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ABB Acquires Innovative Optical Sensor Company to Expand Smart Water Management Offering

ABB announced today that it will acquire Real Tech, a prominent Canadian company specializing in optical sensor technology for real-time water monitoring and testing. This strategic move aims to enhance ABB's presence in the water segment and complement its product portfolio with crucial optical technology for smart water management. The financial details of the transaction, set to conclude in Q1 2024, were not disclosed. Real Tech stands out by offering real-time water quality measurements, a significant improvement over the time-consuming traditional methods. Their patented solutions cover the entire digital water value chain, emphasizing data creation and analytics for water quality monitoring. The portfolio includes optical sensors, controllers, and optional accessories that can be
Water Treatment

CoreWater Technologies Advances Fight Against 'Forever Chemicals' with $1.3M Funding Boost

Oberlin-based CoreWater Technologies Inc., a trailblazer in sustainable water treatment solutions, has successfully concluded a funding round securing $1.3 million, as per an official announcement. This funding underscores strong support for the company's innovative technology addressing the pervasive issue of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in water sources, often referred to as "forever chemicals." The recent funding was spearheaded by a consortium of investors who recognize the urgency and importance of CoreWater's mission. The injection of capital is expected to significantly expedite the development and implementation of the company's state-of-the-art PFAS remediation technology. As part of the development, George Gray, a faculty member at the Milken Institute School of

“We Are Moving Towards More Sustainable and Efficient Water Services”

Spain's water sector is a complex and critical industry that plays a pivotal role in the country's development, sustainability, and economic prosperity. Filtralite®, the filter media solution from the Saint-Gobain group, can contribute to addressing the challenges of water scarcity, climate change, and increasing water

DuPont Filmtec Fortilife NF1000 Membrane Now Available Globally

Starting November 16th, DuPont FilmTec Fortilife NF1000 membrane elements are now sold worldwide. The high-productivity nanofiltration elements help enable increased wastewater reuse and resource recovery in some of the most challenging applications — with reduced energy consumption — compared to earlier versions of
Wastewater Treatment

Southampton Wastewater Treatment Works Upgrade Enhances Water Quality

Two significant wastewater treatment facilities in the Southampton region have recently implemented a cutting-edge treatment process aimed at enhancing water quality. The Slowhill Copse Wastewater Treatment Works in Marchwood and the Millbrook Wastewater Treatment Works have both adopted state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV) technology. This revolutionary approach ensures that wastewater undergoes treatment through a UV process designed to eliminate disease-causing organisms, resulting in significantly cleaner wastewater returning to the environment. This initiative is part of a broader investment totaling £63 million, specifically dedicated to safeguarding shellfish in Southampton Water. The allocation includes £25 million for Millbrook, £18 million for Slowhill Copse, £13 million for

TXST Researchers Implement Innovative Wastewater Treatment Strategies

Researchers from Texas State University’s Ingram School of Engineering are implementing innovative wastewater treatment methods to improve the quality and aesthetics of reusable water. Led by Dr. Keisuke Ikehata, assistant professor of civil engineering, the research team is on a mission to demonstrate that purified

Nuclear Desalination: A Promising Solution to Global Water Scarcity Challenges

Approximately 70% of Earth's surface is covered by water, yet numerous communities face challenges in accessing potable water. The United Nations reports that 2.4 billion people live in water-stressed countries, particularly affecting small-scale farmers who rely on water for various needs. The issue is exacerbated by poor management, misuse, pollution, and climate change, leading to a 20% decrease in freshwater per person over the past two decades. This water scarcity is increasingly causing conflicts globally. To combat water scarcity, various solutions have emerged, such as enhancing water conservation, adopting water-efficient technologies, implementing sustainable agricultural practices, improving infrastructure, and exploring alternative water sources like desalination. Nuclear

Halogen Systems Inc. Unveils Cutting-Edge Chlorine Analyzer Controller with Integrated Cloud Data Modem

Halogen Systems Inc., a prominent manufacturer specializing in industrial automation solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation, the D20 controller. This highly adaptable and efficient device is designed to seamlessly connect with Halogen's MP5-A chlorine sensors and PLCs. Boasting a graphic display, real-time clock, onboard SD card for data logging, and an optional integrated cellular modem at a budget-friendly cost, the D20 controller is set to revolutionize industrial automation. In adherence to both US and EU safety standards, the D20 controller facilitates easy firmware upgrades through an SD card. With two RS485 buses dedicated to separating PLC Modbus communication from chlorine analyzer communication, the device ensures reliable and secure data transmission. Equipped with three
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Algeria Invests in El-Kerma Wastewater Treatment Plant for Enhanced Irrigation in Mleta Plain

