PWN and PUB to collaborate more on ceramic filters

Following the promising trial of PWN Technologies' CeraMac® demonstration plant at Choa Chu Kang Waterworks, Singapore, the Dutch company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, detailing further areas of collaboration in advanced water treatment.

Dutch foreign minister Lilianne Ploumen and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s environment and water resources minister on a tour of the CeraMac® demonstration plant led by PWN’s Jonathan Clement.

Dutch foreign minister Lilianne Ploumen and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s environment and water resources minister on a tour of the CeraMac® demonstration plant led by PWN’s Jonathan Clement.

Both parties will work together to realize scientific and technological benefits by developing knowledge-intensive programs and projects.

The trial was funded by the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI)'s TechPioneer scheme. With the ongoing demonstration testing, specific targets as defined in the TechPioneer agreement (such as high water flux and water recovery) are being met.

CeraMac is a filtration process based on ceramic membranes. PWN claims the technology has a much more compact footprint, lower energy consumption, more reliable operation, lower maintenance and more productivity at a lower cost than existing membrane systems.

Says PWN's CEO, Pieter Spohr, "This MOU underscores the strengthening partnership between Singapore and The Netherlands in the area of advanced water treatment and PWN Technologies is extremely honoured to play a leading role in developing this relationship."

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