Water Treatment EBook

Water treatment is any process that improves the quality of water to make it more acceptable for a specific end-use. The end use may be drinking, industrial water supply, irrigation, river flow maintenance, water recreation or many other uses, including being safely returned to the environment.


WasteWater Treatment Ebook

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater (or treated effluent) that is safer for the environment.



Design, analyze or troubleshoot any pipe flow system. Consider liquid, gas, two-phase, slurry or non-Newtonian fluids from a single solution. Accelerate your design process with automatic equipment sizing technology to API & ISO standards.


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  • Cerahelix appoints chief operating officer January 24, 2020
    Bill Paulus.Cerahelix Inc has hired William (Bill) Paulus as the company’s chief operating officer. Paulus will be responsible for leading Cerahelix’s operational, developmental and manufacturing functions while bringing the company’s flagship product through scaled manufacturing. He joins Cerahelix with over 29 years of experience in manufacturing and global operations, including 20 with Delphi. He has […]
  • Rivertrace monitor receives DNV GL compliance January 17, 2020
    Rivertraces SMART ESM (Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor) is fully compliant with MEPC 259 (68).Rivertrace Ltd, a UK-based developer of smart water quality monitoring technology, has received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for its Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor, the SMART ESM. Any washwater used by wet scrubber systems to remove pollutants from exhaust gas must […]
  • Porvair releases filter elements for nuclear power January 16, 2020
    Porvair's Sinterflo MC septa filter elements are designed for nuclear power generating applications.The Porvair Filtration Group has launched its Sinterflo MC septa filter elements designed for nuclear power generating applications including reactor water clean-up, radwaste processing, fuel pool clean-up and condensate polishing. These products are also appropriate for use in fossil fuel power generating plants […]
  • DuPont expands water technology portfolio with four acquisitions January 15, 2020
    DuPont has completed its acquisitions of Desalitech, Inge GmbH, Memcor and OxyMem Ltd. The four acquisitions broaden DuPont Water Solutions’ portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins. The Desalitech acquisition included the company (brands and product portfolio), intellectual property, and a workforce of 40. Desalitech’s closed-circuit reverse […]
  • Hydro International showcases products at Floodex January 15, 2020
    An example of a Hydro International flood control structure with Hydro-Brake Flood and Hydro-Logic Smart Monitoring.Hydro International’s range of products to prevent flooding and manage flood risk will be exhibited at Floodex 2020, taking place in Peterborough, UK on 26-27 February. Floodex regularly plays host to many seminars surrounding a variety of topics, including Sustainable […]
  • Memsift to provide water recovery subsystem for space application January 15, 2020
    Concept design of the WRSS prototype SUNAI.Singapore start-up Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received an order from the Danish Aerospace Company A/S to deliver a water recovery subsystem (WRSS) prototype for application in space. Memsift has signed a product testing agreement (PTA) with Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, a joint venture between Aquaporin A/S and Danish […]
  • Mann+Hummel divests Fluid Brasil January 9, 2020
    Mann+Hummel's headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany.Mann+Hummel has sold its Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil business to Luis Guilherme Pozzani da Rocha, the former CEO of the Brazilian company. All Mann+Hummel Fluid Brasil employees have transferred to the new organization which is now called Fluid Brasil. Fluid Brasil continues operating in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, as well […]
  • Evoqua completes sale of Memcor product line January 8, 2020
    Evoqua Water Technologies has finalised the divestiture of its Memcor product line to DuPont Safety & Construction. The Memcor product line consists of microfiltration, ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactors (MBR). The divested business has approximately 190 employees globally. Gross proceeds from the sale were approximately US$110 million. “The successful closing of the Memcor divestiture is an […]
  • Alfa Laval wins SEK65mn decanter order January 8, 2020
    Alfa Laval is to supply decanters to dewater sludge at wastewater treatment plants in Italy. The SEK65 million order, which also includes service agreements, is booked in the Decanter unit of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division. Deliveries are scheduled for 2020.
