Vodokanal learns about China innovations in water sector and water management

15.06.2017

Specialists of SUE "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg" visited the International Exhibition of Water Treatment, Drinking Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Technologies - AquaTech China 2017 in Shanghai, China.

The visit took place as a part of search for innovations and effective products in the field of water supply and sanitation.

The total area of AquaTech China 2017 exhibition was 50,000 m2 in Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center China Expo Complex. 761 exhibitors presented their products. Manufacturers of China and the world's largest companies demonstrated their technologies and products which are applied or being under development for the water market.

The exhibition was divided into sections as follows: irrigation, water treatment, water storage tanks, water treatment, desalination plants, water control and testing, water treatment chemical agents, drainage systems, pipes and fittings, wastewater treatment systems etc.

Conferences and workshops on actual issues related to innovation and technologies, introduction and promotion of the best products and services from leading international suppliers were also hosted at AquaTech China 2017.

Sergey Murashev, Intellectual Property Manager of Technological Development and Environmental Protection Department, said: “We have got the unique opportunity at the exhibition not only to study the innovations presented but also to identify new vectors for development of drinking water supply and wastewater treatment technics and technologies in the nearest future”. The system of adjusting pumping stations equipment (the electric drive of the stop valves operating in flood conditions) was of particular interest to Vodokanal specialists. Such technical solution is relevant both for water supply and wastewater pumping stations.

SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” is actively working to study and share experience in the field of intellectual activity aimed at the Company’s production processes.

Since 1997, the Company obtained more than 200 patents for its own inventions, 70% of them is implemented in production process. SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” makes average 15 applications for obtaining patents per year. Today, the Company has 67 active patents and three trademarks. The annual economic effect from introduction of innovations is more than 100 million rubles.

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