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Metito’s new venture ‘Biopipe’

Water treatment company Metito has signed a licensing agreement with Swiss start-up Biopipe Global AG to offer a novel in-pipe wastewater treatment technology to the Africa and Asian markets. Called Biopipe, the process claims to treat wastewater inside a pipe, which then passes through a filtration stage to complete the treatment. According to a press release from Metito, Biopipe “produces no sludge, no od ...

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Delhi’s Water crisis won’t be its last!

New Delhi's current water crisis won't be its last. India's capital was thrown into disarray as 10 million of its citizens had their access to running water cut. Taps and pipes ran completely dry for more than 24 hours as those who could afford it rushed to purchase bottled water. Others waited to fill their buckets from the trucks that rushed water to the impacted neighborhoods. The crisis began when prote ...

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Sydneys water to suffer due to cuts?

Five of the six top scientists in charge of monitoring the health of Sydney's water have had their positions axed as part of state government cuts experts warn will compromise the safety of drinking water. The loss of top scientific expertise is part of deep staff cuts of up to 25 per cent in the agency created to ensure the safety of Sydney's water catchment after the city's drinking water crisis in 1998. ...

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Water treatment in the Industrial sector

With a view to addressing the depletion of quality water resources, environmental challenges, control of total dissolved solids (TDS) and salinity, the sustainable development of a water recovery system has been developed and adopted in many tannery effluent treatment plants (ETPs) in India, China and other leather-producing countries. The tannery wastewater is initially treated by adopting conventional phy ...

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Beijings smelly waterways to be cleaned up

All smelly and polluted rivers and waterways in Beijing will be cleaned up with the help of recycled water in three years, local authorities said on Tuesday. Thousands of outlets discharging wastewater have contaminated 141 waterways in the capital, according to the Beijing Water Authority. This year will see 24 waterways cleaned up in Chaoyang, Tongzhou, Haidian, Shunyi and Daxing districts. Another 33 wat ...

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Ovivo win Asian contracts

Ovivo Inc has been awarded two large ultrapure water contracts in the Asian electronics market, together worth more than C$14 million. The first contract is to design and supply ultrapure water (UPW) system equipment, including the extension of the current UPW and distribution loop capacity of a plant, as well as adding reclaim water process and equipment technology. The system is scheduled for delivery for ...

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UKEF to support plant in Azerbaijan?

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is considering support of a wastewater treatment plant in Azerbaijan through an export credit loan. This follows the signing of a memorandum of co-operation (MoC) between British water construction and engineering company Biwater, its local partner company Nobel Oil, and Azerbaijan’s national water authority Azersu. UKEF has provided Azersu with a letter of interest to support the p ...

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ADB approves $100 Million

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan for the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Hubei Province to address environmental and public health concerns associated with widespread water pollution and flooding in the region. “With a high incidence of rural poverty and weak fiscal resources, the prefecture in the upper Qing River basin h ...

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Waterworks to implement solar

The Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (CCKWW) is the first water treatment plant here to tap on solar power for its energy needs. A total of 3,333 pieces of solar panels were installed at Choa Chu Kang Waterworks, and these can harness enough energy to meet about 7 per cent of the plant's daily energy needs for areas such as lighting and air conditioning, it was revealed during a media briefing on Thursday (Jun 25). ...

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Waste water leads membrane charge

Growth in the global membrane chemical market to 2020, will be led by the wastewater sector according to market analyst Future Market Insights (FMI). And desalination was expected to witness the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4% in the global membrane chemicals market between 2014 and 2020. Growth will be fired by demand for process water among end-users such as the municipal, power, food ...

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