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  • China Seawater Desalination Industry Report 2011-2012

    As of the end of 2011, China’s seawater desalination capacity reached 660 kilotons per day, and the figure, as scheduled, will hit 2.2-2.6 million tons per day in 2015. In recent years, world’s renowned corporations in the water treatment engineering field have sped up their inrush to Chinese seawater desalination market. Veolia Water entered Chinese water treatment market early in ...


  • Algeria opens $250m seawater desalinization plant

    General Electric has opened a new $250 million desalinization plant in the Mediterranean Sea for the Algerian government. The plant, equipped with massive sand filters, chemically treated membranes, high-pressure pumps, and electric turbines run by recycled brine, is financed by $200 million from the U.S.-backed Overseas Private Investment Co. On his way to Philadelphia International Airport on ...


    By General Electric

  • Eimco Water Technologies – will supply equipments for the new seawater cooling capacity in Kuwait

    Colchester, UK, October 12, 2006 – Eimco Water Technologies Limited, a division of GROUPE LAPERRIÈRE & VERREAULT INC. (ticker symbols GLV.A, GLV.B/TSX) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an order to supply filtration and intake systems by Petrochemical Industries Co (K.S.C.), Safat, Kuwait, for a new closed circuit seawater system. This order is part of a major addition project ...

  • IBM unveils research initiative to desalinate seawater using solar power

    IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New DOW FILMTEC SEAMAXX Reverse Osmosis elements provide high efficiency, low energy seawater desalination

    Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is helping power plants, municipalities and manufacturers put the ocean to work. Launched in Americas at the ...

  • Forsta Filters Announces self-cleaning screen filters in fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)

    Forsta Filters’ exciting new FRP Series offers an ideal solution for corrosion resistance in brackish, brine and seawater filtration applications. All wetted components of the FRP Series self-cleaning filters are constructed from seawater-resistant plastic and other high alloy materials, making it the only one of its kind. The FRP Series filters can withstand pressures ...


    By Forsta Filters Inc.

  • AMIAD FILTRATION SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES ITS EBS FILTER LINE EXPANSION

    The EBS filter line now includes an EBS 15,000 on-line and in-line version.  Also, now an in-line version of the original EBS 10,000 is available. This automatic filter series is designed to work with various types of screens, is available in 8” to 24” inlet/outlet diameters, and has an electric motor driven self-cleaning mechanism. The EBS 15,000 screen is taller and wider allowing for ...

  • Biwater wins US$115m Algerian reverse osmosis desalination contract

    Biwater Construction Ltd has submitted the lowest bid for a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) contract for a new seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant to be constructed at Oued Sebt in the region of Tipaza, Algeria. The new plant will deliver 100,000m3 per day of high quality drinking water when completed. The plant is designed to desalinate raw seawater from the Mediterranean Sea, with ...


    By Biwater

  • Aquatech awarded contract in Hawaii

    Aquatech International Corporation, a leader in the field of water and waste water treatment, desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge, has recently received a water treatment contract for the Hawaiian Electric Company’s 110 MW Simple Cycle Biofueled Power Plant at the Campbell Industrial Park in Hawaii.The system comprises of 600 GPM Media Filters, a 400 GPM Seawater Reverse Osmosis ...

  • Dangerously high levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals found in marine sediments

    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can interfere with the hormonal systems of both humans and wildlife. New research quantifying EDCs in marine environments in Greece found concentrations which present significant risks to sediment-dwelling organisms. Reduction and prevention of chemical pollution and subsequent harm to marine ecosystems is a key aim of the EU Marine Strategy Framework ...

  • Woongjin Chemical welcomes new management

    The filter division at Woongjin Chemical’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, involved in the manufacturing and sales of RO, NF, UF membranes and cartridge and micro filters, recently underwent a company restructuring. Dr. Im Hee Seok has been appointed as Managing Director for the RO Dvision. Dr. Im brings a total of 21 years of experience in the field including R&D, advanced materials, and ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Breakthrough in prefiltration that protects RO membranes

    Dr. Ibrahim El-Azizi, of the University of Sheffield, recently presented a paper at a desalination conference in Amman Jordan, focusing on the causes of fouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. In a pilot test of filters at a desalination plant in Libya, he studied the causes and extent of fouling. He concluded that filters using “Disruptor™ media is the best solution for reducing the fouling ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • American Water’s Dr. Mark LeChevallier Presents Desalination Study Results at Annual WateReuse Symposium

    American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today presented the results of a study regarding pretreatment for desalination of seawater. Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, reported the results at the 26th Annual ...


    By American Water

  • World market for water and waste water amounts to 413 Bn. US$ in 2010. The markets are expected to expand further with high growth rates to 540 Bn

    The world market for water and waste water amounts to 413 Bn. US$ in 2010. The markets are expected to expand further with high growth rates to 540 Bn. US$ by 2015. The regions, technology and consumer segments differ, as well as profit potentials for single markets and companies. Water markets are local markets but to be successful as a international company one have to serve and work in most ...


    By Helmut Kaiser Consultancy

  • Microplastic pollution’s effects explored for two key marine species: mussels and lugworms

    Mussels exposed to high levels of microplastic pollution display signs of stress, new research has shown. However, levels of exposure were higher than found in the wild and no effect on the energy reserves of either mussels or lugworms was observed in the lab. tests. The researchers caution that longer experiments may be needed to reveal microplastics’ full effects. Worldwide, plastics ...

  • Peristaltic pumps drive the UK’s move towards desalination

    Desalination – the treatment to turn seawater into tap water – is rapidly gaining ground in the UK. Nicola Martin discovers the crucial role that peristaltic technology is playing in this type of water treatment.Following trials and small-scale plants in the drought-ridden South East, the UK’s first large-scale desalination plant is due to open in 2010 at Beckton, East London. Treating seawater ...

  • Sunscreen identified as major cause of coral bleaching

    New research highlights the harmful effects of sunscreens on coral reefs. The ultra-violet (UV) filters, used to protect skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure, caused bleaching of coral reefs even at very low levels. In areas exposed to high levels of human activity, sunscreens may now be posing a significant risk to marine life. Coral reefs are among the most biologically productive and ...

  • Evoqua and Its Neptune Benson Business Acquire VAF Filtration Systems

    VAF Filtration Systems is the leading Automatic, Self-Cleaning Water Filtration Company. Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business today announced the acquisition of VAF Filtration Systems, a leading screen filtration manufacturer based in Arvada, CO. VAF, founded in 1985, engineers and manufactures automatic self-cleaning water filters and control valves for a ...


    By Neptune Benson

  • Tiny algae loom large in biofuel pilot projects

    The production of biofuels from algae gained new prominence this summer when ExxonMobil announced that it will invest up to $600 million in the technology. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) formed a research and development alliance in July to explore the production of biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Photosynthetic algae—such as single-celled 'microalgae' and blue-green algae—are ...

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