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Xylem Launches New Energy Efficient Aerobic Digester Solution
Aerobic digestion is often the second largest consumer of energy, after biological treatment aeration, at a wastewater treatment plant. Xylem has launched a new aerobic digester solution under its Sanitaire brand that decreases energy consumption by up to 90 percent, promoting more sustainable wastewater treatment operation.

Sulzer Introduces the SIL Inline Single Stage Centrifugal Pump Range
The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the p...The new SIL pump range was developed to meet the process requirements in various general and industrial applications. It is designed for clean liquid processes, using Sulzer‘s long experience and in-depth pumping technology knowledge.

Gemü 677HP PurePlus Ultra-Pure Diaphragm Valve
Thanks to making consistent improvements to proces...Thanks to making consistent improvements to processes and investments in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, valve specialist Gemü can offer its customers plastic diaphragm valves with a significantly higher pressure-temperature rating.

EnviroGear E Series Pumps Now Available in 4” and 6” Sizes
EnviroGear Pump is pleased to announce that it is ...EnviroGear Pump is pleased to announce that it is extending its line of industry-leading E Series internal gear pumps with the availability of 4” (100 mm) and 6” (150 mm) sizes offering flows up to 500 gpm (1,893 L/min). Suitable for the most challenging and demanding transfer applications, these new E Series pumps are available in cast iron, carbon steel and stainless steel materials.

Leybold Increases the Energy Efficiency of its Diffusion Pumps
The subject of energy efficiency of vacuum solutio...The subject of energy efficiency of vacuum solutions plays an important role in all areas of application. Not least for this reason, the vacuum supplier Leybold from Cologne has continuously reduced the energy consumption of its product range in recent years.

Scrollvac Plus Vacuum Pumps from Leybold: Flexible, Robust, and Low-Maintenance
Users in research and industry increasingly rely o...Users in research and industry increasingly rely on dry and robust vacuum solutions, which will also provide flexibility of use. With the
modernized, air-cooled Scrollvac plus, Leybold offers an new uncomplicated, reliable fore vacuum pump, which exactly meets this requirement profile. Suitable for a wide application range.

Netzsch Expands Grinding Technology with New N.Mac Twin Shaft Grinder
Netzsch announces the new N.Mac Twin Shaft Grinder...Netzsch announces the new N.Mac Twin Shaft Grinder, designed to protect pumps and processes. The N.Mac is designed to fragment a variety of materials, and is ideal for wastewater treatment, biogas and biomass plants, food, animal processing, and other waste and industrial applications. Available in both channel and inline (flanged) housing construction, the N.Mac can be installed into effluent channels or upstream from a pump.

Exhibitions + Conferences

MCE - The Evolution of Thermal Comfort Systems in Buildings on Stage
Everything is ready for the next edition of the wo...Everything is ready for the next edition of the world’s leading exhibition dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energies, scheduled for 13 - 16 March 2018 at Fiera Milano.

IFAT 2018 to Spotlight Sustainable Road Construction
The 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair...The 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will for the first time also incorporate the issue of “sustainability in road construction”. From May 14 to 18, a special show on the Munich exhibition site will address resource-saving procedures and machines as well as durable materials for road engineering.

What Will the Process Industry Look Like in 2025?
What will the process industry look like in 2025? More flexible, more integrated, more biological, experts say. Three focal topics bring “Flexible Production”, “Chemical and pharma logistics” an “Biotech for Chemistry” to the forefront at Achema 2018.

Thousands of Professionals Gather at the 2017 Chem Show to See What’s Next for Processing Technology
The biennial Chem Show was held at the Javits Center in New York City last week, and will return November 19-21, 2019.

IFAT 2018: Water Sector Follows the Digitalization Trend
The provision of affordable drinking water in top ...The provision of affordable drinking water in top quality is one of the most important tasks of the water sector. To be able to do that, the industry needs continuous innovations in order to maintain the high standards for the future.


Atlas Copco Compressors Appoints Stef Lievens as Industrial Air Business Line Manager in the UK
Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointm...Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Stef Lievens as business line manager of its Industrial Air division in the UK.


Acquisitions + Mergers

Anderson Process Acquires American Controls, Inc.
Anderson Process, one of the Midwest’s leading suppliers of process equipment and services, has acquired American Controls, Inc., a long-standing pump distributor and service provider in the Michigan and Northern Ohio regions.

GF to Acquire Leading Software Specialist to Accelerate Digital Transformation
In line with its strategy to digitalize its offering, GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Symmedia GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany). The privately owned company has been specializing in software for machine connectivity solutions for the past 20 years.

Contracts + Case Stories

Armstrong Helps Customers Achieve Major Energy Savings Milestones
As part of its global sustainability initiative, A...As part of its global sustainability initiative, Armstrong Fluid Technology announced at Greenbuild Expo 2017 that it has helped customers worldwide save more than one billion kWh of electricity with an estimated value of over $100 million since 2007.

Pfeiffer Vacuum developed Vacuum Solutions for European XFEL
The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European X...The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL) is a research facility of superlatives: It generates ultrashort X-ray flashes: 27,000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources. The flashes are produced in underground tunnels and will allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.


Spoilt for Choice When Selecting Pumps: What to Bear in Mind Before Buying
Anyone seeking to buy a new pump for their water logistics system will need to answer a lot of questions first before they receive any recommendations from the manufacturers. Here is a brief overview of what to expect:

Unseen but Crucial: The Importance of Monitoring Gas Levels
How to Select the Right Gas Monitoring System for ...How to Select the Right Gas Monitoring System for Specific Medical Applications.

Gea Sells its Ice Machine Activities in France
The Gea Group Aktiengesellschaft is selling its ice machine production in the French town of Les Sorinières, near Nantes, following a management buyout.