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News: Evoqua to buy Neptune Benson, World semiconductor sales move down, Sembcorp begins work on Nanjing water hub, Watts Water posts 2015 loss, Desalitech, TEC enter partnership and more...

Compiled by Mike Henley 

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Evoqua to buy Neptune Benson

PITTSBURGH—Evoqua Water Technologies, which is owned by AEA Investors LP, said it has agreed to buy privately held Neptune Benson, a maker of water filtration and ultraviolet disinfection products...

World semiconductor sales move down

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two indicators of the state of the microelectronics industry showed mixed results in the first months of 2016. The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) book-to-bill ratio stood at 1.05 for February...

Spiral Water moves headquarters

SAN FRANCISCO—Spiral Water Technologies has moved its corporate headquarters to an expanded facility in San Rafael, CA...

Oasys Water opens Dubai office

DUBAI, UAE—Oasys Water has opened a new office here to in Dubai to foster industrial water treatment innovations in the Middle East...

Sembcorp begins work on Nanjing water hub

NANJING, China—Sembcorp Industries conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nanjing International Water Hub (NIWH) the company is building here in the city’s new central business district...

GE, American Water report digital initiative

TREVOSE, PA—General Electric and American Water Works Co. Inc. said they have formed a new digital initiative to identify and explore advances in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to find solutions to challenges facing the water industry...

Watts Water posts 2015 loss

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass—Watts Water Technologies, Inc. said it lost $112.9 million on sales of nearly $1.46 billion in 2015. That compares with a net income of $50.3 million on higher sales of $1.5 billion in 2014...

Desalitech, TEC enter partnership

Newton, MA—Desalitech and Treatment Equipment Co. (TEC) of Bellevue, WA, have entered an agreement that calls for the two firms to work together to introduce Desalitech’s reverse osmosis (RO) products into regional municipal markets in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska...

Xylem gets pact to supply Kuwaiti plant

RYE BROOK, NY—Xylem Inc. said it has received a contract valued at more than $8 million to develop and supply customized technologies to a wastewater treatment and reclamation plant in Sulaibiya, Kuwait...

Calgon opens UK carbon reactivation plant

TIPTON, UK—Chemviron Carbon, the European operating group of Calgon Carbon Corp., has opened a new carbon reactivation plant here to treat spent (used) carbon for reuse...

Hitachi to merge water units

TOKYO—Hitachi, Ltd. has merged its two water-related businesses into one unit to be named Hitachi Aqua-Tech as of April 1. The two units are Hitachi Aqua-Tech Engineering Pte. Ltd., which was responsible for...

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WQA

Donald McGhee, the principal of Hydro Systems Inc., in Harlingen, TX, is the new president of the Water Quality Association (WQA)...

Xylem

Mark Rajkowski has been appointed senior VP and CFO at Xylem Inc...

AMTA/AWWA

The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) honored Robert Hildreth...

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