SINGAPORE, July 6, 2011 -- ITT Corporation and PUB, Singapore's national water agency, have completed an Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) pilot system at Choa Chu Kang Water Works, marking a key milestone in their partnership to enhance energy efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Research conducted at the pilot wastewater installation will study the technical effectiveness and economic feasibility of using AOPs for contaminant removal. Advanced oxidation processes can be highly effective at removing contaminants and micro-pollutants when other standard treatment methods cannot.
ITT and PUB signed an MOU during Singapore International Water Week in 2010 to establish a formal partnership and collaborate in the areas of energy efficient pumping and secondary water treatment. Over the next year, both organizations will continue their collaboration through joint research in additional AOP trials. This project is expected to be completed by 2012.
In addition to the existing research staff in Singapore, ITT plans to hire additional research and applications engineers to support additional joint projects, and to expand its presence in the region.