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Filtration and Separation news, May 2012

PT Great Giant Pineapple company, the world’s third largest producer of pineapples based in Indonesia, is using GWE’s anaerobic technology to extract green

Agilent Technologies Inc has developed the 280-DS Mechanical Qualification System, a new instrument for routine calibration of a dissolution apparatus.

Vokes Air has partnered with Indian industrial filtration experts Filter-On to introduce ScandMist oil mist eliminators to the expanding Indian automotive

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has developed three new Fisher Chemical Optima liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) grade reagents that modify the

FilterSense has developed a particulate monitor for chemical spray dryers and pharmaceutical powder fluid bed dryers. Any moisture present in the drying pr

Materials technology specialist Umicore has selected GE’s advanced biological metals removal process (ABMet) wastewater bioreactor technology to remove sel

Honeywell’s UOP LLC has opened a manufacturing and operations centre in Penang, Malaysia, that will produce natural gas membrane elements for the growing n

Singapore’s Memstar Technology Ltd has been awarded a RMB60 million contract to supply its Polyvinylidene Diflouride (PVDF) hollow fibre membrane products

inge GmbH has signed a deal with the UK’s VWS Westgarth to supply ultrafiltration technology to treat water on an oil rig.

Screen supplier Headworks Inc is to design and fabricate five Headworks Mahr Bar Screens for the Belmont Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) plant in India

World demand for activated carbon is expected to increase more than 10% per year through 2016 to 1.9 million metric tons, according to World Activated Carb

Hydro International has launched the Hydro Brake Optimum, a flow control for surface water, foul and combined sewer systems.

Severn Trent Services has been awarded a contract to supply its TETRA LP Block filter underdrain system for the Mundaring Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in th

WS Tyler plans to begin production of test sieves with laser etched identification in June 2012.

IFAT ENTSORGA has had its largest ever number of visitors and exhibitors.

A US$136 million contract that FLSmidth has won from a US customer to upgrade a cement production facility includes three new fabric filters.

Private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings LLC has finalised its acquisition of air filter manufacturer Flanders Corp.

AAF International is planning to close its 340 000 sq ft Hutchins plant in Texas by the end of September 2012.

Xylem’s Wedeco brand has developed a new open channel ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system that uses reduced energy.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech and biotechnology specialist c-LEcta have signed a worldwide sales and distribution agreement for c-LEcta’s proprietary Serratia m

Merck Millipore has appointed Andrew Bulpin as head of the company's process solutions business unit.

Agilent Technologies Inc has expanded its Agilent LC purification range with the launch of the new 218 and SD1 purification systems.

Private equity fund Liberation Capital LLC has led a US$6.25 million investment in Desalitech Ltd, the Israeli provider of advanced water treatment solutio

Membrane manufacturer QUA has introduced its FEDI fractional electrodionization and Q-SEP hollow fibre ultrafiltration modules to the Southeast Asia water

NanoH2O Inc has launched the Qfx SW 400 R and Qfx SW 400 SR, part of its QuantumFlux line of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, which feature 99.85% stabilise

Calgon Carbon Corp chairman, president and CEO John Stanik has decided to retire from the company to spend time with his family.

Siemens’ industry automation division has been selected by Guodian Northeast Environmental Protection Industry Group Ltd to supply an IPS composting system

Asian purchases will account for 63% of the US$4.4 billion ultrapure water products in 2012, says McIlvaine in its Ultrapure Water World Markets report.

Donaldson Co Inc is building two new140 000 sq ft filter manufacturing plants in Xuzhou, China, to serve China’s growing diesel-powered equipment and indus

Clarcor Inc has acquired Modular Engineering Pty Ltd, an Australian manufacturer of natural gas filtration products and a distributor of aftermarket elemen

Outotec is to provide filters, auxiliary equipment, spare parts and start-up services for a lithium processing pilot plant that Corporación Minera de Boliv

Merck Millipore, the life science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, will visit nine science parks and institutions in Europe as part of its Live Lab Tour

Bruker, a manufacturer of analytical research tools, has released its new SCION Series of gas chromatographs (GC).

Ahlstrom has launched a range of air filtration products for Transportation during the 11th World Filtration Congress, which was held recently in Graz, Aus

Nonwoven trade association INDA has opened nominations for two of its most prestigious awards: the INDA Lifetime Service Award and the INDA Lifetime Techni

Veolia subsidiary Biothane has developed Memthane, a new anaerobic membrane bioreactor that delivers high-energy efficiency and quality effluents.

Dr Ing Stefan Panglisch has joined ultrafiltration specialist inge GmbH as head of the company’s research and development department in Greifenberg, German

Mann+Hummel Group is adding a new quality and development centre at its plant in Marklkofen, Germany, to strengthen product development activities.

Outotec is to supply 17 capillary action disc filters for the expansion of MMX Mineração e Metálicos SA’s Serra Azul iron ore processing facility in Minas

GE LEAPmbr membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater-treatment technology will be installed at ASI Messina’s municipal plant near Messina in Sicily, Italy.

Siemens’ industry automation division has developed the Vantage M83 reverse osmosis (RO) system for the European market.

Welsh industrial filtration specialist Ultra.air Group has appointed Irish firm Hall Pyke to distribute its Ultrafilter range of process filters across Ire

The International Desalination Association (IDA) has formed a global energy task force whose goal is to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption in al

Water analysis specialist Hach Lange has developed a wastewater sampling system, which allows water companies to continuously monitor sewage at the plant i

The Swedish aeration company Sorubin has completed a three month test of a new version of its Microluft aerator at UMEVA’s wastewater treatment plant in Gr

The International Desalination Association (IDA) says that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship.

The market for filtration media will exceed US$17 billion in 2012, says market report company McIlvaine in its Air/Gas/Water/Fluid Treatment and Control Wo

Californian reverse osmosis (RO) membrane manufacturer NanoH2O Inc has secured US$40 million in equity funding and US$20.5 million in credit facilities.

Pentair X-Flow’s HFS 60 Silica ultrafiltration (UF) membrane modules will be used at two power production facilities in India for the removal of colloidal

IDEX Corp has acquired ERC, a Japanese manufacturer of gas liquid separations and detection solutions for the life science, analytical instrumentation and

Pall Corp has entered into an agreement to sell its blood collection, filtration and processing systems and equipment for transfusion medicine to Haemoneti

Meissner has introduced CM and CK capsule filters designed for use with single-use systems.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has developed Sartocheck 4 plus, an integrity test system which features a scanner which enables important information to be read

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