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Energy Recovery CEO resigns

14-11-2019
Energy Recovery Inc

Chris Gannon has resigned as president and CEO of Energy Recovery Inc. Gannon, who was appointed Energy Recovery president and CEO last year, cited personal reasons for his departure. The Energy Recovery board has named chairman Robert Yu Lang Mao as interim president and CEO. Mao will lead the executive search for a permanent replacement for …

Pentair’s fish-friendly impeller at Aquatech

14-11-2019
Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis, Aquatech

Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis recently showcased its pumps and systems for critical water infrastructure and industrial applications at Aquatech Amsterdam. The company showcased its capabilities for water treatment, wastewater, sewage and flood control and a highlight at the Pentair booth was its large fish-friendly flood control impeller. The …

Europump leads drive for harmonisation

14-11-2019
Europump, drinking water

Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, is at the forefront of the drive for harmonisation of quality standards for products that come into contact with drinking water. One key area of activity for Europump has been its work in relation to the EU Commission’s stated commitment to revise its 20-year-old Drinking Water …

Editor’s pickThis is the water crisis that Egypt is facing

14-11-2019
Egypt, water crisis, water shortage

Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops 50km (30 miles) from Egypt’s River Nile. Then supplies in the canal linking his seven acres to the river dwindled as other farmers drew more water, and he had to abandon half the plot. His smallholding is one of the victims of a creeping water crisis, exacerbated by …

Wood-based fibre captures hormones from wastewater

11-11-2019
wastewater treatment, cellulose

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fibre yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances—especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills—that would otherwise end up in bodies of water. By attaching a cyclic sugar onto the surface of the cellulose fibre yarn, the research …