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New Nitrate Monitor Lowers Costs

Responding to global demand for improved monitoring of nitrate in freshwater, OTT HydroMet has launched a new optical nitrate sensor, the OTT ecoN. “This is fantastic news for scientists, catchment managers, water companies, regulators and environmental consultants,” says Ronan O'Maitiu, Global Product Manager for the OTT ecoN. “In the past, customers have been caught between low-cost/limited-performance sensors and high-end technologies, for which purchase costs prevent large scale deployment. The OTT ecoN neatly fills that gap; as a continuous nitrate monitor, with minimal maintenance requirements, it can be left to monitor in remote locations, and an optional wiper makes it suitable for extended deployments.” In addition to a low purchase cost, the ecoN also lowers the cost of ownership

Microorganism Production for Environmental Solutions

Bioorient Biotechnology is a specialist in microorganism production for environmental solutions. The company offers solutions to treat odor and organics removal. The company’s main products are; Liporient: Used in fat traps and drain systems in industrial kitchens. It can be applied to fat traps, drain systems, sinks

Biodos & Waterland Reverse Osmosis ZLD for Reject Water Kazakhstan Project

The technological advancement in applications of membrane processes was efficiently explored in recent decades due to huge demand for potable water. However, relatively little improvements have been reported in the management and handling of the major by-product, called reject water or brine. The disposal or management
Articles

Water Leakage Detector Systems Market: Growth in Times of Water Crisis

Water is one of the most valuable resources across the globe. Rapid urbanization across the world has led to the rise in water demand. Climate change along with water stress have severely impacted the availability of water to meet the rising metropolitan demand, and that is even without taking into account non-revenue water (NRW) which is water that is lost before it reaches the end users. Water lost through leaking pipelines (physical loss) is a key contributor to NRW. A lot of big and/ or major cities around the world have water pipelines that are more than 60 years old. According to Research and Markets, the global NRW is estimated at 126 billion liters per year, which is valued around USD40 billion/year. The global water pipeline leak detection market is thus growing amid rising
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

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 near the sea. Much of India’s water table drops around 0.3 meters a year. Why? Growing population. The barren farms of Syria show what happens when you extract all the ground water. Recycling of water is practiced only by a tiny percentage of the world’s countries. All this means that desalination gets more competitive even if its cost stays still: the competition such as cleaning river water or lakes or sucking up dying aquifers is either disappearing or getting more
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.
Cover Story

Energy Demands Drive the Flow meter Market

The global flow meters market demand is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period (2015-2022) owing to varied technological developments leading to the adoption of advanced technology. They consist of an indicator, stop, scale and tube.

FEWA Is Investing in Smart Water Metering Solutions

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority, who provides more than 300,000 customers in the Northern part of the United Arab Emirates with electricity and water, is investing in smart water metering solutions.

Nivuflow 550 NIVUS: An Easy-To-Operate Flow Metering Transmitter

The new transmitter, in combination with a radar sensor, enables contactless flow measurement in open channels and part filled pipes. To accurately detect and compute flow rates, NIVUS have developed new dynamic hydraulic models, created for the widest range of canal shapes based on alternating filling levels.
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.