GE is driving solutions for difficult-to-treat water and wastewater in India. From February 3 to 5, 2010, GE exhibited these solutions at Aquatech India, the leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater. There, GE showcased our newest products including high rejection membranes and efficient depth filters, pressurized ultrafiltration modules, an integrated UF-RO platform, hot water sanitizable electrodeionization (EDI) and a newly designed E-Cell EDI unit to replace portable deionization bottles. In addition, GE highlighted our broad product portfolio, which leverages equipment, chemistries and services to solve virtually any water challenge. As water becomes increasingly scarce the water challenges become more extreme. GE’s broad technology solutions can be applied in unique ways to answer the need to reuse and recycle wastewater. For example:
|GE works with several refineries in India to apply our ultrafiltration (UF) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) technologies to reuse their wastewater and draw less from fresh water sources.|
|Through a partnership with Thermax, a premier company with a leadership share of the water market, we distribute our filtration and membrane technologies to several applications across India.|
|Our desalination technologies turn seawater into usable water. We have signed a BOO contract that treats 6 MLD of seawater making it useful for an Indian company.|
|GE’s high acid crude treatment successfully allows a large Indian refinery to process opportunity crudes, which drives higher profitability for them.|
|Our state-of-the-art instruments offer simpler, faster, and more accurate analytical measurement of contaminants in water. The Analytical Instruments division is a leading supplier to India of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers|
|The John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC) in Bangalore, India, is a multi–disciplinary research and development centre that expands GE's research and development capabilities, accelerating the company's delivery of advanced technology to its global customers. The Water & Process Technologies lab at JFWTC is working to address the world’s global water crisis. The team represents the focus areas in water management today – Chemical Solutions for industrial applications, Industrial Asset Protection, Equipment and Membrane Solutions and Advanced Water Reuse and supports the entire product line of GE Water be it chemicals, membranes and equipment or integrated solutions. Active areas of research and product development include corrosion studies, industrial wastewater treatment and engineering analytics.|
Whether through research or applying technical solutions, GE is committed to develop water solutions in India for India.