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Satellite telemetry supports flood protection

In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited from advances in sensor, datalogger and communications technology. The expansion of mobile telecommunications has meant that more locations now benefit from increased coverage, so that water level and meteorological monitoring systems can now be installed in remote locations. “In the past, data would have to be collected manually,” explains Robin Guy from OTT Hydromet. “However, this is both time consuming and costly, so modern systems employ telemetry to communicate with remote stations to lower costs and dramatically improve the speed and value of data. “The most recent advance in remote communications has been the development of low-power, datalogging, satellite transmitters which are able to transmit sensor data

Grundfos Signs MoU With Ghana’s Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources

During a 2017 state visit to Ghana by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Grundfos signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghana’s Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. The MoU initiated a collaboration through which Grundfos supplied sustainable, energy-efficient technology and technical expertise to

Metito Joins The ‘Water Action Platform’ For Global Knowledge-Sharing

Metito has been named one of the founding members of the Water Action Platform, a new forum dedicated to collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the water sector. Launched by Isle Utilities, a technology consultancy company, in March 2020, the Water Action Platform was originally established in response to COVID-19 but
Articles

Sustainable Optimization Boosts Energy Savings By 30% For Turkish Dairy Products Manufacturer

Turkish milk and dairy products manufacturer Yörükoğlu Süt relies on process optimization to deliver measurable sustainability gains that help boost their bottom line. After experiencing issues with pumps provided by their former supplier, the dairy turned to its packaging provider, and Alfa Laval’s Global Alliance Partner Tetra Pak, for assistance. What began as a routine visit by Alfa Laval to the Antalya processing plant evolved into a long-term partnership to bring increased running time, reduced costs, higher energy savings, and an enhanced sustainability profile to the milk processing plant. Already well-established in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, Yörükoğlu Süt aims to become the area’s largest producer of milk and dairy products. Yörükoğlu Süt’s dairy had been

Age of Data Driven Leak Management Dawns

Global water resources are finite and stretched and the application of advanced leakage management technologies is one way to ensure supply and demand balances are met. Various drivers mean interest in the application of real-time data analysis has quickly gone from it being ‘quite a nice idea’ to ‘we need to do this,
Interviews

Ecolab Makes an Exponential Impact on Water Sustainability

Arjan Boogaards is the Senior Vice President and President, Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for Ecolab Inc., the global specialist in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. waterHQ conducted an interview with Boogaards who talked to us about Ecolab’s comprehensive solutions and how the company optimizes water and energy use, and improves operational efficiencies for customers in the MENA region.

Panasonic Added New Residential Water Supply Systems

waterHQ conducted an interview with Hidenori Matsubara, General Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa, a division of PMMAF to highlight the latest development from Panasonic on the water industry. Panasonic has a long history of Water Pumps business dating back to 1955. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia

Aussie Pumps, a Customer Focused Philosophy

waterHQ conducted an interview with Warwick R. Lorenz, Managing Director at Aussie Pumps. The company, popularly known throughout Australia and South Pacific as Aussie Pumps, began trading in 1993 with a clear mission to provide first class water pumps and cleaning equipment to Australian and international consumers.
Industry Experts

Water Industry Innovations in 2018

As the human population of the world continues to grow rapidly, bridging the gap between supply and demand and providing access to safe, clean water has become a priority and a strategic imperative that must be continuously addressed. Thus, there is a clear need to seek out fresh ideas and new approaches to deal with the challenges of dwindling natural water supplies. Whilst there is still some methods to follow, advances in science and technology are helping to bridge this gap and drive the industry forward. The goal of many of these advances is to enhance sustainability and efficiency of production whilst reducing power usage and wastage to a minimum throughout water infrastructure networks. And the advances that will reach success will be scalable, at low cost, and ecologically

Desalination to the Rescue

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tons yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97 percent of the world’s water. Rising sea levels will cause mayhem with the supplies of most of the world’s cities because they sit low down
Water Treatment

The Growing Need for Water Treatment

Unclean water still affects large populations, posing a threat to overall wellbeing. Water treatment systems industry is forecasted to grow and meet increasing global demand. The fastest growing technology in the market is the filtration methods segment, the largest source of demand being the residential sector. Manufacturers and suppliers are closely affiliated with water purifier businesses to capitalize on opportunities, driven by investments in research and development.

Dispersed Manufacturing Drives the Industrial Filtration Market

Filtration is one of the primary procedures in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Industrial filters are used to filter the primary source of water to remove slit, pipe scale, sand, and algae. Many countries are involved in the recycling and treatment of their water resources.

