WaterBriefs: Tnemec Company Inc. appoints executive vice president

Aug. 7, 2007
Also in this report: NSF announces new certification program for geothermal piping applications; Foster Wheeler awarded contract by IES for refinery modernization in Italy; Cantel Medical closes the acquisition of Dialysis Services Inc.; New report examines factors relating to the equitable utilization of international watercourses; Lehigh Technologies recognizes green manufacturers with certification program; Black & Veatch names leader of regional wastewater practice...

In other news below:
-- NSF announces new certification program for geothermal piping applications
-- Foster Wheeler awarded contract by IES for refinery modernization in Italy
-- Cantel Medical closes the acquisition of Dialysis Services Inc.
-- New report examines factors relating to the equitable utilization of international watercourses
-- Lehigh Technologies recognizes green manufacturers with certification program
-- Black & Veatch names leader of regional wastewater practice
-- New Environmental Solutions Inc. formally announces agreement with Hana World WaterBank for bentonite business and desalinization license
-- New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells
-- Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute receives NSF certification
-- CartêGraph Business Partner Program realizes exponential growth in the first half of 2007
-- Carolina Process Control (CPC) trivalent aluminum chromate conversion coating on QPL approved list
-- Hanovia appoints Chinese UV applications specialist

Tnemec Company Inc. appoints executive vice president
KANSAS CITY, MO, August 7, 2007 -- Tnemec Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for specialized industrial and architectural markets, has appointed Chase Bean as executive vice president, according to company President and CEO Pete Cortelyou. Cortelyou cited Bean's considerable knowledge and experience gained while growing sales in the company's core markets, which are water storage tanks, water and wastewater treatment, specialty architectural, industrial and processing and manufacturing. Bean is active in the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is a NACE Certified Coating Inspector and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He holds an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Among other recent headlines:

NSF announces new certification program for geothermal piping applications
• Centennial Plastics becomes first manufacturer to receive geothermal certification from NSF
ANN ARBOR, MI, August 7, 2007 -- NSF International's Plumbing Program recently introduced a new geothermal listing for piping products that will ultimately produce cost-effective and environmentally-friendly methods to heat and cool buildings. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal systems average 40 percent greater efficiency than air-source heat pumps, 48 percent better than natural gas furnaces and 75 percent better than oil furnaces...

Foster Wheeler awarded contract by IES for refinery modernization in Italy
HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 7, 2007 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced today that its Milan-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded a contract by Italiana Energia e Servizi S.p.A. (IES) for the engineering, procurement and construction supervision services for a modernization project at IES' Mantua refinery in northern Italy. The refinery modernization aims to produce automotive diesel complying with European Union ultra-low-sulfur specifications and reduce refinery emissions to the environment.
Also see:
-- "Foster Wheeler to Supply Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boiler to Jyvaskylan Energia Oy, Finland"
-- "Foster Wheeler to Supply Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers to SINOPEC in the People's Republic of China"

Cantel Medical closes the acquisition of Dialysis Services Inc.
LITTLE FALLS, NJ, August 2, 2007 -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE:CMN), through its Mar Cor Purification subsidiary, has closed the acquisition of the water-related assets of Dialysis Services Inc. (DSI). As previously announced, this acquisition expands Mar Cor's water purification and filtration business in the Tennessee Valley.

New report examines factors relating to the equitable utilization of international watercourses
DUBLIN, Ireland, August 1, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law to their offering. McIntyre's work explains the legal means by which requirements of environmental protection influence the determination of a reasonable and equitable regime for allocating rights to riparian states to utilize shared freshwater resources. The work examines the means and processes by which environmental considerations can act upon the operation of the principle of equitable utilization. The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the subject, outlining the development, scope and operation in general and customary international law of key rules of environmental protection...

