• Combined treatment system removes Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, kills pathogens
CHARLOTTE, NC, May 5, 2010 -- ITT Corporation, a global leader in the transport and treatment of water and wastewater, announced that its WEDECO ozone generators have been chosen by Air Products and Chemicals Inc. for placement in a new treatment plant in Wichita, Kansas. Together with Air Products' Halia™ advanced oxidation system, ITT's WEDECO ozone generators form a complete Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) solution that removes Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs), which result from the use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products. The AOP solution is also capable of killing pathogens and mitigating bromate formation as a carcinogenic by-product. The system will treat 30 million gallons of water per day at the Wichita surface water treatment plant.
The plant is built in conjunction with the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project. To counter water shortages due to population growth, the City of Wichita has developed this multi-phase project that will draw excess water from the Little Arkansas River. That water will be treated and then pumped into the Equus Beds Aquifer for future residential, agricultural and commercial use.
Shaun Porter, water industry specialist at Air Products said, "We are extremely pleased with our arrangement with ITT to provide a cost-effective contaminant removal solution. The Halia advanced oxidation system can help meet disinfection requirements while also destroying trace contaminants and minimizing the formation of by-products, such as bromate, making it ideal for drinking water applications, as well as water reuse and process water clean-up."
WEDECO PDO Series ozone generators were selected for this project, with each unit producing 2,100 pounds per day of ozone. This system comes completely mounted and instrumented and utilizes the industry-leading WEDECO EFFIZON® HP electrodes and variable frequency power supply technology.
About ITT's Water & Wastewater Business
ITT's Water & Wastewater business is a global provider of water handling and treatment solutions for municipal and industrial customers in more than 140 countries. ITT designs and delivers energy-efficient solutions and related services for water and wastewater transport, biological treatment, filtration and disinfection. The Water and Wastewater business employs a global sales network, has manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. www.ittwww.com
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion. www.itt.com