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New Tech Reducing Water Treatment Footprint

Wastewater treatment plants, while good for the environment in that they treat and clean wastewater, are nonetheless energy guzzlers. The Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation released the results of a study conducted in 2013 that concluded that the plants alone consumed an estimated 30 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, equivalent to around 0.8 per cent of the total e ...

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China to Spend $609 Billion on Water Treatment

Market is massive, with Beijing set to spend an estimated $609b a year over next 5 years CHANGZHOU • Global sewage and water treatment firms are eyeing opportunities in an unsavoury place: a growing pile of waste in China, the world's most populous nation. The country has been for years battling contamination from fertiliser run-offs, heavy metals and untreated sewage. A survey in 2015 showed that nearly tw ...

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Tianjin Eco-City is a Role Model

Nearly nine years after construction began for Tianjin Eco-City (TEC), saltpans and barren land inhospitable to both cultivation and industry have been transformed into a city of high rises and green spaces. The 2.6 sq km Jing Lake, once deemed a wastewater pond as industrial sludge was discharged into it for four decades, is today a vibrant eco- system teeming with marine life. The eco-city project - a col ...

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Protecting Malaysias Water Sources

Malaysia is facing a challenge securing enough raw water despite an abundance of rivers due to unpredictable rainfall patterns and pollutants entering the country's rivers, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said. Malaysia's raw water supply comes mainly from its 150 rivers, but these waterways are exposed to pollution from untreated or insufficiently treated industrial, agricultural and household effluents, he ...

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Ranhill expands Water Projects in SE Asia

Ranhill Holdings Bhd is bullish on expanding its water business in Southeast Asia via China-based strategic partner SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd’s investments in the region under the One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative. President and chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamdan Mohamad said the group is currently eyeing further expansion in Malaysia and Thailand, and may consider Indonesia and Vietnam in the fu ...

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Festo expand product range in Asia Pacific

The trading arm of Electrocomponents plc, as well as the worldwide distributor for engineers, RS Components (RS), will be expanding its product range in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region by including thousands of products from the Festo range to its considerable Automation & Control (A&C) line-up in the region. Festo, a global performance leader in industrial training and educational programmes, and a ...

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Restructuring Water Supply in Malaysia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that developing Asia will need to invest $800 billion in water and sanitation infrastructure between 2016-2030. These massive investment needs make efficient financing mechanisms all the more crucial. The national asset holding company model being used in Malaysia is one that could be usefully replicated and adapted to generate low-cost, long-term financing for oth ...

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Johor Pilot Project Starts

The pilot plant, located in Taman Scientex in Johor Baru, was launched on Tuesday by Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Sultan Iskandar, the honorary chairman of Jauhar Bluewater. The pilot plant will use a membrane bioreactor and reverse osmosis processes to treat waste water and the treated water will also be tested to ensure it meets World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. Over the next six months, th ...

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Trisun build $520 Million Plant in Vietnam

Upon completion, it can handle over 40 percent of daily waste volume from Vietnam’s largest city Australia's Trisun Green Energy Co has secured approval to build a $520-million waste treatment plant outside Ho Chi Minh City, according to the municipal government. The Sydney-based firm will apply plasma gasification technology in the plant to burn 3,000 tons of garbage per day, equivalent to more than 40 per ...

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Largest market for Water Pipe?

North America is the largest market for water and wastewater pipe, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market. China and India hold the key for future market trends in water and wastewater market owing to increasing urban population, increase in living standards due to higher disposable income and high growth in the building and construction sector. ...

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