Dr. Boris Liberman | CTO and Vice President, IDE Technologies | August 25, 2022
What is the DNA of innovation? Certainly not formal education and advanced degrees. In my opinion, people who have innovators’ brains somehow maintain a childish way of thinking; they simply cannot accept the standard solution for a problem, and they continue to look for other solutions.Read more
Matan Alper | Product Manager & Industrial Water Treatment specialist | May 30, 2022
In previous blogs, we've looked at general issues faced by industries with regard to their water and effluent treatment needs. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the power industry in particular, as thermal power generation is one of the largest "guzzlers" of water in the U.S., responsible for some 41% of daily water withdrawals. This makes limited water resources and drought more challenging for this industry – a challenge that is compounded by increasingly strict effluent discharge regulations.Read more
David Muhlgay | CEO of Omis Water Ltd | February 15, 2022
Hadera Desalination Plant
Omis Water is the O&M contractor of the Hadera SWRO Desalination plant & is a 100% owned subsidiary of IDE Technologies.
Hadera is one of the world’s largest SWRO desalination plants, with a maximum capacity of 160 million m3 / year, contractually producing 137 million m3 / year of high-quality drinking water for ~17% of the population in Israel. Construction of the plant started in 2007 and production started in 2009.Read more
Jacky Ben Yaish | VP Engineering | January 5, 2022
When designing a new SWRO plant, the question arises regarding how to keep the seawater intake pipe clean - shock chlorination vs. pigging.Read more
Nati Louzon | December 23, 2021
The truth of the matter is that there is no question here – in today's world of awareness of preserving the planet and its natural water sources, there is no question that many industries, particularly older facilities, have to either refurbish, retrofit, or both.Read more
Matan Hameiry | Product Manager • Business Development | December 22, 2021
Few, if any, countries have the luxury of unlimited water resources. For many countries, water resources are becoming increasingly limited in both quantity and quality. Human water consumption has increased beyond sustainable levels in many regions, resulting in depletion of natural water sources, and lower quality water in drinking water reservoirs, including groundwater systems.Read more
Lior Croll | December 16, 2021
For the past century, thermal power plants have been huge players in the US energy market. They met the dramatic increase in electricity demand in the 1950s and 1960s and were a real advantage when oil prices skyrocketed in the 1970s.
However, environmental legislation, starting with the Clean Air Act of 1970, imposed significant restrictions on sulfur emissions and greenhouse gas emissions from new thermal plants.Read more
Sharon Grossman | VP Legal Consul | October 28, 2021
Our last few blog posts have looked at the challenges facing owners/operators of industrial plants – increasing reuse of process water, as well as better management and reduction of effluent discharge – and the changes that are becoming unavoidable in this sector.
As discussed, one of the main drivers of the search for innovative technologies and new methods for addressing effluent discharge are the increasingly strict regulations being put in place to govern said effluent discharge, following worldwide recognition of the need to preserve the environment.Read more
Michael (Miki) Tramer | VP Sales and Marketing | October 12, 2021
The need for sufficient and safe water is one of the significant development challenges of our time. Water is fundamental to life, and sustainable sources of fresh water are becoming seriously limited. Population growth, changing water consumption patterns, and climate change threaten fresh water supplies.Read more
Juan Pablo Negroni | Country Manager, Chile | September 26, 2021
Water is a crucial resource in the mining process. With mines often located in remote and dry areas, a sustainable supply of water is vital. However, despite improved efficiencies, mining companies are facing challenges in procuring water sources. The challenges intensify when mining companies use the ground and surface water that local communities rely on for their domestic use. This often results in protests, public scrutiny, and stricter environmental regulations.Read more