2023-02-27 Product news

Alfa Laval showcases wastewater solutions for performance, serviceability & sustainability at Ozwater’23

Cities and councils across Australia face the challenge of providing high quality drinking water, wastewater and sewage treatment services to growing communities, while increasing energy efficiency & decarbonisation, circularity and sustainability on the path to Net Zero.

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.

To reach your sustainability targets, Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) can maximise and maintain the lifetime value of decanter centrifuge equipment to keep it operating in the most cost effective and energy efficient manner.

For replacements, plant extensions and green field projects, operators and engineering consultants need to understand global trends in technological innovation for sludge thickening and dewatering applications to select and design the most efficient products and processes for the sustainable future.

Meet the Alfa Laval team at Ozwater'23 to discuss:

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


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.



Eva Caspersen, Global Marketing Manager – Food and Water & Waste


Eva’s experience includes close to 8 years of working within the wastewater industry in Denmark and Australia, specializing in biological treatment processes as well as sludge thickening and dewatering applications.

Throughout her career she has been a part of the local sales teams and, since 2020, in the central part of the organization in Denmark as part of the Global Sales team for water and waste applications.

She recently moved from Global Sales to Marketing & Product Management to become Marketing Manager on a global level, leveraging her knowledge from a sales perspective into product development in food and water & waste applications to accommodate customers’ needs in the best possible way.


Arfa Jafri, Service Manager, Food & Water

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.




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.


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At a glance

Visit Alfa Laval stand #B25

Where: ICC International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney

When: 10 - 12 May 2023


Ozwater is the biggest water conference and exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, running for three days annually.

Ozwater’23 theme, United by Water, celebrates water’s vital role in connecting us all. Water touches every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is essential and fundamental for life. Our collaborations in water management continue to guide us in this integral space.

Visit ozwater.org

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