Fouling Control News

  • Euromed 2017

    We are pleased to invite you to “EuroMed 2017, Desalination for Clean Water and Energy: Cooperation around the World” Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on 9th – 12th of May. Dave Johnson, Technical and Marketing Director of Kurita Middle East FZE, will give a presentation about “Kuriverter IK 110 – ...


    By Kurita

  • LG Sonic received award for biofouling prevention project with the Royal Dutch Navy

    Yesterday, LG Sonic received an award for a project with the Royal Dutch Navy to apply ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results that a ship can consume up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produce 40% more CO2 emissions. The P.J.S de Jong Innovation award, organized by TNO, Organisation of ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Visit LG Sonic at IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016

    LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 will be attended by water and environmental professionals from over 100 countries. The congress and exhibition will offer new insights in scientific and technological innovations in the water management sector. IWA ...


    By LG Sonic

  • The Royal Dutch Navy starts project with environmentally friendly solution to prevent biofouling on ships

    Today the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic has received an official order from the Royal Dutch Navy to apply their ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Before the end of 2016 multiple ultrasonic antifouling systems will be installed on a 130-meter long marine vessel. Biofouling growth increases the drag on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • WEFTEC 2016 – Meet LG Sonic at booth 1801

    From September 26-28, LG Sonic will attend WEFTEC New Orleans, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to monitor and control toxic algal blooms in lakes and reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion (1801). Ultrasonic algae control LG Sonic products provide an environmentally friendly ...


    By LG Sonic

  • ACF Technology – Innovative Solution to avoid Ammonium Salts Corrosion & Fouling

    The new ACF (Ammonium Chloride Free) technology uses additives that are chemical liquid formulations based on a very strong organic base. It prevents salt fouling and corrosion in crude distillation units, FCC units, hydrotreaters, hydrocrackers, reformer units and other process equipment, where such disturbances are observed regularly. The ...


    By Kurita

  • Prevent biofouling and reduce fuel costs in sea chests, hulls and cooling basins

    Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results in a ship that uses up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produces 40% more CO2 emissions. The marine industry globally spends billions of dollars in addressing fouling, using a variety of protection methods such as coatings. LG Sonic, a Dutch algae and biofouling control solutions provider, has introduced an Industrial Line which ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Prevent Biofouling and Reduce Fuel Costs in Sea Chests, Hulls and Cooling Basins

    Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results in a ship that uses up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produces 40% more CO2 emissions. The marine industry globally spends billions of dollars in addressing fouling, using a variety of protection methods such as coatings. LG Sonic, a Dutch algae and biofouling control solutions provider, has introduced an Industrial Line which ...


    By LG Sonic

  • American Membrane Technology Association events

    From 1-4 February we were at the AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. There were over 90 exhibitors and 140 papers presented. There was even a session in Spanish, where Fernando del Vigo presented a paper entitled ‘What’s New in RO Membrane Cleaning? Micro-Bubbles and High Ionic Strength Effervescent Cleaners Enhance RO Membrane Foulant ...

  • NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

    Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday. The Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to New Jersey-based Honeywell International and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, part of a Paris-based global conglomerate, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Introducing the Aqua TROLL 600 Water Quality Platform

    In-Situ® Inc. announced today the newest advancement in state-of-the-art water monitoring technology – the Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparameter Sonde, with field access through the VuSitu™ Mobile App for Android™. Rugged in groundwater and corrosion-resistant in surface water, the Aqua TROLL 600 delivers accurate data in an easy-to-use, customizable instrument. Features ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A new ASTM test method serves as an important option in determining the potential of particulate matter to cause fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes used in water treatment. ASTM members say that this new alternative (soon to be published as D8002, Test Method for Modified Fouling Index (MFI-0.45) of Water) will help end the struggle to entirely change an existing test method (D4189, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Almost half of EU freshwaters suffer from chemical pollution

    The health of almost half of all European freshwaters is at risk from organic chemical pollution, finds new research. The study, a continental-scale risk assessment of the potential effects of toxic organic chemicals on freshwater ecosystems, based its conclusions on data for over 200 pollutants measured at 4000 monitoring sites across Europe. Freshwater ecosystems provide a number of important ...

  • Low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings

    IK4-Cidetec takes part in the European Project BYEFOULING focused on high volume production of low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings for mobile and stationary maritime applications. The technology will fulfill the coating requirements as a result of the incorporation of novel antifouling agents and a new set of binders into coating formulations for maritime transportation ...

  • DuPont ADOX 3125 now approved for microbial control in oil and gas waters in Canada

    Product Prevents Bacterial Contamination of Process Water Used in the Oil and Gas Industry DuPont Chemical Solutions (DuPont) announced that Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved DuPont ADOX 3125, aqueous sodium chlorite, for bacterial control in waters used in oil and gas operations. Sodium chlorite is a precursor of chlorine dioxide (ClO2), ...


    By DuPont Chlorine Dioxide

  • Bird netting installation and the removal of bird fouling was a tall job for Eco Environmental at Chester Cathedral

    Eco Environmental Services are bird control specialists who were called upon recently to utilise our expertise in roped access bird netting installation and bird fouling removal on Chester Cathedral. A ...

  • UPDATE: Burns & McDonnell Assisting Cities as Zebra Mussels Threaten Public Water Systems

    Cities across the Midwest are on alert after zebra mussels nearly halted one city's water intake system and continue to threaten other public supplies and waterways. "Some utilities are being overwhelmed," says John Mitchell, director of the water practice at Burns & McDonnell. "Planning for the inevitable invasion of these mollusks is critical. Almost every surface water supply in the ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • A cure for your fouled oil/water separator

    On July 28th 2011 Mercer International's David Goding and international industry expert Philip D'Angelo put on a complimentary webinar to help engineering, compliance, and maintenance departments reach common ground when assessing the three major questions that relate to removing oil and solids from water: How do I prevent my company from incurring fines and citations? How do I increase ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Containerised Electrochlorination Systems for Nuclear Submarine Dosing - Biofouling & Microbial Influenced Corrosion Control

    WES were approached by the Royal Navy 18 months ago to manufacture an experimental dosing system for injecting Sodium Hypochlorite into submarine cooling water intakes for control of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in the copper alloy heat exchanger systems. Working closely with the Royal Navy engineers, a trial unit was designed, manufactured and ...


    By WES Ltd / Weschem Ltd

  • 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

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