2022-03-22 Product news

Meet Alfa Laval at Ozwater'22

Population growth, climate change and the pandemic have highlighted the critical importance of utilities and wastewater treatment for cities and councils across Australia. 

This puts pressure on operators of Wastewater Treatment Plants to maximise, maintain and extend the lifetime value of decanter centrifuge equipment, as well as staying on top of technological innovation for the future.

Discover how to balance today’s demands with a future shaped by sustainability, connectivity, rising energy cost and technology innovation to reduce cost, maximise re-use of water and minimise sludge disposal cost.

Meet the Alfa Laval team at Ozwater'22 to discuss:

  • How to drive cost reduction for decanter centrifuges in your WWTP
  • Maintenance and upgrading trends to extend your decanter’s lifetime value
  • New types of centrifuges that give better solids control
  • Connectivity and IoT based solutions for predictive maintenance
  • Re-use filtrate with revolutionary Zero Liquid Discharge technology

Your trusted partner for the circular economy journey

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling. Established in Australia since 1926, Alfa Laval helps reduce the environmental footprint from water and waste streams and turn waste to value.

We offer a complete spectrum of wastewater treatment equipment, filtration and sludge treatment that helps produce clean effluent water for discharge or water reuse, recover heat and reduce the amount of sludge for disposal.

With a local network of service centres, field service engineers, and authorized service providers in Australia, Alfa Laval has your parts and service needs covered.


Meet the team

Bala Kanesha, Sales Engineer – Waste Water

Bala’s experience spans more than 18 years’ experience working in the water and wastewater industry from a chemical (coagulants & flocculants) and process optimisation perspective, across both Australia & New Zealand.

He recently joined Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division with responsibility for decanters and rotary drum thickener equipment. Bala brings a good mix of commitment and technical expertise within the water & wastewater industry to the role to help customers optimise their processes for profitability and sustainability.


Douglas Wood, Sales Manager – Protein & Waste Water

Doug’s experience encompasses more than 24 years working within process industries specialising in protein and wastewater. He started his career hands on, doing repair and maintenance of industrial dewatering equipment for more than a decade as service engineer.

He moved to sales in 2010 for both service and supplying new equipment for Alfa Laval, and has recently taken on a regional role for decanter technologies helping customers in the protein and wastewater industries optimise process and business outcomes.


Arfa Jafri, Service Representative

Arfa Jafri_Alfa Laval.pngArfa has worked for industry leaders within Oceania, Greater Middle East & Africa region, with hands-on experience in process engineering, project engineering & management, technical sales & services and key account management for food processing & packaging equipment.

He has collaborated and worked together with food & beverage manufacturers on three continents being based in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran & Pakistan. He recently joined Alfa Laval to help customers optimise their decanter performance and lifetime value as representative of the local service organisation.




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At a glance

When: 10-12 May 2022

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Website: https://www.ozwater.org/

Alfa Laval stand M26

Bid to win with world-leading decanter technology

Alfa Laval is proud to work with Engineering, Construction and Service partners and consultants on delivering successful upgrade and greenfield projects as decanter equipment partner of choice. Find out how we can support you and your project from bidding and commissioning to after sales support and OEM parts.



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