Pentair Receives Water Innovator Of The Year Honor

By Chemical Processing Staff

Feb 24, 2016

Pentair was named “Water Innovator of the Year” during the Water Vision Congress, held February 18, 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Pentair’s new X-Flow Helix technology was recognized for its ability to prevent membrane fouling and reduce energy use in the treatment of industrial wastewater.

Pentair’s Helix technology design features a helical shape on the inside of a tubular membrane, creating continuous turbulence to prevent rapid fouling—a common occurrence in high-solids ultrafiltration. By introducing turbulence right at the membrane wall, the Helix technology provides continuous mixing and efficient removal of the cake layer that would otherwise reduce the membrane's hydraulic permeability. The resulting higher permeate flow contributes to higher productivity and lower energy costs, according to the company.

Pentair was one of four finalists for the annual award, with the winner determined by both online voting by industry members as well as a panel of judges at the event. The Water Innovator of the Year award is part of the Dutch Water Vision Platform, which brings together experts, users and suppliers of products and services in the industrial water sector to contribute to transparent information about industrial water. The platform highlights innovations, discusses current topics and inspires industrial companies seeking sustainable solutions for process water and wastewater.

The Helix flux enhancement technology is now available for X-Flow’s 8 mm and 5.2 mm internal diameter tubular membranes.

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