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‘Smart’ automation helping to secure Sydney’s water future

18 January, 2010

The construction of Sydney Water’s new desalination plant at Kurnell, south-east of Sydney, is in full swing and is said to be on track to become operational this summer. The automation and control of this innovative project is based on Profibus technology. Endress+Hauser was selected to be one of three key members of the main automation alliance to engineer and supply all general instrumentation to the plant.

Brainstorming a path for desalination

02 January, 2010 by Laura Glitsos

Some of the latest and most innovative ideas in sustainable and cost-effective desalination practices were raised and discussed at the inaugural National Desalination Research Roadmapping Workshop, held in Perth on 29 and 30 October.

Mobile water treatment systems

05 November, 2009

Two Pall mobile military water treatment systems, supplied to the Australian Army as part of a fleet of 18 systems, have been deployed as part of Operation Padang Assist, the Australian government’s humanitarian response to the recent earthquakes in Indonesia. Two water points established by the Australian Department of Defence on the beach of Padang are using the Pall-designed and -manufactured systems to convert seawater into potable water for up to 75,000 households. The water filtration systems are mobile, self-contained and can be transported by air, sea or land.

Wind-powered desalination plant

11 September, 2009

An Australian-based developer of new wind-powered desalination plants is set to play a role in addressing the country’s severe water shortage.

Large KSB pumps for Western Australia

28 July, 2009

In April 2009, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, booked an order for four large water pumps to be supplied to a new pumping station in Western Australia.

KSB pump for seawater desalination

28 May, 2009

KSB has developed a high-pressure pump type series for seawater desalination applications.

Seawater pretreatment

28 May, 2009 by

Seacell and Seablock membrane systems provide a chemical-free pre-filtration for seawater desalination.

Milestone for state infrastructure project

09 April, 2009

AdelaideAqua has commenced work on the Adelaide desalination plant, part of the $1.37 billion Adelaide Desalination Project at Port Stanvac, south of Adelaide — a milestone towards delivery of first water in December 2010.

Seawater desalination project to produce 200,000 cubic metres of fresh water per day

17 December, 2008

Energy Recovery has announced the award of another large-scale energy recovery contract for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination in Algeria.

Desalination for long-term water security

04 November, 2008

The CEO of the National Water Commission, Ken Matthews, has released a report showing that desalination technologies will play an increasingly important role in securing Australia’s water supplies. 'Emerging trends in desalination' is a report released by the National Water Commission that details the merits of desalination technologies and the significant role they play in securing water supply.

Energy savings for mining project in Australia

15 October, 2008

Energy Recovery will supply energy recovery devices for a seawater reverse osmosis desalination project in Australia.

Event focuses on sustainable water solutions for cities

13 May, 2008

The Singapore International Water Week is the global platform for water solutions that will bring together policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world.

Membranes used in desalination

10 April, 2008

According to Tom Pankratz, a director of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and editor of the weekly Water Desalination Report, membranes that employ nanofiltration or reverse osmosis technologies to remove salt from water also effectively and consistently remove most organic compounds classified as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disruptors (EDCs).

Desalination energy efficiency

23 January, 2008

"New discoveries in microbiology and nanotechnology applied to reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology will allow increased energy efficiency of desalination and water recycling plants around the world", said Dr David Garman

Contract awarded to supply motors and drives to desalination plant

31 July, 2007

ABB has secured key contracts to supply motors and drives to the Gold Coast desalination plant. The plant, which is owned by the Queensland state government and Gold Coast City Council, claims to be the largest desalination plant on the eastern seaboard and is located at Tugun on the Gold Coast.

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