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Cantel Medical Corp. has expanded its Medivators Endoscope Reprocessing product line by purchasing the assets of St. Louis- based Verimetrix LLC...

Sep 1st, 2007

Cantel Medical acquires endoscope maker

Cantel Medical Corp. has expanded its Medivators Endoscope Reprocessing product line by purchasing the assets of St. Louis-based Verimetrix LLC, which designs and sells the VeriscanTM Pro V2.2 System, a leak and fluid detection device that provides customers with automation, electronic record keeping and reporting. The acquired business has annual revenues of about $2.0 million and is expected to be accretive in FY ‘08.

Basin Water buys Mobile Process Technology Co.

Basin Water Inc. has completed its acquisition of Memphis, TN’s Mobile Process Technology, Co. (MPT), a provider of technology and services to the water treatment and industrial process markets. Under terms of the agreement, Basin Water has purchased the stock of MPT for about $11.8 million, with roughly 40% paid out in Basin Water shares and the remainder in cash. MPT, with 24 employees, is forecast to have annual sales of about $6 million for 2007.

AwwaRF report furthers research on EDCs

Awwa Research Foundation published a report on advanced oxidation process (AOP) methods to remove endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) from drinking water, “Impact of UV and UV/H2O2 AOP on EDC Activity in Water.” These contaminants have been detected at low concentrations in streams around the world. The report shows ultraviolet (UV) technology combined with low levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can be effective in breaking down several EDCs in drinking water. This research follows another groundbreaking AwwaRF report, “Removal of EDCs and Pharmaceuticals in Drinking and Reuse Treatment Processes,” and further research AwwaRF has sponsored on EDCs and pharmaceuticals/personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water since 1999.

Tnemec names water tank market sales director

Kansas City-based tank systems specialist Tnemec Co. Inc. appointed Doug Hansen as sales director, Water Tank Market, announced Chase Bean, executive vice president, who was promoted from vice president of sales in early August. Previously Tnemec vice president of Technical Service, Hansen’s career includes positions in research and development at Cook Paint and as vice president of sales for Columbian TecTank. Earlier in the year, Vaughn O’Dea, formerly construction manager and protective coatings specialist for Black & Veatch, was named as Tnemec sales director for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Market.

Solvay Chemicals disinfectant gains EPA registration

Solvay Chemicals Inc. received approval from the USEPA for its chlorine-free disinfectant for wastewater. Widely used in Europe, PROXITANE® WW-12, is based on peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide and effectively controls bacteria in effluent prior to discharge. The formulation decomposes into biodegradable components of water, oxygen and a small amount of acetic acid. The product does not create chlorinated compounds or harmful disinfection by-products in the environment.

Weston awarded Air Force environmental services contract

Weston Solutions Inc. won a second consecutive environmental services contract from the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to be administered out of AETC headquarters at Randolph AFB, Texas. Weston is one of four companies awarded this type of contract, although it’s the only incumbent chosen from the previous AETC Environmental Services contract that Weston has held since 2001. The new contract can extend up to 10 years with a potential shared contract ceiling of up to $200 million. Specific support services include hazardous and solid waste management, water and wastewater services, air permitting support, NEPA services, natural resources protection, risk assessments, engineering studies, and planning support. In other news, company founder, Roy F. Weston, 96, died Aug. 18 at his home in Newtown Square, PA

MACTEC finishes steel manufacturer site evaluation project

MACTEC Engineering & Consulting completed a major site evaluation and environmental permitting project for ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA. The $3.7 billion steel manufacturing and processing facility - the largest non-government U.S. project - will be in Calvert, AL, in Mobile County, narrowed from eight candidate sites in the Southeast. With operations to begin in 2010, services provided included site development, environmental permitting, water, wastewater and energy consulting, wetland delineations, natural resources assessments, mineral rights evaluation, and air permitting.

RJN Group assesses sanitary sewer system for Dallas airport

RJN Group Inc. was selected to assess the sanitary sewer system of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport with an initiation based on maintenance issues in the collection system. RJN will complete responsibilities in association with subconsultants including wastewater flow monitoring, manhole inspection, cleaning and CCTV inspection, modeling, prioritizing recommendations for the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and cost estimating.

Industrial Nanotech to supply coating for biofuel refinery

Industrial Nanotech Inc.’s Oklahoma-based distributor Pioneer Builders was awarded a contract to supply over 800 gallons of the company’s patented thermally insulating and corrosion resistant coating, Nansulate®, for a new biofuel facility being built by Greenlight Biofuels Ltd. Pioneer Builders will apply the nanotechnology-based coating on large tanks, lines, and other refinery equipment being installed in the new facility.


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