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Dr. J Antony Prince, Founder & CEO, Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd (Left) and Dieter Knoblich, CEO & President, Piller SEA Pte Ltd (Right)

Singapore: Singapore based industrial liquid-waste treatment specialist Memsift Innovations and German-based Blowers & Compressors manufacturer Piller SEA Pte Ltd have executed a cooperation agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combine efforts and expertise to set-up a new benchmark for industrial liquid-waste treatment and zero liquid discharge.

Memsift’s thermal separation process and membranes are based on innovative patented technologies that provide unique benefits over traditional brine treatment and zero liquid discharge solutions in small-to-medium scale. Memsift’s TS-30™ system uses an innovative thermodynamic principle-based thermal separation process and a proprietary membrane STOMATE® that brings down the industrial effluent treatment costs significantly. Memsift has determined to further enhance the energy efficiency of its thermal membrane system by integrating energy-efficient subsystems to make a new benchmark for industrial liquid-waste treatment and zero liquid discharge to recover maximum water and the valuable resources from the industrial liquid-waste. It would be advantageous to work with an energy-efficient subsystem manufacturer to customize the subsystem to fit with its thermal membrane process to reduce the energy consumption to a new level.

Dr. J. Antony Prince, Founder & CEO, Memsift Innovations said, “This is a very important step in the full-scale commercialization of our TS-30™ system. This partnership will allow us to tap the world-class German engineered technology and the expertise to demonstrate a low-temperature (60-80°C) liquid-waste treatment system that will reduce energy consumption by up to 90% when compared to conventional liquid-waste incineration methods. This will not only make a new benchmark in the energy usage for industrial liquid-waste treatment but also reduces the carbon footprint by at least 10X compared to conventional incineration/evaporation methods while recovering every drop of water and the valuable resources to close the loop and save the environment.”

Piller SEA Pte Ltd is the regional office for Southeast Asia, Oceania, Taiwan, and Korea under Piller Blowers & Compressors GmbH, the leader in Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) Blowers. PILLER has offered centrifugal MVR Blowers since the 1980s, which has been applied in various industries such as dairy, petrochemical, chemical, and beverage processing. The latest development – made by PILLER – is an improved solution for low flow MVR applications: the VapoFan series. This series of MVR Blowers offers advanced performance with improved reliability in a compact modular equipment offering. The VapoFan series is a complete system consisting of a vertically arranged blower, a high-speed motor, and a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). The VapoFan is a compact and modular design for lower cost and shorter delivery with a perfectly matched blower and motor for mass flows from 200kg/hr to 5,000 kg/hr that match with Memsift’s current focus.

This resemblance brings the companies together to enter into this agreement to work together to develop a prototype industrial liquid-waste treatment system by integrating PILLER’s high-speed MVR Blowers VapoFan with Memsift’s TS-30™ system to make a new benchmark for liquid-waste treatment and zero liquid discharge.

Dieter Knoblich, CEO, Piller SEA Pte Ltd said, “We are excited to work together with Memsift by providing a cost-effective and energy-efficient liquid-waste treatment solution for low mass flows. Once again we prove that PILLER Blowers are a key element in thermal separation processes – also and especially in terms of energy and CO2 reduction.”

Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd is a technology-based company registered in Singapore. Memsift is the developer and manufacturer of the novel vapor transfer membrane STOMATE® and the thermal membrane systemTS-30™. Memsift is providing solutions for high strength industrial effluent treatment, liquid-waste volume reduction, resource recovery, brine treatment, zero liquid discharge, and aqueous/ organic separations for various industries using their proprietary technologies.

Piller Blower & Compressor Gmbh is a well-known and successful manufacturer of high-power blowers and compressors for the process industry, as well as the leading manufacturer of MVR Blowers. Providing customized solutions at a high technical level, they meet the specific needs of different sectors, e.g. refineries, chemical and petrochemical industries, industrial furnace construction, general mechanical engineering, power plants, and wastewater treatment. With 350 employees worldwide, and their own subsidiaries and representative offices, Piller supplies 85 percent of its products abroad.

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