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CO2 Pipe Freezing with Qwik-Freezer™

The Pipestoppers® Division at Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® provides a cost saving solution to carrying out repairs or modifications on pipes with liquid inside. Qwik-Freezer™, the industry standard portable CO2 Pipe Freezing System requires little set-up time and is the only low cost CO2 Pipe Freezing System capable of making ice plugs in pipes up to 8” (200 mm) diameter. Qwik-Freezer™ kit is easy to use. A specially designed jacket is wrapped around the pipe at the point where the freeze is required. A nozzle on the jacket is then coupled to a cylinder of liquid CO2 by means of a high-pressure hose. When the liquid CO2 is injected into the space between the Qwik-Freezer™ jacket and pipe, it immediately expands to form a solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) at a temperature of -78ºC

Acciona Will Build Its Fourth Desalination Plant In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi publicly-owned company Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has awarded ACCIONA and its partner RTCC the construction of the Al Khobar 2 desalination plant at Khobar, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400 kilometres from Riyadh. It is a turnkey contract valued at around $500 million. The facility
Articles

Water Treatment Chemicals Amidst New Technologies

The standard operation in water and wastewater treatment has always been the addition of water treatment chemicals. The concentration of chemicals was usually kept to the minimum necessary to achieve a good quality of potable or otherwise treated water. While people are becoming more concerned with chemicals in the
Interviews

Ecolab Makes an Exponential Impact on Water Sustainability

Arjan Boogaards is the Senior Vice President and President, Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for Ecolab Inc., the global specialist in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. waterHQ conducted an interview with Boogaards who talked to us about Ecolab’s comprehensive solutions and how the company optimizes water and energy use, and improves operational efficiencies for customers in the MENA region.

Panasonic Added New Residential Water Supply Systems

waterHQ conducted an interview with Hidenori Matsubara, General Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa, a division of PMMAF to highlight the latest development from Panasonic on the water industry. Panasonic has a long history of Water Pumps business dating back to 1955. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia

Aussie Pumps, a Customer Focused Philosophy

waterHQ conducted an interview with Warwick R. Lorenz, Managing Director at Aussie Pumps. The company, popularly known throughout Australia and South Pacific as Aussie Pumps, began trading in 1993 with a clear mission to provide first class water pumps and cleaning equipment to Australian and international consumers.
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
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.

Industrial Filtration Market to Register Buoyant Growth by 2021

Water purification is gaining prominence due to the shrinking water resources across the world and increasing wastewater disposal costs. Owing to the growing water crisis and the importance of treating the water for reuse, the demand for wastewater treatment technologies is on the rise.
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

Aquatech Presents Energy Efficient Seawater RO System

Aquatech International, a global specialist in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets, has developed LoWattT, an energy-efficient seawater reverse osmosis (RO) system designed for higher reliability and optimal energy consumption - up to 25 percent less than conventional SWRO.
Country Reports

Saudi Water Desalination Capacity Sets Global Record

The process to separate salt and other minerals from the sources including sea, brackish, and river are carried out by desalination equipment. Its primary components compromise of valves, actuated valves, energy recovery unit, pumps, connecting hoses, filtration unit, and separators. The global water desalination equipment market size was estimated at USD11.58 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.1 percent over the next eight years. Increasing water concerns and usages of aqua resources by rising population is expected to drive the market over the forecast period according to Grand View Research.

Portable Water Bottles Trending in the UAE

Hectic lifestyles, the need for practicality, and convenience have created a need for bottled water in such fast-paced times. Rapid urbanization, health care, and increase in population are all contributing factors to the growth of the bottled water industry.

Valuing Water Resources in Turkey

Water is an essential component of Turkey's economy and environment. The country's annual average potential of economically exploitable water resources is 112 billion m3.
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.
Events

MENA DESALINATION PROJECTS Conference Launched Yesterday in Abu Dhabi

The first edition of the MENA Desalination Projects conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on the 10th & 11th of March, as a milestone event in the water desalination domain following the announcement of multibillion upcoming desalination projects across the region that aim to adopt the latest environmentally friendly