News for May 2012

News Archive

GWE anaerobic technology assists pineapple producer

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 energy from a biological waste stream.

Agilent introduces system for dissolution testing

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

Vokes Air partners with Filter-On in India

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

Thermo Fisher Scientific extends reagents range

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has developed three new Fisher Chemical Optima liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) grade reagents that modify the mobile phase to minimise background noise and enhance MS detection.

Particulate monitors for dryers

FilterSense has developed a particulate monitor for chemical spray dryers and pharmaceutical powder fluid bed dryers. Any moisture present in the drying process will not affect operation, nor will the build-up of wet powders.

GE wins contract to remove selenium

Materials technology specialist Umicore has selected GE’s advanced biological metals removal process (ABMet) wastewater bioreactor technology to remove selenium and other heavy metals from wastewater discharges at Umicore’s precious metals recycling facility near Antwerp, Belgium.

UOP invests in Malaysian gas membrane manufacturing plant

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

Memstar membranes upgrade Chinese wastewater treatment plants

Singapore’s Memstar Technology Ltd has been awarded a RMB60 million contract to supply its Polyvinylidene Diflouride (PVDF) hollow fibre membrane products for two wastewater treatment upgrade projects in China.

inge ultrafiltration technology treats oil rig water

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

Headworks replaces screens at Indianapolis wastewater treatment plant

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

Demand for activated carbon to reach two million metric tons

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 Carbon, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Hydro International develops flow control for sewer systems Hydro International develops flow control for sewer systems

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

Severn Trent supplies filter underdrain system

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 the Perth area of Australia.

WS Tyler develops test sieves with identification

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

IFAT ENTSORGA biggest ever

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

FLSmidth to supply fabric filters for cement project

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

Flanders Corp sale completed

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

AAF to shut Hutchins, Texas plant

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

Wedeco develops new open channel UV disinfection system

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

Sartorius Stedim Biotech and c-LEcta sign sales agreement

Sartorius Stedim Biotech and biotechnology specialist c-LEcta have signed a worldwide sales and distribution agreement for c-LEcta’s proprietary Serratia marcescens nuclease for biopharmaceutical applications.

New head of process solutions at Merck Millipore

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

Agilent expands purification range

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

Desalitech secures US$6.25mn equity investment

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

QUA introduces ultrafiltration membranes at Aquatech India

Membrane manufacturer QUA has introduced its FEDI fractional electrodionization and Q-SEP hollow fibre ultrafiltration modules to the Southeast Asia water treatment market at Aquatech India.

RO membrane has increased salt rejection RO membrane has increased salt rejection

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% stabilised salt rejection and NSF Standard 61 Certification, enabling operators to meet stringent water quality standards.

Calgon Carbon chief Stanik to retire

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

Siemens provides IPS composting system in China

Siemens’ industry automation division has been selected by Guodian Northeast Environmental Protection Industry Group Ltd to supply an IPS composting system using its new mechanically enhanced biodrying (MEB) process for the Shenyang wastewater treatment plant sludge treatment project in Shenyang, China.

Asia to account for 63% of ultrapure water market

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 adds two new filter plants in Xuzhou, China

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 industrial markets.

Clarcor buys Australian gas filtration company

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

Outotec to supply filtration technology for lithium pilot plant in Bolivia

Outotec is to provide filters, auxiliary equipment, spare parts and start-up services for a lithium processing pilot plant that Corporación Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) is building in Bolivia.

Merck Millipore starts live lab tour

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 2012 from May.

Bruker launches gas chromatographs at Analytica

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

Ahlstrom launches air filters at World Filtration Congress

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

Nominations open for INDA awards

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

Veolia launches energy-efficient anaerobic MBR

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

inge appoints new head of R&D

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

Mann+Hummel invests €4.5mn in Marklkofen facility expansion

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

Outotec receives major filter order from Brazilian mining company

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 Gerais, Brazil.

GE secures first European customer for LEAPmbr wastewater treatment system

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

Siemens launches economical RO system in Europe

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

Distribution agreement for process filters

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

IDA launches task force to reduce energy consumption

The International Desalination Association (IDA) has formed a global energy task force whose goal is to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption in all major seawater desalination processes by 2015.

Wastewater sampler can monitor in real time Wastewater sampler can monitor in real time

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

Sorubin successfully tests modified Microluft aerator

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 Gravmark, northern Sweden with promising results.

IDA accepting applications for graduate scholarship

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

Media market to exceed US$17 billion in 2012

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 World Markets report.

NanoH2O raises more than US$60mn in equity and credit facilities

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 UF membranes remove silica at Indian power plants

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 silica from surface water.

IDEX buys Japanese degasser maker ERC

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

Pall to divest blood filtration assets to Haemonetics

Pall Corp has entered into an agreement to sell its blood collection, filtration and processing systems and equipment for transfusion medicine to Haemonetics Corp for approximately US$550 million.

Meissner develops CM and CK capsule filters

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

Sartorius develops new membrane filter test

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