Water > Treatment

Alcoa funds chair in sustainable water management

02 September, 2008

Alcoa and Murdoch University are tackling water management head on with the establishment of a Professor of Sustainable Water Management.


Water technology company signs licence agreement

17 July, 2008

An Australian water technology company has signed a licence agreement with a leading Japanese resources and commodity business.


Convergent Water Controls opens Melbourne office

16 May, 2008

Sydney-based Convergent Water Controls (CWC) has purchased the business of Chemical Fluid Systems and changed the name to Convergent Water Controls. Robert O’Brien has been appointed the Victorian state manager for CWC.

Hydro-optic water disinfection

23 April, 2008

The Atlantium out-of-the-water UV disinfection system is suitable for the treatment of water and wastewater used in industrial and municipal processes. The chemical-free process uses hydro-optic disinfection (HOD) technology and is designed to replace traditional disinfection methods such as chlorine, ozone and pasteurisation.

Clearer picture of the Murray-Darling's future

29 February, 2008

The latest issue of ECOS reports on a massive research effort to accurately map the Murray-Darling Basin's surface water and groundwater resources.

Monitoring water in schools

23 January, 2008

HydroShare is a web-based water consumption monitoring system which monitors actual use, trend and water flow in real time which means that water leaks can be identified immediately and repaired faster

Bottle makes dirty water drinkable

11 January, 2008

Michael Pritchard has introduced the Lifesaver container, a plastic bottle that claims to instantly clean the dirtiest water, making it safe to drink.

Are there extras in our drinking water?

18 October, 2007

Are chemicals, such as human hormones and pharmaceuticals, getting into Australian water supplies and creating possible health risks to the public? Researchers from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Quality and Treatment are holding an industry workshop in Melbourne giving an overview of recent studies attempting to provide answers to this question.

More reasons to leave the car at home

24 September, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

In a recent report issued by Purdue University in the US, researchers found that parking spaces in and around large shopping centres and retail parks are playing a role in heating up urban areas and adding to water pollution

Scientists tackle acid menace

21 August, 2007

Australia's clean-up scientists are getting ready to kick ASS (otherwise known as acid sulphate soils).

Disruptive technologies give unexpected innovations in water management

12 July, 2007

“New techniques based on developments in bio and nanotechnologies will provide significant improvements to the everyday management of water supplies,†Environmental Biotechnology CRC executive director and president of the International Water Association, Dr David Garman said at the American Water Works Association’s annual conference (ACE 07) in Toronto, Canada recently.

Danfoss digs deep into environmental issues

24 May, 2007 by Sylvia Aitken, Editor

Waste Streams recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of Danfoss president, Sven Ruder. In this revealing interview, we take a look at the company's successful philosophy and why the environment is a key concern to a number of its processes

Diaphragm valve

20 October, 2006

The Type 2031 2/2-way diaphragm valve has been designed with modular options and additions for use with water treatment, biotechnology and food and beverage industry applications, particularly cleaning-in-place (CIP) and sterilising-in-place (SIP).

Kolon Industries a supplier for ITT’s water treatment solutions

06 October, 2006

ITT continues to strengthen its capabilities as a water treatment solutions provider. Kolon Industries has signed an agreement to exclusively supply membrane fibres and modules for ITT’s Membrane Bioreactors which are used in Reuse Systems and Drinking Water Systems. Kolon Industries will also support and provide ITT with long-term membrane fibre and module development.

How dirty is the bottom of Sydney Harbour?

13 September, 2006

We know the condition of the water in Sydney Harbour and other estuaries, bays and rivers. What about the mud at the bottom? Until now, there have not been consistent ways to measure these sediments which are essential to aquatic life.

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