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Why Is Line Voltage Versatility Important For Geared Motors?

Technical specifications are fundamental for choosing the right gear unit. The more clearly defined, the better. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at motor and drive manufacturer, WEG, explains why plant operators must analyse the line voltage versatility of a geared motor before a purchase. Gears are an important component in drive trains and are used alongside electric motors to set machines and systems in motion. Operators must consider several essential aspects to ensure the technology guarantees high plant availability and an optimum cost-to-benefit ratio. To assess the cost-effectiveness of a geared motor, engineers must analyse the key technical criteria of the gearbox and its areas of application. For example, for applications in challenging

Sensors in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industries 2020-2030

In the next decade, digital water technologies will be the next big innovation. With an industry predicted to be over $2Bn in 2030, this is a wide-reaching opportunity for many and a market which has a global impact. In order to create an efficient and optimised system, water and wastewater networks must find quick and decisive answers to many questions – where is the network leaking? Can we accurately predict our customers' water use? How can our processes be optimised? These questions can be answered by the implementation of sensors: creating a digital, smart, water network. This report from IDTechEx aims to provide a holistic overview of the opportunities available within the future digitisation of the water and wastewater network markets. The WHO said in 2019 that 71% of the world's

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
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

LANXESS realigns water treatment business

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS continues to develop its portfolio and is reorganizing its water treatment technologies business: the company will focus on the ion exchange resins business and intends to grow here primarily in markets for high-end applications. As part of this realignment, LANXESS is selling its business with reverse osmosis membranes to French group SUEZ, a world leader in sustainable resource management. Both companies have signed an agreement to this effect yesterday, July 15, 2020. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price. LANXESS expects the transaction to be completed by the end of 2020. “The membrane business no longer fits in with our strategic focus on specialty chemicals,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS. “We are

LANXESS realigns water treatment business

Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS continues to develop its portfolio and is reorganizing its water treatment technologies business: the company will focus on the ion exchange resins business and intends to grow here primarily in markets for high-end applications. As part of this realignment, LANXESS is
Wastewater Treatment

Stalwart Submersible Mixers help Montana WWTP make big energy savings

When the small team at Daffy Hills Lane selected their new mixers as part of plant upgrade in 2004, they chose very wisely indeed – and not just because those same mixers are still dutifully working away today. Purchased initially so that a 50-HP surface rotor aerator could be switched off during night-time hours of low BOD loading, the two 5-HP (3.7kW) submersible mixers (manufactured by Landia), have created energy-savings of $18,000 per year, meaning that the payback for the whole mixer installation was just less than four and a half years. “The savings speak for themselves”, said Eric Miller, Superintendent at Chinook’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the far north of Montana, “but the benefits have been manyfold”. The largest city in Blaine County, with 1500 residents, Chinook is
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Severn Trent Commissions the UK’s Largest MABR Plant During Lockdown

July marked a milestone for wastewater treatment in the UK, with the installation of 10 OxyMem membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) modules from DuPont Water Solutions at Severn Trent’s Redditch Spernal site in Worcestershire. This central treatment plant has thus become the largest MABR in the UK, all during a period of restricted access to the site due to the COVID-19pandemic. The plant processes wastewater from the surrounding catchment area as well as excess biosolids from satellite plants. Consideration for future population growth and tighter ammonia consents led Severn Trent to look for improved process efficiencies. Rather than expanding the plant, Severn Trent opted for anupgrade by converting it to an IFAS (integrated fixed film activated sludge) MABRsystem. DuPont OxyMem MABR

Neles’ New State-Of-The-Art Valve Technology Center in China Starts Operations

Neles’ new valve technology center in Jiaxing, China, has started its operations. The new plant strengthens Neles’ valve and related products production capabilities and increases availability for customers across various process industries, in China and globally. The greenfield investment to respond to the growing
Pumps & Flow Meters

Tsurumi KTZ-series 22 kW Debut!!

Since its foundation in Japan in 1924, Tsurumi Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has been engaged in the manufacture, supply and sales of various pumps including submersible pumps as key products, environmental devices and related equipment. This time, two 22 kW models have been added to Tsurumi’s flagship KTZ-series of submersible pumps which support a product lineup of models ranging from 1.5 to 15 kW. The new models are available in two types: KTZ422 (4-inch) and KTZ622 (6-inch). These pumps provide a maximum head of 71 m and maximum capacity of 4 m3/min. Built with a cast iron body and high-chromium cast iron impeller, these pumps are advantageous in terms of durability and wear resistance. As the discharge design of these pumps, a top discharge side flow structure is used, which enables the

NEW! Chem-Pro® CD1 Multi-Diaphragm Metering Pump

The Chem-Pro® CD1 offers a top performing solution to the problem of dosing with gas forming chemical, such as peracetic acid or sodium hypochlorite. The CD1 Dual Diaphragm Hyperlink Drive Technology pumps chemicals continuously, is self-priming, and will not vapor lock. CD1 is engineered for zero maintenance,

DEWA Organises Virtual WETEX And Dubai Solar Show

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will organise the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show virtually from 26-28 October 2020. The two exhibitions will provide a new experience for exhibitors to display their products innovatively, through 3D customisable stands to suit each company’s needs. They also will enable meetings, seminars, and workshops using the latest smart technologies. “For 21 years, WETEX has established its position as one of the largest and most important global water, environment, and energy exhibitions. From our wise leadership, we have learned the importance of turning challenges into opportunities. Due to the precautionary measures implemented in most countries because of COVID-19, WETEX and the Dubai

Water industry urged to “be agile” to build resilience

The water industry should continue to embrace new ways of working in a Covid-altered world and seize the opportunity to affect permanent change, a group of industry professionals heard. James Hargrave, regional operational leakage manager at Anglian Water, urged water utilities and suppliers not to aim to return to





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