Xylem Inc chief executive officer Patrick Decker is to retire at the end of this year. Decker, who has led Xylem for nearly a decade, will be succeeded by chief operating officer Matthew Pine from 1 January 2024.
Taking inspiration from the human heart, researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) have shown how pulsed pumping can lead to energy savings. In a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature, the scientists showed that pumping liquids through a pipe in pulses – much like the human heart pumps blood – can reduce the friction in the pipe and therefore also the energy consumed.
Wilo has opened a new high-tech production facility in Changzhou, China that will manufacture around 3 million high-efficiency pumps and 3.5 million electric motors per year. Wilo Changzhou Park includes a factory and office building as well as research and development facilities on an 84 hectare site.