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Signing of Letter of Intent with W.O.G Technologies Pte. Ltd. for joint proof-of-concept studies

Recently, W.O.G Technologies Pte. Ltd and Aquaporin Asia signed a Letter of Intent for joint test-bedding under Aquaporin Asia’s 3 year R&D project (1301-IRIS-02) funded by Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) with a grant of 2.5 million SGD under its Environment & Water Research Programme and administered by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency.

Says Mark Perry, Chief Operating Officer of Aquaporin Asia: “WOG’s strong regional presence and global reach within treatment of challenging industrial wastewater presents us with unique opportunities to demonstrate end-user values of the Aquaporin Inside™ Forward Osmosis Technology in real industrial applications. Getting out of the lab and into the field is a key driver for the commercialization of forward osmosis technologies”

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Chief Operating Officer at Aquaporin Asia.

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BERGHOF MEMBRANES GMBH AND AQUAPORIN ASIA ARE SEEKING TEST PARTNERS FOR TUBULAR FO MODULES

Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH, a leading tubular ultrafiltration membrane and MBR systems provider, and Aquaporin Asia Pte. Ltd. have succeeded in combining the Aquaporin Inside™ biomimetic coating process with Berghof Membrane’s tubular membrane technology to form tubular FO membranes. The lower flow resistance of the tubular membrane form factor will expectedly reduce energy consumption and membrane fouling in addition to improving operational stability when treating feed streams with high total dissolved solids, viscosity, and suspended solids.

Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes expect to have square-meter sized prototype modules available for industrial test-bedding by the end of 2016.

Berghof Membranes GmbH and Aquaporin Asia are seeking test partners for tubular FO modules08.09.2016

Mark Perry, COO Aquaporin Asia and Rick te Lintelo, Director Sales & Marketing Berghof Membranes announce the joint development of a tubular based Aquaporin Inside™ Forward Osmosis Technology during the Singapore International Water Week.

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Is MLD the new ZLD for forward osmosis technologies?

Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) processes can achieve up to 95% water recovery at half the cost of achieving complete Zero Liquid Discharge

Water Technology Online recently published the article “MLD approach yields significant opportunity” in which the authors argue that discharge mitigation does not necessarily have to go all the way to 100% water recovery and complete Zero Liquid Discharge.

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Mark Perry

Chief Operating Officer at Aquaporin Asia.
Creator and site facilitator of ForwardOsmosisTech.
Passionate about forward osmosis technologies and their commercial applications & adaptations.

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The WWTP becomes a garden in the city

The Wusong WWTP is the first botanic garden wastewater treatment plant which applies an FCR solution for the treatment of sewage. FCR (abbreviation of Food Chain Reactor), includes plants in the WWTP that provides a habitat for microorganisms, which can digest the impurities (organics and nutrients) in the sewage.

The FCR will not only reduce land by over 60% and OPEX by over 30%, but also produce less sludge and provide a beautiful odorless landscape. The structures of plant roots as biofilms not only enhance the amount of microorganisms in the water by 3-4 times, but also create a stable process system which fits the unexpected fluctuation of sewage loading so as to minimize the negative effect to surroundings.

In addition, the botanic garden style replaces the traditional concrete block style, which combines architecture with the urban landscape naturally and turns the traditional WWTP which people dislike into a botanic garden in the city.

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Reclaiming industrial waste water: new patented approach could help treat Canadian oil sands waste water

Al jibouri’s new process not only removes all non-biodegradable pollutants and its toxicity, but does so in less than three minutes. After treatment through his process, the industrial waste water was considered to contain only rapid biodegradable pollutants, allowing it to then be treated in a way similar to municipal wastewater. At the same time, the ozone gas consumption required to treat the wastewater was reduced to its minimum, in turn reducing the economic cost associated with the process. Al jibouri estimates his process saves roughly 35-80 per cent in operating costs compared to other traditional advanced oxidation waste water treatment approaches.

Treatment of industrial waste water is one of the biggest and most urgent environmental challenges of our time. All major energy production and manufacturing industries require water as a critical input. In 2013, Statistics Canada estimated the yearly national usage at approximately 30.2 billion cubic metres, resulting in 700 million cubic metres of unusable waste water. This waste water is often kept in large settling ponds for decades, waiting for the contaminants to slowly break down, putting the water supply at risk for spills and leakages.

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SIGNING OF LETTER OF INTENT WITH W.O.G TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD. FOR JOINT PROOF-OF-CONCEPT STUDIES

Starting November 3rd 2014, Aquaporin Asia commenced a 3-year R&D project (1301-IRIS-02) funded by Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) with a grant of 2.5 million SGD under its Environment & Water Research Programme and administered by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. The project’s title is: “Aquaporin based biomimetic forward osmosis membranes: from lab scale production of membranes to pilot production and industrial test bedding of membrane modules”. The end goal of the project is to demonstrate the cost saving potential of the Aquaporin Inside Forward Osmosis Technology through industrial test bedding. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Singapore Membrane Technology Center (SMTC) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and DHI Singapore along with numerous external collaborators.

Says Mark Perry, Chief Operating Officer of Aquaporin Asia: “WOG’s strong regional presence and global reach within treatment of challenging industrial wastewater presents us with unique opportunities to demonstrate end-user values of the Aquaporin Inside™ Forward Osmosis Technology in real industrial applications. Getting out of the lab and into the field is a key driver for the commercialization of forward osmosis technologies”.

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IWT presents to UNEP and CTCN on solar powered, decentralized wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment consumes up to 3 per cent of all electrical energy of urban communities. The industry standard to date has relied on large-scale centralized treatment systems that require significant energy and expense to move and process wastewater. Next generation, decentralized treatment solutions offer the potential to drastically reduce the energetic footprint of wastewater treatment and service rapidly developing, urban and remote population clusters.

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Driving Net-Zero at DC Water

IMPLEMENTING THP AT BLUE PLAINS ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Looking to lower operating costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) implemented a series of projects at the Blue Plains advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWWTP), including a new biosolids processing main process train (MPT).

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