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Singapore discovers multitasking microbe for economical and safe wastewater treatment

The new strain of bacterium can remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from sewage Photo Credit: NUS, Singapore Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new way to treat sewage that is much simpler, cheaper and greener than existing methods. Led by Associate Professor He Jianzhong from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, the ...

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Solar energy can reduce water pollution in South Asia

Increased use of solar power is one way to significantly diminish water pollution caused by coal- and oil-fired power plants Wastewater from coal-fired power plants contains high amounts of toxic chemicals (Photo by Casper Ohm) The rapid urbanisation in South Asia ushered in a wave of prosperity. It brought in technological innovation, created job opportunities and improved the lives of many people. Ho ...

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Growing water scarcity in Asia, Utilities turn to data and sensors

In many cities, tackling water leakages is among the most impactful ways to shore up water supplies. Sensors and other digital technologies make the massive task easier. Across the world, more water utilities are turning to digitalisation to improve their systems. Image: ABB Bangkok is facing a water shortage. Earlier this year, the Thai capital experienced its worst drought in nearly 40 years, leaving ...

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Uk-India MOU for Water Treatment

A new memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreed between India and the UK's leading water sector trade association will "bring a great boost" to trading relationships between the two countries, according to British Water chief executive Lila Thompson. Her comments came at the India-UK Water Partnership Forum – a virtual event which took place on 22 September 2020. The collaborative agreement has been signed b ...

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Grundfos celebrates 75 years developing Water solutions

Grundfos is celebrating 75 years of developing water solutions that have changed industries, people and the environment. Here, Kim Jensen, regional managing director for the company's Asia Pacific division, reflects on it's history and shares upcoming plans.  Since its inception in 1945, Grundfos has set the standard thanks to its core principles of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainabilit ...

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Tuas Nexus Water treatment facility starts construction

Construction has begun on Tuas Nexus, Singapore’s first integrated waste and water treatment facility, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB in a joint news release on Tuesday (Sep 8). Set to be completed in phases starting 2025, the facility is a co-location of two mega facilities – the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (Tuas WRP) and Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) – that will “help fo ...

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B&W Announce Asia-Pacific Growth

Opens Region Headquarters in Perth, AustraliaNick Carter Named Managing DirectorHigh-Growth Region Has $8 Billion Addressable Market Babcock & Wilcox has named Nick Carter Managing Director of its Asia-Pacific Region (Photo: Business Wire) Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced today that it is establishing its Asia-Pacific Region headquarters in Perth, Australia, to serve as the center of ...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Market

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Market: Key Highlights The global industrial wastewater treatment market was valued at around US$ 89 Bn in 2018, and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period.The power end-use industry segment accounted for a prominent share of the global industrial wastewater treatment market in 2018. This led to an increase in the adoption of i ...

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Installing Asia Pacific’s first full-scale sidestream treatment plant

Two major utility companies are working to install Asia Pacific’s first full-scale sidestream ANITA Mox treatment plant in 2020. Veolia Water Technologies and Urban Utilities will deliver the treatment plant, using organic and environmentally-focused technology that is a first-of-its-kind in Australia. Drawing on ten years’ research in its development, this technology marks a major development for the waste ...

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Reframing Asia’s Water Industry with Digital Transformation

In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or ageing water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation offers the water industry an opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimising distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Asia Paci ...

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