BASF Highlights New Technologies For Water Treatment At WEFTEC 2013
Topics ranged from trends in municipal waste water treatment to ultrafiltration
BASF was at WEFTEC 2013, the largest water quality exhibition of its kind in North America, from October 7-9 in Chicago, Illinois, to address its comprehensive range of innovative water solutions for municipal and industrial water treatment, including two new technologies.
BASF featured its new cationic flocculant range Zetag ULTRA, which will be commercially available in early 2014. The range has proven its excellent performance in a variety of trials worldwide and pre-marketing quantities are available on request. BASF will also showcase its new T-Rack 3.0 based on inge ultrafiltration membrane technology for seawater desalination and wastewater reuse.
“BASF is committed to providing sustainable and high-performing innovative solutions to address the world’s rising water demands,” said Linda Muroski, Business Director for BASF Water Solutions in North America. “Our unique product portfolio of water treatment products, investments in R&D and site infrastructure, implementation of the bio-acrylamide process and the collective expertise of our growing team is helping our customers meet their water management goals.”
The new products BASF introduced at WEFTEC align with customer needs for improved water treatment solutions, such as high performance flocculants and membrane technologies. The Zetag ULTRA cationic flocculant range offers strong floc integrity for high shear applications and can be used in highly variable sludge conditions. It is especially effective for plants that use centrifuge, flotation and gravity belt thickener processes and offers a significant dosing reduction compared to the market standard. As a result, operational cost savings and a reduction in biosolids transport and landfill disposal costs can be achieved.
The T-Rack 3.0 is a compact ultrafiltration solution to address the specific requirements of larger-scale filtration systems such as those used for the pretreatment in seawater desalination or wastewater reuse. It meets the key requirements of corrosion resistance, and high pressure operability at high temperatures and also supports greater treatment capacity. In addition, the T-Rack’s plug and play installation can lower the amount of maintenance required and its modular design makes it is easy to add more modules to address changing capacity needs.
About BASF Water Solutions
The product range of BASF’s business Water Solutions includes products used in the key processes of municipal and industrial water treatment. The business is a leading supplier of products to clarify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat the waste water stream and industrial process water, and to protect desalination plants, cooling towers and boilers. BASF Water Solutions is the leading provider of inge ultrafiltration membrane technology. Our products are marketed worldwide. For more information, visit www.watersolutions.basf.com.
About inge GmbH
inge GmbH, based in Greifenberg, Germany is a world's leading provider of ultrafiltration technology, a membrane process used to treat drinking water, process water, wastewater and seawater.
With a global reach enhanced by its network of partners, the company has completed numerous reference projects around the globe featuring its cutting-edge technology. In August 2011, inge became part of the Water Solutions business of BASF, the world’s leading chemical company.
Its range of products include highly-efficient ultrafiltration modules and cost-effective, space-saving rack designs as the core components of water treatment plants, rounded off by the superb technical support it provides to its customers.
All the company's products are based on the in-house development of its patented Multibore membrane technology, providing the top-quality standards for which German-made goods are known. The extremely small-pore filters of the Multibore membrane reliably intercept not only particles, but also microorganisms such as bacteria or even viruses, thereby providing a dependable source of clean water. Deployment of the inge technology also offers significant advantages over conventional water treatment methods, such as rapid and easy module installation and stable, highly resilient membranes. This makes planning a water treatment facility much simpler, enabling customers to achieve low-cost installation and operation. And all this comes with a guarantee of long-lasting reliability. For more information, visit www.inge.ag.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5B in 2012. For more information, visit www.basf.us .
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1B in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. For more information, visit www.basf.com.
SOURCE: BASF Corporation