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Innovative New Technology to Reduce Brine Volumes

Whether it be from a process or from Reverse Osmosis (RO)-based recycling or desalination, the challenge of waste brine disposal usually requires costly thermal treatment, leading to Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) – but a major technological breakthrough looks set to change all this. A new, non-thermal system that simply uses electrical energy and consumes only a fraction of the energy compared to thermal systems is now available. Following its first full-scale demonstration plant, built and operated in India, this pioneering work (developed from Modern Water’s extensive knowledge of forward osmosis and osmotically-driven membrane processes), feels and operates just like standard RO systems - and doesn’t require specific expertise to operate it. Typically, expensive Seawater Reverse Osmosis

Stallkamp Enforces the Wastewater Business with Reliable Stainless Steel Tanks

In the past, Stallkamp has repeatedly implemented projects for sewage treatment plants and the wastewater industry. In addition to various sludge tanks, this also included complex wastewater treatment plants such as a stainless steel tank with a stainless steel floor or a funnel-shaped secondary clarifier. Stallkamp's
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Meeting Dissolved Oxygen Requirements

Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming and other activities. In an effort to improve these waters, stringent discharge limits often are enacted to ensure that water released into the environment (rivers, lakes, ocean, wetlands, etc.) meets strict dissolved oxygen (DO) criteria. Utilities frequently have the added difficulty of keeping DO levels in compliance due to seasonal storm events, unusually high temperatures or treatment plant operational upsets. To meet today’s required DO standards, post-aeration has become a critical process at most wastewater treatment plants.

Advancing Management of Urban Water Infrastructure

A wide range of issues can disrupt the normal functioning of an urban water system, such as storms and other natural disasters, pollution, physical damage, cyber incidents, aging and insufficient infrastructure, and rapid urban growth. In response, many utilities are looking more closely at advanced technologies to

Bio-Stimulation - the Answer to Bio-Reactor Performance for Bakery Effluent

Managing liquid waste in the food manufacturing industry, specifically to meet trade effluent discharge consents and other obligations, is a huge issue. The bakery industry alone, which produces millions of products each day to satisfy consumer demand, is one of the largest water consumers, by far the biggest
Interviews

Action Ready CAPRARI

WaterHQ magazine conducted an interview on the sidelines of Project Lebanon 2017 exhibition with Alessandro Bertazzoni, Export Area Manager at Caprari. Caprari group is one of the world's well-known companies in the production of pumps and centrifugal electric pumps, and in the development of advanced solutions for integrated water cycle management. Founded in 1945 by Amadio Caprari, the company has continually expanded and diversified its business, responding with innovative products and services to the specific and changing needs of the world of water, in view of a partnership with increasingly narrow and specialized customers. The company is able to meet the diverse needs of the customer, from submersible pumps for the collection of water from deep wells into the aquifer, to horizontal

DOW Innovations: Managing MENA’s Critical Resource

Water scarcity is reaching a critical level in the Middle East, presenting significant barriers to development. Dow Water & Process Solutions, Middle East, Africa & Turkey has been dedicated to address the unique needs of its customers in the Middle East & Africa. On this topic and more, waterHQ has conducted an
Industry Experts

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 near the sea. Much of India’s water table drops around 0.3 meters a year. Why? Growing population. The barren farms of Syria show what happens when you extract all the ground water. Recycling of water is practiced only by a tiny percentage of the world’s countries. All this means that desalination gets more competitive even if its cost stays still: the competition such as cleaning river water or lakes or sucking up dying aquifers is either disappearing or getting more
Water Treatment

AWW Exclusive: Water Well Disinfection Procedures

Water well disinfection is one of the most common forms of maintenance performed; it is also one of the most misunderstood procedures in our industry. Water well disinfection is typically employed for one of two reasons, mandated or reactionary.
Wastewater Treatment

New Solution for Industrial & Domestic Wastewater Treatment

EFLO International Ltd, part of Concorde-Corodex Group, revealed its innovative new product for the treatment of wastewater at Wetex conference. EFLO provides complete water and wastewater solutions from start to end, able to serve each customer's unique requirements.
Desalination

Advancing Clean-Energy Desalination: In the Limelight

The global desalination market has grown significantly in the past few years, with the largest plants coming on line in the Middle East. According to the 2016-2017 IDA Yearbook published by Global Water Intelligence, the period June 2015 to June 2016 saw an increase of 3.7 million m3/d of desalination capacity added
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Energy Demands Drive the Flow meter Market

The global flow meters market demand is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period (2015-2022) owing to varied technological developments leading to the adoption of advanced technology. They consist of an indicator, stop, scale and tube.

FEWA Is Investing in Smart Water Metering Solutions

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority, who provides more than 300,000 customers in the Northern part of the United Arab Emirates with electricity and water, is investing in smart water metering solutions.
Country Reports

China Sewage Treatment Industry: Great Opportunities for Investors

The distribution of China's water resources is uneven across areas and between the years. China is faced with water resource issues, and is under moderate water shortage in terms of water resources per capita though the total water resources are large. Sewage issues affect life and environment and also increased the municipal economic water scarcity. In recent years, the Chinese government has published a series of policies to promote the sewage treatment industry for China's water pollution issues is deteriorating.

Water Policies, Regulation and Programs In South Africa

This section introduces water sector-related regulatory frameworks and public sector activities. These are expected to inform or affect investment decisions made by potential investors and businesses in the sector. Managing water resources involves contributions from various stakeholders at different points along the
Product Focus - Pumps & Flow Meters

Submersible Pumps Pump Up the Market

Jets and pumps share a similar function, but the growth of the submersible pumps market is expected to grow owing high demand. Pumps have proved to be more efficient and practical despite having the same function as jets. Submersible pumps are preferred as they do not need suction techniques that are required by jet pumps to pull the liquid. In fact, submersible pumps use direct water pressure to bring the water to the surface. Infrastructural and agricultural development alongside growing urbanization and industrialization have led to the increase in demand for pumps. Demand for submersible pumps is expected to remain significant from agriculture and wastewater treatment industries throughout the forecast period.

Sonic-Pro® S3 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

Sonic-Pro® S3 Hybrid Ultrasonic Flowmeters will precisely measure flow in virtually any fluid in which sound can travel. The sound transducers are clamped to the outside of the pipe wall to measure flow in either clean and dirty fluids. This method of flow measurement is safe, non-intrusive and very easy to service.

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