News archive

February 2017

Editor’s pickSUEZ to design first Zone Libellule of an industrial park in China

24-02-2017

French utility company SUEZ has won a design contract for the rehabilitation and expansion of the discharge constructed wetland at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), the largest petrochemical platform in Asia. The contract, which represents an investment of €18.5 million, is SUEZ’s first Zone Libellule project in Asia and the …

MICRODYN-NADIR: Innovating the membrane process to separate mircro-pollutants

23-02-2017

BIO-CEL membrane module in Huenxe, Germany Contamination of the environment by micro pollutants has clearly been proven now. And so, it has become more and more important to eliminate micro pollutants in biologically treated wastewater as there are high concentration of microorganisms and contamination by antibiotics coming from animal breeding, …

LANXESS increases prices for its liquid purification products

22-02-2017

With immediate effect, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will globally increase the prices for ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membrane elements and iron oxide adsorbers for water treatment by 3%, on average. This is due to the increasing input costs, which have led to the price adjustment although these measures vary according to field of …

Editor’s pickVeolia wins €156m contract in Sri Lanka

22-02-2017

Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV and SADE, has won a €156 million contract from the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board to help provide access to water on a larger scale in the Greater Matale area. Greater Matale is predominantly an agricultural region located in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, some 150 kilometers …

Singapore Budget 2017: Water prices to increase by 30% over two years

21-02-2017

At the Singapore Government’s Budget Statement for Financial Year 2017 in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat delivered the news that water tariff will increase for the first time in 17 years. The increment will see prices hiking up by 30% in the next two years to fund higher costs of water production. …

Hyflux moves to bolster global competitiveness

15-02-2017

Hyflux Ltd. (Hyflux) has announced plans to bolster its global competitiveness across three fronts. In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Hyflux is making investments to improve manufacturing productivity, commercialise next-generation membrane technologies and diversify from its traditional infrastructure business. …

Editor’s pickToray President Nikkaku gives Leadership Lecture at UTM-MJIIT Kuala Lumpur

15-02-2017

Nikkaku giving the lecture At the invitation of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Akihiro Nikkaku, President of Toray Industries, Inc., visited Kuala Lumpur to give a public lecture on "Research & Development and Global Business Strategy of Toray Group". This 18th Leadership Lecture Series, organized by the University Technology …

Editor’s pickPUB appoints CH2M Hill Singapore as Design Consultant for Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

13-02-2017

CH2M Hill Singapore Pte Ltd has been appointed by Singapore’s national water agency as the Detailed Design Consultant for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), a key component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. The news came after a pre-qualification and tender exercise in 2016. The appointment will see CH2M Hill Singapore …

LACROIX Sofrel adds SOFREL LS-Flow into its range of data loggers

13-02-2017

LACROIX Sofrel, a leader in the remote management of water systems, is adding a new product to its range of data loggers. This follows the success of the SOFREL LS, the data loggers for remote meter reading and leak detection by district metering, and the SOFREL LS-V solution, which operates pressure regulating valves. The range now welcomes the …

Global wastewater diffused aerator market to grow by two-fold by 2021

10-02-2017

Aeration is a biological process through which air or oxygen is mixed with or circulated through a liquid substance. Diffused aeration systems, also known as diffused aerators, increase dissolved oxygen levels in a liquid, and are hence highly recommended for secondary treatment in wastewater treatment systems. Owing to their high reliability, …