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Water: Week in Review



Innovation/ New Products

  • Altela has developed a new technology, AltelaRain 600, which meets new Pennsylvania regulations that no longer allow contaminated hydrofracking water to be released into the state’s rivers. The modules remove the salts, bromide, benzene, and radioactive material in the water, so it can then be reused for the next frac job or put back in the river.

  • 3M is re-launching its filtration system designed for applications including industrial, chemical/ petrochemical, food and beverage water quality control, reverse osmosis (RO) pre-filtration, and process water in electronics and pharmaceuticals. The system reportedly offers greater water flow rates of up to 113m³/hr (500 gpm) in a single cartridge, and an improved performance.


  • The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Diageo and WaterHealth International (WHI) have committed over $6 million in seed funding to deliver sustainable safe water access for communities across Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia. The partnership will work with communities to drive the expansion of WHI’s water service delivery model across the continent.
  • The Government of Australia has agreed to provide an untied grant of A$21.584 million for Asian Development Bank (ADB)-administered trust funds targeted at water investment and clean energy initiatives in Asia and the Pacific. The fund aims to provide more people with better access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation, more efficient irrigation and drainage services, and to integrate the management of water resources in river basins for sustained economic growth and environmental improvement.

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