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Technologies to look

forward to
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PRANNOY

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Why we need new technologies?
Develop new technology vs Use the
best available technology?
Technologies to look forward to.
Not just water technologies.

Why we need new technologies?


Competitive edge
To overcome problem/s with existing
technologies
More efficient
More economical

Develop new technology vs Use the


best available technology?

GARTNE
R, 2011

Which Technology to invest in?

GARTNE
R, 2011

Technologies to look forward to.


SOURCE: GWI Global Water
Intelligence

Technologies to look forward to.


Aquaporin

Technologies to look forward


to.
ANOXKALDNESS
Some bacteria produce polyhydroxyalkanoates
(PHAs), polymeric substances that function as
energy reserves for these microorganisms. PHA has
also been recognized as an excellent natural plastic,
with properties comparable to polypropylene.
A novel concept is being developed for the
production of PHA in biological wastewater
treatment plants. Instead of using a pure culture of
PHA producing bacteria, the complex bacterial flora
in a wastewater treatment plant is being employed.

Technologies to look forward


to.
Nano structured membranes for
Desalination
UCLA, Nano H2O and Porifera

Technologies to look forward


to.
Anaerobic treatment of Municipal
Wastewater
Paques, Biothane

Technologies to look forward


to.
Microbial Fuel Cell
Emefcy - MEGAWATTER

Technologies to look forward


to.
OSTARAs Nutrient Recovery
Technology

Technologies to look forward


to.
Forward Osmosis
Yale University, Hydration Technology
Innovations

Technologies to look forward


to.
Sludge Pre-treatment by
Ultrasonification
Improved anaerobic digestion of
sludge
Hamburg University of Technology

Technologies to look forward


to.
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment
Lettinga Associates Foundation
(LeAF)

Not just water technologies.


Bloom Box Fuel Cell
Will this be able to replace power grids in coming
decades?

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