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NX Filtration Becomes B Corp Certified

NX Filtration N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: NXFIL), the global provider of breakthrough direct hollow fiber nanofiltration technology for pure and affordable water with strong sustainability benefits, today announces that it has officially become B Corp certified. NX Filtration N.V. joins a global movement of over 8,400 B Corps that pursue a sustainable purpose alongside profit. At NX Filtration, we believe we have a responsibility to contribute positively to society and the environment. A B Corp must meet high, verified standards in terms of social and environmental impact, accountability and transparency and the certification is granted by B Lab. B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. The B Corp certification
Water Treatment

Study Shows Eco-Friendly Wastewater Treatment Saves Money and Fights Climate Change

A new study by Colorado State University researchers shows that switching to greener ways of treating wastewater in the United States could be good for both the environment and the wallet. The research, led by Braden Limb, a Ph.D. student, looked at the possibility of using carbon offsets to pay for improvements in wastewater treatment infrastructure. Nature's Way The study suggests that using natural solutions like building wetlands and planting trees could save $15.6 billion and prevent nearly 30 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 40 years. This would be achieved by moving away from traditional methods that rely on a lot of concrete and machinery, and towards more natural approaches. Limb says this research is a good starting point for figuring out how to use green solutions

Eco Technologies' Chemical-Free Solutions

Eco Technologies has recently unveiled a groundbreaking solution aimed at combating caking and scaling issues in factories that utilize hot boilers and chillers. This innovative system relies on electronic methods, completely eliminating the need for chemicals and providing a long-lasting fix. Dr. Lalindra Malindra
Wastewater Treatment

SUEZ and Maynilad Spearhead Wastewater Treatment Project for Manila Bay Rehabilitation

In a historic collaboration following a rigorous bidding process, SUEZ and Maynilad, the Philippines' largest private water concessionaire, are teaming up to lead a transformative wastewater treatment initiative. This joint effort, endorsed by the Philippine Government, aims to significantly reduce water pollution in Manila Bay, crucial for safeguarding the environment and enhancing residents' quality of life. Manila Bay holds pivotal significance in the country's economic landscape. Yet, years of untreated sewage discharge have plagued it, making it one of the nation's most polluted water bodies. SUEZ is poised to establish the Central Manila Sewerage System (CMSS) Water Reclamation Facility, marking a bold commitment to environmental rejuvenation. Situated in Manila's port area, the 180

Cerafiltec Secures Four Major MBR Projects Globally

Cerafiltec, the renowned German specialist in ceramic flat membrane (CFM) technology, has recently secured four significant membrane bioreactor (MBR) projects, totaling a capacity of 13.7 million liters per day (MLD). These projects span across diverse locations including Italy, Mexico, the UAE, and Africa,

Desalination: start-up Osmosun wins Euronext award for its containerised systems

French startup Osmosun®, formerly known as Mascara NT, has set its sights on becoming a major player in global water treatment and brackish water desalination. With a focus on innovative solutions powered by renewable energy, the company has embarked on ambitious plans following a successful capital raise of €10.75 million through its listing on Euronext Growth® in July 2023. The infusion of capital has catalyzed Osmosun®'s expansion efforts, with a particular emphasis on bolstering its workforce and enhancing its presence in key regions such as North Africa, notably Morocco. Quentin Ragetly, President and CEO of Osmosun®, highlights the significance of this financial milestone, stating, "Thanks to these funds, we have begun to develop our organization by recruiting new talent and

Morocco's OCP Group's Sustainable Water Initiative

In an era marked by broken promises and unmet climate goals, OCP Group stands out as a beacon of progress, steadily advancing toward its 2028 objective of sourcing water solely from sustainable sources. Through years of dedication and substantial investments, OCP Group is poised to achieve its milestone of relying

Novel Approach to Assess Microplastics in EU Drinking Water

A novel methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to facilitate compliance with the EU Drinking Water Directive by enhancing the monitoring of microplastics in tap water across the European Union. Our daily requirement of about one and a half liters of water is crucial for maintaining bodily functions. However, the presence of minute plastic particles, known as 'microplastics,' in our drinking water raises concerns about potential health implications. Despite growing awareness of their presence, uncertainties persist regarding their impact on human health, largely due to inadequate understanding of their prevalence and distribution in water supplies. To address this, European drinking water regulations offer legal frameworks for monitoring emerging pollutants on a

Xylem Recognized for Excellence in Sustainable Finance

Innovative $1 Billion Credit Facility Ties Interest Rates to Sustainability Performance WASHINGTON, DC, (April 18, 2024) – Global water technology leader Xylem (NYSE: XYL) has been recognized for excellence in sustainable finance for its $1 billion Revolving Credit Facility. Awarded Sustainability-linked Loan of the
Country Reports

