04 Jul '11, 12pm

Water treatment set to get revamp: By Lim Jing Jing | Posted: 04 July 2011 1937 hrs SINGAPORE: Singapore has bui...

Water treatment set to get revamp: By Lim Jing Jing | Posted: 04 July 2011 1937 hrs SINGAPORE: Singapore has bui...

SINGAPORE: Singapore has built a S$5 million water treatment plant in Choa Chu Kang to test the use of a new ceramic membrane technology. National water agency PUB said this may be cheaper as ceramic membranes last about 20 years, four times longer than current polymeric membranes. It added this can also possibly mean "revamping" drinking water treatment in Singapore. It all started with Newater. The process of using recycled water which Singapore mastered attracted the attention of the water agency in Netherlands. Now in a collaboration, a subsidiary of the Netherlands agency PWN Technologies has built a treatment plant here for the PUB. PWN Technologies technology director Jonathan Clement said: "We share a common framework and common base, where we are committed to developing sustainable technologies together". The new plant uses ceramic membrane technology which is mor...

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