01 marzo 2012

Busy start to the year

It’s been a busy start to the year, with Genesys managers running around the globe presenting papers at various conferences, sharing great data from plants we’re treating with innovative new regimes.

Stephane and Ursula attended the IDA-SMMD (International Desalination Association and Societé Marocaine des Membranes et de Dessalement) conference on desalination and sustainability in Casablanca on 1 and 2 March. Stephane presented a paper on innovations in membrane cleaning, which was well received.

At the same time Ted and I were in Glendale, Arizona, at the joint AMTA/AWWA (American Membrane Technology Association/American Water Works Association) conference on membrane technology. This was a very popular event with 74 exhibitors and over 1,000 attendees.

I presented a paper focusing on our experience in cleaning and inhibiting silica scale on an 18,000m3/day plant in Chile. It covers silica chemistry, findings from autopsies and lessons drawn from three years of operational data, demonstrating improved performance with the use of our silica-specific antsicalant, Genesys Si. Download the full paper here.

The following week Ursula and Stephane were in Rome, at the Society of Petroleum Engineers and EDS joint workshop on Desalination in the Oil & Gas Industry. Ursula presented a paper on removing biofilms from membranes and Stephane presented a very topical paper explaining sulphate chemistry and the remarkable results of using calcium-sulphate-specific antiscalant, Genesys CAS. This was of particular interest to the oil experts, who use nano-filtration to reduce sulphate levels. High sulphate levels can cause oil wells to scale up and ‘sour’, due to the production of sulphuric acid generated by bacteria. Download the full paper here..

While all this was going, on David Golding was manning our stand at Powergen Middle East and Water World Expo in Qatar, followed by WETEX (Water & Energy Technology & Environment Exhibition) in Dubai from 13 to 15 March.

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