WaterBriefs: U.S. wastewater treatment equipment markets to reach $1.3 billion by 2011

Also in this report: Emerson acquires Solartron Mobrey; American Water launches pilot water loss management program; Earth Tech gets top safety honors Vermont OSHA; Pa. watershed groups awarded $1.1M in Chesapeake Bay watershed grants; Insituform Technologies to talk sewers on The History Channel; CVF's Biorem picked to run Toronto odor control pilot system; TTCM China wins three contracts for Szechuan Province pipeline; ThermoEnergy closes on equity for Long Island Sound cleanup...

In other news below, see:
-- Emerson acquires Solartron Mobrey
-- American Water to launch pilot program in water loss management
-- Earth Tech receives top honors for safety from Vermont OSHA
-- Pa. watershed groups awarded $1.1M in Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants
-- Insituform Technologies to talk sewers on The History Channel
-- CVF's Biorem picked to run pilot for Toronto odor control system
-- TTCM China wins three contracts to supply pipeline in Szechuan Province
-- ThermoEnergy closes on equity to allow Long Island Sound cleanup

Study: U.S. wastewater treatment equipment markets to reach $1.3 billion
SAN ANTONIO, TX, July 15, 2005 -- Novel treatment processes have revolutionized wastewater treatment serving industrial and municipal markets. Population growth, tighter regulations, increasing costs of clean water and awareness regarding clean water source protection needs are causes for the increased demand for wastewater treatment equipment. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "U.S. Wastewater Treatment Equipment Markets," reveals that revenue in this industry totaled $774.4 million in 2004 and estimates it to reach $1.3 billion by 2011...
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Emerson acquires Solartron Mobrey
AUSTIN, TX, July 15, 2005 -- UK's Roxboro Group PLC former unit, with measurement technologies including level, density, viscosity and flow computer products, will be renamed Mobrey Measurement and become part of Emerson Process Management. Complementing Emerson's established measurement brands, which include Rosemount, Micro Motion, Brooks, Saab Rosemount and Daniel, the acquisition includes all Solartron Mobrey technologies, services, manufacturing facilities and employees...
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American Water to launch pilot program in water loss management
VOORHEES, NJ, July 15, 2005 -- First-of-its-kind program uses acoustic information from an automatic meter reading (AMR) system to detect and repair water leaks that are a problem plaguing public water systems nationwide. A Connellsville, Pa., pilot program has equipped 500 of the water meters with an "MLOG" leak detecting sensor, manufactured by Flow Metrix, and an AMR transmitter as part of a fixed network system designed by Hexagram Inc...
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Earth Tech receives top honors for safety from Vermont OSHA
LONG BEACH, CA, July 15, 2005 -- State Occupational Safety & Health Administration recognizes operator of St. Johnsbury wastewater plant with "Star" status in Green Mountain Voluntary Protection Program, the highest level possible. The recognition is also the first of its kind for the Tyco unit, which has operated the St. Johnsbury facility since 1990...
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Pa. watershed groups awarded $1.1M in Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed grants
HARRISBURG, PA, July 15, 2005 -- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recognizes 28 watershed groups for their efforts in implementing community-led restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Groups split the $1.1 million in grants to improve water quality and restore habitats...
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Insituform Technologies to appear on The History Channel
ST. LOUIS, MO, July 15, 2005 -- In program to air at 8 p.m. CST on July 27, St. Louis-based company to provide expert information for "Modern Marvels" series on sewers and high-tech sewer rehabilitation. It will discuss the history of sewers and their evolution from the 1300s to the present day. Filming for the Insituform portion of the special took place in May at Insituform's research and development facility in Chesterfield...
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CVF's Biorem picked to run pilot for Toronto odor control system
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY, July 15, 2005 -- CVF Technologies Corp.'s holding, Biorem -- which is 32% owned by CVF -- has received a purchase order from the city of Toronto to undertake a $100,000, one-year pilot odor control study at Ashbridges Bay, Canada's largest wastewater treatment plant located at the foot of Leslie Street in Toronto...
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TTCM China wins three major contracts to supply pipeline in Szechuan Province
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, July 15, 2005 -- Leading supplier of glass-reinforced plastic pipes signs $1.2 million in contracts to supply 0.5-3 meter diameter high-pressure water pipelines. The pipelines are being supplied and installed for Chong Qing Development Pipeline line construction, Chong Qing University Town Pipeline project and Chong Qing Shipping Industrial Park Pipeline Project...
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ThermoEnergy closes on equity to allow Long Island Sound cleanup
LITTLE ROCK, AR, July 15, 2005 -- ThermoEnergy raises $7 million and signs its first commercial contract for a 500,000-gpd ammonia recovery process facility for New York City to assist in cleanup of Long Island Sound by limiting amount of nitrogen discharged into the Upper East River. It also quotes on similar project in Orange County, Calif...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: UC Santa Cruz to lead Prop. 50 funded desalination project" -- Also in this report (July 14, 2005): Johnson Controls lands $27 million U.S. Army contract; Foster Wheeler wins new coker complex in Chile; Peerless to supply steam dryers for Calif. nuke plant; Long Beach gets $3.1 million from MWD for water projects; HydroFlo promotes Britt to COO of Ultra Choice Water; WRc hosts national domestic metering conference; Software allows Armstrong Pumps to slash design time; ASCE releases book on hydraulic maintenance; Stevens names environmental consultant to lead sales...

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