Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Power Generation Industry

  1. Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    7/7/2014

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.

  2. Chemical Cost Comparison Of A Conventional Deaerator vs. A 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor System
    6/27/2017

    Mixed bed ion exchange is often used to polish reverse osmosis (RO) permeate in many industrial water systems. This process has been utilized for several years and it is well known that the management of the dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) in the water is critical for an efficient operation. By Membrana

  3. Desalination And Power Plants—An Ideal Partnership?
    1/14/2014

    A partnership between power and desalination plants may be the solution to drinking water scarcity. Researchers are working on a new system that can create potable water using a low-temperature desalination process powered by waste heat from a waterless power plant cooling system. 

  4. Increase Ink Jet Print Speeds By 15% With 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors
    6/30/2017

    Many high-speed, wide-format ink jet printer manufacturers are now using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors to remove air bubbles and excess gases from ink to reduce downtime and improve yields. Entrained bubbles and excess gases are often the cause of printing surface defects and ink flow interruptions that can cause printer shut-downs.

  5. First-Of-Its-Kind Zero Liquid Discharge Plant Installed In Egypt
    12/30/2015

    The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) is a joint venture company established with the purpose to produce Ethylene, Butadiene and their derivatives (Polyethylene, Poly Butadiene).

  6. Power Plant In Puerto Rico Selects FEDI Solution For Water Treatment
    5/19/2016

    The South Coast Steam Power Plant, Puerto Rico, decided to replace an old, antiquated ion exchange-based demineralization plant with a membrane-based demineralization system.

  7. Tightening NPDES Guidelines: Industrial Plants Beware
    8/23/2013

    Multiple methods of dealing with waste stream discharges are examined in light of the recent clampdown on industrial processes. By Brad Buecker, process specialist, Kiewit Power Engineers

  8. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Can Help Meet Pure Steam Requirements In Pharmaceutical Industry
    8/10/2017

    Pure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for sterile environments.

  9. Optimize Plant Burner Fuel-To-Air Ratio With ST75 Flow Meter And Reduce Boiler Energy Costs
    1/30/2016

    The advanced ST75 Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs while protecting the environment.

  10. Developments In Heat Transfer Technology Can Improve Exchanger Efficiency And Reduce Water Demand
    2/28/2014

    Water’s high heat capacity, high thermal conductivity, and historically low cost make it popular for process heat exchange. Power plants, especially those for liquid cooling applications, withdraw a large fraction of the total demand for water necessary for agriculture, industry, recreation, hygiene, drinking, and wildlife.  By Kevin J. Farrell and Vijay Sathyamurthi, Heat Transfer Research, Inc., College Station, Texas USA