Table of Contents

WaterWorld

04/01/2015
Volume 30, Issue 2
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  • Regulars

    • Editor's Note

      • Perseverance is Key

        This issue's Leader Interview with Hyflux's Olivia Lum proves that we need to get behind innovative and disruptive technologies today which could prove to be the back-bone of many water processes in 25 years' time.

    • News

      • World News

        A guide has been released to help water utility managers detect and control cyantoxins, the algae-related contaminants, which impacted Toledo in Ohio last summer.

      • Bahrain WTE Bid from ACWA/FCC to Include Desalination Plans

        An alternative bid from a consortium including ACWA Power for Bahrain's 390,000 tonne per year waste to energy (WtE) facility will include the provision to provide desalinated water.

  • Upfront

    • Leader Focus (Cover Story)

      • Olivia Lum--The Secret Behind Singapore's Water Entrepreneur

        Five years in the making, WWi was recently granted an exclusive interview with Olivia Lum, CEO of Singapore water firm Hyflux. Here she talks to Tom Freyberg about the Qurayyat deal in Oman, progress in India and what it takes to grow a multi-million dollar global water business

    • The Big Question

      • Careful selection needed

        Now a multi-million dollar business, membranes form the backbone of many modern water supply systems. Recent advancements have seen materials such as ceramics adopted and even graphene considered. As part of WWi's ongoing technology series, we ask several manufacturers: Is polymeric membrane integrity suitable for modern day water production demands, or should new materials be considered?

  • Technology Case Studies

    • France: Liquefied Biogas From Wastewater

      French water treatment company Suez Environnement has developed an innovative new process that converts wastewater into liquefied biogas (LBG) using membrane based technology. So, how exactly does the technology work? What is the biomethane used for? And what are the potential uses of the BioGNVAL system in industrial applications?

    • Nutrient Recovery Developments

      Commercialisation of nutrient recovery technologies are progressing across Europe, with a contract signed earlier this year to recycle phosphorus from 60,000 tons of sewage sludge ash. This article looks at progress and options from other companies against market barriers such as raw material prices and legal frameworks.

    • Greece: Water Privatisation Battle

      Surprising to many, Greece is endowed with abundant water resources of 58 billion cubic meters per year. Yet, like its finances, mismanagement has left the country's 230 different municipal utilities in need of help. Government plans to privatise two of Athens' largest water companies didn't go according to plan but at what price for international involvement in the country?

    • Tough Talking: Innovation and Applications for Ceramic Membranes

      Big promises have been made regarding ceramic membranes yet they still have only 2-3% of the membrane market. In a recent Insight Report on ceramic membranes, BlueTech Research, has reviewed their adoption in water and wastewater treatment, improvements in life-cycle costs, key markets and recent innovations.

    • Urban Water Management in India

      About 30% of people in India live in cities that are expected to double in population by 2050. With a growing economy and changing lifestyles the pressure on already strained water resources is increasing. The government has shown an interest in Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) as a new framework and approach for the nation.

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  • Regional Spotlight: Europe

    • Germany: Energy Positive Water Treatment

      German utility Hamburg Wasser is expecting its electricity production to exceed consumption by 15% and this year half its energy bills to €4 million. Using a combination of on-site biogas and wind energy, the water company explains why merging conventional and unconventional thinking led to a win-win solution.

    • France: Liquefied Biogas From Wastewater

      French water treatment company Suez Environnement has developed an innovative new process that converts wastewater into liquefied biogas (LBG) using membrane based technology. So, how exactly does the technology work? What is the biomethane used for? And what are the potential uses of the BioGNVAL system in industrial applications?

    • Nutrient Recovery Developments

      Commercialisation of nutrient recovery technologies are progressing across Europe, with a contract signed earlier this year to recycle phosphorus from 60,000 tons of sewage sludge ash. This article looks at progress and options from other companies against market barriers such as raw material prices and legal frameworks.

    • Greece: Water Privatisation Battle

      Surprising to many, Greece is endowed with abundant water resources of 58 billion cubic meters per year. Yet, like its finances, mismanagement has left the country's 230 different municipal utilities in need of help. Government plans to privatise two of Athens' largest water companies didn't go according to plan but at what price for international involvement in the country?

  • Product Review

    • Sludge Treatment

      A three-stage biological sewage treatment process is approaching final commissioning at Nottingham's Stoke Bardolph wastewater treatment works.

    • Pipes/Network Management

      In cooperation with the CVUT University Prague under the direction of Jaroslav Pollert PhD and in compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, HOBAS developed a GRP overflow system for combined sewers.

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