WATER BRIEFS

The Doylestown, PA-based engineering design firm is granted U.S. Patent No. 7,081,187 for a new impressed current cathodic protection system.

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MATCOR gains fourth anticorrosion patent

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The Doylestown, PA-based engineering design firm is granted U.S. Patent No. 7,081,187 for a new impressed current cathodic protection system. The invention, designed by MATCOR president William Schutt, adds to its SPLT-Anode product line. It prevents corrosion in large diameter salt and wastewater metal pipelines that, due to chlorides in these fluids, create a corrosive environment. This is MATCOR’s fourth patent and the first internal cathodic prevention system to use a custom version of the SPL-Anode.

Moyno Pumps deliver in offshore oil applications

Moyno progressing cavity pumps were recently purchased by an offshore oil service company that designs, builds and operates a fleet of ships to service the offshore drilling industry. The fleet delivers bulk drilling mud or other liquid materials to the drill site and removes used drilling mud to an onshore facility for recycling. The unit of the Fluid Management Group of Robbins & Myers Inc. engineered progressing cavity pump systems to handle all application requirements on the contract.

Pump group installs new board

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HDR’s Sarah Clark (right) is honored as 2007 Outstanding Colorado Woman in Engineering, and Jennifer Stillman is named New Face in Engineering for Colorado.

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At its 90th Annual Meeting, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced its new board and officers. Officers include: Tom E. Ferguson, president of Flowserve Pump Division, Irving, TX, as board chairman; John Miersma, executive vice president of Iwaki America Inc., Holliston, MA, as president; David G. McKinstry, vice president of IMO Pump, Monroe, NC, as vice president, technical affairs; and William E. Waltz, president of Pentair Water Pump Division, Delavan, WI, as vice president, member services. In addition, HI’s Pump Systems MatterTM is seeking stories for a compendium: “People Do the Darndest Things to Pumps!”

Biocides in water treatment jumps over decade

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Previously employed by GE Water & Process Technologies and Ondeo Nalco, Grady Coberly (ABOVE) is hired as new Koch Membrane sales manager for the U.S. Gulf States region; while Mike McBride

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Research & Markets’ new “Biocides in Water Treatment Global Report - 2007” provides in depth information on the world market for biocide products within water treatment, with forecasts through 2009. The biocides industry had a difficult year as margins were squeezed by increasing raw material and energy costs. In addition, it had to contend with increasing regulatory pressures and generic competition from China and India. The global consumption of biocides in water treatment was $226 million at an active manufacture level in 2006 - 40% growth over 1996.

SAMCO, Rohm & Haas team for water deionization

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SAMCO Technologies Inc. received an exclusive license, covering Canada and the United States, from Rohm and Haas to manufacture and sell the Philadelphia-based company’s Advanced Amberpack Deionization Systems for industrial water treatment applications. In other news, Rohm and Haas increased global prices 4-6% across its range of ion exchange resins, adsorbents and catalysts as of March 1. It also broke ground on a new $19 million manufacturing plant in Mexico and won a $1.93 million contract for perchlorate removal from Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) in California.

U.S. UF membrane markets to nearly double in six years

According to a from BCC Research technical market report, “Ultrafiltration Membrane Markets (MST044B),” the total U.S. market value for ultrafiltration membranes was worth $579 million in 2005 and $635 million in 2006. At a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4%, this market will reach $908 million by 2011. Broken down between bioseparations/medical and municipal/industrial applications, the market remains largely evenly split in the forecast period.

Valve market grows with applications, Asian expansions

Everywhere where liquids and gases flow in pipes there are valves to control the flow. Over 25,000 companies make valves around the world. This year those companies will generate sales of $43 billion and by 2010 the sales will rise to $53 billion. The growth will be fueled by new applications in the developed countries and by industrial expansion in the developing countries. These are the conclusions reached in the online continually updated McIlvaine report, “Industrial Valves World Markets”.

Siemens Water Technologies buys four U.S. companies

Siemens Water Technologies mad a valuable addition to its service business and supplements its product portfolio for disinfection and ultrapure water solutions. It’s taken over Envirotrol, Darlington, PA; Clean Environmental Concepts (CEC), Vancouver, WA; Ultrapure Solutions, Hubbard, OR; and Sunlight Systems, Allendale, NJ, with total sales of $25 million.


WATER HEADLINES

Among other recent subheads at www.industrialww.com, see:

  • Toray dissolves GE Water joint venture, to manufacture membranes in Americas
  • Emerson merges brands into Remote Automation Division
  • Hydroxyl wins $1.1M wastewater treatment contract from Mizkan Americas
  • Hamilton Sundstrand to acquire France-based Dosatron International
  • Aquatech wins Weyerhaeuser’s Red River Mill, Puerto Rico AES projects
  • GM awards Tetra Tech environmental data support deal
  • Wavefront Energy & Environmental buys Top Gun Sand Pumps & Rentals
  • Joseph Rund to head refining, oilfield operations at New Logic Research
  • Biomin e-Bulletin outlines organoclay as oxidative pretreatment for oily wastes
  • Grundfos USA offers dosing training in June, August, December
  • Calgary’s Budget Waste Inc. acquires 4M Water Hauling Ltd.
  • O.I. Corp. lands online TOC detector contract with U.S. Army
  • SNWA opens new water quality, R&D laboratory
  • Eimco Water Technologies deploys water reuse plant at Aussie golf course
  • Itron, Eka Systems partner for two-way mobile RF technology
  • Millipore lab water business driving growth with innovative solutions
  • CH2M Hill acquires Wade & Associates
  • Stevens Water hires Mike Boulier as new RF technician
  • STI/SPFA honors water storage tanks, pipeline projects of the year
  • Black & Veatch picks Singapore for area headquarters, water design centre
  • ABS Group picked for Technology Award in EU water, wastewater sector
  • Unifin acquires GE’s Harley, GE Heat Transfer
  • Kadant receives $18M in orders from Asia, with $10 million more pending

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