Biofilms News

  • Emefcy shares hit new highs on Chinese partnership

    Shares in Australian-listed wastewater treatment specialist Emefcy rose to an all-time high of A$1.12 on Monday after the company announced a breakthrough partnership which will accelerate sales of its membrane aerated biofilm reactor technology in China. The deal will see local consulting engineering firm Beijing Sinorichen Environmental Protection deploy Emefcy’s technology in wastewater ...

  • Kuriverter IK 110 – biofilm control agent for membranes – the latest revolution in Reverse Osmosis treatment

    Kuriverter IK 110 is a biofilm control agent that offers you the unique and patented solution against the biological grow in Membrane Systems. The use of the product has a direct impact in the reduction of the cleaning processes and the cost factor for man power, chemicals and standby times, that leads to a reduction of the total cost of operation. See more information ...


    By Kurita

  • Special Water Europe B.V. based in the Netherlands are experts on treatment of biofilm in different applications where water is used.

    After seven years of product development we have found a solution for better water care addressing the real cause: biofilm build up. Our products are made under ISO9001 2008 and most of them have Standard 60 registration (potable water). The products are used in the wellness market, pool & spa as well as in industry. Our brand Aquafinesse is a patented water care solution able to ...


    By Special Water Europe B.V.

  • pH-neutral membrane cleaning advances

    Max Fazel has been beavering away at our UK lab looking at alternatives to the commonly-used ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) with a comparable cleaning effect but a much improved environmental profile. He has come up with a very interesting new neutral pH formulation that is extremely effective at removing organics, clay, biofilm and iron. This makes it suitable for cleaning cellulose ...

  • Biowater wins wastewater contract

    Halden municipality in south of Norway will expand and upgrade its largest wastewater treatment plant, Remmen RA, so that effluent meets the highest environmental standards. The renovated plant will have a capacity of 42000 p.e. Biowater will deliver the core treatment processes, which include the biological treatment and subsequent clarification unit(s). The biological treatment unit(s) will be ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Developing Countries Titles from IWA Publishing: Free to Download

    The following titles on sanitation and wastewater in developing countries are all available to download free of charge from the WaterWiki: http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Articles/DevelopingCountriesTitlesfromIWAPublishingFreetoDownload ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pesticides and pharmaceuticals influence riverbed communities of microbes

    Changes in complex microbial communities known as ‘biofilms’ at the bottom of rivers can reveal the effects of pesticide and pharmaceutical pollution of river water, according to a recent study. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs were found to have a significant effect on the structure and functioning of the biofilms. Human activities are contaminating surface waters with ...

  • New wastewater treatment technology to produce less sludge

    A major environmental challenge for wastewater treatment is the disposal of excess sludge produced during the process. The LIFE Perbiof project has been developing and testing a technology that will help to overcome this challenge. Results demonstrate it can perform highly effective treatment of municipal wastewater (removing 80% of the organic content) while producing low levels of sludge. ...

  • Leading U.S. food manufacturer choose new technology for wastewater treatment

    Biowater Technology - March 1, 2013 - is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded its largest order for Biowater’s new cost effective CFIC® biofilm wastewater treatment system. The order comes from one of the leading private food manufacturers in the US. Today, a 1.7 million-gallon (6,435/l) aerated lagoon processes wastewater before discharge to the sewer authority ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Two new CIWEM books released

    CIWEM en Aqua Enviro have released two new CIWEM ‘Good Practice in Water & Environmental Management’ books: ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle, and ‘Natural Wastewater Treatment’ by D. D. Mara. ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle The author, now an independent ...

  • Biotreatment of extremely saline effluents

    In laboratories of the University for Applied Sciences of Cologne under supervision and coordination of LEVAPOR GmbH, semi-continuous and continuous biotests, by specially adapted microorga- nisms, fixed on adsorbant, porous LEVAPOR carrier cubes, for COD-removal from extremely saline pharmaceutical effluents, polluted with 110 to 300 g/L COD and 100 to 130 g/L NaCl, have been carried out. After ...

  • Online course on wastewater treatment

    Covering topics such as wastewater characterisation, organic material removal and process control, the course is intended for professionals in private, public and academic institutions and NGOs. The deadline for receipt of applications for the online Biological Wastewater Treatment course provided by UNESCO-IHE is 1st March. Over the past twenty years, the knowledge and understanding of ...

  • VWS/John Meunier Inc. commissions first Biostyr® BAF at Kingston Ravensview WWTP

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies / John Meunier Inc. is proud to announce the start-up of its first BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter in Canada at the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kingston, Ontario. BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated FiltersBAFs (Biological Aerated Filters) are compact treatment processes, which combine filtration and aerobic/anoxic treatment using a fixed-film ...

  • UNC researchers garner best poster award at ACE

    University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Howard S. Weinberg, Ana M. Saenz de Jubera, and Alison C. Sykes authored the research poster entitled, “Novel Strategies for the Characterization of Mixed-Oxidant Solutions for Drinking Water Disinfection”, which won first place in the “Water Science & Research Best Poster” competition at the AWWA ACE 2008 tradeshow in ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • UNC researchers Garner best poster award at ACE

    University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Howard S. Weinberg, Ana M. Saenz de Jubera, and Alison C. Sykes authored the research poster entitled, “Novel Strategies for the Characterization of Mixed-Oxidant Solutions for Drinking Water Disinfection”, which won first place in the “Water Science & Research Best Poster” competition at the AWWA ACE 2008 tradeshow in ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • John Meunier Inc. and BD Watertech reach representation deal for watewater technologies in western Canada.

    Ville St-Laurent, April 23d 2008 – John Meunier Inc., subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, announces that it has reached a representation deal with BD Watertech from Calgary (Alberta). Effective on February 1st 2008, John Meunier Inc. will be represented in the municipal wastewater market in Western Canada through BD Watertech. Among the wastewater technologies available at ...

  • Lakeview WPCP Initiates Second Phase of Hydroxyl ActiveCell® IFAS® Pilot Program

    VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA —  Hydroxyl Systems, Inc. announced today that the second phase of the ActiveCell® IFAS® pilot program at the Lakeview Water Pollution Control Plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, has commenced start-up. The pilot program at the Lakeview WPCP is designed to evaluate the efficacy of several commercially available integrated fixed-film activated sludge ...


  • ACEC Announces Award: PROJECT OF THE YEAR - Arkansas Water and Wastewater

    The collective team of World Water Works, Inc., Zentox Corporation, Install Inc., and FTN Associates, Ltd., won the ACEC Water and Wastewater project of the year in Arkansas: Project: Townsends Water Reuse ProjectClients: Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) and Townsends Poultry World Water Works is pleased to announce recognition for our success of the ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

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