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.
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.
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%.
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.
Industry market research firm The Freedonia Group has released the report ‘Water Treatment Equipment’, predicting future trends in the US water treatment market.
Optimising growth conditions and matchmaking bacteria is all in a day’s work when bioremediating contaminated sites.
PWN Technologies and Metawater have entered a strategic alliance to seek out and develop global business opportunities for the supply of ceramic membrane systems.
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.
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.
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.
Microvi Biotechnologies is partnering with MWH Global to bring its water technologies to Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
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.
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.
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.
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.