WaterBriefs: MIOX receives NSF 61 certification for large chlorine generators

Also in this report: ADS LLC acquires DWC Technologies; Army Corps vet named LAN environmental manager; Pennichuck wins Salisbury, Mass., deal; Alfa Laval acquires Tranter distributor in China; Low VOC chemical technology wins award; 'California's Water' honored in Spain; WorldWater & Power Corp., EMCORE join for strategic partnership; Life Cycle Institute sponsors courses; Chemical industry partnership provides water to Ethiopian schools; Doe Run Peru completes La Oroya water project...

In other news below:
-- ADS LLC acquires Birmingham wastewater services company
-- Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam appoints Paxton as environmental services manager
-- Pennichuck awarded Salisbury, Mass., contract
-- Alfa Laval Group acquires Tranter's distributor in China
-- Low VOC Stealth bomber chemical technology wins environmental award
-- 'California's Water' wins international award
-- WorldWater & Power Corp., EMCORE announce stock purchase, strategic partnership
-- Life Cycle Institute sponsors courses
-- Chemical industry partnership provides safe drinking water to Ethiopian schools
-- Doe Run Peru completes La Oroya water treatment project

MIOX receives NSF 61 certification for large capacity systems -- New Mexico company gets materials safety approval for chlorine generators -- ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 1, 2006 -- MIOX Corp. received NSF certification on Nov. 27, 2006, for their high capacity on-site chlorine generators, including both the hypochlorite and the mixed-oxidant product lines. The newly certified models provide anywhere from 250 to 1000 pounds of free available chlorine (FAC) per cell on a daily basis.

The listing is under NSF / ANSI Standard 61, Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects. The certification procedure includes a toxicology review to ensure that no contaminants are leached into the drinking water, a factory audit to verify formulations and QA/QC records, and product testing according to the protocols in the NSF standards.

The new certification under NSF Standard 61 adds to an existing listing for small capacity and medium capacity chlorine generators, as well as for oxidant solution tanks ranging from 55 to 5000 gallons. The MIOX SAL Series is also NSF-certified under Standard 50 for Circulation System Components and Related Materials for Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs.

Products receiving the mark of certification go through a rigorous testing protocol to ensure that they meet all the requirements of the specified standard for purity and that the manufacturer's claims are accurate. In order to maintain the listing, the company will provide for annual inspection of the product and periodic re-testing.

NSF was founded in 1944 to develop standards and provide third-party review for public health products related to water, food, environment, and air. They are an independent, not-for-profit standards organization recognized internationally and accredited by the American National Standards Institute in the United States, the Standards Council of Canada, and the Dutch Accreditation Council for the European Community.

The listing can be found on-line under the NSF website by clicking here.

MIOX Corp. (www.miox.com) is a privately held company with over 50 employees headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company manufactures on-site hypochlorite and mixed-oxidant generators for water purification. Applications include disinfection of municipal drinking water, wastewater, swimming pools, cooling towers, and industrial process water. The company has also miniaturized the technology, resulting in a handheld individual water purification device used by outdoor enthusiasts and the US military -- the MSR MIOX Purifier.

Among other recent headlines:

ADS LLC acquires DWC Technologies -- New wastewater services available throughout Southeast -- HUNTSVILLE, AL, Dec. 4, 2006 -- ADS LLC, which recently bought Severn Trent Pipeline Services, has purchased Birmingham, AL's DWC Technologies, a wastewater flow service provider serving the utility location, mapping, inspection, evaluation, and flow monitoring market. With the acquisition, ADS adds new infrastructure management services in the Southeast including: GPS, utility location, and mapping; utility inspection and evaluation. The flow monitoring, I/I Analysis, and cMOM compliance services from ADS will gain as well...

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam appoints Paxton as environmental services manager -- HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2006 -- Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph E. Paxton as manager of environmental services. In this role, Paxton -- with a career spanning three decades in environmental planning with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- will be responsible for providing management services and documentation compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) for LAN's clients...

Pennichuck awarded Salisbury, Mass., contract -- MERRIMACK, NH, Dec. 1, 2006 -- Pennichuck Water Service Company (PWSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pennichuck Corp., was recently awarded a contract to provide operations and maintenance services for the public water system in Salisbury, MA, a community of 8,000 located in the northeast part of the state. PWSC has operated the Salisbury system since 2001. The new contract extends PWSC's operations through June of 2007. In addition to the Salisbury contract, PWSC provides services under several other municipal contracts, private community water system contracts and to residential customers under its Watertight water line service program...

Alfa Laval Group acquires Tranter's distributor in China -- STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 1, 2006 -- The Alfa Laval Group -- a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling -- has acquired 100% of the shares in Tranter's distributor in China. The company, which only sells products of the plate heat exchanger maker with offices in Sweden, Brazil and the United States, has a turnover of approximately SEK 100 million [US$14.77 million] and has some 100 employees in assembly, sales and service. One of the Alfa Laval Group's overall strategies is to further increase its presence in China. As a consequence of the strategy the acquisition of the Chinese distributor of Tranter products was made. The consolidation of the company is awaiting authority approval and closing of the transaction is expected very early 2007. Alfa Laval acquired Tranter as of March 1, 2006 from Dover Corp...

