Dive into membranes, an essential tool for desalination, water reuse and filtration needs

Membranes are used to filter out contaminants and unwanted substances from groundwater, industrial water, seawater, brackish water and other sources. Different membrane types and sizes can be used depending on the application, including ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), microfiltration (MF) and forward osmosis (FO). With the ability to filter out much smaller substances, including salts and ions from liquids, membranes have become popular and commonplace in water treatment configurations. Membranes manufactured from polymer films are the most common, with other materials such as ceramics also starting to gain traction. Research into newer materials including graphene and carbon nanotubes is also underway.

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-02-2020

Researchers claim a ‘plasmatron’ technology could be an answer to growing PFAS concerns

VIDEO: Orange County gets proactive on PFAS

VIDEO: Orange County gets proactive on PFAS

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2020

Orange County is pilot testing 10 different carbons and four resins to treat PFAS.

Mike Markus: Creating a legacy at Orange County Water District

Mike Markus: Creating a legacy at Orange County Water District

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-01-2020

The OCWD general manager has been at the water utility for over 30 years. What has he learned?

Wastewater treatment boosted in Istanbul with MBR upgrade

Wastewater treatment boosted in Istanbul with MBR upgrade

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-12-2019

Expansion of a wastewater treatment plant is helping Italian company Fisia Italimpianti to broaden its portfolio beyond desalination.

VIDEO: HP Nanda sets out the future strategy for DuPont Water Solutions

VIDEO: HP Nanda sets out the future strategy for DuPont Water Solutions

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-11-2019

HP Nanda, Global VP discusses the recent acquisitions of inge and Memcor businesses and why membrane technology will become smarter.

Partnership in Action: Innovative Project Brings Clean Drinking Water to Local Kenya Community

Partnership in Action: Innovative Project Brings Clean Drinking Water to Local Kenya Community

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-10-2019

Sponsored: DuPont Water Solutions and USAID partnered with LSOSF to support an innovative water project in Kenia.

RESEARCH: Graphene membrane can purify methane from biogas

RESEARCH: Graphene membrane can purify methane from biogas

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-10-2019

A graphene membrane is being scaled up in Australia and applied to wastewater treatment.

VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-10-2019

DuPont Water Solutions kickstarted its investment into the water market with the inge ultrafiltration business from BASF. Commercial director Alex Lane starts a three-part thought leaders video interview series discussing the past, the present and t...

VIDEO: Ceramic membranes go XL in Singapore

VIDEO: Ceramic membranes go XL in Singapore

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-09-2019

The Choa Chu Kang Waterworks in Singapore will be another key proving ground for large scale use of ceramic membranes for municipal water treatment.

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2019

A new analysis from the World Health Organisation plays down fears over microplastics in water but says further research still needed…

Barriers to water reuse 'not insurmountable' for drought-stricken Australia

Barriers to water reuse 'not insurmountable' for drought-stricken Australia

  • By Aquatech
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  • 26-08-2019

Learning from global successful water reuse projects could help Australian towns and cities amid current tough drought conditions, finds a new report…

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

  • By Aquatech
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  • 01-08-2019

Following on from a record 24-hour pre-registration, Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition is now 99 per cent sold out…

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

  • By Aquatech
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  • 31-07-2019

Öland relied on imported water to meet peak seasonal demand. Apataq designed a system that enables the treatment plant to self-adapt. Is this future of water treatment?

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

  • By Dr Graeme K Pearce
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  • 15-05-2019

Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impact are new entrants having on a mature and competitive playing field?

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-04-2019

Can a public water utility and its global commercial technology arm be run by the same person? CEO Joke Cuperus believes it can. Here she discusses workplace diversity, innovation and her ambitions for running both companies.

Face scrub, poo pellets & algae trainers: 5 products embodying circular aspirations

Face scrub, poo pellets & algae trainers: 5 products embodying circular aspirations

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-04-2019

From calcite and lime recovery in the Netherlands through to phosphorus recycling in Denmark; we’ve found five great examples of a Circular Economy in action…

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

Dutch and Danish companies join forces to supercharge membranes with enzymes to remove micropollutants