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Working With Water News - 17 Jul 2014

Editor's Choice

Membrane-free electrodeionisation without electrode polarity reversal, for high-purity water production Membrane-free electrodeionisation (MFEDI) has been tested for high-purity water production without the need to reverse electrode polarity. Adding a thin strong-base resin layer prevents cation back-migration during regeneration. More

Defying gravity…don’t forget the condensate Condensate pumps in the removal of condensate water from air conditioning units. More

Pump Industry Analyst

Cleaning & Purification

Pure Aqua Inc designs solar powered water purifiers for African river
US-based Pure Aqua Inc has reportedly designed and manufactured six solar-powered reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers for river water in the West African country of Cameroon.... More

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

1. Technology turns manure into clean water

2. Video: new membrane can separate highly mixed oil and water

3. Video: new portable drinking water analyser


Updated desalination software available
NanoH2O Inc has released version 2.2 of its Q+ projection software for membrane desalination system users.... More

Mitsubishi companies invest in Metito
Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd are to acquire a 38.4% stake in Dubai-based water management company Metito Holdings Ltd from Gulf Capital and other shareholders.... More

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

1. Review of forward osmosis for application in wastewater treatment 

2. Review of chemical cleaning/disinfection and ageing of organic ultrafiltration membranes

3. Three strategies to treat RO brine and cation exchange spent regenerant to increase system recovery

Distribution & Supply

Computerised flood technology could end flooding woes
Scientists have developed a new floodwater system using smart technology that could help alleviate flood problems in the UK. ... More

Xylem’s Saajhi Stepping Pump wins international design award
Xylem Inc’s Saajhi Stepping Pump has won the Social Impact professional category in the Core77 Design Awards.... More

Journal of Water Processing Engineering

Drinking Water

Deadline approaches for Water Research Conference
The deadline for abstract submission for the 3rd Water Research Conference is 1 August.... More

Filtration Industry Analyst

Environment & Pollution

Award for algae control buoy
LG Sound, a developer of ultrasound algae removal systems, has won a WssTP Water Innovation SME award announced during the Water Innovation Europe 2014 conference in Brussels.... More

LiqTech SiC membranes to remove heavy metals at German power plant
LiqTech International Inc has received a US$200 000 SiC membrane order for the removal of heavy metals from a German power plant’s flue gas cleaning process.... 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

Dow fine particle filter wins R&D award
Dow’s Tequatic Plus fine particle filter has been named one of the 100 most influential innovations in 2013 by an R&D magazine. ... More

World Water Works' DEMON nitrogen removal treatment system
Nitrogen removal treatment system provides numerous advantages for food and beverage processing facilities.... More

SgurrEnergy kicks off wave and tidal research project
Three-year study looks to establish ways to reduce uncertainties for wave and tidal projects. ... More

Research Trends

Source tracking of leaky sewers using a novel approach combining faecal indicators in water and sediments
An alternative to microbial source tracking (MST) methods is proposed, in the form of a new method that combines microbial and chemical faecal indicators (Escherichia coli) and wastewater micropollutants analysis, both in water and sediment samples and under different meteorological conditions.... More

Wastewater & Sewage Treatment

Electrically driven solids handling pumps from BBA
BBA Pumps introduces a new line of electrically driven solids handling pumps.... More


IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2014
Dates: 21 September 2014 until 26 September 2014
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Website: http://www.iwa2014lisbon.org

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

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit


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