PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., November 04, 2009 - Senior scientists from Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, will present three papers at the International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2009, which takes place in Dubai, UAE from November 7-12, 2009 at the Atlantis Resort on the Palm. The IDA is the world's leading informational resource on desalination. The papers will focus on water desalination and reuse, both of which are extremely critical in areas where conventional water sources like groundwater and surface water are scarce.
Tony Wachinski, Ph.D., senior vice president, Pall Water Processing, will present two papers. The first -- Detailed Analysis of the Silt Density Index (SDI) Results on Desalination and Wastewater Reuse Applications for Reverse Osmosis Technology Evaluation – summarizes the analysis of SDI test results of five wastewater and desalination applications (session DB09-074.) These tests were conducted around the world using the same type 0.1-micron hollow fiber microfilter as pre-treatment for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.
The second paper Dr. Wachinski will present is titled Upgrading Wastewater Facilities with Membrane Microfiltration: a Post-Installation Challenge Test and was authored by Joseph Habib, senior project manager, Pall Water Processing (session DB09-073.) This paper presents a study conducted to challenge and verify the capability of the membrane system at the Hobart wastewater treatment plant in the New York City watershed to handle peak flows during a simulated failure of the upstream pre-filtration system.
Jan Bultiauw, Pall’s applications manager for water systems, Middle-East North Africa, will presentIntegrated Water Systems for Multipurpose Water Production (session DB09-087.) This paper describes integrated compact membrane systems for the production of water from any source.
"The absolute removal rating of hollow fiber membranes offers a level of protection to RO systems that cannot be matched by conventional media filters,” says Dr. Wachinski. “In addition, Pall’s proven membranes offer reliability and economics that are unsurpassed in a simple one-step process. This reliability has been shown on variable raw seawater in cold water conditions, in ports and shipping channels, and during periods of 'red tide'.”
The 2009 World Congress (www.idadubai2009.com/) will address environmental and energy impacts of desalination as part of the organization’s mission to make desalination and water reuse sustainable and affordable. The conference is expected to attract 1,800 delegates from over 80 countries.
Pall is a leader in membrane technology solutions and, together with its long-term global partner Asahi Kasei,provides water treatment systems for large and small municipalities and industrial customers worldwide. In addition to serving the $6 billion municipal water market, Pall’s filtration technology is increasingly becoming a critical step in treating water for a wide range of industrial applications. This includes intake and process water for food, beverage, chemical, oil, gas, power, and semiconductor production, among others. Pall’s technology enables businesses to conserve and reuse water, and to restore wastewater to environmentally safe levels before discharge.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital and transfusion medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide.Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com.