Tsune Katsura, chairman of global membrane company Hydranautics talks about matching supply and demand in a reignited desalination market…
Japanese membrane chairman outlines importance of reuse market
Municipal and industrial water reuse will continue to be big markets for membrane companies as the competition gets tighter on new mega desalination projects.
That’s according to Tsune Katsura, chairman of global membrane company Hydranautics.
At the recent Aquatech China event in Shanghai, Aquatech Global Events sat down with Katsura for a wide-ranging interview on the membrane market, material science developments and the water reuse market. A sample of the interview can be seen in the embedded video.
In the interview, Katsura said: “Desalination continues to be an important market for us. But when competition is too tight in the bigger projects, we migrate towards the high value market, such as energy reuse in the energy and environmental area.”
He added: “When you recycle municipal wastewater into potable water, the energy consumption can be one third compared to seawater desalination. In this area, the anti-fouling technology is so important – we have a good reference in Singapore, as well as Orange County in California.”