Pall Corp. to Present at Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments Conference

  Pall Corp. to Present at Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments

   Discussion to Highlight How Membrane-based Systems Can Cost-effectively
                    Improve Water Quality and Availability

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments Conference 2013

Business Wire

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- April 3, 2013

Mine operators are challenged by water contamination due to extreme operating
environments coupled with regulatory and cost-control issues. To meet these
challenges, membrane technologies are increasingly being chosen for mine water
purification and reuse applications worldwide. On April 15^th, Tim Lilley,
Pall’s vice president of industrial water sales and marketing, will present
“Membrane-based Water Treatment Technology Provides Alternative Water Source
and Discharge Solutions” during the opening plenary session at the Mine Water
Solutions in Extreme Environments conference in Lima, Peru. Mr. Lilley’s
presentation will describe water filtration processes under various
conditions, using customer case studies to demonstrate the economy and
reliability of microfiltration (MF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for
processes, as well as discharge and potable water production.

Pall Aria (TM) microfiltration membrane systems, which are often integrated
with reverse osmosis tec ...

Pall Aria (TM) microfiltration membrane systems, which are often integrated
with reverse osmosis technology, provide cost-effective water and wastewater
treatment. (Photo: Business Wire)

The case studies will quantify the advantages of Pall membrane systems over
conventional treatment technologies in a range of applications. In the first
example, drinking water was produced from formation water at a U.S. gold mine.
The highlighted Pall Aria^TM MF membrane system augments chemical treatment to
remove arsenic to a level well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
target. In another application at a mine in Europe, RO membranes were
integrated with MF to remove dissolved solids from formation water to produce
water that meets EU standards for reinjection discharge. Sustainable membrane
performance is critical to overall plant operation and economics, particularly
for the pretreatment of contaminated water and wastewater. This is exemplified
in the final case study, in which effective membrane cleaning was maintained
when challenged with heavy algal blooms and other solids.

“Combining robust MF membrane systems for pre-treatment significantly improves
the economy and reliability of RO,” said Mr. Lilley. “Furthermore, Pall MF
membrane systems are used together with conventional chemical water treatment
methods to remove heavy metals, a capability that is especially relevant to
mine water applications.”

The presentation will be available in English with simultaneous live
translation into Spanish. In addition, Mr. Lilley and other Pall
representatives will be available in the exhibition area for consultation.

Tim Lilley, M.Sc., has been working in the field of water and wastewater
treatment for more than three decades, and currently specializes in industrial
water solutions for mining. He became a Chartered Chemist in 1985, joined Pall
the following year, and was admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of
Chemistry in 1999. Mr. Lilley has published numerous technical papers in the
field of fluid purification, has developed an oil/water separation
hydrocyclone, and holds a patent for a novel aeration device for wastewater

Mine Water Solutions is the first in an innovative new conference series that
aims to examine a wide range of issues associated with mine water management
in extremely wet, dry, and cold climates and with extreme hydrogeological and
geochemical issues. Consultants, engineers, managers, researchers, and
scientists from around the world are expected to participate.

To learn more about Pall solutions for mining, including water and wastewater
treatment, please visit or
. To participate in the Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments
conference in Lima, Peru, April 15-17, please visit

Pall’s Machinery & Equipment group provides filtration, separation, and
monitoring technologies for OEMs and users in the mining, automotive, primary
metals, pulp and paper, and other general manufacturing industries. Pall
products and services help customers maximize profitability by improving
equipment reliability and operational productivity. To learn more about Pall
solutions for industrial manufacturing processes and mobile equipment, please

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification
leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of
customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works
with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible
technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product
innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500
company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company”
by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more
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Marie (MacLean) Baron
Director, Industrial Global Marketing Communications
Telephone: 516-801-9282
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