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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to increase filtration media capacity at Turin plant

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is planning to release additional capacity at its Turin plant in northern Italy to meet growing demand for engine and industrial filtration media.

Evoqua plans to go public

Evoqua Water Technologies LLC has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock.

RISE® 2017 announces expanded programme

The Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics conference will take place from September 12-14, 2017.

Xylem installs UV disinfection in Florida

Xylem will provide advanced UV disinfection technology for 110,000 people in Florida.

Soil filters out pharmaceutical contaminants before reaching groundwater Soil filters out pharmaceutical contaminants before reaching groundwater

Researchers at Penn State University have studied the effectiveness of a soil filter in removing a number of pharmaceutical contaminants from treated wastewater.

Special Issue: Membrane Distillation Special Issue: Membrane Distillation

The Elsevier journal Desalination has issued a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Membrane Distillation.

GEA to demonstrate at drinktec 2017

GEA invites beverage industry representatives to visit Hall A3, Booth 313, at drinktec in Munich from September 11-15, 2017.

Craft beer made from reused water Craft beer made from reused water

The craft beer, which has been created from reused water, will be served in Long Beach, California.

US Geological Society develops filter to remove phosphorus from wastewater

A team at the US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a cost-effective filter which uses discarded mining byproducts to remove phosphorus from municipal and agricultural wastewaters.

Mann+Hummel to acquire Jack Filter Mann+Hummel to acquire Jack Filter

The Mann+Hummel Group has signed a binding agreement to acquire Jack Filter Lufttechnik and Jack Filter Hungaria, expanding its product portfolio in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters.

HaloSource raises US$2.2mn and signs 5-yr distribution deal in China

US water filtration company HaloSource Inc has secured US$2.2 million in funding and finalized a five-year distribution agreement in China.

Atlas Copco names CEO for Epiroc

The Atlas Copco AB board of directors has appointed Per Lindberg as the first president and CEO of Epiroc AB, the company that it plans to dividend out next year.

Italy’s GVS to acquire Kuss Filtration

Italian microfiltration company GVS SpA has entered into an agreement to acquire Kuss Filtration Inc from private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners.

Eaton to present filtration solutions at drinktec 2017 Eaton to present filtration solutions at drinktec 2017

At drinktec 2017, Eaton will demonstrate how multiple filtration solutions designed for beverage applications can work together.

Neophil membranes have finer filtration capabilities Neophil membranes have finer filtration capabilities

Neophil membranes have been granted NSF/ANSI 61 certification for drinking water production.

Atmocean tests desalination system Atmocean tests desalination system

Atmocean’s desalination system is a 200 x 200 ft array of pumps floating on the ocean.

GE creates RO treatment for beverages GE creates RO treatment for beverages

GE’s BEVPAK is an ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) solution for water treatment in beverage production.

Filtration Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Q2 2017

Filtration-related M&A activity remained strong in the second quarter of 2017. The deals that Filtration+Separation covered during April, May and June 2017 are listed here, with links to the original stories on our website.

Align Capital Partners invests in Pleatco

US private equity firm Align Capital Partners has made a growth investment in family-owned filtration products supplier Pleatco LLC.

Emefcy and RWL Water merge and form Fluence Emefcy and RWL Water merge and form Fluence

Emefcy Group Ltd and RWL Water LLC have completed their merger and established Fluence Corp Ltd.

Study furthers understanding of membrane biofouling Study furthers understanding of membrane biofouling

A researcher at the University of Murdoch, Australia, has conducted a study of the bacterial build up on the filtration membranes of a full-scale desalination plant.

Wine producer selects Amazon Filters Wine producer selects Amazon Filters

A European winery has selected Amazon Filter’s cartridge filters to lower the cost of sterile white wine production.

Camfil appoints new EVP for Air Pollution Control global unit

Camfil has named Alain Bérard as group executive vice president in charge of the company’s Air Pollution Control (APC) global business unit.

Ridg-U-Rak gets filtration system from Eclipse Ridg-U-Rak gets filtration system from Eclipse

Eclipse Magnetics has provided Ridg-U-Rak with an Auto-mag Skid magnetic filtration system.

Entegris filters reduce chemical waste Entegris filters reduce chemical waste

Entegris’ ultraclean filters use polymer membrane technologies to capture contaminants in fine chemical and semiconductor manufacturing applications.

