Access to clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. By some estimates over 1.5 billion people face water scarcity issues that directly threaten their health or economic welfare on a daily basis. More concerning, the impacts of climate change and global population growth are expected to exacerbate these issues to impact over 2.3 billion people by the year 2050. These sobering facts are why six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are focused on providing access to clean, safe water. Part of solving this challenge is reducing industrial water consumption to conserve water resources.
The city of Limassol in Cyprus was experiencing an increasingly severe water shortage, with the growing population and expanding tourist industry placing extra pressure on existing supply. An aquifer in a residential neighborhood was seen as a potential water source, but had high levels of salts and nitrates. The Cyprus Water Development Department (WDD) awarded Fluence a Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) contract to implement a cost-effective solution.
Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are widely used in potable water, wastewater, and industrial applications. However, a major issue in the application of RO membrane technology for desalination and wastewater reclamation is membrane fouling. It limits operating flux, decreases water production, and increases power consumption. Membrane fouling also increases the need for RO plants to perform periodical membrane CIP procedure. These problems decrease process efficiency, increase operation cost, and raise environmental issues related to the CIP solutions disposal.
It’s the call no water treatment plant superintendent wants to receive, especially not while on vacation. Andy McClure, Superintendent of Toledo, Ohio’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, answered his phone to hear his head of operations report that the level of microcystin in the finished water was high, caused by a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) that was impacting the plant’s Lake Erie intake.
Now in operation for well over two years in the Malambo, Colombia, the Microclor® system has proven itself in terms of reliability and safety. According to management, the clear, vertically-oriented cells and the system’s open architecture allow for easy inspection and simplify any minor maintenance that might be required.
Toray UF membrane modules were piloted over a fifteen-week period to help service the growing demand for clean water in southwest North Dakota. The outcome, as part of the Southwest Pipeline Project (SWPP), would be construction of the Oliver-Mercer-North Dunn (OMND) Water Treatment Plant.
To better comply with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) the City of Delaware (Ohio) piloted Torayfil hollow-fiber PVDF membrane modules to treat surface water for their 7.2 mgd full-scale facility. After significant review of the data, cost, and other factors, the City and URS selected Toray to utilize in the full scale design. Read the full case study to learn more.
The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.
Many manufacturing processes, analytical measurements, and other industrial processes that involve aqueous solutions are adversely affected by bubbles in the fluid stream. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors provide a very simple, cost effective solution to help eliminate bubbles from such processes.
ShenLan Environment Inc. located in Shanghai, China uses 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors in their boiler feed water treatment systems. These systems realize lower operating costs with the added benefit of reducing the chemicals added to the boiler feed water.
Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants.
Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for both municipal and industrial markets, worldwide.
WRT provides effective processes for removing radium, uranium and other contaminants from water. Our complete package of services includes process equipment, proprietary treatment media, safe exchange of media, and proper handling and disposal of used media
Filtronics has manufactured water and waste water treatment systems for industrial and municipal applications since 1974
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Ovivo brings together more than 200 years of collected experience, process expertise and proven technologies; but that doesn’t mean that we’re complacent. Over past centuries of growth, development and refinement we have been guided by the principle of delivering value to our clients. Our equipment and technologies already have a reputation for long-term durability and reliability, offering decades of use and leading to lasting relationships with key customers.
AdEdge Technologies, Inc specializes in the development and supply of innovative technologies, adsorbent-based products, and systems that remove contaminants from process or aqueous steams. We are an organization based on solid deliverable, scalable, scientifically proven technology and experience for the removal of arsenic and other contaminants from water
Amiad Water Systems is a world leader in water filtration equipment and treatment solutions.
For over 50 years Amiad has been committed to developing a comprehensive line of robust water filtration equipment and integrated treatment packages for water applications in the industrial, municipal (potable and wastewater), oil and gas, commercial HVAC, ballast water, agriculture, irrigation, and aquaculture markets. Our filters are in use in over 70 countries around the world. Every Amiad system is built for efficiency, effectiveness and reliability and is backed by our commitment to excellence and dedication to customer service.
3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are used for degassing liquids. They are most commonly used for O2 removal from water and CO2 removal from water, but they are also capable of controlling a variety of other dissolved gasses as well, such as Nitrogen.
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QUA® is a leading-edge developer and manufacturer of advanced membrane products, which includes fractional electrodeionization (FEDI) and hollow fiber ultrafiltration module (Q-SEP). These are engineered with innovative technologies, which are used to treat challenging waters. QUA is leveraging its deep roots in R&D, the expertise of staff that is highly experienced in water treatment technologies, and its significant financial resources to become a global technology leader in the development of products for water and wastewater treatment applications.
Evoqua Water Technologies, formerly Siemens Water Technologies, is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. We offer a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service contract options.
De Nora Water Technologies is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. We provide our clients with some of the industry’s brightest minds, advanced technologies, and quality products to provide you with truly efficient, cost-effective solutions to your water and wastewater challenges
Veolia Water Technologies offers comprehensive water and wastewater solutions for industrial and municipal customers. With unique technologies and process expertise, Veolia specializes in engineering, design, and project management, construction and execution.
Water treatment filtration involves the removal of suspended particles from water by passing the water through a filtration medium. As the water passes through the filter, floc, minerals, microorganisms and other impurities get stuck in the filter and are removed from the filtered water. Passage can be blocked by physical obstruction, biological action, adsorption, absorption or a combination of ways. Filtration is usually the final step in the solids removal process during water treatment which typically begins with coagulation and advances through flocculation and sedimentation.
Unfiltered or turbid water is difficult to disinfect because microorganisms growing on suspended particles are often harder to kill than when they are separated from the particles. Turbidity can also cause unwanted taste and odor issues in the potable water supply. Drinking water filtration is also used to remove microorganisms that are resistant to traditional methods of disinfection such as chlorination. By requiring a low turbidity in finished water, water treatment plants are ensuring that few or no microorganisms such as Giardia are present in finished drinking water.
There are three typical methods of clean water filtration used during the water treatment process. Conventional filtration follows coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation and precedes disinfection. Direct Filtration follows coagulation and flocculation when there is no sedimentation step. The final method called In-Line Filtration takes place without flocculation or sedimentation. A coagulant chemical is added to the water just before filtration and coagulation occurs in the filter.
There are many types of filter media being used in today’s water treatment industry.