WaterBriefs: ThermoEnergy earns Frost & Sullivan wastewater award

Also in this report: Commercial laundry helps MWD launch industrial conservation program; Smithfield Foods' employees test rivers for World Water Monitoring Day; Bion Environmental teams with Ardour Capital; Novazone appoints VP of operations; Oil & Gas Journal, OGJ Online launch e-newsletters; Halliburton to acquire Easy Well; Clearly Canadian inks deal with Dr Pepper/7Up; International buyers visit IWEX to tap into UK's water expertise; UK firms win work on Brazilian offshore oil project...

Oct 19th, 2005

In other news below:
-- Commercial laundry helps MWD launch industrial conservation program
-- Smithfield Foods' employees test rivers for World Water Monitoring Day
-- Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. teams with Ardour Capital Investments
-- Novazone Inc. appoints Ram Prasad as vice president of operations
-- Oil & Gas Journal, OGJ Online launch e-newsletters
-- Halliburton agrees to acquire Easy Well
-- Clearly Canadian enters into distribution agreement with Dr Pepper/Seven Up
-- What role do private companies play in the EU water market?
-- International buyers visit IWEX to tap into UK's water expertise
-- UK Firms win work on major Brazilian offshore oil project with ECGD backing
-- TTCM China enters contracts with two steel plants

ThermoEnergy wins Frost & Sullivan wastewater treatment award
LITTLE ROCK, AR, Oct. 18, 2005 -- The award recognizes ThermoEnergy's Ammonia Recovery Process (ARP) and ThermoFuel process as having brought significant contributions to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded ThermoEnergy a contract to design, build and operate a 500,000 gpd ARP system at the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant...
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Commercial laundry helps MWD launch industrial conservation program
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2005 -- A major commercial laundry in Los Angeles has helped the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California launch a new industrial water conservation program that pays an incentive for new water-saving improvements. Republic Master Chefs, and its parent company American Textile Maintenance, installed $390,000 of new equipment and systems that will save up to 16.5 million gallons of water per year -- or as much as 38% of the laundry's annual water usage...
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Smithfield Foods' employees test rivers for World Water Monitoring Day
SMITHFIELD, VA, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Smithfield Foods' employees in Poland, Romania, France and the United States joined volunteers worldwide to test the quality of waterways during the month leading up to today's annual observance. The international effort involved employees from 23 Smithfield Foods' subsidiaries who recruited hundreds of local volunteers at 55 locations in 17 U.S. states and three other countries to collect water samples from more than 60 bodies of water from Romania's Bega to South Dakota's Big Sioux River...
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Among other recent headlines:
Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. teams with Ardour Capital Investments -- NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into an investment banking relationship with Ardour Capital Investments, which will serve, commencing this fall, as Bion's exclusive financial advisor with regard to raising capital through the equity markets. Bion designs and operates advanced waste and wastewater treatment systems for large dairy farms as well as swine and other animal facilities...

Novazone Inc. appoints Ram Prasad as vice president of operations -- Addition of industry veteran supports company's strong growth in providing chemical-free solutions for food and water safety -- LIVERMORE, CA, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Novazone, a provider of innovative ozone-based solutions to improve the freshness and safety of food and water, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ram Prasad as vice president of operations. Mr. Prasad is responsible for all functions of operations for Novazone, and will report directly to Paul White, president and chief executive officer...

Oil & Gas Journal, OGJ Online launch e-newsletters -- HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Oil & Gas Journal and its website, Oil & Gas Journal Online, have launched two electronic newsletters, one a daily and the other a focused weekly. Oil & Gas Journal Daily Update and Oil & Gas Journal Weekly E&D Report join Oil & Gas Journal Online This Week, which has a circulation of over 37,000. Oil & Gas Journal Daily Update, delivered Monday through Friday, offers news written for oil and gas professionals by editors of the weekly OGJ. Like WaterWorld, Industrial WaterWorld and Water & Wastewater International, Oil & Gas Journal is published by PennWell Inc...

Halliburton agrees to acquire Easy Well -- Move broadens its completions, sand control and wellbore zonal isolation offering -- HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Halliburton's Energy Services Group, through its affiliates Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and HESI Norge Holdings AS, has signed an agreement to purchase Easy Well Solutions AS, a Norwegian based company with unique downhole technologies with applicability to multiple Halliburton business units. With broad customer-acceptance of its swelling elastomer solutions, Easy Well has more than doubled revenues year over year for the four years since it was founded in 2001...

Clearly Canadian enters into distribution agreement with Dr Pepper/Seven Up -- VANCOUVER, Canada, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp's U.S. subsidiary, CC Beverage Corp. has expanded its distribution agreement with Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group Inc. of Dallas, Texas, to market, distribute and sell Clearly Canadian sparkling flavored water in all of its distribution territories throughout the United States...

What role do private companies play in the EU water market? -- DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of The European Water Industry Market Assessment 2005 to its offering. This report analyses the EU water industry for water supply and waste water treatment. It is structured around a country-by-country description for each member state, as well as a discussion of key issues for the whole of the EU. Statistics are given for freshwater abstraction, main water uses, sewage treatment and the quality of bathing water...

International buyers visit IWEX to tap into UK's water expertise LONDON, Oct. 18, 2005 -- UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is bringing delegations of buyers and decision makers from seven countries to this year's International Water and Effluent Exhibition (IWEX), Oct. 18-20 at the NEC in Birmingham. On Wed., Oct. 19, at 9:30 am in the Vision Suite at the NEC, UK companies can meet the delegates to discuss international business opportunities in the water and wastewater industries. The delegates will be coming from Mexico, China (Beijing and Guangzhou), South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Russia, and will attend the biennial show to see the latest UK products and services...

UK Firms win work on major Brazilian offshore oil project with ECGD backing -- LONDON, Oct. 18, 2005 -- Loans totaling US$52 million have been underwritten by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), the UK's official export credit agency, to finance four contracts won by UK companies worth US$101 million towards the construction of a deepwater oil production platform located off Brazil's southeast coast. UK Trade & Investment commercial officers in Brazil also provided help and advice. Among those is one for an injection water treatment plant from Veolia Water Systems, based in Cathcart, Glasgow...

TTCM China enters contracts with two steel plants -- MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 18, 2005 -- TTCM China Inc., a leading supplier of glass-reinforced plastic pipes, announces that it has signed two major contracts with two steel plants. The first of the two contracts was signed between TTCM and Capital Steel Plant and will bring much needed additional water into the plant and its peripheral areas. The second contract was signed between TTCM and Jiu Qian Steel Plant in Gan Shu Province for its special processing purpose...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: WaterBriefs: NUS Consulting Group survey says U.S. water costs on rise -- Also in this report (Oct. 17, 2005): Public water systems face compliance for new arsenic standard; Parkson Corp. wins World Ag Expo's top ag new product award; Pittcon opens early registration; Black & Veatch integrates Fortegra with business consulting division; Pentair to acquire APW Ltd. unit; Wimm-Bill-Dann acquires Russian mineral water plant; EU reaches agreement on future of bathing waters; Ofwat announces new director of network regulation; Parker Hannifin acquires UK's Sterling Hydraulics; U.S. marshals seize Baxter Healthcare infusion pumps; San Jose Water to harvest timber in Santa Cruz Mountains watershed...

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