Clean water comes to Winnipeg with largest DAF treatment system in North America

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 16, 2010 --ITT Corporation has announced the start-up of the largest dissolved air flotation (DAF) water clarification system in North America...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 16, 2010 -- ITT Corporation, a global leader in the transport and treatment of water and wastewater, has announced the start-up of the largest dissolved air flotation (DAF) water clarification system in North America. DAF systems are used to efficiently remove taste- and odor-causing algae and other low-density particles from drinking water. The system was installed as part of the treatment process at the new Winnipeg drinking water treatment plant in Manitoba, Canada that supplies 400 million liters of clean drinking water each day.

ITT's Leopold brand Clari-DAF system was chosen for the Winnipeg project because of the system's energy efficiency and ITT's extensive experience in DAF and filter installations. The Clari-DAF system floats the matter to the surface by dissolving air into water under high pressure, with the resulting micro-bubbles lifting the suspended particles to the surface, allowing for removal with mechanical scrapers.

"We are extremely proud of this project, not only because of its size, but because it will deliver exceptional water quality to the residents of Winnipeg for decades to come," said John Williamson, president of ITT Water & Wastewater. "This is another excellent example of ITT's leadership in water treatment and our ability to supply complete processes -- starting with design and product engineering through installation and commissioning."

The Leopold Clari-DAF system operates in eight basins within the 12,000 square meter Winnipeg plant, and includes mechanical skimmers, saturators, selected piping, compressor packages, pumps, valves, drives and gates, in addition to a complete controls and instrumentation system.

About ITT Water & Wastewater
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.

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.


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