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Cambrian Innovation Receives Multiple Contracts for Developing Advanced Biotechnologies

Monday, 17 November 2014

Cambrian Innovation Receives Multiple Contracts for Developing Advanced Biotechnologies

Cambrian Innovation, leading provider of bioelectrochemical solutions for both industry and government, received three prestigious contracts from the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support their stride in providing environmental solutions through advanced biotechnologies.

San Diego Approves Pure Water Project

Friday, 14 November 2014

San Diego Approves Pure Water Project

The City Council of San Diego has recently approved the impending plan to recycle wastewater into potable water through the use of advanced scientific techniques. This Pure Water San Diego project aimed to reduce the city’s reliance on imported water and boost production of water supply amidst occurrence of drought.

A Tufts Engineer Develops Polymer Films for Water Filtration

Friday, 07 November 2014

A Tufts Engineer Develops Polymer Films for Water Filtration

Ayse Asatekin, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Tufts University, has developed new-generation polymer films suitable for water purification in fracking sites and industrial waste filtration in manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.

Bacteriophage Therapy Potentially Improves Wastewater Treatment Processes

Friday, 07 November 2014

Bacteriophage Therapy Potentially Improves Wastewater Treatment Processes

Ramesh Goel, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientist, studied the microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems. He recently conducted a study that explores the potential application of bacteriophage therapy in wastewater treatment processes to control effluent and sludge emission in the environment.

ConocoPhilips Partners with CH2M HILL for the Oil and Gas Water Treatment Study

Friday, 31 October 2014

ConocoPhilips Partners with CH2M HILL for the Oil and Gas Water Treatment Study

ConocoPhilips (COP), world-renowned innovator of advanced solutions for the oil and gas industry, has announced partnership with CH2M HILL, which leads a collaborative water treatment study entitled “The Cost-Effective Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Treatment and Brine Management Study”.

Stallion Springs Plans to Upgrade Its Wastewater Treatment Facility

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Stallion Springs Plans to Upgrade Its Wastewater Treatment Facility

Stallion Springs Community Services District (CSD) planned to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility to a tertiary treatment plant. This is to extend its services to the residents of mountainstop community in the Kern County, California. The amelioration of the facility is part of the district’s preparation on the imminent expiration of the operational plant’s permit in five years.

CA District Takes Pride of the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

Friday, 24 October 2014

CA District Takes Pride of the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

After rigorous planning for the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project (AWPDP), Padre Dam Municipal Water District of California finally broke ground on its impending water program last October 14, 2014. The project, funded by a $3-million state grant from the Department of Water Resources intends to provide a new source of safe and reliable water for the East County region.

Groundbreaking Research Offers New Approach to Monitor Groundwater Resources in Ohio

Friday, 17 October 2014

Groundbreaking Research Offers New Approach to Monitor Groundwater Resources in Ohio

Claire Botner, a geology graduate from the University of Cincinnati (UC) conducted a groundbreaking research that outlines a unique approach to monitor the groundwater resources along the hydraulic fracking sites in Ohio. This study is part of the UC Groundwater Research of Ohio (GRO) project on examining the impacts of fracking on groundwater in the Utica Shale of the state.

Iowa City Opens New South Wastewater Treatment Plant

Monday, 13 October 2014

Iowa City Opens New South Wastewater Treatment Plant

Iowa City’s revamped South wastewater treatment plant has finally completed its construction with the funding derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The long-term renovation plan of the plant primarily aims to meet current and future wastewater demands being treated by the formerly decommissioned North wastewater treat plant.

Forward Osmosis Promotes Green Technology in Water Treatment Processes

Monday, 29 September 2014

Forward Osmosis Promotes Green Technology in Water Treatment Processes

Cleantech Blog published an entry entitled “Forward Osmosis – Solving Tomorrow’s Water Challenges Using Nature’s Remedy.” The article discussed the great potential of forward osmosis in solving the surging water and sanitation crisis around the world.

