June – July 2021

FuturENVIRO Digital – Nº 81


FLYGT BIBOα: NEW GENERATION OF DEWATERING PUMPS

A Xylem breakthrough achieves energy savings of up to 60% in industrial drainage. The New Flygt Biboα Dewatering Solution uses Integrated Intelligence to cut repair and maintenance costs by up to 50%.

Xylem recently launched Flygt Biboα, a breakthrough dewatering pump that dramatically reduces energy, wear and tear, and maintenance costs. As the latest addition to Xylem’s portfolio of smart solutions, Flygt Biboα is set to revolutionize drainage operations and pioneer the next generation of smart pumps by bringing built-in intelligence to industrial dewatering.

Applying Decision Intelligence, Flygt Biboα automatically adapts to its environment and only operates when needed, delivering energy savings of up to 60% when compared to traditional dewatering pumps. Operational wear and tear is also reduced by up to 70% as instances of snoring and dry running are minimized, leading to reductions of as much as 50% in repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, due to its unique, compact and stable design, Biboα breaks the mould of traditional dewatering pumps with 30% fewer components, reducing the amount of inventory needed.

Commenting on the launch, Anders Casselbrant, Global Product Manager, Submersible Dewatering Products at Xylem said, “At Xylem, we work with customers and communities across the world to bring digital transformation to the water sector. That includes the de-livery of digital solutions that can optimize business processes to create more efficient and sustainable operations. As the latest addition to our arsenal of smart pumps, Flygt Biboα is set to transform dewatering practices across the mining and construction industries.

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SUMMARY

COVER STORY

XYLEM: FLYGT BIBOα: NEW GENERATION OF DEWATERING PUMPS

WOMEN & ENVIRONMENT

Finding a balance between progress and rationalisation. Conxita Villar, Dean of the Association of Agricultural Engineers of Catalonia

Galicia, green, blue and speaking In the feminine gender. Ángeles Vázquez, Regional Minister for the Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing of the Galician Government

PRODUCT

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PLANT REPORT: DORALEH DESALINATION PLANT (DJIBOUTI)

INNOVATION

Innovation system at the crossroads

PLANT REPORT: JEBEL ALI DESALINATION PLANT IN DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

WATER MANAGEMENT & TREATMENT

Servyeco develops a multifunctional natural polymer that does away with the use of corrosive products in drinking water

Towards a more sustainable wastewater treatment plant: LIFE B2E4 project

The constant reinvention of wastewater treatment plants

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Redirection of organic matter and nitrogen with the PRONOX process

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REUSE – IRRIGATION / SMART AGRICULTURE

SUGGEREIX project: R&D for progress in water reuse

Water reuse: Converting a waste Into a resource

The contribution of water reuse to a resource-efficient and sustainable water management for irrigation (RECLAMO)

Towards technification of agriculture

Smart agriculture potential: The need of more efficient agricultural planning under increasing water scarcity events