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Filtration and Separation features, January 2009

Air conditioning systems: Testing air cleaning devices in air conditioning units

Is it possible to test air cleaning or disinfection devices used in air conditioning systems? We look at a potential air testing system, and see if it is p

Oil and gas extraction: Using engineering simulation

In the oil and gas industry, specifically the filtration and separation of produced water and sand management generated by oil production, engineering simu


Ken Sutherland looks at the importance of filters in the production of crude oil, both on- and offshore.


Continuing his series of articles covering new developments in a number of broad classes of filtration and other separation equipment types, Ken Sutherland


Tightened emission requirements on diesel engines mean the use of fuel injection equipment that is vulnerable to contaminants. Mandatory fuel sulphur reduc


ACHEMA is the world forum for the process industries. The city of Frankfurt hosts ACHEMA – the largest international meeting for the process industries, en


Nearly a mile long and 40 metres below ground, a key section of Belfast’s deepest tunnel was completed earlier this year, boosting Northern Ireland Water’s


The challenges of changing regulations and standards can mean difficult situations for water companies. As new discharge limits and controls come into forc


In the quest for efficient and economical water use and land footprint in water production, membrane bioreactors (MBR) have been leading the way. In this a


The subject of butterfly valve technology and its suitability for desalination plants raises a number of issues in respect of providing adequate protection


There is an increasing requirement for sustainable treatment options to deal with the various types of emissions to the environment, including the bad smel


There is no doubt that efficient filtration is essential when dealing with industrial wastewater issues. In this article, Cat Pumps explain why the success


Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) with submerged membrane modules are being adopted in many areas of the globe as the next generation of biological water treatmen


The town of Gillingham, England has responded to growing population and increased treatment standards by installing four of Nordic Water’s Dynasand moving


Water pollution – especially as a result of oil production and storage – is an unfortunate fact of life. Finding a solution is not as obvious, especially i


As we are all aware, water is becoming a scarce and expensive commodity. The beverage and food industries, looking to increase the recycling of their proce


The need to remove pathogens from potable water supplies is long recognised. In this article the characteristics of pathogen groups are outlined alongside


After millennia of evolution, water filtration technologies face many challenges, from increasing demand to new contaminants. But perhaps the biggest chall


The membrane bioreactor has become an important processing tool in the treatment of waste liquids. Ken Sutherland looks at its technology and applications.


Ken Sutherland considers the various ways — such as reverse osmosis and nanofiltration — to filter fresh and waste waters, discusses the purposes for that


Can old tyres be an effective filter medium? Yue-Feng Xie, Bryon A. Killian and Andrew S. Gaul look at using crumb rubber from waste tyres when filtering w


Ken Sutherland looks at the characteristics of depth filtration, at the range of equipment used to implement the filtration process, and at how it is used,


There are different designs for underdrains – important when removing suspended solids from potable water. David Shepherd of Severn Trent Services Ltd take


The Water Corporation of Western Australia turned on the country's largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant back in November 2006, starting the delive


Hal Alper and H. Parthasarathy from Mycelx Technologies Corporation look at the problem of ‘oily mists' – secondary aerosols found in a range of industri


As membranes become more common in every aspect of the filtration industry, Ken Sutherland examines the bulk chemicals and petrochemicals industrial sector


Ralf Krüger from inge watertechnologies describes the growing popularity of ultrafiltration as pre-treatment in seawater desalination and looks at its succ


A relatively recent development in membrane processes, Ken Sutherland looks at the rapidly expanding field of nanofiltration, its characteristics and its a


The Harnaschpolder wastewater treatment plant, based in the Netherlands and run by Veolia, is a great example of a modern filtration system with a look to


A team from the Belgian company Bekaert explain the development of an enhanced surface filter medium based on short metal fibres, specifically designed for


The production processes for beverages demand that the final result is a drink that meets the expectations of customers, both visually and gastronomically.


Until recently the nuclear industry in the United States and parts of Western Europe has been dormant or in decline. At the same time, nuclear capacity has


Lon Edelman of Kimberley-Clark believes that filter media is no longer just a commodity, and that its true value can be determined by life cycle costing. T


Dr Graham Rideal, founder and senior scientist of Whitehouse Scientific, explains the importance of a correctly calibrated filter when involved in oil prod


Peter Rose of Alfa Laval takes a look at one of the growth areas of biopharmaceutical filtration and separation: the harvesting of mammalian cells to produ


There is increasing inter-dependency between new filtration technologies and renewable energy. In this article, Dr Mike Coffey looks at the growing use of


The growing number of biogas plants makes it increasingly difficult to return the fermentation residue substrates to green spaces or arable land. We take a


Engineers set out to design a cartridge filter that could work efficiently to provide compressed air to international quality standards. The design involve


A long with black coal, natural gas and nuclear power, one of the most important sources of energy is brown coal. But one of its by-products, gypsum, has t


A Mexican power plant was in need of a system that could effectively and efficiently treat its secondary wastewater stream. The plant turned to a manufactu


Renovated in 2005, a sewage plant in Sweden invested to make operations more efficient and reliable. A specialist offering solutions in machines and electr


Lyco Manufacturing was called upon to create a screening system to deal with the troublesome organic contaminants that are released as a result of turkey p


A major food company was experiencing screen blockage problems when filtering rapeseed oil for biodiesel production. It decided to purchase a Self-Cleaning


Despite extreme drought conditions and a rapidly growing population, the Western Australia city of Perth is getting water to its residents due to a groundb


Ultra-violet disinfection and a rehaul of filters was key to solving the problems of a water treatment facility in Poughkeepsie, USA, that needed to upgr


Producing fuel ethanol can be expensive, but with the right technology a company can reduce costs and save energy. A designer and manufacturer of gas separ


The elimination of total organic solids (TOC) from feedwater is vital to ensure the long term performance of a high-pressure boiler. At a power plant in Th


Crossflow filtration has been used for many years in food and beverage applications. Now French filtration specialists SIVA have improved the technology,


The city of Atlanta is growing rapidly, which has led to increasing waste gases being emitted from wastewater plants. Following vociferous complaints fro


Seawater pre-treatment is an integral part of every seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant, used to remove particulates, debris, micro-organism

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The decanters will be used to thicken and dewater sludge.


The filters will be part of the factory's process systems.

What’s coming up…
Sep ’21

Organisers say the content to be presented in September 2021 will be very similar to that of the postponed WFC13 in April 2020.

Sep ’21

Sep ’21

The latest achievements in science and technology of desalination.

Sep ’21

Conference examining critical water security issues in the Arab region.

Sep ’21

4th international air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition.