Industrial Water Day in Asia one week today

Next week will see the launch of an Industrial Water Day at PennWell Corporation’s long-standing POWER-Gen Asia conference and exhibition, supported by the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority and the Provincial Waterworks Authority of Thailand...

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Next week will see the launch of an Industrial Water Day at PennWell Corporation’s long-standing POWER-Gen Asia conference and exhibition.

Taking place on Thursday October 3, 2013, the Industrial Water Day will run in conjunction with the other four power and two renewable conference tracks.

Supported by the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority and the Provincial Waterworks Authority of Thailand, the Industrial Water Day will showcase address water/wastewater challenges and solutions for the power generation industry.

Delegates can hear how the latest water technologies are being installed by the global leading providers, including Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, Metito, GE Water, Aquatech, Siemens Water Technologies, Ovivo, Nalco and others.

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Above: water demand from power generation is expected to double over the next 40 years globally

Faced with a booming population and associated power requirements, Asia faces an enormous challenge when it comes to water supply for power generation. China alone is expected to see its water demand increase by a further 15%.

With power production expected to double its need for water over the next 40 years, industrial water and wastewater solutions are seeing an increase in demand.

Stricter mandates for industrial wastewater effluent discharge will drive the global market for ion exchange resins to reach $1.7 billion by 2018, according to a recent report from Global Industry Analysts.

Last week saw Singapore open its second desalination plant – the Tuaspring 318,500 m3/day facility – that will help utility PUB meet its ambition of having desalination meeting 30% of its water demand until 2060 (see WWi story).

Cooling water, boiler feedwater and wastewater treatment all require increasing expertise and technical solutions to meet regulatory demands. The World Energy Council predicts that by 2050, total power demand for water is expected to increase by 100 billion cubic meters.

At the Industrial Water Day, delegates can find out the latest developments of how Asia’s power generation community is handling water and putting to use new and innovative technologies, such as Membrane Biorector, electrodeionization, and how these could lead to a zero liquid discharge approach.

The new conference sessions are designed to provide highlights of some of the leading Asian countries when it comes to water management. Along with an opening strategic session, a technical program will demonstrate how the latest water technologies are being used in power generation.

POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia, at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre, is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia's energy future. Attracting 7,000 delegates and attendees from over 60 countries from across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.

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- POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, will return to Bangkok, Thailand on October 2-4, 2013. For a full conference programme of the Industrial Water Day, please click here.