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Unorthodox desalination method could transform global water management

06-07-2020
study, desalination, wastewater treatment, water treatment, Colombia, water management

Water security is becoming an urgent global challenge. Hundreds of millions of people already live in water-scarce regions, and the UN projects that by 2030 about half the world’s population will be living in highly water-stressed areas. This will be a crisis even for developed countries like the U.S., where water managers in 40 states …

Could desalination’s digital twin makeover be the future?

10-06-2020
desalination, digital twins, digitalisation, smart technology, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Digital twin (DT) modelling has helped to improve water utility networks, but now the approach is being used to digitalise desalination plants. An exact digital version of the Al Khobar 1 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia is being created, before its construction has been completed. The project is the result of a broader alliance between the …

Using silica gel to desalinate brackish water

27-03-2020
Membrion, desalination, solutions,

Former UW lecturer and chemical engineering graduate student Greg Newbloom and mentor John Plaza developed technology using silica gel to desalinate brackish water. Newbloom and Plaza are now using that technology to power a new startup, Membrion, which aims to increase the ability for water purification at a lower cost. Silica gel is often found …

Hitachi: Energy-saving, low environmental impact seawater desalination system starts demonstration operation in Republic of South Africa

05-03-2020
Hitachi, South Africa, desalination, water treatment, wastewater treatment

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. are engaged in a demonstration project for a seawater desalination and water reuse integrated system in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, known as the City of Durban in the Republic of South Africa. The project has recently started demonstration operation …

Veolia Water Technologies records excellent year in desalination

04-03-2020
Veolia, desalination

Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary SIDEM, has recorded an excellent year in the desalination field, notably thanks to three major contracts in the Middle East. The most recent is a contract to engineer and procure the future Umm Al Quwain desalination plant in the United Arab Emirates. Following wins at Rabigh 3 in Saudi Arabia and …