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Evaluating the impact of chemical waste: How safety and the bottom line can both benefit

This paper demonstrates that it is possible to reduce chemical costs by identifying and limiting the wastes found in dispensing, storage and application. Reducing these hidden costs will also improve productivity and health and safety in the workplace.

Waste & Hazard Walk Workbook

The Waste & Hazard Walk is a systematic facility tour which looks for ways to improve productivity and safety, with a specific focus on industrial supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). This free download outlines how your company could benefit from a Waste & Hazard Walk.

Eastman develops Cyphrex technology for filtration needs

Earlier this year Eastman Chemical Company launched Cyphrex microfibres. Mark Holmes talks to Eastman’s Fred Dulin about the wide range of possibilities that these microfibres will bring to the filtration market by fine-tuning the fibres to meet specific end-use applications.

Separation activities within the power generation sector

Ken Sutherland reviews the applications for filtration and related separation equipment in the generation equipment in the generation of electrical power, for the large scale power supply utilities and dedicated industrial users. But what is the enviornmental impact?

Filtration & separation in the diverse fine chemical sectors

Anthony Bennett investigates the use of filtration and separation technology in the fine chemical sectors, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnical chemical industries.

Using LEAN techniques to cut VOC emissions

How could your company change its approach to cutting VOC hazards on the shop floor?

7 Principles of Lean Supplies

How could your company change its approach and become a more efficient workplace?

Advertisement feature: Separation technology for food and beverage

Separation and clarification processes are widely used in the dairy, and food and beverage industries. When selecting a solution, important factors for consideration include hygienic standards, reliability, efficiency and quality of the final product.

MBRs Don’t Have to Break the Bank

Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) may have a reputation for being costly, but they don’t have to be. A survey of 137 MBRs on the US mainland shows that an MBR using flat plate technology is typically half to three-quarters the capital expenditure (CAPEX) of hollow fiber systems. There is some data that suggests MBR Systems are competitive with several other technologies, including oxidation ditches, SBRs, MBBRs, and BNR plants. There is insufficient data to say definitively that a flat plate system costs less, but the data suggests that it can be cost effective versus conventional systems treating to the same quality effluent.

Low Energy MBR Solutions

The City of Santa Paula, Calif. is home to the first large membrane bioreactor (MBR) installation in North America to use PURON™ membrane filtration modules. It is also the first water recycling facility built under a California government code to encourage private investment to solve public infrastructure needs Santa Paula’s outdated wastewater facility was in violation of several discharge requirements issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, and had received more than 3,000 violations and $8 million in fines.

Food and beverage: Linking filter performance and product safety

Controlling levels of contamination in the food and beverage industries is a key role of filtration. Dr Ralph Heusslein and Ursula Brendel-Thimmel of Pall Corporation, Scientific and Laboratory Services, explain the links between filter performance and microbiological product safety.

Seawater desalination: Current trends and challenges

Changing climate patterns, population growth pressures and the limited availability of new and inexpensive fresh water supplies are shifting the water industry's attention. In an emerging trend, the world is reaching to the ocean for fresh water. Nikolay Voutchkov from Water Globe Consulting explains recent trends and explains his predictions for the future market.

New centrifuge pond level control system handles variable feeds

Recent studies have shown that the control of pond depth can be used to improve the performance of centrifuges used in a wastewater treatment plant.

Prediction of catalyst attrition in a regeneration cyclone

The effect of high inlet solid loading on collection efficiency, pressure drop and attrition of catalyst in a FCC regeneration cyclone has been studied by computational fluid dynamics. Sh. Tamjid, S.H. Hashemabadi and M. Shirvani report their findings.

Water treatment: PESU membranes show permeability advantages

Membrane filtration in water treatment has undergone significant development in recent years and the introduction of polyethersulphone as a membrane polymer isone of these. Dr Christian Maletzko of BASF explains the permeability advantages of this material.

Air filtration: Shedding of particles from HVAC filters

A team put together by CETIAT, the study, testing and calibration laboratory in France, has been investingating the problem of particle shedding from HVAC filters. The project is searching for a reproducible method of testing filters in different laboratories. Alain Ginestet and Dominique Pugnet of CETIAT and Magnus Johnsson and Thomas Carlsson of Vokes Air outline what has been discovered to date.

Hydro-entanglement: New filter media offers performance advantages

Some recent development work has produced a new hydro-entangled filter media for solid/gas and solid/liquid filtration.

Treating wastewater: Total nitrogen removal at remote sites

Stricter international regulations and growing public awareness are forcing even small, remote wastewater treatment plants to employ efficient treatment, to avoid pollution of neighbouring lakes and rivers. This article explains how things are different for smaller treatment plants.

Bioremediation: Wastewater treatment in diesal power stations

Dealing with the contaminants in the wastewater output of a diesel power plant can be problematical. This article provides an outline of the new developments in a method of bioremediation which can improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment.

Air filtration and efficiency: Air filters - energy rating and labelling

Energy consumption awareness is increasing, and the need to reduce energy consumption drivse manufactures to introduce energy efficiency indicators in almost every product and engineering field. The air cleaning industry is no exception.

Air filtration: Is air filter recycling for you?

This article questions whether recycling air filters is a viable alternative to buying new. It asks how it can be done, whether it's the right thing to do and takes a look at a successful example of recycling.

Using alternate energy sources: Decentralised membrane systems

Oil and water shortages are turning attention towards alternative energy sources. Rajindar Singh looks at the potential of fuel cells as an energy source for filtration, especially with water production processes.

Water processes and production: High and ultra-high purity water

This article takes a look at the various filtration techniques available to produce the different grades of pure and ultrapure water required in industry.

Wastewater pre-treatment: China looks to ultrafiltration

Flora Tong explains the role which ultrafiltration is playing as the city adapts to modern needs and an increased demand for water.

Efficient pre-treatment: Ultrafiltration in Russian power plants

This article examines ultrafiltration, as a solution to dealing with raw feed water, in Russia's power station water treatment plants.

Water processing: Improving flocculation with impellers

Neil Meadows explains how using high efficiency impellers can improve flocculation rates.

Energy and power generation: Maximising biogas yields from sludge

The wastewater industry is increasingly adopting anaerobic digestion technology into sludge treatment processes. This article examines how the energy, which is generated as a result, is used on-site and re-sold to the grid.

Filter media and energy efficiency

Ken Sutherland looks at the impact of filter media selection on the energy efficiency of a filter installation.

Saving energy: Using fine bubble diffusers

Adrian Ovezea explains how efficient use of fine bubble diffusers can save energy in sewage and water treatment plants and looks at the different options available.

Analytical sample preparation: The use of syringe filters

In this article, Larry Scheer looks at the use of syringe filters for analytical sample testing, including those used in HPLC and dissolution testing.

Process filters: What's new in process filtration?

In this article, Ken Sutherland examines the developments in process filters used in the recovery of high concentrations of suspended solids.

Wastewater treatment: Efficient filtration leads to water and energy savings

This article explores how the reuse of clean water in process industries, and heating and cooling systems, can provide significant water and energy savings.

BIO-CEL®- Mechanical Cleaning Process

Listen and learn about the new BIO-CEL®- Mechanical Cleaning Process developed by MICRODYN-NADIR.