GWI report investigates latest water industry trends

A new market insight report from Global Water Intelligence (GWI) navigates opportunities and new market developments in the water sector. The report, “The Global Water Market in 2018,” is a forecast update that investigates the latest major market trends around the world to identify investment and opportunity in the water sector. The report includes a snapshot of emerging private sector opportunities in water, as well as new technologies and trends. View the report, made available from GWI.

De.mem opens Membrane Module Production facility in Singapore

Singapore-based wastewater treatment company De.mem Limited completed the setup of its new facility for hollow fiber membrane and membrane module production in Woodlands, Singapore. At the new facility, De.mem will produce its proprietary filtration technology; the low-pressure hollow fiber nanofiltration (NF) membrane which was developed at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The university exclusively licensed the technology to De.mem in June 2016. It allows for lower operating cost and reduced investment relative to other conventional water treatment technologies.

AGC Chemicals Americas to host Chlor-Alkali Technology Symposium

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is sponsoring an educational and networking event for chlor-alkali producers of all levels of experience. The FLEMION Membrane and Chlor-Alkali Technology Symposium will be held Oct. 4-6, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes resort in Florida. The symposium features two days of technology presentations given by membrane specialists and chlor-alkali technology leaders. Presentation topics range from basic membrane operation and function to brine management, voltage monitoring and other ways to improve the facility performance. Networking events include a golf outing, lunches and two evening receptions. Qualified personnel from companies that produce caustic soda/caustic potash in electrolysis plants in North or South America can attend the conference sessions and networking events free of charge by registering on the event website.

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Awards

EPA awards more than $2.7M to TCEQ

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $2,775,937 for administering water quality and environmental programs. The funds will go toward TCEQ programs to prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution by setting quality standards, monitoring water quality, granting permits and assuring compliance with regulations. The funds will also help administer TCEQ’s environmental management programs, which monitor, abate and control hazardous waste, solid waste, air pollution and pesticides.

QED Environmental Systems Wins 2016 GreenGov Presidential Award

QED Environmental Systems was part of a team that won a 2016 GreenGov Presidential Award for outstanding achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Federal sustainability goals. QED was part of the team that won the Keeping It Clean Award for an innovative groundwater treatment system at a former nuclear weapons production facility in Rocky Flats, Colorado. The system runs on battery power and recharges with solar power. This design enhances safety, improves groundwater treatment reliability, reduces long-term maintenance and costs, and reduces waste. The GreenGov Presidential Awards recognize federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects, facilities and programs.

WELTEC BIOPOWER wins two ADBA Industry Awards

WELTEC BIOPOWER received the AD & Biogas Industry Award in two categories from the British anaerobic digestion association ADBA at the UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 in Birmingham, U.K. An independent expert jury nominated the German biogas plant manufacturer in the category “Best international agricultural project“ in recognition of its 800-kW plant in Colombia. The award “Best international commercial plant” was given to WELTEC BIOPOWER for its 1-megawatt-plant in Melbourne, Australia.

William C. Lipps receives ASTM International’s top award

ASTM International’s committee on water (D19) presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to William C. Lipps, environmental/geochemical marketing manager, at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. in Columbia, Maryland. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. The committee honored Lipps for his exceptional dedication to preparing standards that are related to the study of water. Lipps, an ASTM International member since 1986, is the first vice-chairman of committee D19. He has previously won the Standards Development Award (2010 and 2015), also presented by committee D19.