  • UWE Bristol develops portable purification system January 6, 2020
    Lead scientist, Professor Darren Reynolds with the portable purification system.A mini mobile water treatment plant developed by scientists at UWE Bristol, which can purify hundreds of thousands of litres of water, is currently undergoing trials at the university’s Frenchay campus. Initial tests have shown the system can transform dirty pond water into clean water which meets UK […]
  • Toray creates energy-effective RO membrane January 6, 2020
    Toray Industries says its new seawater desalinating reverse osmosis (RO) membrane produces 70% more clean drinking water than other similar products, making it a highly energy-effective membrane. Technological advances with RO membrane-based water treatment have lowered water production costs and helped solve water issues around the globe. However, the issue with conventional RO membranes is that […]
  • Microdyn-Nadir unveils updated website December 20, 2019
    The new website places an emphasis on products, applications and availability of technical material.Microdyn-Nadir’s new website places an emphasis on products, applications and availability of technical material, with a focus on customer engagement. The improvements allow customers to find what they need quickly. In addition, the website offers the option to view pages in English […]
  • Porvair expands range of compressed air filters December 19, 2019
    Porvair has launched seven new metallic Compfil filters for use within process air and gas applications.The Porvair Filtration Group has further expanded its range of microfiltration products with the launch of seven new metallic Compfil filters for use within process air and gas applications. The filters are used in industries including sterile applications within water, […]
  • Saltworks commissions membrane concentrator December 19, 2019
    used together, the technologies within the membrane concentrator can concentrate highly scaling brines to 130,000 mg/L total dissolved solids.Saltworks Technologies has begun commissioning a membrane concentrator which makes extensive use of turbocharged reverse osmosis. The turbocharging relies on four elements: BrineRefine technology to remove scaling ions, which enables downstream processing at extremely high recoveries; A […]
  • Toray looks to the future with new R&D centre in Japan December 13, 2019
    Toray Industries Inc has inaugurated an R&D Innovation Center for the Future at its Shiga plant in Otsu, Japan. The new facility will lead Toray’s global research as its functional materials headquarters. It will engage in research and develop technologies through collaboration with the company’s domestic and overseas production and sales units creating advanced materials, […]
  • Suez to expand Hungarian ultrafiltration membrane plant December 12, 2019
    Suez Water Technologies & Solutions CEO Yuvbir Singh announcing the expansion in Hungary.Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is investing around €30 million to expand its ultrafiltration membrane manufacturing plant in Oroszlány, Hungary. The plant is one of the largest in the world dedicated to the production of hollow-fibre ultrafiltration membranes. Suez says that the expansion […]
  • Zero Brine launches first pilot in Rotterdam December 5, 2019
    The Zero Brine pilot has begun in Rotterdam port.The EU-funded Zero Brine project, which aims to reduce industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing minerals and metals from wastewater, has begun its first pilot phase in Rotterdam port, one of the largest petrochemical clusters in Europe. Circular industrial processes are essential to develop a […]
  • The top Filtration+Separation news stories in November December 4, 2019
    Our most popular stories in November covered product developments at Liquinex, Donaldson and Toray. 1. Liquinex offers water purification in a suitcase Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex develops a compact, solar-operated water purification system, which uses ceramic ultrafiltration, UVC and graphene technology.   2. Donaldson tests wireless air filter monitoring Donaldson is field […]
  • Scottish Water pilot uses earthworms in wastewater December 3, 2019
    The Scottish Water pilot site at Littlemill in Nairnshire.Scottish Water’s Research and Innovation team is conducting a 12-month pilot which uses water fleas and earthworms to treat wastewater. Part of an EU-funded project called Innoqua, which is being trialled in 11 countries including Scotland, the pilot will measure the effectiveness of earthworms, water fleas and microalgae as […]
  • De.mem awarded A$1.7mn BOO contract in Singapore November 27, 2019
