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Working With Water News - 13 Nov 2014

Editor's Choice

Nanofiltration could solve US water crisis Research undertaken by the UH Cullen College of Engineering could help improve surface and groundwater supplies in the US by improving nanofiltration methods for eliminating contaminants. More

Human health risk assessment of mixed pharmaceuticals in Dutch drinking water The presence and risks of (mixtures of) pharmaceuticals in drinking water has been assessed for three drinking water production plants in the Netherlands. The calculated risks of adverse health effects of single pharmaceuticals were found to be negligible, and this was confirmed for the mixtures of pharmaceuticals simultaneously present. More

Pump Industry Analyst

Cleaning & Purification

Dow’s UF tech used in new eco washing machine
Dow Water & Process Solutions and washing machine manufacturer Haier Group have commercialised an eco-friendly washing machine using Dow’s ultrafiltration (UF) technology, an industry first.... More

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

1. Hitachi and Veolia win desalination pretreatment contract in Iraq

2. Coconut shell drinking water treatment

3. Hydro launches grit dewatering solution


Desalitech to supply water treatment system to Coca-Cola
Desalitech has supplied its ReFlex reverse osmosis (RO) systems for two bottling facilities owned by Coca-Cola Içecek, one of the world's largest Coca-Cola bottlers.... More

RWL Water awarded SWRO desalination contract in Argentina
RWL Water and its partner CPC SA are to supply a US$10 million seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant for the city of Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz, Argentina.... More

Dow to provide membranes for pilot desalination project in UAE
Degrémont has selected Dow Water and Process Solutions to supply its advanced membrane solutions for a pilot energy-efficient desalination project in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Masdar.... More

Hitachi and Veolia win desalination pretreatment contract in Iraq
A Hitachi Ltd and Veolia Environnement consortium and Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo have received an order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of pretreatment and surrounding facilities at a water desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.... More

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

1. Review of mechanisms, monitoring, and control of biofouling in RO systems

2. Field evaluation of membrane distillation technologies for desalination of highly saline brines

3. Review of microbial ecology of denitrification in biological wastewater treatment

Distribution & Supply

Flowmeter for extreme conditions
McCrometer says that its FPI-X dual sensor electromagnetic flowmeter can deliver accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions. ... More

Verderflex pumps in water softening solution
Verderflex peristaltic pumps replaces mag drive pumps in water treatment to prevent scaling in the pipework. ... More

Journal of Water Processing Engineering

Drinking Water

Video: ‘Drinkable Book’ with in-built water filters
WATERisLIFE and scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have developed “The Drinkable Book”, a manual made of filter paper which also contains information on how to improve sanitation and hygiene.... More

Drinking water jugs feature new filters
PUR Water Filtration has launched a new line of drinking water jugs featuring MAXION Filter Technology. ... More

Cigarettes could remove arsenic from water
Scientists have developed a way of using discarded cigarette ashes to remove arsenic from drinking water.... More

Filtration Industry Analyst
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

Microsand filtration technology ranked in cleantech awards
Sonitec-Vortisand says that its microsand filtration technology is in the Global Top 30 for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2014 Later Stage Awards. ... More

Research Trends

Field evaluation of membrane distillation technologies for desalination of highly saline brines
Membrane distillation (MD) is a hybrid thermal-membrane desalination process that can treat highly saline brines. Here two MD pilot units, based on multi-effect vacuum and air gap MD technologies, were tested side-by-side to treat seawater and thermal brines. Overall, membrane distillation is shown to produce potable quality water from the brines discharged from thermal desalination plants.... More

Wastewater & Sewage Treatment

Veolia to supply disc filters to Thames Water
Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract by Black & Veatch to supply its Hydrotech Discfilter tertiary filtration plant to Thames Water’s Stanton Harcourt sewage treatment works. ... More

Eriez HydroFlow launches new celloluse filter media
Eriez HydroFlow has developed Hydrofiber, a 100% pure and natural powdered cellulose filter media produced from virgin pulp. ... More

Xylem denitrification systems treat Chinese wastewater
Xylem Inc has provided denitrification systems for three wastewater treatment plants in eastern China.... More

Water Reuse

New whitepaper explains water reuse loan options in the US
The WateReuse Association has released a new White Paper that explains the changes in eligibility for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), the pros and cons of this financing option, and the steps to take to apply for funding.... More


Global Water Conference 2014
Dates: 18 November 2014 until 19 November 2014
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Website: http://www.confexhub.com

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

OSEA 2014
Dates: 02 December 2014 until 05 December 2014
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Website: http://osea-asia.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

3rd Water Research Conference
Dates: 11 January 2015 until 14 January 2015
Location: Shenzhen, China
Website: http://www.waterresearchconference.com

WASSER Berlin International
Dates: 24 March 2015 until 27 March 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.wasser-berlin.de

L'Eau Expo & Forum 2015
Dates: 20 May 2015 until 23 May 2015
Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Website: http://www.eauexpo.com

Aquatech China
Dates: 10 June 2015 until 12 June 2015
Location: Shanghai, China
Website: http://www.aquatechtrade.com

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