Low VOC Stealth bomber chemical technology wins environmental award -- 'LoVOC' materials allow chemical industry to lower harmful emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and greatly reduce its carbon footprint -- LONDON, Dec. 1, 2006 -- Novel Polymer Solutions (NPS), a leading developer of environmental polymers, has won the Best Enabling Technology Innovation Award at the 'Defence Technology Exchange Innovation Awards 2006,' at the Science Museum, London. NPS won the award for its series of 'LoVOC' materials. This range of adhesion promoters, membranes and micro-encapsulators enables the chemical industry to produce low-cost, robust, versatile materials using methods that involve almost no harmful emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and which have very low energy inputs, and, therefore, a very low carbon footprint. The polymerization technology was originally developed during the Government's Stealth research programs in the 1990s as a radar-absorbing material to make aircraft invisible. NPS has developed the technology further as an environmentally-friendly primer for a wide range of industrial applications...

'California's Water' wins international award -- Public TV series underwritten by ACWA recognized at event in Spain -- MURCIA, Spain, Nov. 30, 2006 -- A multipart series for public television underwritten by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) garnered top honors November 21 at the third-annual Agua Para Todos (Water for All) International Awards in Murcia, Spain. The "California's Water" series, produced by Huell Howser Productions for public television stations throughout California, received the top award for journalism at a televised gala event held in Torre Pacheco honoring organizations and individuals for their efforts on water. The award recognized the Public Broadcasting Service, ACWA and Huell Howser for bringing information about water resources and water management to the public...
Also see: "DWR Announces Initial 2007 State Water Project Allocation"

WorldWater & Power Corp., EMCORE announce stock purchase, strategic partnership -- EMCORE agrees to invest $18 million; Companies to cooperate in system development, terrestrial marketing of solar concentrator cell and systems technology -- PENNINGTON, NJ, Nov. 30, 2006 -- WorldWater & Power Corp., developer and marketer of proprietary high-horsepower solar systems, and EMCORE Corporation today jointly announced that they have signed a strategic partnership and that EMCORE has agreed to purchase 26.5% on a fully diluted basis of WorldWater for $18 million in cash. In return, EMCORE will receive convertible preferred stock and warrants of WorldWater. The two companies also announced the formation of a strategic alliance and supply agreement under which EMCORE is the exclusive supplier of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, assemblies and concentrator subsystems to WorldWater with a contract valued at up to $100 million over the next three years...
Also see: "EMCORE Corp. announces strategic investment in terrestrial solar company Worldwater & Power Corp."

Life Cycle Institute sponsors courses -- Materials Management Best Practices courses offer competitive edge by getting right part in right place at right time; Learn how to achieve materials management excellence by implementing best practices in supply chain and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) management -- CHARLESTON, SC, Nov. 30, 2006 -- To create and sustain a competitive edge business must produce a quality product at the lowest cost in the least possible time. Maintenance cost is the highest controllable expense and materials typically represent the highest cost of maintenance. Materials management storeroom excellence often makes the difference in sustaining the edge. Materials management excellence is achieved through implementation of best practices in supply chain and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) management. Beginning in February, Materials Management Best Practices is a comprehensive 5-day training course developed and delivered by Life Cycle Institute, the leaders in Reliability Excellence training. The course is valuable for materials managers, maintenance managers, storeroom supervisors, storekeepers, and maintenance supervisors and maintenance planners and schedulers...

Chemical industry/health organizations partnership provides safe drinking water to Ethiopian schools -- School-focused water purification program will help thousands of Ethiopian children -- ARLINGTON, VA, Nov. 30, 2006 -- Thousands of school children in Ethiopia will soon be given a necessity much of the world takes for granted, clean drinking water. The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Chlorine Chemistry Division, Procter & Gamble and two leading non-governmental organizations -- Save The Children U.S. and Population Services International (PSI) -- are partnering to deliver PUR® Purifier of Water, P&G's water purification product, to schools in Ethiopia, where poor water conditions lead to thousands of childhood deaths each year. The purifier was developed by P&G in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to provide high quality drinking water from otherwise unsafe sources...

Doe Run Peru completes La Oroya water treatment project -- Sewage system will reduce housing-related discharges into Mantaro River and tributaries -- ST. LOUIS, MO, Nov. 30, 2006 -- The Doe Run Company's subsidiary, Doe Run Peru, has inaugurated a third wastewater treatment facility near its La Oroya metals processing complex, which will reduce discharges into the Mantaro River from company housing installations and plant sanitation facilities. The plant's opening represents the last of three facilities that make up the Residual Water Treatment Project. The project, finished with an investment of $7.25 million, represents one of nine environmental projects related to Doe Run Peru's environmental operating agreement (PAMA) with the government of Peru. Earlier this year the company inaugurated the Chulec water treatment facility and the nearby Huaymanta plant, which has significantly reduced pollutants discharged into the Yauli River, a tributary of the Mantaro...


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