Here magazine 27
A city of 8.5 million needs a wastewater system that is reliable and efficient and up to the challenges of population and weather. In Paris, the Achères treatment facility has chosen Alfa Laval.
Bringing wastewater back to life
The Hollow Sheet. Can raw sewage really be processed into pure water? Will industries realize that it is cost-effective and environmentally sound to use it in their processes? The water reuse industry is growing, and technology is growing along with it. Now it’s taken another step forward with Alfa Laval’s latest advance in membrane technology.
Heating up Harjavalta
Harjavalta, Boliden OyBoliden Harjavalta Oy in Finland is generating warmth and good will in the community of Harjavalta by recovering heat from its production of sulphuric acid and channelling it into the district-heating network. The heat recovery has also lowered energy costs for Boliden’s own copper- and nickel-processing facilities nearby.
From acid to eels
From acid to eels. A chemical plant in southern Sweden is cutting down on waste by using recovered heat and water to produce a slippery delicacy.
World Expo 2010
The resplendent new Shanghai Expo Performance Centre integrates people, city and culture, giving visitors an experience of urban life at its future best. The 126,000-square-metre building features many environmentally friendly solutions, including one used in the centre’s ice-skating rinks.
Cellulosic ethanol looks to be the next major development in ethanol production. The Verenium Corporation, in conjunction with BP, is building a new plant in the United States to make the development a commercial reality. The first step is a state-of-the-art test refinery.
Clean hot water
CO2 heat pump water heaters are helping Japan to reduce its CO2 footprint and its citizens to cut energy costs. And with clean energy high up on everyone’s agenda, the rest of the world looks set to take the plunge.
The purest of fruits
Alfa Laval’s Foodec decanters bring relief to puree and juice producers struggling to eliminate the black specks in their mango products.
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