Water Journal : Water Journal September 2014
SEPTEMBER 2014 water 39 Sponsored article Day 2 Following a wonderful evening of fine food and dancing – followed by some karaoke, as I thought it important to mix with the locals – the two hours’ sleep I’d managed to snatch does not dampen my enthusiasm for the day ahead. I dust myself off and check out of 85 Sky Tower Hotel – the second largest building in Taiwan – and board the bus for our first visit of the day. Viscarb It seems there is now a trend starting to emerge, as our visit to Viscarb does not disappoint, with R&D at the forefront of this manufacturer of activated carbon for both industrial and domestic use. It is fascinating to hear how coconut shells are extensively used as part of the manufacturing process. Vice President Mr Lung- Hung Wang provides an excellent presentation along with Phoenix Wang, who looks after sales and is keen to connect with Australian organisations. Please visit www.viscarb.com.tw for more information. EPZA Our next visit is to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which was set up in 1966 to promote Taiwan to the global economy and is currently primarily focused on export processing. Time is limited for our visit, however it is just as rewarding as the rest of the tour, and we are well looked after by our host, Deputy Director Ou Yen-Mien. For further information please visit www.epza.gov.tw. Rotek Home sickness starts to kick in, as at this stage I am starting to notice many similarities to a number of AWA corporate members who provide water treatment equipment, water purification and membrane separation technology. The arrival of Pizza Hut pizzas compounds the feeling; however, Taiwan hospitality being as it is we are also offered some local fine delicacies. Rotek also focuses on R&D and has expansions planned to service South East Asia and Africa, which they see as key emerging markets. Rotek has a distributor in Australia through Rotork. Please visit www.rotekwater. com for further information. China Ecotek Corporation I am starting to struggle a little from the previous night’s celebrations; however, I quickly bounce back as we are treated to a presentation from Ecotek and a site tour of both water supply and water treatment plant, designed and constructed with their partners Degrémont. There is a host of information available on Ecotek – certainly too much to include in this report – however, I encourage you to visit the company’s website at www.ecotek.com.tw. Green Forest Development Enterprise Our final destination brings us to a site tour of a recently built sewage treatment plant, which is privately owned. This particular plant was built to assist in cleaning of the river system and services three communities, including defence forces. There are further plans for piping systems and community awareness campaigns with a focus on government and the private sector working closely together. For further information please visit www.lealeagroup.com.tw ConClusion Aqua Taiwan will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre from 8–10 October 2014. If you are interested in attending or exhibiting, please go to www.aquataiwan.net for more information. If you are interested in contacting any of the organisations discussed in this article please contact Michael Seller at email@example.com Left: The water treatment plant at China Ecotek Corporation. Right: Inside the lab. Dancing with local indigenous people from the mountains of Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung by night.
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