    De.mem Ltd has signed a build, own, operate (BOO) contract in Singapore with revenues of at least A$1.7 million. The Australian-Singaporean water and wastewater treatment company will operate a containerized wastewater treatment system at the Singapore factory of Swiss flavours and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan. The De.mem system will treat the wastewater generated by the customer’s production process […]

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  • Ebara donates pumps to the University of Indonesia January 24, 2020
    The cutaway (left) and booster pump (right) donated to the university.The presentation ceremony.Ebara Corporation has given booster pump units as well as pump cutaways to the University of Indonesia, as part of the Japanese company’s international cooperation activities and technical training. The objective is to promote the understanding of the pump structure, control system etc. The […]
  • Grundfos inaugurates digital lab in Asia-Pacific January 24, 2020
    Grundfos' new iSOLUTIONS lab is the first of its kind by the company in Asia-Pacific.Grundfos has opened its digital lab in Singapore - the first of its kind by the company in Asia-Pacific - as a strategic initiative to drive greater adoption of intelligent water solutions in the region. The lab will showcase Grundfos’ range […]
  • Netzsch Group expands its executive board January 22, 2020
    Paul Netzsch.Paul Netzsch is joining the executive board of Erich Netzsch GmbH & Co Holding KG from 1 April 2020. Along with Moritz Netzsch and Jens Niessner, the 33-year old business economist, a member of the shareholder family, will manage the company as a three-member body. During his first year, Paul Netzsch will have no […]
  • Rotork actuators help deliver fresh water January 22, 2020
    Rotork rack & pinion fluid power actuators at a municipal waterworks plant in Schwebberg.Rotork’s electric and pneumatic actuators have been installed at two sites in Germany with 39 GT pneumatic piston actuators and 13 CK modular electric actuators to be used at two municipal water works which supply the town of Lohr am Main, in […]
  • Norwegian shipyard orders wellboat pumps from PG Flow Solutions January 21, 2020
    PG Flow Solutions is to supply seawater circulation pumps for a wellboat that the Norwegian shipyard Aas Mekaniske Verksted is building for Brønnbåt Nord Lofoten. Eight large seawater circulation pumps will be supplied for the 63.86 metre long and 14 metre wide newbuild wellboat. The pumps will ensure continuous seawater circulation in the boat’s well, […]
  • Top 10 pump business stories in 2019 January 20, 2020
    Image courtesy of Keith Bell/Shutterstock.com.Finder Pompe's recently opened test facility in Merate.The Raining Champions beer.Ingersoll Rand, Gardner Denver, SPX Flow, Dover, Finder Pompe, Gruppo Aturia, ITT, Rheinhütte, Grundfos, Weir, Xylem, Siemens, Wilo and American-Marsh feature in our most-read business news stories on www.worldpumps.com in 2019.   1. Ingersoll Rand to acquire Accudyne Industries’ Precision Flow Systems […]
  • Zenit extends Chopper Uniqa range January 17, 2020
    Zenits extended Uniqa range of clog-proof electric shredding pumps is designed for for heavily soiled water.Zenit’s extended Uniqa range of clog-proof electric shredding pumps has high efficiency motors and a hydraulic chopper designed for for heavily soiled water. The chopping system can cut up and expel any destructible solid body in the wastewater. The re-engineering […]
  • Grundfos launches service app for Thailand January 16, 2020
    SmArt Serv supports the digitalisation of Thailands key infrastructure.In line with Thailand’s transformation into a digital economy, the new Grundfos mobile app, SmArt Serv, supports the digitalisation of Thailand’s key infrastructure and is for use in industry and water utilities that use Grundfos products. The growth of consumer-centric apps reflects the country’s ambition for Thailand […]
  • Europump supports Eco-Design Directive revision January 14, 2020
    Europump says that the energy consumption of the entire pump system should be taken into consideration, covering the pump, motor and controller. (Image: Shutterstock)As part of the EU Commission’s ongoing revision to the Eco-Design Directive, pump manufacturers across Europe want to implement the extended product approach (EPA) for water pumps, which would cover the energy […]
  • Voith leads efficiency drive for Frades 2 plant January 14, 2020
