Water and wastewater professionals will gather at Bally's in Las Vegas, NV, from March 10-14 to take part in this joint conference and exposition that showcases how membrane technology can enhance water reliability and water quality while revealing new directions in water treatment technologies and wastewater membrane bioreactor applications. The conference includes 115 technical papers, more than 60 poster presentations, five pre-conference workshops, two facility tours, a full exhibit hall featuring innovative membrane products and services, as well as exhibit hall networking sessions.
AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Resources:
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AMTA, along with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) have teamed up to offer an alternative, presenting their third “Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition,” held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mining operations and other energy producers face a multitude of clean-water regulations that can seriously impact their businesses. Strict standards governing discharge into waterways can increase costs and inhibit production. Veolia Water Technologies is addressing these issues through advanced treatment processes that allow companies to generate clean water for reuse or environmental discharge with no substantial liquid waste. Called the Zero Liquid Waste (ZLW) approach, the industrial water desalination technology benefits the mining industry, which must contend with stringent new regulatory requirements that limit the discharge of chlorides and sulfates into streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are nothing new to membrane filtration units. The most typical use of an external VFD on pressure pumps for reverse osmosis (RO) or ultra-filtration (UF) systems is to account for variability in flow.
Membrane fouling can have a significant impact on the performance of reverse osmosis (RO) systems, as well as on the cost of operating the systems (downtime, membrane cleaning, membrane replacement, etc.). The Silt Density Index (SDI) test has become the standard measurement for determining the fouling potential of RO make-up water. However, SDI results only offer “snapshots” of the quality of the makeup water at any given time. To truly understand the water that is being treated, and to optimize the pre-RO filtration system performance, water plant operators should consider utilizing online particle detection analyzers. By John W. Clark, and Joseph R. Zimmerman
Recent technology advances are making desalination less energy-intensive and less costly, bringing us closer to a long-sought solution to water scarcity. By James Smith, project manager, Constantine Engineering
Melbourne, Australia and Caesarea, Israel: Emefcy Group Limited, a global leader in energy-efficient wastewater treatment solutions, recently announced it entered into a binding purchase agreement with Shanghai Winner Environmental Technologies Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Winner”) to develop a commercial wastewater treatment plant in China for VOSS of Norway ASA (“VOSS”).
SnowPure Water Technologies, who makes and sells industrial and medical water purification technologies into the $5 billion global ultrapure water market, recently was presented the prestigious U.S. Presidential "E" Award.
Dais Analytic Corporation, a commercial nanotechnology materials company selling its Aqualyte membrane nanomaterial with engineered processes for use addressing needs in the worldwide air, energy and water markets, today announced it has received an order for delivery of its first NanoClear product targeted to be used in for the growing market for the estimated 88.6 million cubic meter/day desalination market of water.
H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) announces that it is launching an updated, higher-performing version of its system performance monitoring program, previously known as SPMCTM, now renamed Intelogx.
An international group of researchers has arranged 2D nanosheets of boron nitride, the “white graphene”, into membranes with a significant level of conductivity and chemical and thermal stability up to 90°C.
Borghetto Santo Spirito, a tourist town on the Mediterranean Sea and managed by Servizi Ambientali SPA, has achieved positive results during the first six months of a 10-month pilot featuring GE Water & Process Technologies’ innovative technologies including ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) and LEAPprimary advanced primary treatment technology.
Emefcy Group Limited (“Emefcy”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent with respect to a proposed business combination with RWL Water (“RWL Water”) that, if consummated, would create a global provider of innovative, distributed water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Federated Co-Operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards.
GE recently announced an upgrade to its ProSolv WI8581 Wax Inhibitor for onshore and offshore oil and gas production. Wax inhibitors help oil and gas producers ensure an uninterrupted flow of crude oil. GE’s upgraded product is highly concentrated and winterized, which makes it extremely efficient and cost-effective.
GE Water & Process Technologies recently launched OnBoard, a new service offering that is a customizable, total integrated water treatment solution and service plan for offshore oil and gas producers.OnBoard incorporates digital technologies, remote monitoring and diagnostic software, membranes, chemicals, sulfate removal technology and offshore field and process expertise to help producers improve operations, performance and profitability at offshore water treatment facilities.