WaterBriefs: Neptune to provide ARB Utility Management Systems to Chandler, Ariz.

Also in this report: Mixing & Mass Transfer Technologies experts to present paper at ACS Convention; Anvil International makes management changes; McIlvaine - Power industry to spend $4B for water, wastewater chemicals by 2010; NSF, France's CSTB announce partnership; HI's Pump Systems Matter gains three new sponsors; Civil engineers, officials commend House passage of dam safety legislation; Pionetics founder returns, begins distribution in China; ADS Environmental wins WEF Innovation Award...

In other news below:
-- Mixing & Mass Transfer Technologies experts to present paper at ACS Convention
-- Anvil International announces management changes
-- Power industry to spend $4 billion for water, wastewater treatment chemicals by 2010
-- NSF, France's CSTB announce strategic partnership
-- HI's Pump Systems Matter gains three new sponsors
-- Civil engineers, officials commend House passage of dam safety legislation
-- Pionetics founder returns, begins distribution in China
-- ADS Environmental wins WEF Innovation Award

Neptune to provide ARB Utility Management Systems to Chandler, Ariz. -- TALLASSEE, AL, Sept. 29, 2006 -- Neptune Technology Group Inc. announced today that a contract is in place to provide the city of Chandler, AZ, technology to automate data collection from 72,000 water meters in Chandler's service area with Neptune ARB® Utility Management Systems™. Product will be purchased through Neptune's distributor, Hughes Supply (part of HD Supply Waterworks) in Phoenix. This project includes Neptune meters equipped with the E-Coder R900i, Neptune's wireless AMR solution that provides consistently reliable data, leak and reverse flow detection, and easy installation. As a result, the system will allow the city to provide its water customers with leakage data and promote a proactive water loss management program. The City will utilize Neptune's CE-based handheld readers and RF receivers for on-site data collection and GIS-compatible mobile data collectors for monthly meter reading...
Also see:
-- "Neptune named supplier for city of Raleigh Water System"
-- "Case Studies: Water"

Mixing & Mass Transfer Technologies experts to present paper at upcoming ACS Convention -- Presentation to focus on advanced mixing systems for non-Newtonian, shear thinning fluids -- STATE COLLEGE, PA, Sept. 29, 2006 -- Prakash Balan, Ph.D., and James Schlachter of Mixing & Mass Transfer Technologies (m2t) will present their paper entitled, "Advanced Stirred Tank Reactor/Mixing System for Non-Newtonian, Shear Thinning Fluids" on Tuesday, October 17 at the Adhesives & Sealants Council (ASC) Fall Convention in Nashville, TN. The paper compares performance data on high-viscosity mixing and gas-liquid mass transfer performance in a viscous, shear thinning fluid using a new, advanced mixing system versus a popular, state-of-the-art stirred tank design...

Anvil International announces management changes -- PORTSMOUTH, NH, Sept. 29, 2006 -- Anvil® International, the most complete manufacturer of domestic and globally sourced products for piping systems, announces the promotion of Harold Arrowsmith to vice president of sales -- Mechanical Division, and the addition of John Smayda as the Eastern U.S. sales director -- Fire Protection Division...

Power industry to spend $4 billion for water, wastewater treatment chemicals by 2010 -- NORTHFIELD, IL, Sept. 28, 2006 -- The world market for water and wastewater treatment chemicals in the power sector will rise from $3.4 billion in 2006 to $4 billion in 2010. Other industries will account for $19 billion, raising the total market to $23 billion in 2010. These are some of the 50,000 forecasts in the online continually updated, "Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: World Markets," published by the McIlvaine Company. The growth in the power market is due primarily to the switch from gas to coal as the fuel for new plants. Coal-fired plants are large purchasers of treatment chemicals whereas gas turbine plants are only modest users. There are other promising markets as well. The ethanol industry in the U.S. represents a high growth market for treatment chemicals...

