Water. desalination + reuse

Water d+r Dec 2016

Water. Desalination + reuse

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4 The Quarterly December 2016 Water. desalination + reuse The Quarterly IDA unveils winners of its inaugural Water Reuse and Conservation Awards, and a new water reuse body springs up in Europe UNITED KINGDOM Father of desal commemorated The pioneer of desalination, French chemist Dr Alphonse Normandy, was honoured with a commemorative blue plaque on the home in London, UK, where he lived and worked from 1850 to 1859, in a ceremony in September. The Mayor of the London borough of Camden (right, above), unveiled the plaque on Judd Street, with help from (right to le ) Normandy's great, great, great grandson Niki Panourgias, IDA president Emilio Gabbrielli, and IDA lifetime achiever Dr Jim Birkett. The plaque was sponsored by IDA to remember Normandy, who invented the fi rst method for desalting seawater. 3 years Dow Water & Process Solutions will demonstrate a new treatment for petrochemical wastewater at its ethylene cracker facility in Tarragona, Spain, from June 2017. The three-year project is a partnership between Dow, Veolia, and three non- profi ts that aims to decrease the environmental impact of the petrochemical industry. The system to be tested combines physicochemical pre-treatment, moving bed biofi lm reactor, ultrafi ltration, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange resins. It will use Veolia's Actifl o technology, and DOW IntegraFlux ultrafi ltration modules.

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