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Pall Corp. sells water-filtering system in Qatar

Pall Aria AP-4 water filtration system

Pall Aria AP-4 water filtration system Photo Credit: Handout

Port Washington-based Pall Corp. has won a contract to supply a water treatment system for a firefighting school in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar.

The filtered water will be used during training exercises for the student firefighters.

The Pall Aria AP series membrane system will filter wastewater from the Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College, on the Persian Gulf coast north of the Qatar capital, Doha.

The school is operated by Qatar Petroleum.

Pall shares opened Monday at $58.64 at the upper end of a 52-week range of $39.81 to $60.75.

The company did not disclose financial terms of the Qatar contract.

The fully automated Pall system in Qatar will employ hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes to filter 3,500 cubic meters of treated sewage per day, removing impurities, for use in firefighting training exercises.

Pall was selected by the prime contractor SEG, Société d'Entreprise et de Gestion, in part because its system takes up half the space of other technologies. The company said in a news release this past week that “the use of membrane filtration systems for removing contaminants from water sources across the globe continues to gain momentum” in part because the systems are compact.

Firefighters from across the Middle East and North Africa are trained on the Ras Laffan campus, which is managed by the Texas Engineering Extension Services under an agreement with state-owned Qatar Petroleum.

Pall said that in addition to serving the $13 billion municipal water market, its filtration systems are used to process liquids for food, beverage, chemical, oil, gas, power, and semiconductor production.

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