WaterBriefs: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Senate honor Severn Trent with export award

Oct. 27, 2005
Also in this report: Aquatech wins Aruba desal contract; WWEMA President Council names Flowserve exec; Koch membranes treat India tannery wastewater; American Water takes WEFTEC visitors underground; Rosemount Analytical tools shown at WWFE; Beckhoff Automation Canada launched; Albemarle raises bromine, hydrobromic acid prices; UK - Water supply better, but more action needed; Steelworkers want DuPont bid for S.C. nuke plant cleanup nixed; Budweiser donates water for Hurricane Wilma victims...

In other news below:
-- Aquatech awarded thermal desalination contract in Aruba
-- Flowserve Pump exec named to WWEMA's Presidents Council
-- India tannery wastewater treated with Koch membranes
-- American Water takes WEFTEC visitors underground in nation's capital
-- Emerson Process Management liquid analytical tools shown at food show
-- Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd. officially established
-- Albemarle to raise prices of elemental bromine, hydrobromic acid
-- UK: Water supply situation improves, but more action needed
-- Steelworkers want DOE to reject DuPont bid for S.C. nuclear weapons plant cleanup
-- Anheuser-Busch donates canned water to aid Fla.'s Hurricane Wilma victims
-- Grace Davison wins technology award for petrochemical membrane applications
-- Blue Water selected as Idaho's Capstone Design Project
-- World liquid pump market to grow by nearly $7 billion by 2015

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Senate honor Severn Trent with export award
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, October 27, 2005 -- Severn Trent Services has been honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce with its Export Achievement Award and by the U.S. Senate with a Certificate of Recognition. Both awards recognized the company for its work in successfully marketing its products and services in other countries. The company is specifically cited for successfully marketing water filtration and disinfection technologies -- its ClorTec™ on-site sodium hypochlorite generating system, TETRA® SAF™ submerged aerated biological filtration system, and UAT™ line of RO, NF and UF membrane systems -- in the United Arab Emirates, China and Mexico...
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Aquatech awarded thermal desalination contract in Aruba
CANONSBURG, PA, Oct. 27, 2005 -- Aquatech International Corp., a leader in the field of desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge, recently received a contract for a thermal desalination plant for the Valero Refining Co. on the Caribbean island of Aruba. Aquatech will design and supply equipment that will treat over 1.5 million gallons of seawater per day that will be used as boiler feedwater for Valero's cogeneration power plant at their Aruba refinery. The desalination equipment features the Multi Stage Flash (MSF) process...
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Flowserve Pump exec named to WWEMA's Presidents Council
IRVING, TX, Oct. 27, 2005 -- Charles J. "Chuck" Powers, of Flowserve Corp., has been appointed to Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association's (WWEMA) Presidents Council. Powers -- who is a member of the Industrial WaterWorld Editorial Advisory Committee -- will also participate at the 96th Annual WWEMA meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next month as panel discussion member on the future of the industry...
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India tannery wastewater treated with Koch membranes
WILMINGTON, MA, Oct. 27, 2005 -- Two of India's largest leather-tanning factories are using Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.'s ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membrane technologies to increase the amount of wastewater they can reuse during processing. Eastern Chrome Tanning Corp. (ECTC) and N.M. Zackriah & Co. Ltd. (NMZ), located in the city of Ambur, have operated wastewater recovery plants using the UF system with hollow fiber membranes and RO with spiral membranes for more than one year. This region, within Tamil Nadu state, is one of India's primary leather tanning regions, and chronically faces chronic water shortages, so the availability of process water for the tanning operations is of major concern to the factories...
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American Water takes WEFTEC visitors underground in nation's capital
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This weekend, at the Water Environment Federation's 79th Annual Technology Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC.05), American Water will take visitors on a trip inside America's underground infrastructure. Experts from American Water will point out some of the most common problems associated with the crumbling, aging infrastructure and will highlight a variety of solutions to address this national problem, including trenchless technology construction...
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Emerson Process Management liquid analytical tools shown at food show
IRVINE, CA, Oct. 27, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- For today's food and beverage producers, tight margins are a fact of life. Proper liquid analysis throughout the process keeps production running reliably and efficiently, and can mean the difference between profit and loss. Emerson Process Management today announced it will feature its complete line of Rosemount Analytical sensors and analyzers designed for the food and beverage industry at the Worldwide Food Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 26-29 at booth number N2714. The Emerson food and beverage industry solutions include instruments for the on-line, continuous monitoring of conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH and chlorine. In particular, the Model Bx438 dissolved oxygen sensor and the Model 245 flow-through toroidal conductivity sensor are especially well suited to the needs of food and beverage processors...
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Among other recent headlines:
Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd. officially established -- BURNSVILLE, MN, Oct. 27, 2005 -- In a move to bring more targeted service and support to customers in Canada, Beckhoff has created a formal Canadian subsidiary. Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd (BCAN) will be located in Guelph, Ontario, near Toronto, and will feature a sales office, training center and product demonstration area. The city of Guelph is centrally located in southwestern Ontario's vast manufacturing and machine-building region...

