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Ultraviolet Disinfection Technology by Xylem Approved by California Water Board

Xylem's Wedeco Duron ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system has been conditionally accepted by the California Water Board’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW). The system can now be used to help California address water shortages. 

UN Momentum for Change Award Presented to Grundfos

The United Nations Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award was presented to Grundfos for its Lifelink water supply solution, which provides reliable and sustainable water supply solutions in developing countries, such as Kenya and Uganda. 

Flow Smart Inc. Acquired by Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Flow Smart designs and manufactures high-purity sanitary gaskets, silicone transfer tubing, and reinforced silicone hoses for the bioprocessing and pharmaceutical industries.

Costs Reduced with the SPX Vane Pump

The pumps' gentle pumping action reduces turbulence and its flat blades create a large area of contact. Additionally, the tip of the vane doesn’t rotate at high speeds, reducing its movement to 1/10 the distance, which reduces wear.

Michael Smith Engineers Offers Hygienic Centrifugal Pumps for Food and Pharmacy Processes

Inoxpa Prolac HCP hygienic centrifugal pumps are the perfect solution for applications that require high levels of hygiene, resistance to chemical agents, and gentle handling of delicate ingredients.

New VA25-HP (DA) Double Acting High Pressure Diaphragm Pump Introduced by Verder

The new pump is designed to be used for applications where the discharge pressure is higher than the compressed air pressure and filter-press applications.

Challenges Faced by Oil and Gas Industry Being Tackled by Analytics

“In the new era of low oil prices, it is pertinent that oil and gas operators are able to contain the cost of operations,” shares Nav Dhunay, CEO of Ambyint. “Analytics could help oil and gas companies improve efficiency by 10 to 15 percent.”

Technology Used by DC Water Is the First of Its Kind in North America

The plant's $470 million waste-to-energy project that is now producing a net 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the wastewater treatment process at the Blue Plain’s plant, providing clean, renewable energy to power nearly one-third of the plant’s energy needs. 

Busch Central Vacuum Products Offer Efficient Cheese Packing

DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH, one of the largest dairy companies in Germany, saved 15,000 Euro after only a year of operating a Busch centralized vacuum system. 

Benefits of Thermoplastics in Water Management Equipment Highlighted by SABIC

SABIC showcased its energy-efficient products at the recent 2015 Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam. 

Increased Sewer Volumes Are Easily Handled by Vaughan Chopper Pumps

At Thames Water, one of Europe's largest sewers, Vaughan Chopper pumps are helping to increase capacity by 60%.

Fuji Techno's Metering Pumps Offer Superior Accuracy

With a pumping accuracy of ±0.1% or less, Fuji Techno claims that no other pump in the world is able to match their pumps' accuracy and performance.

Netzsch Offering New Sizes of the Tornado T2 All-Metal Rotary Lobe Pumps

The new all-metal rotary lobe pumps offer a delivery rate up to 8 m³/h, and for back pressures from 8 or 10 bar and are specifically developed for lower volumetric flows, making them highly anticipated by the food and process industry.

New Double Acting, High Pressure AODD Introduced by Verder

The pump is especially effective in applications where discharge pressure is higher than the available compressed air pressure, making it a good choice for a variety of filter-press applications.

Watson-Marlow 620 Pumps Doubles Polpharma Productivity

After five years of using existing 600 series technology, another 620 series process pump has been used recently to transfer liquids between tanks, doubling the productivity of the production line.

Ballast Water Treatment System from KSB Meets US Coast Guard Requirements

The new system has successfully completed a wide range of land-based tests that were specified specifically in the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) test protocol. Shipboard testing will begin soon. 

Valve Project to Be Completed in Namibia by Flowrox

The HUSAB Uranium mine in Namibia has contracted Flowrox to provide 83 550mm hydraulically actuated pinch valves for heavy duty application. The mine is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. 

New Water Solutions to Be Showcased by Pentair at 2015 Aquatech in Amsterdam

Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading trade exhibition for various water technologies. Pentair exhibited its newest solutions at the show earlier this month. 

Grundfos and Boiler Maker Miura Sign Pump Framework Agreement

With this new agreement, Grundfos will be the preferred pump supplier for all of Miura’s overseas production projects. Miura is a Japanese manufacturer of boiler pumps.

New Pump Size Offered by CP Pumpen AG

The magnetic drive pump, the MKP 250-200-315, is the newest addition to the tried and tested MKP series and can handle flow rates up to 750 m3/hr. 

Warm Water in Shallow Monitoring Wells Could Threaten Local Water Supply

Geothermal pumping provided by Ormat Technologies' Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project may threaten local water supplies with increased soil temperatures, gas releases, and tree deaths connected to the town of Mammoth Lakes.

KSB Pumps Ltd. India Earns Major Contract for New Indian Power Station

Two new power plants are being built in Tanda, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. KSB will supply boiler feed pumps, booster pumps, and related equipment to the power plants. Expected completion date is May 2017. 

Sanitation Plan Provided by Grundfos Rescues the Beaches of Montevideo

Tourists and 1.3 million inhabitants were taking a toll on the beaches of Montevideo the existing sewage system could not keep up. In the largest wastewater project ever undertaken in South America with an expected completion date of 2035, Grundfos will expand and improve the sewage system. 

New Low-Speed Submersible Mixer Introduced by KSB

The new mixer is designed for use in biogas production and wastewater treatment plants and can function as a backup mixer, scum breaker, or flow accelerator on its own or combined with larger mixers. 

Iwaki Debuts AODD Pump Line

The Iwaki Air line will offer a variety of AODD pumps in different sizes and materials of construction. AODD pumps are especially well-suited for transferring viscous or difficult fluids. 

Pump Engineering System Perfect for Pastes and High Viscosity Products

A distributor and supplier of pumps, parts, and accessories, Pump Engineering offers a complete system with the CSF air-operated piston pump ideally suited for challenging applications in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.

Xylem Provides Irrigation Solution for Sustainable Golf Course

Wedeco ultraviolet equipment will be installed at the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in McAllen, Texas. The plant provides 240 million gallons of reclaimed, treated wastewater to the McAllen Palm View Golf Course each year, in addition to serving 130,000 residents in the area.

Eccentric Disc Pumps Are an Efficient Alternative to Traditional Lobe Pumps

Eccentric disc pump technology utilizes the eccentric movement principle, can run dry without pump failure, and offer outstanding product recovery.

T80100 Hydra-Cell Seal-Less Pump Introduced by Wanner Engineering

The new pump is only available in North America can operate in a variety of challenging applications, including salt water disposal, salt water injection, bulk transfer, hydraulic lift, and steam generation.