Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specialises in global antimicrobial water treatment technology. The transaction is awaiting customary regulatory clearances and other standard closing conditions. The Purate business provides patented, proprietary chlorine dioxide programmes for use in a wide array of water treatment applications. “Chlorine dioxide is recognised as an
Need for newer technologies for effective treatment of water and wastewater is on the rise, especially in India which has a rapidly growing industrial segment besides rising population. Ion exchange resins in combination with other technologies offer an effective solution in water treatment. It is estimated that demand for clean water will rise by a
Pune-based MP Group, which has been into Facility Management services since 1981, has crossed a turnover of Rs 250 crore. One of the firsts to introduce the concept of Factory Management Services in 2002, Abhishek Pathak, MD, MP Group, says, “We made a transition into FM services first in a factory in Pune and then went on to include...
Ion Exchange Services Ltd (IESL), an associate company of ION Exchange (India) Ltd, is moving from the sole water treatment services domain to that of an integrated solutions provider covering utilities and facilities. Based out of Bangalore, IESL has been providing services for different types of water and waste water treatment plants in India and
“India is going to be a very important market for Ecolab,” Douglas M. Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, told Clean India Journal during his visit to India last week. Having made a strong foundation in the Indian market and with the recent merger with Nalco, world leaders in water treatment, Ecolab hopes to accelerate
GE and Sealed Air’s Diversey recently announced an alliance to deliver water and energy management services to Diversey’s cleaning and sanitation customers around the world. Under the deal, the Diversey team will sell and service GE’s water treatment chemicals, water and process equipment, membrane and cartridge filtration products, analytical instruments and energy management solutions. The
Scientist Michael Hoffmann at the California Institute of Technology, who has been experimenting with solar-powered water treatment on a small scale, is now planning to incorporate the technology into a portable toilet. Michael found that sunlight powers an electrochemical reaction with human waste in water that generates microbe-killing oxidants and releases hydrogen gas. He plans
India’s water treatment and equipment sector has a potential to become one of the largest in the world. India can attract investments to the tune of र20,000 crore in the next 10 years. There is a huge potential as the population is vast and water demand is rising sharply. Currently, the industry is growing at
With a flow of 70,000 to 80,000 pilgirms to Tirumala temple every day, the managing body, Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanam, has a huge challenge of keeping the premises and guest houses clean. With the Facility Management service provider, A.L.L. Services Under 1 Roof (India) Pvt Ltd coming into the picture in 2008, things have changed for the better. Clean India Journal’s...
Americo floor pads showcased by Domadia Buscon, a trading company based in Hyderabad, at Clean India Pulire 2009, are made out of 100% recycled polyester material with a minimum 80% post consumer waste. “Primary sources of these materials are recycled soda and water bottles,” says John W. Miller, Executive VP-Sales & Marketing, Americo Manufacturing Company,