CHARLEROI, Pa. — QUA, a developer of advanced membrane products for water and wastewater treatment applications, has received the 2013 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for Industrial Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology, North America, for its Q-SEP Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Modules and FEDI Fractional Electrodeionization, according to a press release.

"We are proud that QUA has been selected to receive this prestigious award. QUA's innovative products have been extremely well received by leading OEMs around the world, with an established and growing roster of installations in both North America and internationally. Both the FEDI and Q-SEP membrane have had a positive impact on performance goals such as operational costs, energy footprint, treatment capabilitie and reduced maintenance requirements," said V J Nathan, technical director, QUA Group.

Frost & Sullivan noted that, by addressing key challenges in both FEDI and Q-SEP applications, QUA has come up with unique design features for both products, noted the release.

The three key design features for its Q-SEP ultrafiltration systems are higher fiber strength, uniform pore distribution and consistent treated water quality.

The company conducted a two-year patent design review, along with a differentiated manufacturing process, to develop a core fiber that maintained its mechanical integrity throughout the lifespan of the membrane system, stated the release.

Read the entire press release here.