GE will supply a ZeeWeed MBR system consisting of four MBR trains, each with 10 membrane cassettes containing ZeeWeed 500 rugged, reinforced membrane modules. It is being supplied under contract with EPC contractor GS Engineering & Construction and is expected to be operational later this year.
The BAPCO refinery refines more than 250 000 barrels of crude daily. GE’s ZeeWeed technology will handle a maximum wastewater flow of about 24 million litres/day from the refinery and Sitra tank farm.
Sirkar's recently patented system can deliver about 80 liters of drinking water per 100 liters of seawater, he says. A comparable reverse-osmosis system—which relies on pressure to force seawater through a salt-filtering membrane—would reclaim 41 liters from that same amount of saltwater, according to Sirkar.
At IBM, a team of nanotechnology researchers charged with developing new materials for making computer chips made a surprising discovery: the material they were working with also showed promise as a water filtration/purification/desalination membrane. Scientists at IBM Research, together with collaborators from Central Glass, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and the University of Texas, Austin have created a new membrane that filters out salts as well as potentially harmful toxins in water such as arsenic while using less energy than other forms of water purification.
The 2012 Membrane Technology Conference will be the premier event for membrane applications in North America. For the first time, AWWA and AMTA have teamed together to host this joint conference and exposition that will showcase membrane applications and developments.
Join North America’s largest gathering of membrane professionals to learn the latest technologies:
Learn how membrane technologies and processes can solve water system problems.
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Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is the only water business show sponsored by China’s Ministry of Water Resources and approved by the Ministry of Commerce.
This year’s show is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors following the Chinese government’s announcement that under its 2011 Number One Central Document for water resource development, it will invest RMB 400 billion each year for the next 10 years. The funds will be allocated to domestic and foreign companies to ...
The Khaleej Times (4/16) reports after having previously begun work on underground reservoirs, Dubai is currently "exploring ways to make use of safely treated and good quality sewage water for recharging ground water, which, in the long run, will help make an emergency reservoir of underground water." So far, "a feasibility study to reuse treated sewage water for this purpose is part of a latest joint venture undertaken by the Dubai Municipality with global engineering and construction company Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd (HPT), part of Japan's Hitachi Group." The two groups will develop a
As demonstrated by the previous membrane technology conferences also its 6th edition 2011 in Aachen will cover the whole range of water related membrane applications and give a platform to present results of the latest research. Therefore it is addressed to everyone involved in water or wastewater treatment with membranes and associated research. The conference date will provide a good opportunity for visitors from all over the world to visit the reuse conference in Barcelona one week ...
The course includes practice and theory on pre-treatment, fouling and scaling in microand ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis applied for the production of drinking and industrial water production.
Research has demonstrated that high-grade water can be recovered from flue gases of certain factory chimneys by utilising strongly improved membrane technology. Ten years of preliminary research followed by field tests led by KEMA, the Netherlands, have shown that industrial plants can change from being water consumers to water producers, making a valuable contribution to the world’s water supply.