Albemarle to raise prices of elemental bromine and hydrobromic acid -- BATON ROUGE, LA, Oct. 27, 2005 -- Specialty chemicals maker Albemarle Corp. will increase prices of elemental bromine and hydrobromic acid globally, effective Nov. 15, or as contracts allow.

UK: Water supply situation improves, but companies must take more action to avoid future problems -- BIRMINGHAM, UK, Oct. 27, 2005 -- Water companies in England and Wales are making progress in ensuring they will be able to meet future demand from customers, according to a new report from the Office of Water (Ofwat). Continuing investment in water resources coupled with cuts in leakage from the mains has reduced the risk of supply interruptions for many companies during prolonged dry spells. But the report -- "The Security of supply, leakage and the efficient use of water 2004-05" -- warns that several companies still have more to do...

Steelworkers say DOE would be courting disaster to allow DuPont involvement in operation, clean-up of S.C. nuclear weapons plant -- NASHVILLE, TN, Oct. 27, 2005 -- The United Steelworkers (USW) sent a letter to Samuel Bodman, U.S. Secretary of Energy, concerning a recent press release by DuPont Co. that it will partner with Fluor Corp. to compete with other companies for contracts worth $7.5 billion in managing and cleaning up the Savannah River nuclear weapons site near Aiken, S.C...

Anheuser-Busch donates canned water to aid Fla.'s Hurricane Wilma victims -- Anheuser-Busch responds to relief agencies' request for more water; Wilma-related donations have reached over 36,500 cases of water -- JACKSONVILLE, FL, Oct. 26, 2005 -- Anheuser-Busch is donating more than 500,000 additional cans of safe drinking water to aid Hurricane Wilma relief efforts in Florida. Counting this donation, Anheuser- Busch and its wholesalers have donated more than 875,000 cans of water to Wilma relief efforts...

Grace Davison gets technology award for membrane separation in petrochemical applications -- PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 25, 2005 -- Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Excellence in Technology Award in the field of membrane separation for petrochemical applications goes to Grace Davison (Davison Membranes) in recognition of the company's development and commercialization of unique membrane technologies. Grace Davison has commercialized a number of unique membrane technologies over the years. The company has been a key participant in introducing commercial gas separation membranes to the natural gas industry since the 1980s...

Blue Water selected as Capstone Design Project -- COEUR D'ALENE, ID, Oct. 19, 2005 (waterandwastewater.com) -- An industrial design project submitted to the University of Idaho, College of Engineering by Blue Water Technologies, Inc. has been selected as a Senior Capstone Design Project. The UI Senior Capstone Design team is an interdisciplinary team consisting of two mechanical and two electrical undergraduate engineers. Academic assistance and mentoring are provided by three UI faculty professors and a graduate student mentor...
In other Water and Wastewater news:"Tapping the ocean for fresh water in Carlsbad, Calif."

World liquid pump market to grow by nearly $7 billion by 2015 --
BUXTEHUDE, Germany, Oct. 18, 2005 (Impeller.net) -- The global market for liquid pumps is projected to increase from 21.5 US$ bn in 2005 to 28.3 US$ bn in 2015. This is a conclusion of a new multi-client market report, "Liquid Pumps Focus 2015," which will be released end of November by the OneStone Consulting Group in cooperation with German pump expert company SIM Senior Industry Managers Dr. Wittekindt & Partner. According to project manager Dr. Joe Harder not the general growth is important and not the market size, which is measured without parts, spares and services, but the growth of the different market segments...


In earlier newsbriefs, see: WaterBriefs: Las Vegas Valley Water District to install Leica GPS network -- Also in this report (Oct. 26, 2005): Pittcon announces 2006 Short Course Program; Cytec merges specialty chemical units, names Fleming to head it; WEFTEC.05 - Experts to discuss impacts of recent hurricanes on water quality; Walter Industries to close U.S. Pipe's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant; Jackson Energy Authority utilizes ViryaNet software; Potential for real growth exists in Europe's water market - report; Sentinel Solutions invited on World Business Review; Nationwide Beverage Bottling Corp. product line moves into Gelson's; Water supplies to top agenda at first CCWater public meeting; Study details illnesses linked to municipal sewage sludge; Tetra Pak continues disaster relief efforts...


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