Technology

Memcor offers new submerged UF module

Evoqua Water Technologies’ Memcor product group is exhibiting its double-ended, submerged UF system at this week’s MTC. The new product is designated as the Memcor CSII Ultrafiltration System,...

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Desal R&D center ponders the future

Since the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) was established in 2009, the Australian government has funded $20 million...

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UF/RO equipment price breakdowns

Obtaining pricing information on projects is always difficult and sometimes impossible. And when price breakdowns are available, it can be just as...

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Tossing out the baby with the bathwater

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Late last week, the Israeli National News carried a story under the headline “Desalination found to cause fatal heart disease”. The story said that researchers from Bar Ilan University and Tel HaShomer Hospital had concluded that patients with heart disease that lived in areas served by the country’s seawater desalination plants were more likely to die than heart disease patients in...

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In Brief

TDS removal processes compared

Technologies designed to remove total dissolved solids (TDS) can be broadly categorized based on the intended end result: those whose primary...

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Osmoflo to supply UF/RO system to brewery treatment

Australia’s Osmoflo has been awarded a contract to supply an integrated UF/RO system to treat wastewater from the Stone & Wood Brewery in...

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LANXESS introduce new condensate polishing module

LANXESS has released its new condensate polishing module for its LewaPlus integrated design software. The new module enables more reliable and...

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Membrane Filtration and Desalination News

Desal R&D center ponders the future

Since the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) was established in 2009, the Australian government has funded $20 million...

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UF/RO equipment price breakdowns

Obtaining pricing information on projects is always difficult and sometimes impossible. And when price breakdowns are available, it can be just as...

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Grant to fund FO/RO potable reuse study

Porifera’s new dprShieldTM treatment process is one of six new water technologies to have been recommended to receive a $1 million applied research...

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SWRO tender canceled

Following a 26 January bid opening, where bid prices exceeded budget expectations, the 5-year DBO tender for a 22,500 m3/d (6 MGD) SWRO plant at...

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Microdyn-Nadir to introduce new MBR membrane

Germany’s Microdyn-Nadir said that it would introduce a new, larger MBR membrane module at the IFAT in Munich later this month. With 480 m2...

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Scaling is a Heavy subject

In the Spring issue of UK-based Genesys International’s company newsletter, there was a story intriguingly entitled “Autopsies of the Quarter”. The...

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Reuse and ZLD News

GE Water to supply ZLD technology to Yulin chemical facility

GE Water will furnish its zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Company’s Hongdun coal-to-chemical...

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Microdyn-Nadir to introduce new MBR membrane

Germany’s Microdyn-Nadir said that it would introduce a new, larger MBR membrane module at the IFAT in Munich later this month. With 480 m2...

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Team selected for Reuse project

At a 7 April board meeting, directors of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) agreed to select a team led by J.F. Shea for...

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Mobile unit provides high-recovery BWRO

Last week, following a February partnership agreement in which Desalitech became a preferred supplier of RO systems for Pall’s mobile system fleet,...

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Mitsubishi Electric develops compact eco-MBR

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation said that it has developed a compact, low-energy/high-flux MBR in conjunction with Tokyo City University. According...

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Less injection means more treatment

Three days after the state experienced its third largest earthquake—a 5.1 magnitude tremor in Fairview, which researchers agree is due to...

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Graphene Watch

Objective, hype-free news on desal's biggest buzzword

Technology idol lineup set

Participants have now been chosen for the eighth annual Technology Idol event, which showcases early stage, desalination-related technologies, and...

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New approaches to graphene membranes

Graphene continues to be the focus of many new research projects that attempt to identify a better material for filtering and desalting water. This...

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WDR's Coefficient of Desalination Reality Rating

Find out more about how we calculate our CDR Rating

Artificial gill ‘too artificial’ to be true

With the ink barely dry on last week’s issue of WDR, reports that the Triton artificial gill was a fraud began to arrive. It seems that the...

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A biomimetic Membrane process

In the mid-1960s, John Kessler’s interest in osmosis was piqued while reading a newsletter that explained why sharks don’t drink water. It seems...

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Another biomimetic membrane approach

Aquaporins—the protein channels that facilitate highly selective water transport through biological membranes—have long been studied as the perfect...

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Desal Innovations promise energy savings

Over the past two weeks, several new desal technologies were announced with varying degrees of fanfare. It is unlikely that any desalter with an...

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