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Smart Water Solutions

Smart Water Solutions

By Hakim El Fadil
In this podcast, you will learn technical hints and industrial expertise on how efficiently you could exploit water treatment technologies. I’ll emphasize how to reduce the CAPEX (Capital Expenses) as well as the OPEX (Operational Expenses) of the existing water technologies. You will also learn about water technologies which are still in the development phase at both academia and industry sectors. Regulations towards water treatment will be covered. And most importantly, I’ll invite investors in water tech because money is obviously oxygen for water tech to grow and flourish:).
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#10 - Anna Poberezhna: Blockchain for water industry

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#31 - Michael Gardner: Raising blended capital for water techs
Michael Gardner, founder and CEO of AQAIX, discusses the following solutions: Water industry can mimic the financial infrastructure available for the IT and electronic start-ups to release their product to the market. AQAIX is one promising platform. Building a strong IT team inside a water tech company will not only enable extracting the values from the data but will also construct a strategic digital infrastructure.
June 17, 2021
#30 - Christoph Kellenberger: Micro- to Nanofiltration flat sheet membranes made from almost any polymer
Christoph Kellenberger is the founder and CEO of Novamem, elucidates the possibility of making a polymeric micro- to nanofiltration membrane from almost any polymer designed for specific water and solvent applications.
June 3, 2021
#29 - Wolfgang Vogl: Online water bacteria analyser
Wolfgang Vogl, CEO-Founder at VWMs GmbH, talks about his rapid microbiology analyser, how does it work, its techno-economical values and the ability of this technology to change the design of wastewater treatment plant configuration.
May 20, 2021
#28 - Piotr Dlugolecki: The digital ecosystem of Berghof’s membranes
Piotr Dlugolecki, head of technology, discusses three points in this episode: 1- the techno-economical values of Berghof’s tubular UF, 2- B-smart ecosystem to run B-UF in a reliable and optimised way, 3- B-care service to develop a solution from an idea or technical challenges till the realization of an industrial water solution.
November 26, 2020
#27 - Maarten Ter Keurst: Investing in water disruptive techs
Maarten Ter Keurst, director of Investments at PureTerra Ventures, shares why, how and when water start-ups can consider investors such as capital ventures. Meanwhile, he elucidates the key mistakes that young water start-up leaders can circumvent.
September 24, 2020
#26 - Hassan Aboelnga: Urban Water Security
Hassan Aboelnga, vice president of the Middle East Water Forum, explains that securing urban water is like solving rubik's cube. The solution is based on a developing and implementing water security indexes which takes into consideration the climate change, urban population growth, the water resources stress and the aging of tap water, rain water and wastewater infrastructures.
August 27, 2020
#25 - William T. Guiney: The breakthrough XCPC solar thermal technology for water treatment
William T. Guiney, founder of Artic Solar, expounds the uniqueness and values of the XCPC (External Concentrating Parabolic Collector) technology as well as its implantation in the solar-thermal desalination (STD).
July 23, 2020
#24 - Jeroen De Lathouwer: Digitalization unlocks the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants
Jeroen De Lathouwer, VP business development, discusses how to increase the capacity of a wastewater treatment plant via only software upgrade!
July 9, 2020
#23 - Elango Thevar: AI and machine learning to detect and predict water infrastructure leakage
Elango Thevar, CEO of NEER digital platform, elucidates how this platform uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to identify leaks and predict water, sewer and stormwater collection systems failures.
June 25, 2020
#22 - Howie Honeyman: The solutions of Forward Water Technologies
Howie Honeyman, CEO of Forward Water Technologies, reveals how custom made Forward Osmosis solutions enable accessing values in the wastewater treatment sector.
June 11, 2020
#21 - Markus Multhauf: Pharmaceutical waters by means of advanced purification techs
Submit your feedback! Markus Multhauf shares a technical overview on how advanced purification techs produce pharmaceutical waters.
May 28, 2020
#20 - Rachel Major & Ari Ochoa: NuLeaf solution to treat and recycle wastewater
Feedback! Rachel Major and Ari Ochoa talk in this episode about the innovative NuLeaf-tech solutions as compact ecosystems for smarter off-grid water.
May 14, 2020
#19 - Gaëtane Suzenet: EU value chain for water tech start-up
Gaëtane Suzenet, Managing Partner, enlighten us on how policy makers and investors in EU are fortifying the water innovation and building an ecosystem to the market uptake.
April 30, 2020
#18 - Peter Holme Jensen: Aquaporin solutions
Dr. Peter Holme Jensen, CEO of Aquaporin, elucidates how Aquaporin brings advanced sustainable values into the water market vs the conventional polymeric membrane.
April 16, 2020
#17 - Grégoire Landel: Prepaid potable water
Grégoire Landel, CEO & Founder of CityTaps, emphasizes the transparency and the values of prepaid with smart metrics potable solution towards the potable water consumers as well as the providers.
February 20, 2020
#16 - Grant Gibbs: Hippo Roller
