Category Archives: Waste water treatment

Mission for Growth to China

The European Commission has organised a “Mission for Growth to China” with green growth as theme. They “particularly encourage the presence of companies operating in related sectors, such as water treatment. More information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/mission-growth/missions-for-growth/antonio-tajani/asia/china/index_en.htm

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Atlas Copco’s film shown on our stand at Green Week 2012 – About blowers

The begining of this film, shown on our stand at the Green Week 2012 in Brussels, shows our wastewater is treated in a wastewater plant. It then focuses on blowers and energy

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Xylem aeration film – also shown on our stand at Green Week 2012

This video is a very good introduction to understanding how wastewater is treated. It shows very well how the equipment supplied by the engineering industry contributes to sanitation. This film from Xylem was shown on our stand during Green Week 2012.  

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One of the Atlas Copco ‘s film shown on our stand at the Green Week 2012

We have shown different films on the Platform’s stand at the Green Week 2012. The film is a good introduction to the process of wastewater treatment where oxygen coming from blowers is used to clean the water.

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KSB film shown on our stand at Green Week 2012

Do not hesitate to have a look at the KSB film shown on our stand at Green Week 2012 – please note that there is no sound on it.

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Spain: EUR 350 million for water facilities in Mediterranean basin

I am here reproducing a press release issued by the European investment bank about the loan they have granted to a Spanish organisation. The loan will finance investment in water and sanitation improvements. It describes all the improvements that can be brought by the engineering industries.  

PRESS RELEASE

BEI/12/78

Luxembourg, 14 June 2012

Spain: EUR 350 million for water facilities in Mediterranean basin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has a granted a EUR 350 million loan to Acuamed to finance investment in water and sanitation improvements on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. This is the first instalment of a total loan of up to EUR 500 million. The loan agreement was signed in Madrid today by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Miguel Angel Cañete, and EIB Vice-President Magdalena Álvarez Arza. This EIB loan will be used to finance to investment in the water supply, wastewater treatment and environmental protection in Spain’s five Mediterranean river basins (Ebro, Júcar, Segura, Andalusian Mediterranean and internal Catalonian basins). The planned schemes are scheduled to run up to the end of 2015 and comprise:

  • Interconnections between treatment plants and water mains.
  • Connections between desalination plants and water distribution networks.
  • Environmental recovery and flood prevention.
  • Reuse of wastewater.
  • Improving the efficiency of irrigation.

As well as helping to meet the growing demand for water for domestic and industrial use and enabling the reuse of wastewater on the Mediterranean coast, this loan will bring major environmental benefits by improving water supply systems, rehabilitating irrigation networks and developing desalination plants and new water treatment facilities. The project will also foster economic and social cohesion as part of the investments financed are located in convergence regions.

EIB loans are designed to meet clearly defined EU policies. As EU objectives, environmental improvement (an important area of which is the water sector) and economic and social cohesion are both top priorities for the Bank.

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Xylem says let’s solve water ( 2 ) the film

One of the two films from Xylem we showed on the stand at Greeen Week 2012

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XYLEM SAYS “LET’S SOLVE WATER”

From C. Potter, Xylem

The average person wakes up each morning, takes a shower, drinks a cup of coffee, and rinses the breakfast dishes before putting them in the dishwasher without much thought to the serious water crisis our planet faces.  As those in the water industry know, population growth, industrial expansion, and increased agricultural development, plus consumption is estimated to double every 20 years. By 2025, over 30% of the world’s population is expected to live in areas without adequate water supply. The crisis point has already arrived in some parts of the world.

The situation is made more urgent by unsustainable consumption habits, pollution and aging infrastructure that allows clean water to leak out of the system at rates that in some areas exceed 30 percent. It’s becoming increasingly clear that to avoid full-scale crisis, we need sustainable solutions that ensure an ongoing supply of water. We believe all communities deserve sustainable access to clean water in order to grow and prosper. At Xylem, we are energized by our central role in creating a sustainable water future. Our products are part of the solution, and further, we understand that the issues our world faces can only be addressed through technology and behavior change.

Our treatment portfolio includes equipment and services that treat both water for consumption and wastewater to be returned responsibly to the environment. We focus on three basic treatment types: (i) filtration, (ii) disinfection and (iii) biological treatment systems. Filtration uses gravity-based media filters and clarifiers to clean both water and wastewater. Leopold, with more than 80 years of experience, is our leading filtration brand. Our chemical-free disinfection systems, both ultraviolet (UV) and ozone oxidation, treat both public utility drinking water and wastewater, as well as industrial process water, and are provided through our WEDECO brand. Biological treatment systems are key to the treatment of solids in wastewater plants, which is provided through our Sanitaire and Flygt brands.

With our broad applications expertise and focus on innovations, Xylem sees the big picture and designs the best possible solutions that secure future supply, quality and cost savings.

Our goal is to ensure that the world will have the water it needs the next day… and every day after that.

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