AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Spectra Watermakers Installs Desalination Plant in Marshall Islands

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Spectra Watermakers
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The region has experienced a years-long drought

On Kili, a remote, drought-stricken atoll in the Marshall Islands, the region's second permanent solar- and wind-powered water desalination plant is now operational. Earlier this year, a similar plant was installed on Utrik, 400 miles to the north.

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November 10, 2014

National Water Use at Lowest Levels in 45 Years

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Numbers show positive trends in conservation

Water use across the country has reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gal per day (gpd) were withdrawn for use in the entire U.S. during 2010.

This represents a 13% reduction in water use from 2005, when about 410 billion gpd were withdrawn, and the lowest level since before 1970.

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November 5, 2014
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National Water Use at Lowest Levels in 45 Years

Desalination Destination

With the global population estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050, profound stress has been placed on the world’s limited water supply, not only by its burgeoning population, but also by other factors, such as rapid urbanization, industrialization, pollution and climate change.1 As water scarcity and “water stress” persist, the water treatment industry has been tasked with developing innovative solutions to produce clean, potable water.

Demand for Desalination

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Popular vacation spot uses RO desalination to produce drinking water

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Blanca Salgado is technical service and development for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Salgado can be reached at bsalgado@dow.com or +33 672 36 59 99.

Joan Sanz is technical direction for Veolia Water Technologies Ibérica. Sanz can be reached at joan.sanz@veolia.com and +34 935 110 141.

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October 8, 2014
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October 8, 2014
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RO Elements

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Filmtec Seamaxx RO elements offer low energy consumption and an optimized module design that helps maximize the productivity of a desalination system with low differential pressure, low cleaning frequency and high cleaning efficiency. Producing up to 99.7% water purity, up to 10% energy savings and less fouling at high operating flux, they are ideal for applications that treat medium to high TDS, brine and high-salinity brackish water. 

Resorting to RO

The island of Anguilla in the British West Indies is one of the northernmost Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Like many Caribbean islands, tourism is its main industry, with more than 100,000 visitors each year. 

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Firm designs reverse osmosis systems for two Anguilla resorts

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Amy McIntosh is associate editor for Water Quality Products and Building Design+Construction. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

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August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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Into the Future

When people find out I am involved with the water treatment industry, there is one topic that almost always comes up: the ongoing drought in California and other states, and what is being done about it.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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July 18, 2014
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Success in the Maldives

In February, government officials from the Republic of Maldives joined representatives from the Aquiva Foundation, memsys, Aquaver and the local power company, Stelco, for the official commissioning of a desalination facility on the island of Gulhi that will bring a sustainable and reliable supply of drinking water to its residents. 

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Project produces drinking water from waste heat

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Silvia Bollen is head of public relations for Aquiva Foundation. Bollen can be reached at silvia.bollen@aquiva-foundation.com or +44 1386 854263. For information about memsys, contact Götz Lange at goetz.lange@memsys.eu or +49 (0) 2151 4545 880.

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June 16, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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DSS Enters Into License Agreement With Memsys

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Companies will pursue seawater desalination for remote islands and communities in Indonesia

memsys Clearwater Pte. Ltd. and PT. Dwiputra Sumber Sukses (DSS) have entered into a license agreement to pursue seawater desalination for remote islands and communities and brine concentration for targeted industrial applications in Indonesia utilizing memsys’ membrane distillation (MD) technology. The first unit, with a capacity of 100 cu meters per day, will be built in 2014.

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June 10, 2014

Maldives Desalination Facility Records Net Energy Gain

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memsys
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Operating data from memsys technology shows positive desalination with net energy production

Operating data from an installation of seawater desalination units that employ memsys’ membrane distillation technology indicates a significant net gain in energy production from the diesel generators that power the system. memsys, a Singaporean-German company, pioneered the technology, which is based on vacuum multi-effect membrane distillation (V-MEMD), a highly efficient thermal process for thermal separations in a modular concept.

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June 5, 2014