WDR Aquatech Amsterdam Special Edition 2017

WATER DESALINATION REPORT – 31 October 2017

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I n brief Alfa Laval has introduced an addition to its AQUA freshwater generator product line. The AQUA Blue S-type is a thermal vacuum distillation unit used primarily on ships and offshore oil platforms, that uses 70°-95°C (158°-

before polishing in the aeration basin. The project has an estimated value of $450,000. Australian-based Osmoflo has completed the successful installation of two SWRO plants for Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utilities Resources’ (KAJUR) Ebeye, Marshall Islands Desalination Plant Project. The project has a total production capacity of 1,600 m 3 /d (423,720 gpd) and includes remote monitoring via Osmoflo’s PlantConnect software and 24/7 operations control center. The plant will be operated and maintained by Osmoflo under a two- year service contract. The project was sponsored with aid funding from the Asian Development Bank and the Australian and US governments. The Produced Water Society will host the Produced Water Middle East Conference on 12-13 November at the St Regis Hostel in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event will be the organization’s first annual produced water event in the GCC. For information, visit http://www. producedwaterevents.com/middle-east/ . People Ms Manal Moosa Al-Bulush i, from the Middle East College in Muscat, has been named the winner of the Middle East Desalination Research Center’s (MEDRC) inaugural Omani Young Water Researchers Award. The award is sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Muscat and the Omar Zawawi Establishment. Jobs Applied Biomimetic is seeking a Membrane Production Operator for its Gaithersburg, Maryland, membrane manufacturing facility. More details are available on the company website. Please send resumes to resumes@ appliedbiomimetic.com . Moleaer seeks a Sales Manager to help expand sales of its nanobubble generators across the US. The position requires a self-starter, with an understanding of wastewater treatment engineering issues—including DAF, MBR and MBBR processes—and the ability to work with application/process engineers, regularly make cold calls and manage a regional sales organization. Send resume to careers@moleaer.com .

203°F) jacket water waste heat to desalt 120-1,440 m 3 /d

(32,000-380,500 gpd) of seawater. The company said that it shrinks footprint and reduces pump- related power consumption by making use of the vessel’s existing seawater cooling system pumps. When Woodard & Curran acquired California-based RMC Water and Environment late last year, it said that the two companies would operate under a co-branded identity through 2017 before transitioning to operating under a single name in 2018. With the approach of the one-year anniversary of the acquisition, the company said, “as the seasons change, we want to remind you that our name is changing too”; beginning at the start of the new year, the two firms will operate as Woodard & Curran. The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) has announced that it will support 32 water research projects conducted by Palestinian researchers at Palestinian Universities. The topics have been approved by MEDRC and the Palestinian Water Authority after an analysis of current water sector needs. Female researchers will lead 50 percent of the projects, and a list of the projects and participating universities is available at http://tinyurl. com/ycfvewbs . Fluence has been awarded its first contract to upgrade a centralized wastewater treatment plant with its SUBRE membrane aerated bioreactor (MABR) technology. The upgrade will enable Mayanot Ha-Amakim (MAH), an Israeli water utility, to increase its 6,000 m 3 /d (1.6 MGD) Mayan Zvi wastewater plant to treat 7,200 m 3 /d (1.9 MGD). It will include SUBRE modules submerged and anchored in an anoxic zone to simultaneously nitrify/ denitrify, removing 60-70 percent of the ammonia load,

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