San Leandro, CA, Nov. 13, 2012 -- Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater disinfection process that generates renewable energy, has been selected as a finalist for Technology Project of the Year. One of four awards presented by industry publication American Water Intelligence (AWI) in its 2012 American Water Awards, Technology Project of the Year recognizes new technology that has been successfully deployed in a completed water or wastewater project.
This week, at AWI’s American Water Summit in Chicago, PTG CEO Greg Ryan, along with other finalists, will give a six-minute presentation about PTG’s technology and recent deployment at Ventura Water. Summit attendees will vote for their choice, with the first-place winners and runners-up announced later that night at the awards ceremony.
Where to meet Greg Ryan and PTG at the 2012 American Water Summit:
■ Greg Ryan, CEO, Pasteurization Technology Group
■ November 14-15, 2012
■ American Water Summit, Intercontinental O’Hare, Chicago.
PTG’s technology is a highly efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solution that enables the reuse of valuable water. The technology is attracting the attention of businesses and municipalities that want to realize substantial energy cost savings and eliminate toxic chemicals through alternatives to traditional UV-and chlorine-based wastewater disinfection systems.
Ventura Water recently successfully completed the initial evaluation phase of a project to transition its wastewater treatment plant to a safe, non-toxic, sustainable technology to replace the current chlorine-based disinfection process in use at the Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility. Current estimates are that the City of Ventura will realize energy and operating cost savings of more than $750,000 per year by using PTG’s technology.
PTG patented pasteurization process transforms treated wastewater into a valuable resource.
PTG is the first and only company in the world to combine wastewater disinfection with renewable-energy generation. PTG’s patented technology can use either the digester gas (often referred to as biogas, a natural by-product of wastewater treatment) or natural gas as fuel to drive a turbine or engine that generates renewable electricity. The hot exhaust air from the turbine or engine -- energy that is typically wasted -- is then passed through a series of heat exchangers that increase the temperature of the wastewater to a level that disinfects the wastewater stream. PTG’s technology is significantly more cost-effective and more energy-efficient than other methods. And, unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG’s systems do not require toxic chemicals (such as chlorine) or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
California-based Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is a rapidly growing, VC-backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG’s systems feature its patented “two-for-one” technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG’s process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine or engine to disinfect wastewater, PTG’s process is able to deliver the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG has won numerous awards including the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech award and the Popular Science 2011 “Best of What’s New” award. For more information, see http://www.pastechgroup.com, and follow @PastechGroup on Twitter and Facebook facebook.com/PasteurizationTechnologyGroup.