A cleaner waterway for generations to come

Micropollutants exist in ground and surface water and have been a growing concern as they impact the quality of water that we consume as well as the larger aquatic habitat and environment. Marwan Nesicolaci, general manager, Asia, De Nora Water Technologies, elaborates more to Water & Wastewater Asia on the challenges in addressing micropollutants and the water quality.

In an attempt to support and transform the world into a more sustainable one, De Nora returned for its first physical trade exhibition since the outbreak of the pandemic at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 last April. Water filtration and disinfection solutions were the centres of the company’s product showcase during the three-day event, and that includes the Advanced Oxidation Processes for Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs) where De Nora leverages its Capital Controls UV and Ozone advanced oxidation process (AOP) solution to remove CECs and micropollutants and encourage water reuse.

Speaking with Water & Wastewater Asia, Marwan Nesicolaci, general manager, Asia, De Nora Water Technologies, shared the insights he picked up from the event and elaborated: “There has been a lot of concerns about new and emerging pollutants and contaminants that are by-products from technologies that are used in the past, or disinfection by-products and new synthetic materials. Although this might not be a critical issue in Asia for now, we see many other parts of the world have already been discussing this for a long time.

“There were also discussions on water reuse and sustainable water sources; these are all big topics in Asia given the demographics in this region. Urban growth population is happening here in Asia as over half of the world’s population resides in this region. However, freshwater resources are limited so water is going to be a huge concern as there is a large number of populations in different parts of this region that still do not have access to fresh, clean drinking water.”

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