NSF, France's CSTB announce strategic partnership -- NSF International and the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment Announce Strategic Partnership to collaborate to offer POU, POE testing and certification to European standards -- ANN ARBOR, MI, & PARIS, France, Sept. 28, 2006 -- A new partnership will now make it possible for independent certification of point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) residential drinking water treatment products to European Standards. The new partnership involves NSF, an independent, not-for-profit organization, and the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) -- the Science and Technology Centre for the Building Industry in France -- one of Europe's leading research and evaluation centres. This first-of-its-kind certification service will offer the premier French mark -- the NF Mark -- recognized throughout Europe. This partnership will also allow clients to demonstrate compliance with the new standards in conjunction with NSF certification as represented by the NSF Mark...
Also see: "NSF International to review surfactants for CleanGredients™ database"

Pump Systems Matter gains three new sponsors -- PARSIPPANY, NJ, Sept. 28, 2006 -- Pump Systems Matter™ (PSM), a national education initiative aimed at lowering North American energy needs by optimizing pump system performance while improving bottom-line profitability of businesses by optimizing pump system performance, announces partnerships with three new sponsor organizations. Two energy efficiency programs, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and Wisconsin's Focus on Energy, as well as one utility, BC Hydro, have joined as sponsors and members of the board of directors. The Portland, OR-based Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit corporation whose ultimate goal is to make energy-efficient products and services available at affordable rates in the Pacific Northwest. NEEA is supported by various electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. It was also the first non-governmental organization (NGO) to sponsor Pump Systems Matter...

Public safety victory: Civil engineers, dam safety officials commend House passage of legislation -- WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28, 2006 -- Civil engineers and dam safety officials today hailed the passage of the Dam Safety Act of 2006 (H.R. 4981) as a crucial step forward in protecting the public from the increasing number of deficient and high hazard dams. Since 1998, the number of high-hazard dams in the United States has increased by more than 900 (to 10,213), and the number of unsafe dams has increased by 1,370 (to more than 3,500). And, by 2020, the majority of U.S. dams will be more than 50 years old--beyond their design life. This legislation, introduced by Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-NY) and Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), will reauthorize the National Dam Safety Program, an important national program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that seeks to improve the safety and security of the nation's dams. The grant assistance component of the act will also provide vital support for the improvement of state dam safety programs, which regulate 95 percent of the more than 78,000 dams in the United States...

Pionetics begins distribution of water treatment system in China -- With first joint venture partner Elantec, company builds strong foundation in world' largest market for consumer water treatment solutions -- SAN CARLOS, CA, Sept. 28, 2006 -- Pionetics®, a developer of drinking water treatment products, today announced that its patented LINX Drinking Water treatment technology is now commercially available in China through its joint venture with Elantec®, a Beijing-based manufacturer and distributor of consumer and industrial water treatment equipment. Elantec®, will market the product to consumers throughout China under its eLINX brand name. The device wastes a 10th the water of traditional reverse osmosis systems, requires no chemicals, works well under conditions of low water pressure, and is ideal for the Chinese market where clean water is a rare and expensive commodity....
Also see:
-- "One of Pionetics founders, Gordon Mitchard, returns as CEO"
-- "Pionetics expands capabilities of drinking water treatment solution: LINX technology incorporates electrically regenerated ion exchange, not filters, to disinfect, remove contaminants"
-- "New CFO Draeger, VP Sales & Marketing Thatcher bring Pionetics international management, sales distribution experience"

ADS wins Water Environment Federation Innovation Award -- IntelliServe Web-based alarm system improves CSO management, reporting -- HUNTSVILLE, AL, Sept. 28, 2006 -- ADS® Environmental Services today announces that IntelliServe™ has won the WEF Innovative Technology Award for 2006. IntelliServe is a web-based information system that integrates highly reliable, accurate, and redundant sewer flow velocity and depth sensor technology with rain detection technology to provide wet and dry weather overflow detection, notification, and reporting. IntelliServe provides early detection of combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), remote alarming, and trend analysis. IntelliServe is a first in class to automate integration of flow data and rain data to differentiate between wet and dry weather overflows at combined sewer overflow (CSO) structures. This provides municipalities with a means of distinguishing between permitted wet weather overflows and the not-permitted dry weather overflows, delivering the flow data required to accurately report to the EPA the quantity of all overflows. IntelliServe also helps reduce and eliminate the labor intensive physical inspections of combined sewer overflow facilities...
Also see: "WEF: ADS Environmental Services to receive top water quality award"

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