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Protecting Queensland’s waterways

19 December, 2012

UV-Guard Australia, a supplier of disinfection solutions which is part of the combined entity Nubian Water Systems, has refurbished Unitywater’s water treatment plant in Queensland to maximum design performance and will achieve the wastewater disinfection results required to meet licence consent.

Increased dosing testing capabilities ensure accurate, user-specific testing

13 December, 2012

Grundfos Pumps has recently installed a new state-of-the-art dosing system test rig, providing increased testing capabilities, in its facilities at Ormeau, Queensland. Since opening in October 2010, the Ormeau facilities have served as the hub for water treatment engineering and assembly activities throughout Australia.

AqSep WaterCube and Watermaker reverse osmosis treatment systems

03 December, 2012

Water Equipment Plus has signed an agreement with AqSep of Denmark to act as exclusive distributor of the WaterCube and Watermaker reverse osmosis systems in Australia and New Zealand.

Sydney Water signs $100 million agreement for SCADA upgrade

29 November, 2012

Sydney Water has signed a $100 million Collaborative Services Agreement with Schneider Electric (Australia) and Thompson Controls to upgrade systems at 33 water and wastewater treatment plants.

Water treatment: from Barcelona to Taralga, Australia

20 November, 2012

Barcelona’s Saint Joan Despi Water Treatment Plant is currently trialling a pilot plant built by Xylem Spain to assess the potential of ultrafiltration to treat a portion of the city’s water supply. Meanwhile, the small town of Taralga, located 2.5 hours’ drive southwest of Sydney, was having its water supply filtered and treated with UV. Todd Miklich thought the water treatment plant (WTP) he had seen on his trip would be a suitable fit for the town.

Brisbane water treatment business going swimmingly in the Middle East

19 November, 2012

Brisbane-based company Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) is continuing to grow its export business designing and manufacturing chlorine generators for water disinfection to one of the world’s most environmentally challenged and water-starved regions - the Middle East.

Electrochemistry creates cleaner water

29 October, 2012

Two chemists from the University of Waikato have come up with an innovative method for treating bore water on Waikato farms. Along the way, they may have hit on a low-cost solution for developing countries, where many people have limited access to clean and affordable water.

Queensland Urban Utilities demonstrates ongoing commitment to healthy waterways

25 October, 2012

Queensland Urban Utilities CEO Louise Dudley has welcomed the release of the Healthy Waterways 2012 Ecosystem Report Card, the results of which were generally positive.

Water-cycle management integral to sustainable urban renewal

28 July, 2012

The Urban Renewal Authority of Victoria which operates as Places Victoria sought to specify a comprehensive portfolio of best-practice building technologies including an integrated water-cycle management system for The Nicholson project in inner suburban East Coburg. As well as reducing the use of valuable drinking water, the provision of a non-potable water supply at The Nicholson has helped insulate residents from rising costs for water and sewerage.

Virtual control for water treatment

20 July, 2012

The ‘virtual control room’ concept for treatment plants and pipeline system operations has been introduced by Water Infrastructure Group. The company partnered with Eurobodalla Shire Council and NSW Department of Public Works to deliver a high-tech Northern Water Treatment Plant at Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. The Virtual Control Room was recognised at the 2012 Institute of Public Works NSW Engineering Excellence Awards receiving the Innovation in Water Supply and Wastewater - Operations award.

Burkert Type 8045 Insertion Magflow electromagnetic flow meter

10 July, 2012

Burkert has re-engineered its insertion electromagnetic flow meter Type 8045 to include additional features, such as a low-flow cut-off and digital input, to extend remote monitoring and control functionality.

Ultrafiltration membrane system boosts capacity and quality

05 July, 2012

To meet the drinking water supply demands of a regional population that is projected to grow from 70,000 to 120,000 by the end of this decade, the Tweed Shire Council needed to upgrade the 50 million litre per day (MLD) capacity of its existing Bray Park Water Treatment Plant in Murwillumbah, located on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia.The council opted for GE ZeeWeed 500 immersed membrane filtration as a good way to achieve the water quality it desired for a new treatment plant.

Nubian Water Systems acquires UV Guard

29 June, 2012

Nubian Water Systems announced yesterday the first in a series of steps to grow its water treatment and recycling business with the acquisition of UV-Guard Australia, an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology and services business.

Nanoparticles seek and destroy groundwater toxins

05 June, 2012

Iron nanoparticles encapsulated in a rust-preventing polymer coating could hold incredible potential for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with toxic chemicals, a leading water expert says.

Bürkert mxControl 8620 multiparameter controller for water treatment

25 May, 2012

Bürkert’s multiparameter controller mxControl 8620 is designed to automate the control of process variables within a water treatment system, reducing controller and instrument costs by as much as half. The product integrates all control, monitoring and display features as well as data and event logging functions into one compact unit.

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