Montgomery County Water Supplier Launches Water Reclaimed Project

Monday, 15 September 2014

Montgomery County Water Supplier Launches Water Reclaimed Project

The Southern Montgomery County Municipal Utility District launched a reclaimed water project to preserve groundwater supply in the Houston area. The project is supported by a distribution system to deliver treated wastewater to outdoor irrigation systems of businesses, homes and other communities.

Desalination Plant-Data Center Project Offers Solution to California Drought

Friday, 29 August 2014

Desalination Plant-Data Center Project Offers Solution to California Drought

DeepWater Desal proposed to build a massive desalination plant and a data center to help address the alarming drought in Monterey County, California. The project would draw water from Monterey Bay and could provide potable water as far Santa Cruz, Salinas, and the Monterey Peninsula.

NMED Survey Confirms Ruidoso Plants’ Safe Water Supply

Friday, 22 August 2014

NMED Survey Confirms Ruidoso Plants’ Safe Water Supply

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently conducted a sanitary survey of Ruidoso’s water treatment plants to assess the village’s accessibility to safe and clean water. The environmental agency confirmed that the water produced at the city’s treatment plants was safe for public consumption.

Southwest Clean Water Plant Initiates City Wastewater Treatment

Friday, 15 August 2014

Southwest Clean Water Plant Initiates City Wastewater Treatment

The Southwest Clean Water Plant (SWCWP) successfully initiated the entire city’s wastewater treatment. One of the two prominent wastewater treatment facilities in the City of Springfield, SWCWP aims to assist in providing safe and clean water supply for public consumption. According to Kelly Green, Plant Manager at Springfield's Southwest Clean Water, the plant could treat an average of 28 million gallons a day. He added that “...the people of Springfield should be proud of the Wastewater plants that they have, both plants are award-winning plants." The SWCWP facility maintained its 8th consecutive year with zero National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations.

Loving County Unveils Unique Water Desalination Plant

Friday, 08 August 2014

Loving County Unveils Unique Water Desalination Plant

Loving County recently unveiled a new water desalination plant for treating brackish water in Mentone, Texas. The first of its kind throughout the region, the plant was installed for drinking water production. The county and the federal Bureau of Reclamation funded the project through the WaterSMART grant program.

Iowa Advances Community Strategy to Improve Water Quality

Friday, 01 August 2014

Iowa Advances Community Strategy to Improve Water Quality

Stakeholders from point and non-point source communities collaborated to assess and lessen nutrient loads delivered to Iowa waterways through the Iowa nutrient reduction strategy. Initiated last year, the comprehensive plan helped both communities manage practices in reducing nutrient loads discharged from the state’s wastewater treatment plant, farm fields and urban areas into state waters.

Penn State Receives NSF Grant for Engineering an Advanced Membrane Biofilm Technology

Friday, 25 July 2014

Penn State Receives NSF Grant for Engineering an Advanced Membrane Biofilm Technology

A team of chemical engineers at Pennsylvania State University received a three-year grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue the research entitled, “Living Reverse Osmosis Membranes: Engineered Membrane Biofilms that Control Their Own Thickness, Prevent Biofouling and Degrade Contaminants." The groundbreaking metabolic engineering research is aimed to develop an advanced biofilm that could prevent reverse osmosis (RO) membranes biofouling.

Innovative Reverse Osmosis Elements Provide High Efficiency, Low Energy Seawater Desalination

Friday, 18 July 2014

Innovative Reverse Osmosis Elements Provide High Efficiency, Low Energy Seawater Desalination

The innovative DOW FILMTEC SEAMAXX Reverse Osmosis (RO) elements engineered by Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) significantly helped industrial power plants and manufacturers across different municipalities in optimizing seawater desalination using minimal amount of energy as necessary. The enhanced membrane chemistry of the reverse osmosis (RO) technology provided sufficent levels and satifactory quality of permeate water for single, double-pass, as well as interstaged desalination methods.