AWW Exclusive: Water Well Disinfection Procedures

Water well disinfection is one of the most common forms of maintenance performed; it is also one of the most misunderstood procedures in our industry. Water well disinfection is typically employed for one of two reasons, mandated or reactionary.
Wastewater Treatment

Xylem Launches New Energy Efficient Aerobic Digester Solution

Aerobic digestion is often the second largest consumer of energy, after biological treatment aeration, at a wastewater treatment plant. Xylem, a well-known global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most complex water issues, has launched a new aerobic digester solution under its Sanitaire brand that decreases energy consumption by up to 90 percent, promoting more sustainable wastewater treatment operation. Sanitaire Vorelodos aerobic digester combines equipment, controls and services to future-proof wastewater treatment plants by ensuring they meet current and future US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effluent and bio solids regulations, while simultaneously reducing operational costs. The significant energy reduction means that, in larger plants, the Sanitaire
Desalination

Advancing Clean-Energy Desalination: In the Limelight

The global desalination market has grown significantly in the past few years, with the largest plants coming on line in the Middle East. According to the 2016-2017 IDA Yearbook published by Global Water Intelligence, the period June 2015 to June 2016 saw an increase of 3.7 million m3/d of desalination capacity added

Aquatech Presents Energy Efficient Seawater RO System

Aquatech International, a global specialist in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets, has developed LoWattT, an energy-efficient seawater reverse osmosis (RO) system designed for higher reliability and optimal energy consumption - up to 25 percent less than conventional SWRO.
Country Reports

Bottled Water: Growth in a Concentrated Market

The global bottled water market size is expected to reach USD215.12 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 7.4 percent during the forecast period as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe. Rising demand for flavored and vitamin rich water, increasing health consciousness among consumers, increase in per capita spending and rapid urbanization are some of the factors that are likely to push the demand for bottled water. On the other hand, strict government regulations, and environmental impact of plastic bottles may hold back the growth of the market. In France, natural mineral water represents half of total volume sales of the bottled water market, and is very crowded with

SPONGE CITY: Steps Toward a Liveable, Green and Water-Resilient City

In 2015, China launched its sponge city pilot program to tackle unwanted runoff and address water scarcity and pollution challenges, a necessary goal considering that 62 percent of Chinese cities experience flooding, 48 percent face high to extremely high-water stress and 2,100 waterways are identified as black and
Pumps & Flow Meters

Upwardly Mobile With ATEX-Approved Pumps

If the first picture that pops into your head is that of a diesel-powered, generator-type unit, then fine; there will always be a need – but aside from diesel not striking the right environmental chords, what if your mobile pump has to meet the demands of ATEX? Chalwyn valves and Spark Arrestors certainly do their job to meet Health & Safety requirements, but they do not, for example, control surface temperatures in the T4 range of 135°C. Such are the rigorous and sometimes complicated demands of ATEX that it is not uncommon for pump users to position control panels away from the ATEX area in order to comply with the regulation. Not the end of the world, but hardly what you’d call convenient. For an increasing number in industry though, that first picture of a mobile pump is beginning to

Variable Area Flowmeters offer Economy and Value

There are many sophisticated ‘high-tech’ instruments available for flow measurement, but not all applications require the technology of those more complex instruments. In fact, in some applications simple flowmeters offer many advantages over the more technical instruments. The basic principle of flow measurement is:

Multi-Faceted Tormac Centrifugal Pumps

Tormac centrifugal pumps have come a long way in developing and perfecting a wide range of surface pumps. The world-class performance and unmatched quality of these pumps have garnered a growing acceptance in various markets across geographies. Dwelling deeper into the technology and research that went behind in
Events

The Big 5 Postponed to September 12-15, 2021

The Big 5, our annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new dates also apply to the specialized events that are held alongside The Big 5 - The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo. It was not an easy decision to take, but we believe it is the best for the construction players we proudly connect and have served since 1979. Over the past weeks, we made it our priority to listen to our exhibitors, visitors, and other key stakeholders. We understand how crucial a successful trade event is for your business, and how challenging planning ahead can be in

IFAT 2020 to be canceled

The COVID-19 pandemic has a massive impact—also on the global environmental technology industry. In consultation with the Executive Board of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board and the conceptual partners of IFAT, Messe München conducted a survey among the IFAT exhibitors, revealing that most respondents are against holding

IFAT Is Postponed—New Date in September 2020

Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and based on the recommendations of the German Ministry of Health and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München feels compelled to postpone IFAT 2020. This measure is taken in consultation with the Executive Board of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board,