Grant Gibbs, director of Hippo Roller, shares the south African genuine solution that saves time and effort for rural area communities and return the time to African kids to play and study.
February 13, 2020
#15 - Wim Audenaert: Starting a business in the water industry
Dr. Wim Audenaert shared his entrepreneurial experience in the water industry and how he leveraged his academic knowledge.
February 6, 2020
#14 - Patrick Kiely: Decentralised intelligent wastewater treatment system
Dr. Patrick Kiely team has developed an innovative bio-electrode sensor and engineered an intelligent decentralized wastewater system which they powered with renewable energy.
January 29, 2020
#13 - George Habib: Finding the right process parameters for your membrane applications
Dr. George Habib explains how to select the right membrane and the right process parameters to solve a wide range of water and process applications.
January 23, 2020
#12 - Kai Uwe: Second-hand membranes can also process Zero Liquid Discharge
Submit your feedback here! In this episode, Kai-Uwe Hoehn sheds light on the technologies used to achieve zero liquid discharge in the water industry including the option of using second-hand RO membrane.
January 16, 2020
#11 - Trever Andrew: Tap water could kill you!
Submit your feedback! Trever Andrew explains how his software innovation tool  could be used as another safety layer to warn us from getting sick in case tape water is contaminated.
October 9, 2019
#10 - Anna Poberezhna: Blockchain for water industry
Your feedback matters! Anna Poberezhna sheds light on how can blockchain technology save the water. Moreover, how it could disrupt the water industry.
September 26, 2019
#9 - Peter Aerts: How will the first fully back washable flat sheet membrane shift the MBR industry?
Your feedback matters! Dr Peter Aerts shared his vision on how the world first back washable membrane could shift the wastewater treatment industry.
September 19, 2019
#8 - Steven Pease: Sugars in Coca Cola & other daily foods are prepared by IXR technology
Your feedback matters! Steve Pease explains how and why Ion Exchange Resin is the key solutions to separate and purify the sugar and starch industries. He elucidates how idea are shaped from the customer needs to launching a new product. The current trend of healthy sugar is an emerging market for IXR.
September 12, 2019
#7 - Bob Goltz: Multi-tech solutions to treat produced water
Your feedback matters! Dr. Bob Goltz shed light on how contemporary produced water management practices have shifted their focus from discharge and re-injection to reducing, reusing, and recycling.
September 4, 2019
#6 - Andi Gorenflo: Marketing navigates the water industry into new solutions
Your feedback matters! Dr. Andi Gorenflo shared how marketing navigates water business like Dow Water & DuPont water biz into untapped markets as well as guide the R&D team to develop innovation based on the market needs. Moreover, you will learn about his new developed water tech portfolio that add values to untapped water applications.
August 29, 2019
#5 - Jan Hoinkis: The challenges of decentralizing water treatment unit supplied with renewable energy
Your feedback matters! In this episode we will learn how renewable energy combined with membrane technology solves groundwater fluoric and arsenic contamination. In addition, Prof. Jan Hoinkis shed light on how wastewater treatment can be tailored for each type of corps irrigation.
August 21, 2019
#4 - Fredrick Royan: Tech giants like IBM, Cisco and Microsoft are inaugurating a new era of smart water grid
Your feedback matters! The clock is ticking for the day zero water in metropolis like Cape Town, Bangalore and Dubai.  Water desalination is not enough. The current water management is not yet operating in an efficient way. How could smart water grid solve or delay the day zero water? IT infrastructures combined with advanced sensory are looked-for to play a vital role here. 
August 14, 2019
#3 - Jorgen Wagner: Milk contains 87% water processed by means of Membranes
Your feedback matters! In this episode, we shed light on the following key points: •  brief history development of Reverse Osmosis membrane •  what water engineers should know while designing RO & NF for dairy applications  •  how to operate RO & NF in efficient way for dairy applications *NF: Nanofiltration membrane * RO: Reverse Osmosis membrane To get more water solutions content, please subscribe!
August 10, 2019
#2 - Jochen Henkel: Efficient ways to design brackish water Reverse Osmosis plant
Your feedback matters! A controlled pretreatment connected with a well-designed Reverse Osmosis plant will enable you to run RO membrane plant for more than a decade. Dr Jochen Henkel has more than 7 years’ experience in designing Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration membranes units for brackish water treatment. He has shared valuable technical insights from his experiences within this episode.  To get more water solutions content, please subscribe!
August 10, 2019
#1 - Markus Kyburz: How to operate efficiently RO & NF membranes in process applications
Your feedback matters! In this episode, we discussed: •  what water engineers should know while using RO & NF in process applications  •  how to operate RO & NF in efficient way in process applications •  key technical hints that will save you money while designing RO/NF plant for process apps To get more water solutions content, please subscribe!
August 10, 2019
0. Mission of the Podcast
In this episode I’ll answer the golden circle questions; what this podcast about, why I’m doing it and how I’m going to make it.  To get more water solutions content, please subscribe!
August 10, 2019