Water > Treatment

Local water utility recycling water in the basement of a residential building

05 November, 2013

Central Park Water in Sydney is the dedicated water utility for the $2 billion urban village, servicing approximately 5000 residents and 15,000+ workers and visitors daily.

Water Equipment Plus UF-Plus membrane water filtration units

23 September, 2013

The UF-Plus range of automated ultrafiltration units provides small-scale water treatment capabilities for several applications. The four model choices have capabilities as single, dual, triple or quadruple automated membrane solutions.

Microalgae and bacteria team up against arsenic-poisoned water

17 September, 2013

Australian scientists have developed a new type of water filter that combines microalgae with bacteria taken from soil contaminated with heavy metals. The technology could prove an effective, cheap and safe way to clean up the potentially deadly arsenic that pollutes the drinking water of tens of millions of people around the world.

Siemens marks a century of chlorinated water disinfection

10 September, 2013

The first commercially produced gas chlorinator was installed in a public drinking water system in 1913, revolutionising the way the world fought water-borne diseases. The technology was installed by Wallace & Tiernan - now a company of Siemens Water Technologies, which is celebrating the product’s 100th anniversary.

Exair CE-compliant Chip Trapper

07 August, 2013

Independent laboratory tests now certify that Exair’s Chip Trapper meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the European Union that are required to attain the CE mark. The product offers a fast, easy way to clean large coolant sumps.

Pumping system reduces energy use at Sardinian sewage treatment plant

05 August, 2013

Global water technology company Xylem has announced that its Flygt Experior system has reduced energy consumption and operating costs at a municipal water treatment plant in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia, by 35%.

Removing iron and manganese from water supplies

02 August, 2013

In the early days of water treatment, naturally occurring zeolites (glauconite greensand) were used to soften and remove the iron and manganese from water. The greensand media was not ideal as it was a slow process which required periodic regeneration with potassium permanganate. Also, it couldn’t be used in lower pH waters and had relatively low operating temperatures. Therefore, in the 70s, scientists and researchers in Japan began to look for ways to apply oxidising technology to a silica-sand substrate and came up with the Quantum DMI-65 media.

Report predicts $13 billion US demand for water treatment equipment in 2017

24 July, 2013

Industry market research firm The Freedonia Group has released the report ‘Water Treatment Equipment’, predicting future trends in the US water treatment market.

Matchmaking bacteria on contaminated sites

19 July, 2013 by Susan Williamson, Editor, Australian Life Scientist

Optimising growth conditions and matchmaking bacteria is all in a day’s work when bioremediating contaminated sites.

PWN Technologies and Metawater enter strategic alliance

02 July, 2013

PWN Technologies and Metawater have entered a strategic alliance to seek out and develop global business opportunities for the supply of ceramic membrane systems.

Environmental bridge over troubled waters

10 May, 2013

A breakthrough innovation, designed to purify water through the rapid removal of oily pollutants, could have major environmental benefits in the agriculture and manufacturing industries.

AIS Ecoline water treatment technology

06 May, 2013

Australian Innovative Systems’ (AIS) Ecoline technology can be used to negate the need to transport, store or handle chlorine by sanitising water using fresh water and power alone.

Remote town gets water treatment solution

03 May, 2013

The small town of Taralga, in Southeast Australia, will soon benefit from a customised water treatment system, thanks to a collaboration between Xylem and General Electric. Xylem is building the compact treatment plant in a 40-foot shipping container and will use GE membranes to supply the town’s 300 residents with high-quality drinking water.

Large-scale water and wastewater projects partnership

22 April, 2013

Microvi Biotechnologies is partnering with MWH Global to bring its water technologies to Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Aeration for a cleaner, greener MCG

27 March, 2013

As part of a multimillion-dollar project to build Victoria’s largest underground recycled water treatment plant at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Compressed Air and Power Solutions (CAPS) Australia was selected to supply aeration blowers for the facility.

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