Lehigh Technologies recognizes green manufacturers with certification program
• Industry's first Planet Approved™ seal helps consumers identify earth-friendly manufactured products
NAPLES, FL, July 31, 2007 -- Lehigh Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of engineered rubber powder, today launched a certification campaign for manufacturers who replace petroleum-based chemicals with recycled rubber powder in their products. Lehigh's Planet Approved™ seal certifies that a product meets Lehigh Technologies' standard for the highest quality of recycled content. This announcement comes off the heels of a study released by Malcolm Pirnie Inc., one of the country's leading environmental engineering firms that showcases the environmental benefits of using recycled rubber...

Black & Veatch names leader of regional wastewater practice
KANSAS CITY, MO, July 30, 2007 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, recently named Matt Bond as Associate Vice President and Wastewater Practice Leader for the Central Region of its Americas water business. His responsibilities also include overseeing project management and serving as liaison for many clients within the region...

New Environmental Solutions Inc. formally announces agreement with Hana World WaterBank for bentonite business and desalinization license
HOUSTON, TX, July 30, 2007 -- The Board of New Environmental Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Board of Directors of Hana World WaterBank Corporation, of Los Angeles, California, to acquire a majority interest in Hana World WaterBank Corporation, of Los Angeles. This agreement includes the previously announced Bentonite Agreements as well as an exclusive license of patented technology, worldwide (less Japan) for the Hana World WaterBank Solutions (Japan) desalination process. The quality of the output is outstanding for the creation of potable water from seawater as evidenced in the Chiba, Japan, facilities. Pending final negotiations, the Board will announce complete terms of the transaction within three weeks...

New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells
ARGONNE, IL, July 27, 2007 -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new technique for cleansing contaminated water and potentially purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells, thanks to the discovery of a innovative type of porous material. Argonne materials scientists Peter Chupas and Mercouri Kanatzidis, along with colleagues at Northwestern and Michigan State universities, created and characterized porous semiconducting aerogels at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (APS). The researchers then submerged a fraction of a gram of the aerogel in a solution of mercury-contaminated water and found that the gel removed more than 99.99 percent of the heavy metal...

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute receives NSF certification
CHATTANOOGA, TN, July 24, 2007 -- The Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (CISPI) is pleased to announce that NSF International has certified CISPI's member-company cast iron soil pipe and fitting products as being compliant with the CISPI 301 and ASTM A 74 Standards. In addition, NSF International has accredited CISPI's quality control program to validate the compliance of member products with those standards. Certification of member products to CISPI 301 and ASTM A 74 ensures that pipes and fittings manufactured by the Institute's members and inspected by the Institute and NSF inspectors are compliant with these standards. Cast iron soil pipe and fittings are used in commercial and residential drain, waste and vent (DWV) plumbing systems...

CartêGraph Business Partner Program realizes exponential growth in the first half of 2007
DUBUQUE, IA, July 23, 2007 -- Eleven firms are now able to tout their status as a CartêGraph Business Partner. Through the partnership, CartêGraph and its partners join together to offer comprehensive solutions to local government organizations. As a team, they assist organizations in making better decisions and ultimately improving productivity, efficiency and quality within state and local government...

Carolina Process Control (CPC) trivalent aluminum chromate conversion coating on QPL approved list
FOREST CITY, NC, July 23, 2007 -- Carolina Process Control a well known distributor of metal finishing chemicals and equipment, has announced that its Luster-On product known as "Aluminescent" has received approval under the government Mil Spec of MIL-DTL-81706B for chemical conversion coatings. Aluminescent is now officially listed on the Qualified Products List (QPL) pertaining to chemical conversion materials for coating aluminum and aluminum alloys. This approval follows rigorous testing conducted by NAVTEC using specific steps to prove its corrosion resistance, paint adhesion, and shelf life capabilities...

Hanovia appoints Chinese UV applications specialist
July 10, 2007 -- British UV disinfection company Hanovia has expanded its presence in China by appointing a Chinese Applications Specialist. Dr Violet Feng, PhD, will support Hanovia's Chinese sales team in defining the correct product configurations for UV disinfection applications, as well as evaluating test results to ensure the company's product offerings are correctly matched to customers' requirements...
Also see: "Hanovia wins contract to supply UV water disinfection system to Chilean salmon hatchery"

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