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Working With Water News - 25 Sep 2014

Editor's Choice

3D printed membrane could revolutionise water filtration Nano Sun, a start up company at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has launched a multifunction water filtration membrane which, it says, could render current membranes in the water industry obsolete. More

Thin film nanocomposite membrane for reduced organic fouling in forward osmosis process The effect of a nanocomposite substrate on fouling of a thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membrane due to organic foulants in pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) mode has been investigated. More

Pump Industry Analyst

Cleaning & Purification

Bid to commercialise arsenic removal system
A new start up, SimpleWater USA, plans to commercialise electro-chemical arsenic remediation (ECAR) technology in California, using a US$100,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.... More

Top three stories of the week on www.workingwithwater.net

1. Coconut shell drinking water treatment

2. Osmoflo develops RO brine squeezer

3. Xylem trials AOP treatment system

Top three Research Trends of the week on www.workingwithwater.net

1. Biocides in urban wastewater treatment plant influent in dry and wet weather

2. Thin film nanocomposite membrane for reduced organic fouling in forward osmosis process

3. Filtration demonstration as reverse osmosis pre-treatment in industrial water treatment plant

Distribution & Supply

Tsurumi launches multiple dirty water pumps
The Japanese pump manufacturer has introduced a number of drainage pumps, including the new level sensor KTZE pump.... More

EBARA holds seminars on flood control pumps in Thailand
EBARA engage in flood control pump seminars in an effort to assist in the development of Southeast Asia.... More

Scheduling changes on Patterson Pump’s major New Orleans project
The Gorman-Rupp Co has announced revised timing of shipments for subsidiary Patterson Pump Co’s previously disclosed Permanent Canal Closure and Pumps (PCCP) flood control project in New Orleans.... More

Journal of Water Processing Engineering

Drinking Water

Dispenser draws water from ambient air
Skywell LLC has launched a new range of air water dispensers which use moisture from the air to create drinking water.... More

KSB at BrauBeviale 2014 in Nuremberg
KSB will be the exhibiting its Salino Pressure Center at stand 612 in Hall 6.... More

Filtration Industry Analyst

Environment & Pollution

Grant awarded to groundwater research
A scientist from the University of Minnesota has received a grant from The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to develop a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater. ... More

Waste & Hazard Walk Workbook

The Waste & Hazard Walk is a systematic facility tour which looks for ways to improve productivity and safety, with a specific focus on industrial supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). This free download outlines how your company could benefit from a Waste & Hazard Walk.

Industrial Use of Water

APATEQ membrane system wins Frost and Sullivan award
APATEQ's integrated membrane technology has won it the European Technology Innovation Leadership award, presented by market researchers Frost and Sullivan.... More

Research Trends

Removal of strontium from liquid waste using hydraulic pellet co-precipitation microfiltration process
A hydraulic pellet co-precipitation microfiltration (HPC-MF) process has been developed to treat wastewater containing radioactive strontium, achieving efficient and stable strontium removal.... More

Analytical methods for soluble microbial products and extracellular polymers in wastewater treatment systems
This paper reviews the extraction of extracellular polymers (ECPs), characterisation and identification of soluble microbial products (SMPs) and ECPs, and summarises the latest pre-treatments and analytical methods for SMPs.... More

Wastewater & Sewage Treatment

GE supplies software to manage Cincinnati wastewater
GE Intelligent Platforms says that the City of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is using its Proficy Software platform to improve its wet weather facilities, equipment and operations. ... More

Wigen Water to supply Universal Ultrafiltration Skid system for Santa Barbara WWTP
Wigen Water Technologies will provide its first large scale Universal Ultrafiltration Skid system in North America for the city of Santa Barbara’s El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant in California.... More

Xylem launches new submersible wastewater pump adaptor
Flygt Connect and the Flygt N-pump reduce the cost of pump replacement.... More


Dates: 27 September 2014 until 01 October 2014
Location: New Orleans, Convention Center
Website: http://www.weftec.org

12th European Fluid Machinery Congress
Dates: 06 October 2014 until 07 October 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Website: http://www.imeche.org/events/C1395

18th ISC International Sealing Conference: Sealing Technology – Hidden High Tech
Dates: 08 October 2014 until 09 October 2014
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Website: http://www.sealing-conference.com/en

European Conference on Fluid-Particle Separation, FPS 2014
Dates: 15 October 2014 until 17 October 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Website: http://www.fps2014.com

Water Expo China
Dates: 01 December 2014 until 03 December 2014
Location: Beijing, China
Website: http://www.waterexpochina.com

Pollutec 2014
Dates: 04 December 2014 until 05 December 2014
Location: Lyon, France
Website: http://www.pollutec.com

3rd Annual Plant Reliability & Major Maintenance Forum
Dates: 04 December 2014 until 05 December 2014
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Website: http://www.fleminggulf.com

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