WRF Technology Scan: Pre Commercial Emerging Technologies


The Water Research Foundation's Technology Scan webcasts are designed to help you become a Utility of the Future! This webcast will focus on Pre-Commercial Emerging Technologies.

Technology: Leak Prevention with Acoustic Sensing, University of Technology Sydney
Jaime Valls Miro, Research Scientist

Sydney Water and UTS have deployed a range of acoustic sensors on distribution mains across Sydney Water’s pipeline network. Acoustic signal processing techniques and machine learning approaches have been applied to reliably detect the presence of leak noises of varying sizes, often in the presence of other persistent or transient environmental noises.

Technology: Batch Reverse Osmosis, Harmony Desal
Quantum Wei, Co-Founder

Batch reverse osmosis (RO) is the most energy-efficient and robust desalination process. The pump is protected from corrosion and electrodialysis reversal desalination (ERD) is eliminated. Batch RO operation protects the membranes from fouling and scaling and is adaptable to variable feed conditions. Batch RO enables higher plant productivity and/or lower capital expenditures. Batch RO uses standard RO membranes and is ready to be scaled up.
Sydney Samples, Innovation Program Manager
David Morroni, Innovation Program Coordinator
The Water Research Foundation