Water Journal : Water Journal June 2015
June 2015 water 47 Ozwater report innoVation on shoW A first at Ozwater’15 was a section of the trade show that specifically featured innovation. Exhibitors, winners of the pitching session at the Water Innovation Forum that took place in Sydney in March, were invited to show their wares and were allocated prime exhibition spots along the riverview side of the Convention Centre. They also had the opportunity to pitch to the Innovation and Young Water Professionals Workshops. The innovators on display were: Oxyzone designs and manufactures ozone generation and dosing equipment, as well as oxygen generators. Generators come in a range of sizes and are used in many industries. Of particular interest to the water industry is the Ozone Pipeline Disinfection System, a patented product used to disinfect newly laid water mains and repaired pipes without the use of chemical disinfectants. The system was developed in collaboration with Sydney Water. www.oxyzone.com.au Propeller Aerobotics gives users access to the full power of drone-based surveying and inspections. Leveraging more than 215 licensed operators across Australia, Propeller Aerobotics provides the processing and collaboration tools that enable businesses to get more value from drones. Apart from the array of possible applications (probably limited only by the imagination of the user), the data management capabilities enable Propeller to be used in conjunction with clients’ own data. www.propelleraero.com.au IJInuS is a French manufacturer of autonomous wireless instrumentation for smart grids and smart cities. IJINUS has implemented more than 35,000 products worldwide (for example, in Paris, Montreal, Boston, Shenzhen and Sydney) since the company was founded in 2008. IJINUS’ range provides multi-channel wireless management solutions for water networks and facilities. The range of individual products on offer is vast, including sensors, data loggers and web services. www.ijinus.com Calix is an Australian manufacturer and supplier of magnesium hydroxide liquid (MHL) under the brand name Acti-Mag, used in sewage treatment for odour control and in a revolutionary application for corrosion protection of concrete sewerage assets. MHL is also used to manage water quality in aquaculture facilities. www.calix.com.au nICTA (National ICT Australia) is Australia’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence and the nation’s largest organisation dedicated to ICT research. NICTA’s primary goal is to pursue high-impact research excellence and, through application of this research, to create national benefit and wealth for Australia. NICTA is active in several water- related fields, including water pipe failure prediction (enabling considerable saving in finding faults); groundwater impact assessment (understanding flows much better); and optimising the deployment and monitoring of bores. These projects are all carried out in partnership with key government and water industry players. www.nicta.com.au Corroded manhole. Manhole after MHL coating.
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