Edgewater Funds and Duchossois Capital partner with Brandon Ost to acquire Viskon-Aire

Edgewater Funds, Duchossois Capital Management and Air Filtration Holdings CEO Brandon Ost have collectively acquired Viskon-Aire Corp.

De.mem establishes Singapore membrane production facility De.mem establishes Singapore membrane production facility

De.mem Ltd has opened a facility in Singapore to produce hollow fibre membranes and membrane modules for industrial and municipal wastewater projects.

LANXESS RO membranes remove trace elements from water

The Lewabrane reverse osmosis (RO) ULP line displays higher water permeability than the standard elements.

Italmatch Chemicals buys French filtration startup Magpie Polymers

Italy’s Italmatch Chemicals has acquired Magpie Polymers, a French startup that has developed an advanced and patented technology for selective filtration to recover precious metals.

Outotec wins €20mn lithium order in South America

Outotec Oyj is to provide technology and process equipment, including filters, for a lithium carbonate plant in South America.

Pall Water to provide membrane technology for West Basin’s water reuse systems Pall Water to provide membrane technology for West Basin’s water reuse systems

California’s West Basin Municipal Water District is expanding its existing Pall Water Aria™ FLEX filtration system by 33%, and adding two new Aria FAST mobile membrane filtration units to supplement lost flow of other MF systems.

New owner for mobile filtration technology provider Desotec

EQT Partners’ EQT VII fund has entered into an agreement to acquire Desotec from private equity firm AAC Capital Partners and other minority owners.

Evoqua acquires Olson Irrigation Systems

Evoqua Water Technologies has bought Olson Irrigation Systems, a US designer and producer of filters and irrigation components for the agriculture and industrial markets.

Hanovia SwimLine UV disinfection reduces pool chloramine Hanovia SwimLine UV disinfection reduces pool chloramine

Wycombe Leisure Centre in Buckinghamshire is using Hanovia’s SwimLine UV disinfection technology to keep chloramines at bay in its three indoor swimming pools.

Hatenboer-Water RO units for diving support barges Hatenboer-Water RO units for diving support barges

Holland Shipyards has asked Hatenboer-Water to supply two Tethys reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment units for diving support barges.

Water Planet’s PolyCera Hydro membranes provide stability Water Planet’s PolyCera Hydro membranes provide stability

Water Planet introduces PolyCera® Hydro ultrafiltration membranes for drinking water applications.

Kelheim Fibres presents world’s first hydrophobic viscose Kelheim Fibres presents world’s first hydrophobic viscose

Kelheim Fibres provide viscose materials for a whole range of technical applications, from nonwovens applications to functional apparel, and from sportswear to filtration.

Evonik partners with Sinopec on OSN membrane technology Evonik partners with Sinopec on OSN membrane technology

Germany’s Evonik Industries AG and the Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of the Chemical Industry (BRICI) are to build a process development laboratory for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) membrane technology.

Versaperm helps to keep airships in flight Versaperm helps to keep airships in flight

Airships are a very green way to travel and have made a considerable resurgence over the last few years, due largely to improvements in technology.

Alfa Laval secures SEK125mn order from Brazilian food industry

Alfa Laval has won a SEK125 million order to supply a process solution, that includes high speed separators, for a soybean oil refining plant in Brazil.

New president for WesTech Engineering New president for WesTech Engineering

WesTech Engineering Inc has appointed its VP of Industrial Products and Sales Ralph Cutler as president of the company.

June's Top 3 filtration stories June's Top 3 filtration stories

The most popular stories on the Filtration+Separation website in June 2017 were:

Graphene-based dialysis membrane provides faster filtration Graphene-based dialysis membrane provides faster filtration

MIT scientists have produced a dialysis membrane made from graphene which can filter nanometre-sized molecules at 10-100 times the rate of commercial membranes.

Abengoa signs contract for Morocco desalination plant

Abengoa has signed a contract to develop a desalination and irrigation project in the Agadir region of Morrocco.

Keppel Infrastructure and PUB break ground on Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant Keppel Infrastructure and PUB break ground on Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant

Keppel Infrastructure and Singapore's national water agency PUB have unveiled the design of Singapore's fourth desalination plant, a dual-mode facility which will also serve as a park.