Thursday, April 12, 2012

Toshiba and Singapore's PUB ink deal

SINGAPORE: In three years' time, a new and much cheaper way to treat waste water may become available.

Japanese firm Toshiba on Wednesday signed an agreement with Singapore's water agency, PUB, to develop a new technology to better treat waste water.

Called 'Functional Powder', the new absorbent not only absorbs toxic elements from used water but also extracts valuable elements like rare metals, for recycling.

Under the agreement, Toshiba will set up its first water treatment Research & Development (R&D) Centre at PUB's Aqua Research Centre - outside of Japan.

If successful, the new treatment method would reduce current costs of treating waste water from factories and plants by 40 per cent.

The start-up cost for the R&D branch is about one billion yen (S$15.6 million).

- CNA/cc

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Source From Channel News Asia

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