Novel RO Antiscalant for Industrial Water Filtration System Optimizes Groundwater Replenishment in Orange County

Friday, 11 July 2014

Novel RO Antiscalant for Industrial Water Filtration System Optimizes Groundwater Replenishment in Orange County

American Water Chemicals (AWC), a chemical and analytical solutions specialist in membrane separation protocols such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) for conditioning industrial water systems, has finalized the delivery and implementation of a revolutionary RO antiscalant product for Orange County Water District (OCWD)’s groundwater refilling system.

Market Researches Predicts Upsurge in Global Demand for Industrial Water Treatment Systems

Friday, 02 May 2014

Market Researches Predicts Upsurge in Global Demand for Industrial Water Treatment Systems

Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company, conducted a market study entitled “World Water Treatment Equipment” that projected an increase in world demand for water treatment equipment in the next three years alongside the upsurge of global economic markets. The demand growth is expected in the developing areas of the world such as Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Middle East.

Pilot Study Proves Long-term Viability of Microfiltration via Reverse Osmosis as Desalination Pretreatment

Friday, 25 April 2014

Pilot Study Proves Long-term Viability of Microfiltration via Reverse Osmosis as Desalination Pretreatment

The University of Arizona’s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, US Bureau of Reclamation in Phoenix, and Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District in Tucson collaborated in conducting a three-year-long pilot study on the long-term viability of reverse osmosis (RO) treatment in managing the salinity levels of the Central Arizona Project water.

LLNL & Chemergy Slated to Exhibit the HyBrTec Project Featuring Wastewater Biosolids and Hydrogen Biofuel Conversion

Friday, 18 April 2014

LLNL & Chemergy Slated to Exhibit the HyBrTec Project Featuring Wastewater Biosolids and Hydrogen Biofuel Conversion

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with Chemergy, Inc. is ready to showcase a groundbreaking bioenergy technology project, called HyBrTec, engineered to transform wastewater treatment plant by-products into hydrogenated gas and generate electricity.

Forward Osmosis Shows Huge Potential in Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Friday, 11 April 2014

Forward Osmosis Shows Huge Potential in Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Filtration+Separation magazine recently published a detailed review of the article entitled, “The Sweet Spot of Forward Osmosis: Treatment of Produced Water, Drilling Wastewater, and Other Complex and Difficult Liquid Streams.”

Effective Methods to Fight Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered

Friday, 04 April 2014

Effective Methods to Fight Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered

Spirax Sarco, a premier steam system solutions provider, recently published an exposé in Steam News Magazine about Legionnaires’ disease and the mitigating measures on keeping the water systems free from airborne legionella bacteria and preventing human infection.

Nanotechnology Slated to Improve Industrial Water Purification Systems

Friday, 28 March 2014

Nanotechnology Slated to Improve Industrial Water Purification Systems

Nanowerk, a prominent online organization specializing in the study of nanosciences, nanotechnologies and other emerging technologies, recently discussed the promising potential of nanotechnology to revolutionize the current industrial water and wastewater purification methods.

New Desalination Method to Disinfect Water Developed

Friday, 21 March 2014

New Desalination Method to Disinfect Water Developed

A research team led by Daosheng Deng at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge recently introduced an innovative desalination technique called “shock electrodialysis.” This cutting edge chemical process removes all traces of sodium chloride in saltwater as well as decontaminates from dirt, bacteria, and other waterborne pollutants.

Salem Utilities Commission to Reduce Chlorine By-Products in Water Supply

Friday, 14 March 2014

Salem Utilities Commission to Reduce Chlorine By-Products in Water Supply

The City of Salem’s Utilities Commission settled a plan for chlorine by-product level reduction in drinking water, through water testing and treatment. The operation is slated to use a Parker THM (Trihalomethanes) Analyzer worth an estimate of $32,500 and $3,000 for chemicals and miscellaneous items, respectively. This THM Analyzer is expected to test the treated water for presence of disinfectant by-products and allows for chemical adjustments, while complying with state rules.