    The pumped storage power plant Frades 2 is in the north-west of Portugal installed in an underground cavern.Voith Hydro is leading the development and implementation of additional solutions to make the Frades 2 pumped storage plant in Portugal even more efficient. The work is part of Voith Hydro’s role in the XFLEX HYDRO (Hydropower Extending […]
  • Golf course irrigation turns to Vesconite January 13, 2020
    Canister pumps ensure that golf courses are kept green and lush.The team responsible for the maintenance of the irrigation system at one of South Africa’s premier golf courses chose Vesconite’s Hitemp 150 to deal with high levels of debris and pumps running dry for periods. The team at Golf Turf Electronics, was finding that the […]
  • Xylem adds new Technology Hub to regional HQ in Singapore January 10, 2020
    At the opening of Xylems expanded regional headquarters in Singapore (left to right) Lim Tse Yong, director, Capital Goods, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB); Peter Ng Joo Hee, chief executive, PUB; Patrick Decker, president and CEO, Xylem Inc; and Prof Reginald Tan, executive director, Science Engineering Research Council, A*STAR. Photo courtesy of Xylem Inc.Xylem has […]
  • Grundfos to debut wash & clean solution at IPPE January 10, 2020
    The Grundfos SMART digital dosing pumps will be on display at IPPE 2020.Grundfos will showcase its latest pumping solutions and debut a new wash and clean system for the food processing industry at the 2020 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). IPPE will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from 28-30 January and visitors to the […]
  • New general manager for Grundfos Philippines January 7, 2020
    Jonathan Breton.Jonathan Breton has been appointed general manager of Grundfos Philippines. In his new role, Breton will be responsible for the overall sales operation within the Philippines in key business areas including industry, commercial business services, domestic business services, business development, and aftermarket service sales. He will report to Chee Khuan Leong, area managing director, […]
  • Xylem expands portfolio for industrial challenges January 6, 2020
    The e-MP is a multistage ring section pump designed for high-pressure applications.Xylem’s holistic approach to smart industrial water and fluid management now includes e-MP multistage ring section pumps, e-XC single stage double suction centrifugal pumps and larger vertical turbine pumps. Designed to address the biggest issues in industrial pumping and processes, including costs and environmental […]
  • Vertiflo Pump Company offers external flush December 17, 2019
    The Series 2100 is designed for applications including liquids entrained with solids, pulp and paper, mining, and wastewater.The Series 2100 trash- and solids-handling self-priming centrifugal pumps from US-based Vertiflo Pump Company, allow easy access to the impeller and case to remove debris and have an optional external flush, resulting in extended seal life. The company […]
  • Tsurumi conversion multiplies service life December 17, 2019
    The Tsurumi KTV pump is a lightweight pump used for dewatering on construction sites, in mining and tunnelling.Tsurumi has released a conversion kit for its KTV dewatering pumps which, following testing, showed that the lifetime of the pumps in abrasive applications was extended from five weeks to five months. The Tsurumi KTV pump is a […]
  • Another new channel partner for SPX Flow in Australia December 13, 2019
    Left to Right: Dylan Reilly (SPX Flow), Victor Rokhlin (Dynapumps), Charlie Lannantuoni (Dynapumps), Jason Westwood (SPX Flow), and Andrew Anderson (SPX Flow).SPX Flow has appointed Dynapumps Pty Ltd as its channel partner for APV pumps, valves and mixers as well as Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) pumps and valves in the Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia territories. […]
  • Grundfos announces 2019 WaterPRO champion December 12, 2019
    The Grundfos WaterPRO champion was Michael Raines of Beaver Lake Pump Service in Garfield, Arkansas.After a year of more than 80 qualifying events in the USA and Canada, Grundfos has named its 2019 WaterPRO Champion at the National Groundwater Association’s Groundwater Week in Las Vegas. Michael Raines of Beaver Lake Pump Service in Garfield, Arkansas […]
  • KSB extends management contracts December 10, 2019
    Dr Stephan Timmermann.Dr Matthias Schmitz.KSB’s administrative board has extended CEO Dr Stephan Timmermann's contract by a further three years. The extension, which came earlier than planned, means Dr Timmermann is now appointed CEO of the German pump and valve manfacturer until 30 November 2023. The contracts of KSB chief financial officer Dr Matthias Schmitz and chief sales officer Ralf […]