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Water Treatment, Purification and Desalination

Mixture of strategies will provide suitable water treatment solution

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     15th January 2021 A mixture of strategies will provide the best water treatment solution for a water-scarce country, such as South Africa, says global technology company ABB Energy Industries South Africa sales manager Joyce Moganedi. “The scarcity of water has led to the Department of Water and Sanitation... 

Wastewater treatment for all industries

15th January 2021 Owing to decades of experience in the water and wastewater treatment industry, and a dedicated portfolio of solutions, instrumentation company Endress+Hauser can help make industrial wastewater treatment safe and efficient, explains water and wastewater industry manager Hennie Pretorius.   “Water... 

Awareness grows for atmospheric bottled water

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     15th January 2021 Consumers being more cautious about the purification of drinking water has resulted in growing awareness of atmospheric water generation technology company Aqua Air Africa’s atmospheric bottled water, says Aqua Air CEO Keamogetswe Matsho. The company’s atmospheric water generating technology... 

Company launches unique water plant, empowers community

By: Mamaili Mamaila     17th January 2020 Mineral water company Aqua Air Africa (AAA) officially launched Africa’s first atmospheric water-generating plant at the Ga-Rankuwa industrial site, in Gauteng, in November. 

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND
The construction of the atmospheric water geberating plant began in 2018 with a team of committed engineers and local small, medium-sized and microenterprises
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND The construction of the atmospheric water geberating plant began in 2018 with a team of committed engineers and local small, medium-sized and microenterprises

Local company acquires Netherlands company

17th January 2020 South African physical asset management engineering firms Pragma acquired Netherlands-based consultancy CMS Asset Management. 

Water reuse schemes offer investment opportunities for PPPs

17th January 2020 In the water and wastewater treatment industry, proven technologies are paving the way for a strong business case for bulk water reuse, says optimised resources management company Veolia Group. 

THE NEXT STEP 
Government needs to attract private sector funding to meet its water and sanitation infrastructure development requirements
THE NEXT STEP Government needs to attract private sector funding to meet its water and sanitation infrastructure development requirements

Water project uplifts Diepsloot school

By: Mamaili Mamaila     17th January 2020 About 38 Engen Fuel Retail owners undertook an eight-month task to transform the schooling facilities in Diepsloot, Gauteng, by working on a water and classroom project for learners who are mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

A CELEBRATION OF WATER 
The borehole, which produces water from an aquifer, is expected to supply enough water to at least 3 000 learners
A CELEBRATION OF WATER The borehole, which produces water from an aquifer, is expected to supply enough water to at least 3 000 learners

Clean water still a concern in South Africa

18th January 2019 Despite so many innovators in the sector, South Africa is still confronted by many challenges in the water and sanitation sector. 

Need for new tech knowledge across industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th January 2019 With technology advancing in the wastewater treatment industry, industry needs to be educated on the latest available solutions that will improve operational economies and ensure long-term cost-savings, says separations and purification company Sagisa projects manager Lourens du Plessis. Sagisa... 

PURIFIED SOLUTIONS
The company provides solutions to various water treatment challenges to add value to the process
PURIFIED SOLUTIONS The company provides solutions to various water treatment challenges to add value to the process

SEW-EURODRIVE gear units used in OEM projects

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     18th January 2019 Local original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Wamechsi Group uses products from automation and drive specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa for a range of wastewater treatment plants it has built in the country. This standardization is largely owing to the quality and reliability of the German... 

WILLEM STRYDOM SEW Eurodrive has a range of waste water treatment plants that are built in South Africa
WILLEM STRYDOM SEW Eurodrive has a range of waste water treatment plants that are built in South Africa

Industry demand sets high targets for company

By: Simone Liedtke     19th January 2018 Activated carbon manufacturer Rotocarb aims to become the biggest activated carbon producer in Africa by 2019, owing to increasing demand and dependence on activated carbon in the wastewater treatment, purification and desalination industry. 

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN
The company’s water-intensive processing and wastewater treatment operations use local raw materials, technology and deployment
PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN The company’s water-intensive processing and wastewater treatment operations use local raw materials, technology and deployment

Investment prioritised in water industry

By: Simone Liedtke     19th January 2018 The recent droughts in South Africa have spurred renewed prioritisation of investments to increase capacity in water supply, treatment infrastructure and management to continuously meet demand for potable and drinkable water, says multidisciplinary engineering consultancy WSP Africa environment... 

GREG MATTHEWS
Resources are under pressure as demand increases owing to a growing population, industry and commercial operations
GREG MATTHEWS Resources are under pressure as demand increases owing to a growing population, industry and commercial operations

Mindset change required to mitigate water crisis effects

By: Simone Liedtke     19th January 2018 Owing to water currently being a critical global commodity, engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV business development manager Sander Zweers says a societal mindset change regarding the importance of water, as well as its treatment, purification and desalination, is needed. 

SANDER ZWEERS
The global water crisis is considered not only an environmental risk but also a social risk
SANDER ZWEERS The global water crisis is considered not only an environmental risk but also a social risk

Plant to be completed in March

By: Simone Liedtke     19th January 2018 Integrated solutions provider ImproChem will be completing the construction and commissioning of a desalination plant for a large factory on the West Coast, in South Africa, with the plant expected to supply its first water in the second week of March 2018. 

REVERSE OSMOSIS
Sea water will be pumped through a Suez Reverse Osmosis plant where the salt and mineral particles will be separated
REVERSE OSMOSIS Sea water will be pumped through a Suez Reverse Osmosis plant where the salt and mineral particles will be separated

Recycling wastewater ensures plant efficiency

By: Simone Liedtke     19th January 2018 The recycling of wastewater on site by high water users in South Africa provides a cost-effective solution in managing water resources, says biological wastewater treatment solutions provider SewTreat business development manager Theunis Coetzer. 

SIYABONGA FACILITY
The facility will treat and reuse 3 650 000 ℓ/y of water (based on a treatment rate of 10 000 ℓ/d)
SIYABONGA FACILITY The facility will treat and reuse 3 650 000 ℓ/y of water (based on a treatment rate of 10 000 ℓ/d)
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