UV Light Transcends Chlorine-Based Treatment in Water Purification

Friday, 07 March 2014

UV Light Transcends Chlorine-Based Treatment in Water Purification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recentlyupdated its setfederal policy concerning surface water treatment for public safety. Formally referred to as the Surface Water Treatment Rule, this newly amended federal decree states that water systems should be filtered and purified straight from surface water sources to prevent waterborne diseases caused by microbes. Legionella and Giardia lambliaare present at varying concentrations in most surface waters.

Abrasion-Resistant PVDF/Nanoclay Hollow Fiber Composite Membranes for Water Treatment Discovered

Friday, 28 February 2014

Abrasion-Resistant PVDF/Nanoclay Hollow Fiber Composite Membranes for Water Treatment Discovered

A team of sustainability and innovation specialists recently published a research study entitled “The Journal of Membrane Science” that discussed in detail the potential of abrasion-resistant polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) or nanoclay hollow fibers composite membranes containing commercial nanoparticles to be used in various water treatment applications.

Reduced Radioactivity in Blending Fracking Wastewater with Acid Mine Drainage Discovered

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Reduced Radioactivity in Blending Fracking Wastewater with Acid Mine Drainage Discovered

A professor of geochemistry and water quality at the Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment recently conducted a study that discussed the potential of acid mine drainage to help reduce radioactivity in fracking wastewater.Fracking or hydraulic fracturingis a technique used by petroleum engineers to extract industrial gas and natural oil from shale rock formations.

Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis Converts Fracking Wastewater into Potable Water

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis Converts Fracking Wastewater into Potable Water

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has developed a new technology that could turn fracking wastewater into potable water. Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO) aims to alleviate criticism directed towards hydraulic fracturing- a process that produces 3 to 5 million gallons of concentrated wastewater per drill site.

Water Purification Optimized through Proper Information Usage

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Water Purification Optimized through Proper Information Usage

Proper utilization of basic information including water quantity, quality, grade and maintenance is the key for optimal reverse osmosis water purification.

Choosing the right water purification system requires laboratory staff and technicians to consider key issues and industry standards. This knowledge serves as a guide in specifying the latest technologies that may aid in improving laboratory water quality depending on the lab’s requirements.

Global ultrapure water technology revenues expected to reach $4.4B by 2014

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Global ultrapure water technology revenues expected to reach $4.4B by 2014

Ultrapure water technology suppliers expect revenues to reach $4.4B in 2014 according to the McIlvaine Company study issued in their publication, “Ultrapure Water World Markets”. The study also revealed that the power industry remains the largest purchaser of ultrapure water equipment.

Nano pore technology makes cost effective water production

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Nano pore technology makes cost effective water production

The Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki successfully produces nano-sized pores to cut water production costs. Dr. Mikael Paronen, head of the Department of Energy and Materials Technology, claims that this nano pore technology could be globally significant in making clean water available.

AQUA SOLUTIONS honors World Water Day

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS honors World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, and this year the celebration focuses on The Year of International Water Cooperation. UN Water reminds us that rivers often flow through multiple countries, and actions by one country or community can affect their neighbors’ ability to meet their water needs. Consuming too much water, or polluting a shared body of water, can make it hard for others to have enough for drinking, hygiene, agriculture, ecosystem health, and other needs.

Environmental-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) systems demand increases

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Environmental-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) systems demand increases

Water Technology magazine reports that many customers in both the laboratory and industrial sectors are now looking for sustainable options when it comes to water treatment, including...

Demand for high purity water boosts membrane and RO systems market

Friday, 15 March 2013

Demand for high purity water boosts membrane and RO systems market

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan held a web conference last March 13 discussing the increasing penetration of membrane technologies, including reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration. Research analyst Paulina Szyplinska lead the event and explained how membrane filtration systems can address global water challenges by ensuring high quality supply to the laboratory, industrial and even the global population.

