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Veolia extends water reuse process for leading Qatari dairy producer

Following the first stage completed in 2020, Qatar’s leading dairy producer Baladna renewed its trust in Veolia Water Technologies to extend the wastewater treatment capacity at its farm in Al Khor, north of Doha. Baladna is home to over 24,000 cows that are spread over 2.6 million square meters, and will now recycle 22,000 m3/day of wastewater. Veolia Water Technologies is working with Baladna Food Industries to support their sustainability plan and recycle their wastewater. The partnership started in 2020 with the design and construction of a 6,000 m3/d wastewater treatment plant, allowing for the treated water to be reused for irrigation within the farm and, following further treatment by reverse osmosis, to spray and cool the cows during hot summer months. Based on this successful

Advanced Pipe Freezing Technology Reduces Maintenance Costs

Transmission of fluids in pipework play a crucial role throughout the manufacturing industry, meaning any interruptions can be expensive. They can lead to lost production if sections of pipe need to be restored or if control gear such as valves and monitoring equipment have to be replaced. Often these requirements


Veolia Water Technologies plans to install wastewater reuse systems across 100 wastewater treatment plants following a pilot project in France. Aquatech Online looks into the plans. Circular scale-up Water reuse is often touted as one solution to increasing water scarcity challenges. A way to send cleaned up and

Xylem's New Smart Wastewater Treatment Solution

Wastewater utilities can now achieve compliance targets while cutting energy consumption from aeration by up to 25% with Xylem Edge Control. This off-the-shelf suite of digital solutions for conventional activated sludge (CAS) plants marks the latest breakthrough in the digitization of water utilities. With Xylem Edge
Water Treatment

Applications of electrodialysis

Conventional electrodialysis is today commercially by far the most relevant ion-exchange membrane separation process. Electrodialysis was first developed for the desalination of brackish water to produce potable water. In this application, electrodialysis is replaced today to some extent by other membrane processes such as reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Nevertheless, water desalination is still the most important large-scale application of electrodialysis. But other applications of electrodialysis in the food, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry as well as in wastewater treatment are gaining increasing importance. Another large-scale application of electro-dialysis is the preconcentration of seawater for the production of table salt. Some of the more important large-scale

Corrosion Inhibitor Water Treatment Chemical

Corrosion inhibitors are chemical products which, when added to water or to any other process fluid, slow down the rate of corrosion. They are normally classified as: anodic, cathodic, film-forming and oxygen-absorbing agents depending on their mode of action. The effectiveness of most corrosion inhibitors is

What is Ultrafiltration? How an Ultrafiltration Membrane Works

Ultrafiltration (UF) uses standard home water pressure to push water through a semipermeable membrane and remove any contaminants. Unlike reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration retains minerals in the water, while filtering out bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Wastewater Treatment

Treating Wastewater with Microorganisms

Biological Treatment What is a biological wastewater treatment system? Biological wastewater treatment harnesses the action of bacteria and other microorganisms to clean water. Wastewater typically contains a buffet of organic matter, such as garbage, wastes, and partially digested foods. It also may contain pathogenic organisms, heavy metals, and toxins. What method is better and newest for biological treatment of wastewater? Overall Aerobic treatment treatment of wastewater is a better option. Anaerobic degradation followed by aerobic is best suited biological wastewater treatment strategy. During anaerobic degradation, most of the recalcitrant molecules are broken down into smaller ones. What are the advantages of biological treatment? Compared to other treatment methods, biological

Global Wastewater Treatment Market to 2030

The global wastewater treatment market was valued at USD 250.38 Billion in 2021 and is forecasted to reach USD 462.49 Billion by the year 2030. The market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.41% over the projected period. Wastewater treatment is a step-by-step procedure of converting wastewater into usable water,

Facing Water Scarcity with Hybrid Desalination Technologies

KIST researchers have created solar and hydrothermal energy-based membrane distillation techniques. By using these specialized membrane distillation technologies for geographical climate applications, system efficiency is expected to be maximized. Human survival depends on access to clean water. The amount of freshwater that can be utilized for drinking, however, is less than 3%. Around 1 billion people globally lack access to clean drinking water, and the number is projected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2050, according to research released by the World Meteorological Organization. Water scarcity could be resolved using saltwater desalination technology, which creates fresh water from salt water. Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have created a hybrid membrane

What is Ion Exchange?

Ion exchange is the process of exchanging unwanted dissolved ions with more desirable ions. This guide will look at the ion exchange process in detail, including how it works, its benefits, and its uses.

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

WHAT IS REVERSE OSMOSIS? Reverse osmosis, or RO, is a water treatment process in which water passes through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis is known for producing great-tasting pure water and being highly effective for contaminant removal. HOW DOES REVERSE OSMOSIS WORK? The reverse osmosis process uses a
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Drying Up Unrest in Rural Iran Over Water Scarcity

Several demonstrators were arrested by Iranian police over the weekend at protests near Lake Urmia, a former tourist hotspot that has dried up significantly since the mid-1990s, following changes to the Iranian government’s water use policy and a series of major droughts. “Lake Urmia is dying, parliament orders its
Pumps & Flow Meters

Proportional Injection Systems | Single & Dual Pump Options for Water Treatment & Fertigation

These proprietary state-of-the-art fertigation injection systems are designed and built by Chemical Containers to provide professional golf courses a flexible and economical option for applying maintenance liquid chemicals. Available as either a single injection system for acid, or as a dual system for acid and fertigation controlled from one unit. Click on the images on the left to see examples of these types of proportional injection systems, including control panels and what completed systems look like. Installation and field-testing services are included with any of our proportional injection systems you buy. Since these are fully customizable systems, listed below are just a few of the key features we can include with your equipment, whether you choose a single or dual system: Single

Water Flow Monitoring Helps Avoid Costly Fines

Many water distribution companies use a similar process: Collect water from a well with the help of water pumps, utilize a pond or reservoir to temporarily store the water, and maintain a loading center to fill water trucks for transport. The problem is how to pump the maximum allowable volume of water on a day-to-day

What is a Water Pump?

A water pump is a device used to increase water pressure to transfer it from one position to another. Modern water pumps are used worldwide to supply water for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and residential applications. Water pumps are also utilized to transfer wastewater in sewage processing plants. Recent
Pipes & Valves

Types of Industrial Valves

Global industrial valves market is expected to surpass $77 billion by 2022, according to ‘Global Industrial Valves Market by Product Type, By Application, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 – 2022’. In the coming years, the demand for industrial valves is anticipated to rise as they are used in various commercial construction projects, automation projects and so on. Increased industrialization, expansion of existing facilities have spurred the demand owing to technological innovations and boost the industry growth.

Doubling Down on Leak Detection

The U.K.’s Southeast Water combined pressure monitoring with acoustic monitoring, analyzing this data to detect both leaks and bursts in time to mitigate them and minimize water loss.
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