ADB Funds Sewage Treatment Plant to Safeguard Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has greenlit a significant investment earmarked for the development of a sewage treatment infrastructure in Cholpon-Ata, a pivotal resort city situated along the breathtaking northern shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Confirmed by the State Agency of Architecture and Construction, the ADB's financial commitment comprises $31 million in grant funds alongside a $25 million soft loan. This financial boost is poised to catalyze the establishment of a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 14,200 cubic meters per day. Furthermore, the allocated funds will facilitate the construction of 18 sewage pumping stations, the laying of 45 kilometers of primary sewer lines, and the creation of 109 kilometers of intra-square sewage networks within

€17 Million Upgrade Set to Transform Tullow's Wastewater Treatment Network

In early May, works are slated to kick off at the Tullow Wastewater Treatment plant, marking a significant upgrade for a Co Carlow town's wastewater treatment network. The €17 million overhaul, spearheaded by Uisce Éireann, aims to modernize and enhance the water treatment infrastructure in Tullow. Moreover, it seeks
Pumps & Flow Meters

Sulzer Introduces Next Generation XFP Contrablock Evo Hydraulics Including High-Head Variants

Wastewater pumps operate in very challenging environments and Sulzer is constantly striving to improve the performance and reliability of its products. Submersible pumps in the sewage pumping station network, for example, are at the front line, forced to deal with increasing volumes of wipes and fibrous materials that can cause blockages. To help combat this, Sulzer’s XFP range is now fitted with the ContraBlock Evo hydraulics, including impellers that can be retrofitted to legacy pumps. The portfolio has also been extended with two-pole, high-head variants for more challenging applications. Pump design is a process of continuous evolution and Sulzer has been at the forefront of this market for decades. The XFP range is ideally suited to the wastewater sector, especially sewage pumping

Transforming Sydney's Water Reservoir into a Renewable Energy Powerhouse

Zen Energy has received approval from Australia's WaterNSW to assess the potential transformation of Sydney's primary water storage facility into a significant pumped hydro project, capable of generating 1 GW of on-demand power for up to eight hours. The Adelaide-based renewable energy company aims to repurpose a
Pipes & Valves

Innovation in Water Pipe Design: Addressing 21st Century Challenges

Water infrastructure, the backbone of modern society, is undergoing a period of significant transformation. While traditional materials and methods have served us well, contemporary demands necessitate advancements in water pipe design. This article explores several recent design innovations that address critical

Driving Efficiency and Reliability In The Water Sector

Sulzer and Nordic Water show how to take full control of the water cycle at IFAT 2024 Sulzer, and its specialist brand Nordic Water, will be presenting several exciting innovations for the wastewater industry at IFAT 2024, held at Messe Munich, May 13-17. New products will include industry-leading pumping technology, aeration turbocompressors, pump controllers as well as filtration equipment that removes micropollutants, pharmaceutical residues and phosphorus. Sulzer will be on Booth 321/420 in Hall B1, while Nordic Water will be in Hall A2, Booth 115/214. Water experts from both companies will be on hand to discuss the latest ways to improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and focus on improved sustainability. IFAT 2024 covers all aspects of water treatment and management with a

Drivers Point to Growth In Africa’s Industrial Water Market

With multiple drivers for growth in the industrial market, the challenges for water in Africa are more around implementation than technology, says Walid Khoury general manager of Desalytics, as he prepares for Water Africa 2024 in Ghana in June. What are the main challenges for the water market in Africa? The challenge
Industry Experts

Saving Water Starts with You

For some people, water has never been a challenge in their day-to-day lives. This is mainly because they are living in communities where water is easily accessible. For them it’s simple – they turn on the tap and clean water just flows, every time, every day of the year. This makes it difficult for them to acknowledge the challenges experienced by people in other parts of the world when it comes to getting hold of a few drops of water – realizing the real value of water. In developing countries, people can only access water from flowing streams, many of which are sometimes contaminated, leading to water-borne diseases. The lack of quality water also endangers proper handling of human waste and sewage, resulting to stagnant, dirty water – a welcoming environment for mosquitoes and other

Water Stewardship in the 21st Century

Assaad Saadeh, the Regional Water Resources Manager at Nestlé Waters talked to waterHQ about the latest innovations in the water industry. It is a fact: water resources are already unevenly distributed across the planet, and this constitutes one of the major challenges of the 21st century. According to the United

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



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