has achieved great

The Big 5 To Gather Global Construction Leaders at Its Digital Festival

The Big 5, the international event accelerating growth in the construction industry for the past four decades, is launching the first Big 5 Digital Festival - Global this year. The event, which will run completely online from 23 to 26 November, will gather the global construction community to build resiliency and





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