Desalination global news round-up

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Join WWi chief editor Tom Freyberg for a round-up of the latest global desalination news stories in the video newscast below.

Headlines include:

- LG Chem sets sights on reverse osmosis (RO) global number one spot after NanoH2O buy

- Bahrain ship yard to get $8.6 million RO plant under BOT contract

- Procurement set to start on 30,000 m3/day IWP in Oman

- China increases desalination capacity by 16% in 2013

- Renewable desalination to focus in Middle East conference discussion.

 

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Pre-treatment contract awarded for Basra, Iraq desalination project

Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works has awarded a 170 million euro contract to provide pre-treatment facilities for its 200,000 m3/day desalination plant awarded earlier this year...

Clearing Things Up at Pequannock WTP

In 2010, the city of Newark, N.J., retained Hatch Mott MacDonald to investigate potential solutions to a problem at Pequannock WTP. Decant tanks were providing minimal solids removal as a result of removed tube settlers from deterioration. Inclined plate settlers were identified as a feasible alternative for improving supernatant water quality and were selected for pilot testing.

Be the Change: Embracing New Approaches to Foster Innovation in the Water Industry

The pressure to accommodate change will drive our traditionally risk-averse industry to embrace new and different approaches at an accelerated pace. Further, the demand for a zero-energy footprint will also drive improvements in co-generation efficiencies, energy conservation and recovery methods, and comprehensive resource recovery.

CDC preparing Ebola guidance for wastewater treatment personnel

In a recent conference call with AWWA and other major water organizations, the CDC shared it has prepared and is conducting an expedited internal review of an interim guidance on wastewater worker safety and the inactivation of the Ebola virus by wastewater treatment processes.

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