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Roadside Gutter Drainage

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. 2 units of our Tsurumi KTVE-series submersible automatic drainage pumps were chosen to drain roadside gutters of abnormally high runoff caused by an unusual increase in seasonal downpours in recent years. The customer wanted an automatic operation pump that would only run in high water and went with Tsurumi KTVE-series pump because it incorporates an electrode-type relay unit that automatically operates starting and stopping according to water height. For this particular project, two pumps were installed, one of which was fitted with an extension probe (optional

ENGIE Refrigeration Offers the QUANTUM AIR with Heat Recovery as An Option

QUANTUM Air chillers from ENGIE Refrigeration are now available with optional heat recovery. Customers can thus reuse up to 100 per cent of the waste heat generated during the cold generation process – and use it for heating purposes, for example. This reduces resource use and improves energy efficiency. The feature is

Building Brazil’s Future Water Supply

Since 2018, the Brazilian water utility Sabesp has been running in commercial operation the new São Lourenço water supply system, which delivers up to 6’400 liters of drinking water per second to the residents of seven municipalities in the São Paulo metropolitan region. Five of the largest Sulzer pumps ever installed
Articles

Sustainable Optimization Boosts Energy Savings By 30% For Turkish Dairy Products Manufacturer

Turkish milk and dairy products manufacturer Yörükoğlu Süt relies on process optimization to deliver measurable sustainability gains that help boost their bottom line. After experiencing issues with pumps provided by their former supplier, the dairy turned to its packaging provider, and Alfa Laval’s Global Alliance Partner Tetra Pak, for assistance. What began as a routine visit by Alfa Laval to the Antalya processing plant evolved into a long-term partnership to bring increased running time, reduced costs, higher energy savings, and an enhanced sustainability profile to the milk processing plant. Already well-established in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, Yörükoğlu Süt aims to become the area’s largest producer of milk and dairy products. Yörükoğlu Süt’s dairy had been

Age of Data Driven Leak Management Dawns

Global water resources are finite and stretched and the application of advanced leakage management technologies is one way to ensure supply and demand balances are met. Various drivers mean interest in the application of real-time data analysis has quickly gone from it being ‘quite a nice idea’ to ‘we need to do this,
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

The Growing Need for Water Treatment

Unclean water still affects large populations, posing a threat to overall wellbeing. Water treatment systems industry is forecasted to grow and meet increasing global demand. The fastest growing technology in the market is the filtration methods segment, the largest source of demand being the residential sector. Manufacturers and suppliers are closely affiliated with water purifier businesses to capitalize on opportunities, driven by investments in research and development.

Dispersed Manufacturing Drives the Industrial Filtration Market

Filtration is one of the primary procedures in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Industrial filters are used to filter the primary source of water to remove slit, pipe scale, sand, and algae. Many countries are involved in the recycling and treatment of their water resources.

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

Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Process

Aerobic treatment systems such as the conventional activated sludge (CAS) process are widely adopted for treating low strength wastewater like municipal wastewater. CAS process is energy intensive due to the high aeration requirement and it also produces large quantity of sludge that has to be treated and disposed of. As a result, the operation and maintenance cost of a CAS system is considerably high. Anaerobic process for domestic wastewater treatment are an alternative that is potentially more cost-effective, particularly in the subtropical and tropical regions where the climate is warm consistently throughout the year. Anaerobic wastewater purification processes have been increasingly used in the last few decades. These processes are important because they have positive effects:

Xylem Launches New Energy Efficient Aerobic Digester Solution

Aerobic digestion is often the second largest consumer of energy, after biological treatment aeration, at a wastewater treatment plant. Xylem, a well-known global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most complex water issues, has launched a new aerobic digester solution under its Sanitaire brand
Desalination

Global Nano Silver Market Set for Growth

Nano filtration is a technique that has prospered over the past few years. According to Lenntech, Nano filtration is mainly applied in drinking water purification process steps, such as water softening, decoloring and micro pollutant removal.

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
Country Reports

Irrigation Water Management in Iran: Growing Need for Action

Only 2.7 percent of global water is available as freshwater with an appropriate quality; out of which, only 30 percent can be applied to answer human and livestock demands according to the University of Birmingham. The global demand for fresh water has been progressively increasing during the past 60 years for many reasons including rapid population, economic growth, urbanization and industrialization, intensive agricultural practices, and environmental degradation. Additionally, the stocks of freshwater resources in some regions, like the arid and semi-arid areas of Iran, have dramatically decreased due to changes in the frequency, duration and intensity of drought events. For example, the 2007-2014 drought in Iran left many internationally renowned wetlands and lakes completely dry,

Bottled Water: Growth in a Concentrated Market

The global bottled water market size is expected to reach USD215.12 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 7.4 percent during the forecast period as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe. Rising
Pumps & Flow Meters

Upwardly Mobile With ATEX-Approved Pumps

If the first picture that pops into your head is that of a diesel-powered, generator-type unit, then fine; there will always be a need – but aside from diesel not striking the right environmental chords, what if your mobile pump has to meet the demands of ATEX? Chalwyn valves and Spark Arrestors certainly do their job to meet Health & Safety requirements, but they do not, for example, control surface temperatures in the T4 range of 135°C. Such are the rigorous and sometimes complicated demands of ATEX that it is not uncommon for pump users to position control panels away from the ATEX area in order to comply with the regulation. Not the end of the world, but hardly what you’d call convenient. For an increasing number in industry though, that first picture of a mobile pump is beginning to

Variable Area Flowmeters offer Economy and Value

There are many sophisticated ‘high-tech’ instruments available for flow measurement, but not all applications require the technology of those more complex instruments. In fact, in some applications simple flowmeters offer many advantages over the more technical instruments. The basic principle of flow measurement is:

Multi-Faceted Tormac Centrifugal Pumps

Tormac centrifugal pumps have come a long way in developing and perfecting a wide range of surface pumps. The world-class performance and unmatched quality of these pumps have garnered a growing acceptance in various markets across geographies. Dwelling deeper into the technology and research that went behind in
Events

IFAT Impact: Circular Economy Only Feasible Through Regulation

Successful premiere: on 15 July, the IFAT network kicked off a new digital information format: the “IFAT impact Panel Discussion” gathered top-level experts from politics and environmental economics who discussed the links between COVID-19, the Green Deal and a consistent circular economy. “The coronavirus crisis will pass, but the environmental problems will remain,” explained Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, opening the digital IFAT impact Panel Discussion on “Environmental technologies in times of the coronavirus—and beyond: accelerators for an ecologically sustainable economy.” In her video statement, Germany’s Environment Minister Svenja Schulze expressed her optimism: “The Commission’s European Green Deal can restructure our economy to make the Europe of the future

IFAT Impact: What Are the Opportunities?

The coronavirus crisis is putting enormous pressure on the economy and municipalities. However, despite the many challenges and obstacles, there are also opportunities. The new IFAT impact knowledge platform supports the environmental technology sector in recognizing and seizing these. Stress test passed: “If there is

The Big 5 Postponed to September 12-15, 2021

The Big 5, our annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new dates also apply to the specialized events that are held alongside The Big 5 - The Big 5 Heavy, Middle