WaterBriefs: EPA's National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presented

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In other news below:
-- Toxic gas detector receives SIL 2 suitable rating
-- Environmental enforcement lawyer joins Venable
-- CB&I extends use of process engineering solutions
-- Arcadian Networks opens Houston office
-- NDS Inc. celebrates 30 years
-- ISA EXPO 2007 attract thousands
-- New research on South African water, wastewater treatment equipment
-- New technology cleans water with recycled catalyst
-- DeWolf Chemical to 'go green'
-- Environment One names new president
-- Refinery targets key flaws in biodiesel production

EPA's National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presented
SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct. 16, 2007 -- The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. An inscribed plaque was presented to first and second place national winners at the annual Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presentation during the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC) in San Diego...

Among other recent headlines:

Toxic gas detector receives SIL 2 suitable rating
LAKE FOREST, CA, Oct. 16, 2007 -- Providing advanced protection against a wide range of hazardous industrial gases and oxygen deficiency, the TS4000 Intelligent Toxic Gas Detector from General Monitors is now rated SIL 2 suitable...

Environmental enforcement lawyer joins Venable
BALTIMORE, MD, Oct. 16, 2007 -- Venable LLP announced that Mary Rosewin Sweeney, a member of the Maryland Attorney General's office who has spent the last 17 years enforcing the state's environmental laws for the Maryland Department of the Environment, will join the firm's national Environmental Practice Group as a partner in Venable's Baltimore office...

CB&I extends use of process engineering solutions to support business growth
BURLINGTON, MA, Oct. 15, 2007 -- Aspen Technology Inc. has announced that CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.), one of the world's leading engineering and construction companies, signed a new multi-year license extension for the aspenONE Process Engineering application suite. The agreement extends CB&I's commitment to AspenTech's engineering solutions for process simulation, design and performance optimization across its oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical business units, both in the U.S. and internationally...

Arcadian Networks opens Houston office
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2007 -- Arcadian Networks, a wireless communications carrier for energy companies with dispersed assets (electric, gas and water utilities, and oil and gas companies), has announced the opening of its new office in Houston, Texas, strategically positioning the company in the heart of the nation's oil, gas and electric industries...

NDS Inc. celebrates 30 years
WOODLAND HILLS, CA, Oct. 15, 2007 -- NDS Inc., a leader in water management solutions, began producing plastic drainage products more than 30 years ago. Through the years, NDS Inc. has continued to innovate within the industry to expand its business across multiple categories. Now, with a breadth of product offerings, NDS Inc. is committed to helping reduce the environmental impact of stormwater, as well as conserving water through efficient landscape irrigation and water flow management...

ISA EXPO 2007 attract thousands
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Oct. 15, 2007 -- ISA EXPO 2007, held October 2-4 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, attracted 12,000 attendees and featured 517 exhibitors. The conference program and special events and presentations on the exhibit floor were focused around six technology exchanges, with dozens of industry experts on hand to lead discussions, present papers, and answer questions about the hottest topics in each area...
Also see:
-- "Automation Executive Summit held at ISA EXPO 2007"
-- ISA sponsors industrial network security course at Remote Monitoring & Networking 2007

New research on end-users of South African water, wastewater treatment equipment
DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 15, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the new Frost & Sullivan Report "South African Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment End-user Analysis" to their offering. The research discusses the findings of a survey carried out to assess end-user satisfaction with the services offered by water and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers in the South African industrial market...

New technology cleans water with recycled catalyst
CLEVELAND, OH, Oct. 12, 2007 -- MAR Systems LLC announced that it has successfully demonstrated its first industrial water treatment system for the removal of mercury based on advanced technology developed in cooperation with the US EPA. This new technology uses an industrial byproduct typically disposed of as a non-hazardous waste.

Claude Kennard, CEO of MAR Systems, indicated that the pilot confirms both the industrial ecology and the sustained effectiveness of the new MAR product (trademarked 'Sorbster'). Sorbster80 is part of a line of products emerging from MAR Systems that takes a byproduct from one industry and places it in a new, highly effective role solving an emerging environmental need. Sorbster80 targets mercury.

DeWolf Chemical to 'go green'
PROVIDENCE, RI, Oct. 11, 2007 -- In response to customer demand, DeWolf Chemical Inc. has stepped up efforts to serve clients through the use of environmentally-friendly, or "green," practices. As many larger retailers and government agencies are now insisting that their suppliers meet these stringent standards, demand for green practices and products continues to increase across all sectors. DeWolf has been meeting this challenge for some time, incorporating environmentally-friendly practices and products across their industrial and personal care divisions.

Environment One names new president
NISKAYUNA, NY, Oct. 10, 2007 -- George A. Earle III has succeeded Philip Welsh as company president of Environment One Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal parts and industrial products. Welsh will stay on board through Nov. to assure a smooth transition...

Refinery targets key flaws in biodiesel production
CHICAGO and SEYMOUR, IN, Oct. 10, 2007 -- Benefuel Inc., a new-generation biodiesel refining and distribution company, announced that it will build the world's first industrial-scale biodiesel refinery leveraging a novel solid catalyst that converts low-grade fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel...


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