Wastewater treatment process commended for cuts in energy use, chemical costs

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Dec. 13, 2013 -- World Water Works (WWW) recently received an Honorable Mention as the runner up for Total Energy USA's 2013 Chairman's Innovation Award for the Mid-Large Cap category for its implementation of the DEMON® deammonification process.

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Wastewater treatment process commended for cuts in energy use, chemical costs

The award acknowledges innovative energy-related products, services or business models with the potential to greatly impact energy business. The criteria for winning entries included "originality, applicability, practicality, and overall impact across the energy industry." As such, WWW met the criteria with its implementation of the first DEMON® sidestream DEamMONification system in North America, installed at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in Virginia Beach, Va.

DEMON® is a patented biological process to treat ammonia in wastewater that harnesses the ability of anaerobic ammonia oxidizing bacteria -- anammox -- to treat ammonia anaerobically. This means water is treated with a 60-percent reduction in the amount of oxygen used and a 100-percent reduction the requirement for use of an external carbon source.

Within the last ten years, the DEMON® system has been employed at over 40 treatment plants around the world and has helped these businesses achieve both energy positivity and substantial cost savings. "The potential of taking this technology to mainstream treatment, a step beyond sidestream, could drastically change the way we clean wastewater and extremely reduce the resources and costs associated with this enormous responsibility of providing clean water to the U.S. population," said Andrea Nifong, DEMON technology leader at World Water Works.

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About World Water Works, Inc.

World Water Works is a leading manufacturer of specialized process and wastewater treatment technologies. With a focus on cost effective performance, flexibility, and durability, the company works alongside clients to create the most appropriate treatment solutions.


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