Membrane Technology February 2012

Water utilities are up against a number of regulatory actions in the next five to 10 years that will impact water quality, discharges and air emission standards. While particular challenges differ from region to region and source to source, new or...
March 2012 will mark the two-year anniversary for the borough of Mifflinburg’s successful startup of Pennsylvania’s largest membrane bioreactor (MBR). Requirements to improve water quality forced the borough to upgrade its facility to meet regulatory...
Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) may have a reputation for being costly, but they do not have to be. A survey of 137 MBRs on the U.S. mainland shows that an MBR using flat-plate (FP) technology typically is half to three-quarters the capital expenditure (...
The depletion of freshwater resources for production of potable water has become a worldwide concern due to expanding populations, pollution and overuse. This has been the main driver in development of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane-based desalination...
Municipalities and industrial groups must think several steps ahead when constructing and updating their water and wastewater facilities. Because regulations and community needs constantly are evolving, it is in facility managers’ best interest to seek...
The concept of mobile seawater desalination systems presents a novel approach to delivering large volumes of desalinated water on demand. The water may be sent to onshore industrial or municipal clients for strategic contingency planning and emergency...

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