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Siemens will highlight energy efficient R&D projects at Singapore International Water Week

08.06.2011
In keeping with the “Sustainable Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment” theme at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), to be held July 4-8, Siemens will showcase its energy efficiency and reuse technologies, like the membrane bioreactor (MBR) process.

Sustainability is a key focus of the company’s recent R&D projects, which save energy, reduce waste and increase process efficiency. Siemens will provide an update of these projects, as well as an overview of total process solutions that ensure water quantity and quality and reduced lifecycle costs.


The MBR pilot plant at PUB’s Changi facility is one of Siemens’ recent R&D projects. Photo: Siemens AG

“The progress of our R&D projects is very exciting,” said Lukas Loeffler, CEO of Siemens Water Technologies, “and we look forward to sharing these milestones with municipal and industrial leaders so they can see how these innovations will help them conserve water and energy.” Some of the R&D projects that have reached significant milestones include: low-energy desalination technology; a membrane bioreactor (MBR) testing facility for validating new design parameters; and a new micro-media column for high-purity water production.

At SIWW, the MemPulse Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system will also be featured. A key technology for water reuse applications, this system uses a mechanical device that supplies irregular pulses of air to the MBR module, which increases scouring effectiveness, decreases operation and maintenance costs and reduces energy consumption by 30-40 percent over conventional MBR processes. It can also be easily retrofitted to existing plants that need to replace conventional clarification processes with membrane separation.

Energy consumption alone accounts for about 30 percent of municipal water treatment operating costs. At SIWW, Siemens will showcase energy efficient technologies and processes such as the BioFlowsheet+ process optimization program. This program integrates several key wastewater operations, including biological, solids separation, solids treatment and controls to significantly reduce energy costs. In addition, utilities strive to increase plant capacity and maintain a continuous water supply.

The Siwa product family provides modular solutions that have been especially developed for water supply and wastewater treatment. Their focus is on electrotechnical equipment for water transport pipelines and desalination plants, applying reverse osmosis. The portfolio encompasses systems and individual project solutions, including pipeline management, leak detection, automation packages and services for the life cycle of the plant.

Singapore International Water Week is a global platform for water solutions that brings policy makers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world. The event’s flagship programs comprise the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, Water Leaders’ Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums. Themed “Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment,” the 2011 edition will address the latest and most pertinent water issues amid a rapidly changing world.

BioFlowsheet and MemPulse are trademarks of Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations of the Industry Sector (excluding Osram) totaled around €30.2 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens Industry Sector had around 164,000 employees worldwide without consideration of Osram. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010. http://www.siemens.com/industry-solutions

Stefanie Schiller | Siemens Industry
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/water

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