Energy recoveryEnergy Recovery Inc. has introduced the PX-300 device, the highest-capacity energy recovery device offered by
ERI. Designed to cut energy usage up to 60% and reduce related costs as well, this new device handles flow rates of 300 GPM (68 m³/hour) per unit. The overall footprint associated with installing it is six times smaller than competing isobaric-device installations, saving valuable plant floor space. And at just over 80 kg, it requires no special foundation or other support structure. The modular, standardized design allows it to be used in the world’s largest SWRO desalination plants. Energy Recovery Inc., San Leandro, CA, www.energyrecovery.comMembrane solutionsKMS will showcase its MegaMagnum® RO and NF systems for industrial and municipal applications, and its PURON™ submerged membrane modules for large-scale MBR applications at WEFTEC.
The RO and NF systems utilize the world’s highest area spiral-wound membrane elements to reduce the complexity, footprint, and installation time of municipal and industrial water treatment systems. Koch Membrane Systems Inc., Wilmington, MA, 888-677-5624, www.kochmembrane.comMixing solutionsThe UniFirst™ 4040 mixer is part of Philadelphia Mixing’s 4000 series, offering the water industry’s highest shaft-diameter to torque ratio. It’s able to withstand excessive heat, harsh
weather conditions and fluctuating loads. The company’s Raven™ 3800 mixer is engineered for durability in mixing large solid concentrations and in caustic and corrosive environments. Its features include a closed grain cast-iron housing with open tank mounting configurations, input and intermediate shaft designs for reduced deflections, efficient and durable C-Face motors with piloted motor adapters to eliminate shimming at installation. Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Palmyra, PA, 800-956-4937, www.philamixers.comPump & compressorThe new Vectra XL 750 liquid ring vacuum pump & compressor from Gardner Denver
Nash is designed from the ground up to meet the widespread needs of the process industry, extending Nash’s Vectra series to the largest capacity ever. It features reliable long life, high efficiency and flexibility to tailor the pump to specific needs, with vacuum pump operation to 28.5” HgV and compressor operation to 30 PSIG. Gardner Denver Nash, Trumball, CT, 800-553-6274, www.gdnash.comWEFTEC.09 Booth 2014Plate reactorAlfa Laval unveiled a new technology for production of pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals resulting in
increased efficiency and reduced energy consumption. The ART® PR49 plate reactor combines the properties of a chemical reactor with those of a plate heat exchanger. A reaction sometimes generates intense heat requiring the reacting substance be diluted or added over a longer timeframe. Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, www.alfalaval.comBlower applications softwareTuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems has updated BlowerXpert™ 8, one of the world’s most widely used rotary blower selection tools. Available for download (WinXP/Vista, 2.5 MB, v8.0),new
features include: incorporation of Relative Humidity into air applications; addition of links to CDC/NIOSH online Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards; inclusion of the Tuthill Package Wizard that selects complete, standard packages based on user specified criteria such as initial cost, noise and power required, and incorporation of Qube™ 1600 packages. Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems, Springfield, MO, 800-825-6937, www.tuthill.com
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