Technology - Membrane & Filtration

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 of the Centre’s research. That investment was...

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 hard to understand the extent of the scope...

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 grant from the California Energy Commission...

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 Doreleh has been canceled. The European Union was to...

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 of membrane area, the new ‘Bio-Cel L’...

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 story highlighted two membrane autopsies...

GAO report looks at technology challenges

A technology assessment to help enable municipal water utilities address water scarcity issues has been prepared by the US Government Accounting Office (GAO). The 93-page report is entitled...

Developer seeks to expand solar desal

Even before its 60,000 m3/d (16 MGD) phase one solar-powered seawater desalination plant has been constructed at Al Khafji, Riyadh-based Advanced Water Technologies (AWT) has begun to seek advisors...

TCK Membrane officially acquired by Toray Membrane

Toray Membrane USA has completed the acquisition of TCK Membrane America, a manufacturer of CSM RO/NF membranes in Anaheim, California. The move follows the May 2014 acquisition of Woongjin...

Membranes to end boil water advisories

Prior to the early December 2015 startup of the South Fork Water Treatment Plant, the potable water supply for the city of Nanaimo—the largest on Vancouver Island in British Colombia—underwent...

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