Pall Corp. to Present Water Treatment Solutions at Water in Mining Congress


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Membrane Filtration Solutions to Control Water Costs and Protect the Environment to be Explored

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Water is used extensively for operations and safety purposes in the burgeoning mining industry. Operators are increasingly choosing membranes to treat water responsibly and ensure that surface and ground water remain pure and uncontaminated by wastewater streams. At the Water in Mining 2012 conference (June 6th - 8th) in Santiago, Chile, Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) representatives will discuss water filtration and desalination technologies to help mining companies reduce costs, improve production processes, and protect the environment.

Pall Aria(TM) mobile water treatment systems inside trailers or containers are ideal for use in mini ...

Pall Aria(TM) mobile water treatment systems inside trailers or containers are ideal for use in mining operations. (Photo: Business Wire)

On June 7thTim Lilley, MSc, vice president – industrial water, will present, “Membrane-based Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions,” in conjunction with Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering company. The following day, Luis Escobar-Ferrand, Ph.D., business development manager, mine water systems, and Paul Clayton, director, mine water systems, will present a related topic, “Hollow Fiber Membrane Filtration as Pretreatment for Seawater Desalination.” Simultaneous translation into Spanish and Portuguese will be available. In addition, water solutions experts will showcase membrane technologies and interact with Water in Mining attendees in the Pall booth at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center.

“Sustainable membrane performance is critical to overall plant operation and economics, particularly for the pretreatment of contaminated water and wastewater,” said Mr. Lilley. 'In mine wastewater processing, Pall membrane systems are used to augment conventional water treatment methods to remove heavy metals.”

To help boost the volume of useable water, mine operators are deploying reverse osmosis (RO) systems to remove salt from sea water. “Hollow fiber membrane technologies are ideal for pretreating sea water before RO because they can handle great variations in water quality and flow rate,” said Dr. Escobar-Ferrand.

Affordable, pre-engineered and containerized Pall AriaTM membrane water treatment systems are available for rapid deployment and assembly on site, making them suitable for emergency or permanent use at mines and other industrial or municipal sites. As the cornerstone of Pall’s water treatment solutions portfolio, the Pall Aria system produces water that often surpasses even the most stringent water purity specifications.

Tim Lilley has more than 30 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment and holds a patent for a novel wastewater treatment technology. He is a Chartered Chemist and was admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1999. Dr. Luis Escobar-Ferrand has more than 15 years of engineering experience in project management and process engineering for drinking water, wastewater, industrial water, desalination, and water reuse applications. He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. Paul Clayton has been working in the OEM and mining industry for 22 years. He holds an honors degree in Engineering with Business Studies and is responsible for Pall’s mine water business development globally.

Water in Mining 2012 is the third international congress on water management in the mining industry. The forum unites researchers, engineers, consultants, environmentalists, and suppliers for the purpose of exchanging knowledge and ideas on mine water quality, use, treatment, and control.

Pall is a leading global supplier of water filtration solutions to industries and municipalities. To learn more about Pall water and wastewater solutions for mining, please visit Pall’s booth at the Water in Mining Congress. Or go to or

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost 11,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit

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