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Editor’s pickSingapore signs MOU with Saudi Arabia on environmental protection, water resources management

22-11-2019
Singapore, Saudi Arabia, memorandum of understanding, MOU, water, development

Singapore and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on environmental protection and water resources management, President Halimah Yacob announced on Thursday (Nov 7). The MOU will facilitate cooperation in water quality management, wastewater treatment, solid waste management and pollution control, between both …

Editor’s pickACWA Power and NOMAC launch NMES

22-11-2019
ACWA Power, NOMAC, NMES, operation & maintenance, desalination

ACWA Power, a Saudi leader in the sectors of water desalination and conventional and renewable power generation worldwide, and its Operations and Maintenance arm, The First National Operation & Maintenance Co. (NOMAC), are expanding and fortifying their presence in the power and water market through a newly established entity - NOMAC …

New criteria for microbial reduction: Drinking water standard revision catches up with UV-LED

22-11-2019
UV-LED, UV technology, LED, wastewater treatment, water treatment

An international standard on drinking water treatment has been updated following developments and the roll-out of UV-LED (ultraviolet-light emitting diode) technology. NSF International, the body accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has established new criteria for the use of UV-LED technology for microbial …

“Innovative wastewater treatment” demonstrated in Scotland

22-11-2019
wastewater treatment

Utility Scottish Water has started a demonstration project using water fleas, earthworms and microalgae as a carbon-neutral alternative method of treating wastewater. The 12-month pilot is part of the broader EU H2020 funded Innoqua development taking place in 11 countries designed to promote sustainable water sanitation technologies. One of the …

New compact level sensors for the water and wastewater industry

22-11-2019
VEGA, product, water treatment, wastewater treatment, sensor, monitoring

VEGA has extended its radar sensor portfolio with a new instrument series. The 80 GHz-based sensors are suitable for more price-sensitive applications, such as those found in the water and wastewater industry. With their precise focusing, they deliver reliable measured values regardless of external conditions such as temperature or build-up on the …

San Francisco recycled water programme pushing wastewater towards drinkability

22-11-2019
wastewater treatment, water treatment, recycled water, drinking water

The city of San Francisco could be drawing on a new source of drinking water that is a recycled version of what’s being flushed down toilets. By design, the San Francisco Public Utilities Building is exceedingly green. It opened in 2012 and for years the building has been recycling its wastewater for things like flushing the toilets. Now, …

SEEPEX’s new smart solution cuts maintenance time

21-11-2019
SEEPEX, pumps, sludge, products, solutions

SEEPEX has introduced its Drive Joint Access (DJA) technology for open hopper pumps for dewatered and thickened sludges, allowing in-situ access in just 11 minutes. The company says that the DJA technology reduces maintenance time by up to 75 per cent and costs by up to 90 per cent, and has already been installed at Thames Water, Anglian Water, …