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Recent News Stories

ERI to supply Souk Tleta SWRO project

December 15, 2008

Energy Recovery, Inc (ERI) has been awarded a contract to supply 260 PX energy recovery devices for the 200,000 m3/d (52.8 MGD) Souk Tleta SWRO… Continue reading

National Research Foundation offers scholarships

December 15, 2008

Singapore's National Research Foundation, chaired by Dr Tony Tan, is offering scholarships to individuals with the passion and aptitude to pursue a… Continue reading

Porifera announce nanotube commercialization within 3 to 4 years

December 15, 2008

After having licensed carbon nanotube technology from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL), San Francisco area based Porifera has received… Continue reading

RO suppliers Pre-qualified

December 15, 2008

Four prequalified RO systems suppliers have received a request for proposal (RFP) to design and supply services for a plant from the City of Oldsmar… Continue reading

RO's commercialization

December 15, 2008

Employing the Loeb-Sourirajan tubular RO technology, a 5,000 GPD (19 m3/d) brackish water system dubbed "Raintree" was installed in Coalinga… Continue reading

RO's Founding Fathers

December 15, 2008

Each new week seems to bring news of another new membrane development. In the past month, WDR has spoken to four scientists about the status of their… Continue reading

Sidney Loeb

December 15, 2008

Sidney Loeb was born in 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He received a BS degree in chemical engineering from the… Continue reading

Statewide Recycled Water Policy

December 15, 2008

California's State Water Resources Control Board is developing a statewide Recycled Water Policy to establish more uniform requirements for the use… Continue reading

SWRO project to get go-ahead

December 15, 2008

Caofeidian Industrial Zone's administration committee is scheduled to sign a framework agreement with Aqualyng Holding AS for a new seawater… Continue reading

Tempus fugit (time flies)

December 15, 2008

General Atomic's RO was successful and the company eventually sold nine more 100,000 GPD (380 m3/d) systems to Texas Instruments over the next few… Continue reading

The Invention

December 15, 2008

Beginning in the mid-1950s, separate groups of researchers from the University of Florida (UF) and the University of Southern California at Los… Continue reading

Three days workshop on thermal desalination in Germany

December 15, 2008

DME, the German Desalination Society, will conduct a workshop on thermal desalination of saline waters in Essen, Germany on 19–21 January… Continue reading

Toray and China National BlueStar announce joint venture

December 15, 2008

Toray Industries and China National BlueStar announced the formation of a joint venture to be known as Toray Blue Star Membrane Company (TBMC… Continue reading

Update on EDS conferene

December 15, 2008

The European Desalination Society (EDS) has issued a call for papers for its 17-20 May 2009 conference and exhibition on desalination for the… Continue reading