Industry News

Koch Membrane Systems to Centralize Puron Manufacturing

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) announced the centralization of its Puron product manufacturing at the company’s headquarters in Wilmington, Mass., where it develops and manufactures its membrane products. The consolidation will result in significant expansion of the company’s existing production capacity in Wilmington.

Membrane System Selected for São Paulo Plant Expansion

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) has been selected to provide its Puron HF (high flow) reinforced hollow fiber ultrafiltration system for the expansion of the Alto da Boa Vista (ABV) drinking water plant in São Paulo, Brazil.

KMS Installs MBR Ultrafiltration Modules at Chemical Plant in Eastern China

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS), has supplied Puron membrane bioreactor (MBR) ultrafiltration (UF) modules for use at a key chemical plant in Eastern China. The system is the first large application of the Puron MBR product in the chemicals industry in China.

KMS Names Italy Sales Manager

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) announced that the Koch Membrane Systems Div. of John Zink KEU GmbH has hired Giuseppe Guglielmi to the company as regional sales manager, water & wastewater for their Italy region. Guglielmi will be responsible for serving industrial and municipal water and wastewater end-users as well as system and facilities engineers throughout the region.

KMS to Provide Membrane Bioreactor Modules for Russian Oil Refinery

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) has been selected to provide Puron membrane bioreactor (MBR) modules for the upgrade of a wastewater treatment plant at a refinery in Russia. The system is designed for an average flow of 24,000 cu meters per day (6.3 million gal per day), with peaks of up to 28,800 cu metrers per day (7.6 million gal per day). Start-up is scheduled for 2015.

KMS Names North Africa Regional Sales Representative

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) has appointed M. Hatem Bouattour as an independent sales representative. In this capacity, he will assist KMS with the marketing and sales of its water and wastewater products for the region, including Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, and provide a French-speaking liaison between KMS and end-users and engineers in that part of the world.

KMS Installs Ultrafiltration Modules at Mongolian Steel Mill

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) has installed its Puron HF ultrafiltration (UF) modules at a major steel mill in Inner Mongolia, China. The system is the first large application of the Puron HF product in the metals industry, with a capacity of 57,600 cu meters per day (15.2 million gal per day).

KMS Retrofits Del Rio Water Treatment Plant

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) has successfully started-up the initial phase of its retrofit to the ultrafiltration (UF) system at the City of Del Rio’s water treatment plant located in Del Rio, Texas. The full retrofit project is scheduled to be completed over the course of a year.

Koch Membrane Systems Sponsors WEX Global 2014

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) announced today that it will sponsor and attend the upcoming WEX Global 2014 conference. The event will be taking place in Madrid from the 25th to 27th of February. The Water and Energy Exchange, now in its 8th successful year, combines an outstanding conference program of internationally renowned expert speakers, with a schedule of focused one-to-one meetings.

PURON® MBR at Ma’amir Sewage Treatment Plant Reaches 1-Year Milestone

Approximately 1 year ago, the Kingdom of Bahrain Minister of Works, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, inaugurated a new sewage treatment plant at Ma'amir. The landmark project was the first of its kind in the Kingdom to adopt advanced wastewater treatment technology. Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a leading supplier of wastewater treatment systems, provided its PURON® membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology to the project.

KMS launches NEW MegaPure™ Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration product line

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC Company, announced the official release of its new MegaPure™ hollow fiber product line, designed for high-solids water and wastewater applications. The product – which debuts at this year’s WEFTEC Exhibition & Conference – features an advanced cartridge design for better solids management and a virtually unbreakable reinforced hollow fiber for superior reliability. The MegaPure product line fills an important niche within the KMS family of ultrafiltration membranes.

Coley Ali to Lead Sales & Business Development for Western U.S. and Canada, Water & Wastewater

Coley Ali has joined Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS) as Regional Manager, Western United States and Canada to direct the commercial development of the water and wastewater business for the region.

In this role, Ali will focus on identifying opportunities for commercial growth and developing strategic relationships as KMS prepares to launch a series of new products for the water and wastewater market.

KMS Names Matias Amor Regional Sales Manager, Water & Wastewater, Iberia

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a Koch Chemical Technology Group Ltd. Company, has announced that Matias Amor has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager, Water and Wastewater for Spain and Portugal. He will be responsible for increasing KMS’ commercial growth in this region and developing strong relationships with major multinational contractors and engineers working abroad.

“Matias has great international experience and will be a significant asset to our quickly growing sales team,” said Jack Noble, Commercial Director of the EMEA Water and Wastewater business at KMS.

KMS Names Bill Musiak North American Commercial Director, Water and Wastewater

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS) has announced that Bill Musiak has joined the company as Commercial Director, Water and Wastewater for North America.

Musiak will focus on growing the customer base for KMS and providing leadership to the company’s water and wastewater sales employees in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean region as KMS prepares to launch a series of new products for the water and wastewater market.

Aquapolo Wins Brazilian National Water Agency Award

Aquapolo Ambiental has won the National Water Agency (NWA) Award in the category “Company” for its Aquapolo Project. The annual award recognizes initiatives that contribute to the management and sustainable use of Brazil’s water resources.

The award ceremony took place November 29, 2012 at the Cultural Institution of the Brazilian Federal Savings Bank and was attended by Edson Giriboni, Secretary of Sanitation and Water Resources of the State of São Paulo.

Koch Membrane Systems Hires Jack Noble as EMEA Commercial Director

Koch Membrane Systems’ division of Koch Chemical Technology Group Ltd. (KMS), announces that Jack Noble has joined the company in the role of commercial director, water and wastewater for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Noble will be focused on growing the company’s customer base and providing leadership to the company water and wastewater sales employees in the region.

KMS to Showcase Water Management Solutions at SIWW 2012

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) will display its solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle water and wastewater at Singapore International Water Week. The event takes place July 1 to 5 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands.

Koch Membrane Systems Evaluates Emerging Markets for Membrane Technology

Koch Membrane Systems is evaluating emerging markets for membrane technology and the growing trend toward the routine use of membrane systems throughout these industries.

Koch Membrane Systems Hires New Regional Commercial Manager

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) has hired Ravichandran Subramanian as regional commercial manager. He will be responsible for developing the markets for all KMS products in southeast Asia for both the water and wastewater and the industrial and life sciences divisions of the company.

“KMS is expanding its business activities in southeast Asia in response to the growing demand for membrane-based products,” said Imran Jaferey, senior vice president. “Subramanian brings both the technical and commercial expertise needed for successful growth in this market.”