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Sewage Swamped India’s Drive for Desalination

India’s biggest builder of water-treatment plants, VA Tech Wabag Ltd. (VATW),expects sales to beat forecasts by rising as much as 20% annually as growing cities are overwhelmed by sewage drive government contracts. The Chennai-based company, a former unit of Siemens AG, has surged 36% this year on orders to construct water- cleaning plants for French cities, a solar polysilicon factory in Qatar and a petroc ...

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Aquatech To Provide 3rd Stage RO Unit in India

Aquatech has been awarded a third contract extension to provide operating services for a boiler feed water treatment plant at Reliance Industries Limited's PTA (purified terephthalic acid) manufacturing unit in Hazira, Gujarat, India. The company will help to provide enhanced water production from the demineralization plant, which includes patented High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO™) technology, produci ...

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Madurai Village Celebrates Desalination Plant

With villages that used indigenous methods of water harvesting and storing being forced to look for alternative means, Kottanathampatti in Madurai is jubilant as it has been given a desalination plant to address its drinking water needs. Kottanathampatti, identified as a model village in the district, boasts of self-sustenance, but lacks a source of potable water. Relief came on Saturday when a desalination ...

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China Includes Desalination into 5th Twelfth Five-Year Plan

The Ministry of Science and Technology and National Development and Reform Commission jointly published the water desalination plan in the Twelfth Five Year scheme. The inclusion of desalination is in an attempt to boost the amount of water desalinated in China. It also aims to increase the production of desalination equipment to be made in China, as desalination plants currently rely almost exclusively on ...

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Waste Water & Desalination

Analysts Predict Desalination Boom.Water is becoming as precious and as difficult to obtain as fossil fuels. In an ever developing and industrialising global community, it is becoming essential to ensure a constant supply of fresh water: “Water right now is a strain on this planet more than carbon,” Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris said in an interview this month in London. “We ...

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