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FINANCIAL CALENDAR/NPD Financial Calendar November 2008 ItN Nanovation Q3 Report Kubota Q2 Results 7 November 2008 Andritz Q1-Q3 2007 11–12 November ...

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Financial Calendar November 2008 ItN Nanovation Q3 Report Kubota Q2 Results 7 November 2008 Andritz Q1-Q3 2007 11–12 November 2008 38th RW Baird Industrial Conference, Chicago, USA 13 November 2008 Siemens Preliminary Fiscal Year Results 14 November 2008 BWT Q3 2008 Report 18 November 2008 Alfa Laval Capital Markets Day 19 November 2008 Pall 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 20 November 2008 FLSmidth Q3 Interim Report 21 November 2008 Christ Water Q3 2008 Report 24 November 2008 Hamworthy Preliminary Interim Results for the Six Months ending 30 September 2008 27 November 2008 Dantherm Q3 Results January 2009 Hitachi Plant Technologies Q3 Results 27 January 2009 Siemens Annual Shareholders’ Meeting for Fiscal 2008 February 2009 Kubota Q3 Results 4 February 2009 Metso Financial Statements 2008 March 2009 Metso Annual Report 2008 Published Sartorius Annual Press Conference 6 March 2009 Andritz Results for 2008 12 March 2009 GEA Financial Statements Press/Analysts Conference 27 March 2009 Andritz Annual General Meeting 31 March 2009 Metso Annual General Meeting April 2009 Sartorius Q1 Results 23 April 2009 Sartorius Annual Shareholders’ Meeting 28 April 2009 Metso January-March Interim Review 7 May 2009 Andritz Q1 2009 Results 24 July 2009 Metso January-June Interim Review


Filtration Industry Analyst

New Product Developments • Fluxxion, the Dutch high technology company, and Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions giant, have signed an exclusive global partnership agreement for the joint development of a microsievebased microfiltration technology for dairy products such as extended-shelf-life (ESL) milk and cheese products. Using Tetra Pak’s processing systems and Fluxxion’s microfiltration technology, the two companies will work together to develop high-capacity microfiltration systems, which will increase processing capacity while maintaining the highest level of product quality for customers. The new microfiltration system, to be integrated in cheese and milk processing systems, will be both space and cost efficient. At the heart of Fluxxion’s technology are wafer-stacked microsieves with equalsize pores. A specially designed cross flow system with continued back pulsing removes unwanted microorganisms from dairy products before pasteurisation. Sam Strömerstén, president of Tetra Pak Processing Systems said: “As the market leader in food and dairy processing, we constantly evaluate all available new technologies and this new development responds to the needs of our dairy customers by improving process efficiency and maintaining the highest product quality. Tetra Pak has had 25 years experience in membrane filtration technology and we are excited to be working with Fluxxion to deliver a new generation of filtration – a first for the industry.” Thijs Bril, CEO of Fluxxion, said: “Fluxxion’s microsieve concept is based on advanced semiconductor technology. Working with Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing, will enable us to develop this cutting-edge microfiltration technology for the dairy market.” and • NanoH2O Inc, a developer of next generation reverse osmosis membranes for desalination and water reuse, has secured US$15 million in funding from Oak Investment Partners and Khosla Ventures. The money will be used to commercialize NanoH2O’s Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) seawater reverse osmosis membrane product and to expand its research and development activities. Brian Hinman, a venture partner at Oak Investment Partners, has also joined NanoH2O’s board of directors. “This round of funding allows us to

quickly take our next generation technology to market and ultimately make desalinated water more affordable and readily available,” said Jeff Green, NanoH2O founder and CEO. NanoH2O is focused on developing better performing membranes for desalination and wastewater reuse that fit into existing desalination facilities. The company’s TFN technology decreases the required energy or increases the productivity of the desalination process., www.khoslaventures. com and • Black & Veatch is leading a research project focused on the challenges of desalinating brackish water in Florida. When completed, the study will provide Florida utilities and other similar areas of the world with technology and application process recommendations to utilize additional water resources in order to meet growing consumer demand. The project is sponsored by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF). “There is growing need for affordable and environmentally responsible desalination in many regions of the world,” said Jennifer Warner, project manager for AwwaRF. “Florida is one such region that has access to brackish water sources, but many of these sources also contain high concentrations of natural matter, making desalination more challenging.” The project builds on previous desalination studies lead by Black & Veatch for AwwaRF. The company has previously studied zero liquid discharge (ZLD) desalination applications for the southwestern United States, and has evaluated optimal desalination facility design and operation for improved energy efficiency. The study will evaluate ZLD desalination of brackish water with high concentrations of natural organic matter (NOM), a common characteristic of brackish water supplies in Florida. Water resources with high NOM concentrations create unique challenges because the compounds adversely impact the ZLD desalination treatment processes. The research team includes scientists and engineers from Black & Veatch, Texas A&M University, the University of Kansas, the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina and Orica Watercare Inc. and

October 2008