Water & Wastewater Asia January/February 2024


Puraffinity plans to provide PFAS-free water to 1 billion people by 2030
With US$13.9m raised in Series A funding, this water treatment company which focuses on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) aims to eliminate these ‘forever chemical’ contaminants in both industrial and domestic settings by scaling its technology and expanding its manufacturing investment, according to Puraffinity CEO Henrik Hagemann.

“The water industry brings humanity through the ongoing climate crisis”

Ashley Ng, director of decision intelligence solutions for emerging markets at Xylem, shares insights on the company’s collaboration with Idrica, harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) in the industry, and the timeliness of addressing the climate crisis.

Flow measurement of treated water for a drinking water supply system
An Australian water utilities provider manages the collection, treatment and distribution of water for a coastal local government area. To supply private households and industrial clients with more than 40 million litres of drinking water every day, the company operates a water treatment plant with a network of reservoirs, pumps as well as water mains.