Algeria's government is set to enhance the treatment capacity of the El-Kerma wastewater treatment plant in Oran, a city located along the Mediterranean. The aim is to improve irrigation water supply to the Mleta plain, with an allocation of at least 2 billion Algerian dinars (approximately 14 million euros), as announced by Taha Derbal, the Algerian Minister of Hydraulics. The redevelopment project for the El-Kerma wastewater treatment plant, disclosed on January 15, 2024, is anticipated to significantly benefit the Mleta agricultural perimeter. Minister Taha Derbal unveiled the earmarked funds of 2 billion Algerian dinars to cover various planned works at the El-Kerma plant. The proposed enhancements include the renovation of 9 km of the plant's pumping pipe, constituting a substantial

Suez, Vinci to Build France’s Biggest-Ever Water Treatment Plant

French engineer Suez Group and contractor Vinci have won a contract worth €700m to refurbish and extend a wastewater treatment plant in Nice, France. It will be the biggest facility of its kind ever built in France, capable of treating the wastewater produced by 680,000 residents of 26 municipalities. Suez will oversee
Pumps & Flow Meters

Energybots' Flosenso: Top-Tier Automatic Water Level Controller for Business Solutions

Energy Bots Pvt Ltd, an innovative technology company, has introduced FloSenso, its latest IoT solution, an automatic water level controller, under the brand name FloSenso. This IoT-based water level indicator is designed for efficient water management in commercial and industrial settings. In response to the Water Action Decade initiative 2018-2028, which predicts a significant decline in freshwater availability by 2030, FloSenso aims to address the global water crisis by providing a smart water level management solution. Water scarcity, driven by climate change and other factors, poses a major challenge worldwide, and effective water management is crucial. Water wastage contributes significantly to the dwindling water supply, with studies indicating a staggering 30 trillion gallons per

New Air-To-Water Heat Pumps from Italy

Italian manufacturer Thermocold is offering new heat pumps with output ranging from 8 kW to 30 kW. They use propane as the refrigerant and reportedly have a seasonal coefficient of performance of up to 4.5. Italian heating specialist Thermocold has unveiled a new series of air-to-water heat pump series for applications
Pipes & Valves

Zurn Elkay Introduces Ceramic Gear Sensor Flush Valves for Enhanced Reliability

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions has recently introduced an update to its exposed sensor flush valves, unveiling the Zurn Top Mount Exposed Sensor Flush Valves with Ceramic Gear Technology. This advancement replaces solenoids with ceramic gear technology to enhance reliability, precision, and efficiency, while also ensuring low-maintenance flushing. The newly integrated EZ Gear technology employs a ceramic disc cartridge and motor gear-driven operation, significantly improving functionality, as highlighted in a recent press release. According to Dan Danowski, the Product Manager of Finish Plumbing at Zurn Elkay, traditional sensor flush valves often rely on temperamental solenoids, requiring frequent maintenance in specific water conditions. Zurn addresses this challenge by offering the only

Finalizing Preparations for Installation of 19.5km Essex Pipeline

In February, engineers will initiate the construction of Essex's new 19.5km water pipeline. Valued at £20 million, Essex & Suffolk Water's pipeline aims to enhance water resilience for 1.5 million customers between Layer-de-la-Haye and Langford. The pipeline will facilitate efficient water transfer among the company's

Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (FRP): A Pinnacle in Composite Material Innovation

Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) continues to stand as a revolutionary composite material, combining a polymer matrix fortified with various fibres, commonly known as fibre-reinforced polymer. The selection of fibres, including carbon, glass, basalt, or aramid, and matrix materials such as vinyl ester, polyester, epoxy

TIWW 2023 Returns with a Larger Scale and Wider Reach Apply to Exhibit Now as Booth Space Is Limited!

Taiwan International Water Week (TIWW), hosted by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA, will open at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 from September 20th to 22nd, 2023. The exhibition is Taiwan’s foremost B2B water tradeshow, displaying total solutions and applications of water transportation, storage, reclamation, purification, management, recycling, engineering and infrastructure. TIWW is still accepting booth space application, and the space is limited! Join now and become an active participant in the booming water resources market in Asia. According to the Climate Change 2023 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global temperature will be expected to rise 1.5°C in the next decade, exacerbating the occurrence of global heat waves, storms, and
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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