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Desalination offers best water and food security insurance, says expert

27 March, 2012

Desalination offers drying Australia the best water and food security insurance for the drier, more heavily populated decades ahead, according to one of the country’s leading water experts.

Industrial waste can power desalination

26 March, 2012

Victoria University scientists have shown the viability of a new desalination technology that uses almost no electricity and has the potential to save huge amounts of water.

Desalinated water for greening Flemington

26 October, 2011

If Flemington racecourse looks a lot greener and the roses more colourful this Spring Racing Carnival, the answer is several metres below the surface.

Latest trends in optimising desalination technology

24 October, 2011 by Neil Palmer*

Australia has invested $10 billion in six major seawater desalination plants around its coastline in as many years to waterproof its capital cities - at the same time providing a significant boost for renewable energy.

Water for good

24 October, 2011

A huge new desalination plant in Lonsdale will provide South Australia with up to 100 billion litres of water each year for decades to come. Adelaide Aqua (a consortium of four Companies, United Utilities, Acciona, Abigroup and McConnell Dowell) has been contracted to design, build, operate and maintain the plant for the next 20 years.

Desalination in Israel

07 October, 2011

Increased water conservation and water use efficiency are a priority for countries worldwide. A vital process, in a number of countries, is to boost the supply of potable water by desalination. However, large-scale desalination typically requires large amounts of energy as well as specialised, expensive infrastructure, making it very costly compared to the use of fresh water from rivers or groundwater.

$2.7m in grants to Victorian desal researchers

13 September, 2011

Almost $2.7m in grants from government and industry partners has been received by Victoria University researchers for three innovative desalination projects.

IDA World Congress 2011 opens 4 September in Perth

06 September, 2011

The IDA World Congress 2011 on Desalination and Water Re-use opened in Perth on 4 September with a program focus of ‘Sustainable Solutions for a Thirsty Planet’.

Desal research facility opens in WA

06 September, 2011

The WA government has opened Australia’s first Desal Discovery Centre and dedicated Desal Research Facility at Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus and has also announced funding of $3.8m in new desalination research.

Desal Discovery Centre to open in Western Australia

03 June, 2011

A new centre will explain the benefits and opportunities desalination offers to Australia as a fully sustainable new source of water independent of drought and climate change.

Clean and green water infrastructure

23 February, 2011

Australia is experiencing an evolution in water infrastructure. Desalination plants and water-recycling facilities are just some of the major water infrastructure projects being built across the country. For government and designers, the challenge is how to create water infrastructure that improves access to water while minimising environmental footprint.

Water treatment for coal seam gas industry

24 January, 2011 by

QGC, an Australian coal seam gas explorer and producer, has signed a contract with a consortium of GE and Laing O’Rourke for the construction of a water-treatment plant in south-west Queensland that will support the region’s rapidly growing coal seam gas industry. Coal seam gas is a form of natural gas trapped in coal beds by water and ground pressure. High salinity water is produced as part of coal seam gas extraction, which must be treated in an environmentally responsible manner.

Advancing desalination technology

23 December, 2010

The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination has awarded nearly $3 million in funding to research projects investigating ways to advance desalination technology.

Chinese desalination plant to use Norit technology

23 August, 2010

Norit X-Flow has been selected to supply the ultrafiltration pretreatment technology for the Qingdao desalination project facility that will process 100,000 cubic metres of water per day.

National Centre of Desalination appoints Chair

19 May, 2010

Graeme Rowley, former Executive Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group, has been announced as the inaugural Independent Chair of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination.

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