Amiad filters selected for Indian desalination plant

Amiad Filtration Systems’ Arkal disc filtration technology for a seawater desalination plant

India’s VA Tech Wabag has selected Amiad Filtration Systems’ Arkal disc filtration technology for a seawater desalination plant in Chennai, India. The SpinKlin Disc Filters will help convert seawater to potable water. Construction of the project is being overseen and coordinated by Mecon Ltd, a government-owned company, for Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board […]

PUB selects Hyflux for Singapore’s second seawater desalination plant

Singapore’s national water agency PUB has named Hyflux Ltd as the preferred bidder to design, build, own and operate Singapore’s second and largest seawater desalination plant in Tuas for a 25-year concession period. The new desalination plant, which is designed to produce 318 500 cubic metres of water per day, will incorporate Hyflux’s proprietary Kristal […]

Clean Membranes secures funding to develop non-fouling membranes

Clean Membranes Inc, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based start-up developing a new generation of non-fouling membranes, has concluded a Series A round of financing led entirely by Morningside Venture Investments Ltd. The proceeds will be used primarily to take the technology, licensed on an exclusive basis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from laboratory discovery stage to […]

Reverse osmosis membrane company NanoH2O has named Kyle MacDonald as vice president of operations

Reverse osmosis membrane company NanoH2O has named Kyle MacDonald as vice president of operations. MacDonald holds a PhD in Chemistry and brings almost 20 years of manufacturing management experience from senior level positions at Polaroid Corp, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Instant Imaging business unit. At NanoH2O, she […]

Record number of nominations received for Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011

The managing director for Singapore International Water Week has announced that a total of 72 nominations were submitted this year, a 38% increase from 2009. Launched in 2008 to honour outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world’s water problems by applying innovative technologies or implementing policies and programmes which benefit humanity, the […]

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination launched

The Centre at Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus in Perth, Australia was officially launched with a turning of the sod ceremony and ‘pushing the button’ on the excavator. Murdoch University was awarded AUS$20 million by the Australian Government in 2009 to host the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED). The NCED is an integral part […]