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U.S.: Can private companies save the crumbling water systems and infrastructure?

20-12-2017

Increasingly, in the United States (U.S.), ownership of water systems as well as water pipes – used to transport drinking water and move waste – have been shifting to private companies. And according to Bluefield Research, companies have spent, or are planning to spend, approximately US$2 billion in 53 deals that involve water and …

Bentley Institute Press introduces the new BIM publication

19-12-2017

Bentley Institute Press, publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to BIM advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced the availability of their newest title, Plain Language BIM, now available as both a print publication …

Mueller® swing check valves feature the 350psi Operating Pressure

19-12-2017

To meet the higher-pressure requirements of today’s water infrastructure systems, all 2- to 12-inch Mueller UL/FM swing check valves are now rated at 350 psig cold working pressure (CWP). In addition, the product line has been expanded to include 2-, 14-, and 16-inch sizes (with the largest two sizes still rated at 250 psig CWP). Standard …

Hydroflux Group debuts new brand in the water and wastewater market

19-12-2017

Hydroflux Group has launched Hydroflux Epco, a new brand in the water and wastewater treatment market. Combining wastewater innovator Hydroflux HUBER with Epco Australia, one of Australia’s longest-standing water companies, the new powerhouse will provide a wide range of wastewater treatment technologies while also incorporating Epco’s …

Stonehouse Water Technologies completes funding round

19-12-2017

Stonehouse Water Technologies LLC, an early stage start-up developing water purification products for communities, has just completed their first funding round totalling US$1.55M. The strong financing round exceeded the initial goals set forth by Stonehouse Water Technologies President Hensley Foster.  Stonehouse’s patent pending …

Editor’s pickMembrane distillation technology: The new way to go

18-12-2017

Technological breakthroughs are quickly rising to the fore. Dr Prince with the International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal (IAAM Scientist Medal). Photo credit: EWTCOI, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Dr J Antony Prince, the Senior Manager who heads the Membrane Technology team at the Environmental and Water Technology Centre of …

New Jersey: Looking at stricter restrictions for chemicals in drinking water

18-12-2017

Although it has been almost two decades since a dangerous category of chemicals, perfluorinated chemicals, was discovered in common consumer products manufactured in the United States (U.S.) and removed – but still present in drinking water. New Jersey, which can still find some of the highest concentrations of the chemicals in its drinking …

DXmic finds water leaks in the most challenging environments

15-12-2017

HWM has launched the DXmic, a new ground microphone offering touchscreen operation and innovative features. The high-quality microphone enables accurate location of leaks on-site with colour touchscreen that is easy to operate, and has multiple signal, memory and frequency displays. Digital features, such as auto-filtering and frequency …