Ultrapure Water World Market Will Exceed $468 Million In Revenue This Year

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Ultrapure Water World Market Will Exceed $468 Million In Revenue This Year

Market research firm McIlvaine Company concludes in a recent study that various industries all over the world will contribute to generating over $468 million in ultrapure water systems and instruments sales for 2013.

There will be a growth in revenue for ultrapure water purification systems, instruments and even controls this year as electronics, power, scientific and laboratory industries continually demand for ultrapure water.

Rochester Waste Management to address wastewater treatment issues with RO system

Friday, 01 March 2013

Rochester Waste Management to address wastewater treatment issues with RO system

The Turnkey Landfill of Rochester under the city's Waste Management will be using a reverse osmosis (RO) system to address the wastewater treatment plant problems, including the low transmissivity levels in the water as well as the significant amount of nitrogen passing through the city's plant. The upgrades are expected to be completed summer of 2013.

A reverse osmosis (RO) system will be implemented for the treatment of leachate — the precipitation and melted snow that filters through the landfill waste and collects on the bottom. After the leachate is pretreated at Waste Management, it travels to the city's wastewater treatment plant, where it's treated and then discharged into the Cocheco River. AQUA SOLUTIONS offer various options in RO pretreatment to meet both laboratory and industrial requirements similar to this.

AQUA SOLUTIONS releases Programmable Remote Dispenser for easy deionized water measurement

Monday, 18 February 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS releases Programmable Remote Dispenser for easy deionized water measurement

AQUA SOLUTIONS recently released the Programmable Remote Dispenser 2700PRD for the easy and quick delivery of measured volume of deionized water. The dispenser is designed for use on new and existing AQUA SOLUTIONS water purification systems, and can be customized for operation on other systems.

The Programmable Remote Dispenser delivers precise, measured volume of deionized water at the press of a button. After selecting a volume, the operator simply pushes a button to deliver the required amount.

The 2700PRD dispenser is manufactured for repeat operation as its easy-to-select volume is retained in the equipment's non-volatile memory. It also offers versatility with its volume range of 0.1 liters to 100 liters, which can be selected in increments of 0.01 liters. The dispenser will accurately measure volumes over a flow rate range of 0.6 Liters/minute to 5 Liters/minute.

IDA to launch online reverse osmosis (RO) certification program

Monday, 11 February 2013

IDA to launch online reverse osmosis (RO) certification program

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will be launching the online IDA Reverse Osmosis Certification (IROC) Program in collaboration with David H. Paul, Inc. (DHP). The program aims to provide advanced training and skills in both theory and application of water treatment systems.

 

The IROC is an Internet-based course for proficiency certification on advanced desalination. Because all training and testing will be done online, professionals all over the world can have access to IROC. The program is also self-paced and may be entered at any time, provided that the participant will complete the 24-credit, 675-hour requirements within a year from the entry date.

AQUA SOLUTIONS to exhibit at Pittcon 2013

Monday, 04 February 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS to exhibit at Pittcon 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS, a worldwide provider of affordable laboratory water systems, has announced that it will be exhibiting its full line of products for laboratory, analytical and biological water purification at Pittcon 2013.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grant up to $400,000 for water purification research

Friday, 01 February 2013

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grant up to $400,000 for water purification research

The Technical Services Center of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently solicited desalination and water purification research pre-proposals for the Desalination and Water Purification Research & Development (DWPR) Program. The Reclamation said it would provide funding opportunities up to $150,000 for the research and laboratory studies, and another $400,000 for the pilot scale projects.

CDC and UCLA save on AQUA systems!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

CDC and UCLA save on AQUA systems!

When the CDC recently built a new 10-story R&D facility, they made a great discovery! They discovered they could save some big money by eliminating the central DI lab water purification system and installing 80 compact, combination Reverse Osmosis + Type I DI systems instead! They saved big on capital, plumbing installation, and operating costs. And now, they're saving big on maintenance costs!