WaterBriefs: Pure Cycle Corp. signs water service agreement with Arapahoe County

Also in this report: PPG to use membranes to cut mercury at chlor-alkali plant; Ecochlor, Matson Navigation unite for ballast water treatment tests; Emerson Global Users Exchange features over 300 sessions; Online Development Inc. offers more secure plant data exchange; ASCE seeks 2006 project, leader nominations; Whatman completes integration of Schleicher & Schuell portfolio; Ecovation opens technical development center; Air Products, FuelCell Energy to develop new hydrogen energy station...

In other news below, see:
-- PPG to use membranes to cut mercury at Lake Charles, La., chlor-alkali plant
-- Ecochlor, Matson Navigation to verify ballast water treatment effectiveness
-- Emerson Global Users Exchange to feature more than 300 sessions
-- Online Development Inc. offers more secure factory data exchange
-- ASCE seeks nominations for 2006 outstanding projects, leaders
-- Whatman completes integration of Schleicher & Schuell product portfolio
-- Ecovation opens technical development center
-- Air Products picks FuelCell Energy to develop new hydrogen energy station

Pure Cycle Corp. signs water service agreement with Arapahoe County
THORNTON, CO, Aug. 4, 2005 -- The contract to provide water service to the new Arapahoe County Fairgrounds involves purchase 38.5 water taps from Pure Cycle Corp. for approximately $567,000, and for the county to pay Pure Cycle approximately $1,245,000 to be used for the construction of various water system facilities which are required for Pure Cycle to extend water service to the fairgrounds...
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PPG to use membranes to cut mercury use at Lake Charles, La., chlor-alkali plant
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2005 -- PPG Industries will install membrane cell technology for the manufacture of chlor-alkali products at its chemicals plant in Lake Charles, La., replacing the facility's mercury cells by mid-2007, company officials announced this afternoon. Membrane technology uses about 25% less electricity than mercury cells. In addition, he said membrane technology reduces maintenance and operating costs.
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Ecochlor, Matson Navigation to verify ballast water treatment effectiveness
ACTON, MA, Aug. 4 -- Ecochlor's patented Ballast Water Treatment System -- designed to safely, economically eliminate unwanted aquatic species -- will be installed in the next few months on the M/V Moku Pahu, which is managed by Matson on behalf of Hawaiian Sugar and Transportation Cooperative...
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Emerson Global Users Exchange to feature more than 300 sessions
AUSTIN, TX, Aug. 4, 2005 -- The 2005 Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference will be held Oct. 3-7 at the World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The theme, "The Look of a Leader," sets the tone for the week-long conference where process manufacturers will share ideas, practices and proven solutions with fellow users and Emerson Process Management experts in an intensive program of industry business forums, workshops, short courses, paper presentations, speakers and technology exhibits...
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Online Development Inc. offers more secure factory data exchange
KNOXVILLE, TN, Aug. 4, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Online Development Inc. will be displaying their xCoupler Enterprise Transaction Module in booth 111 at the Allen-Bradley Automation Fair. This module is designed to snap into the backplane of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs to provide secure and simple two-tier data communications between various plant floor devices connected to ControlLogix and a wide range of enterprise server communications protocols including IBM WebSphere MQ and Broker technology including WMQTT and DB2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, SMTP and TCP/IP.
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ASCE seeks nominations for 2006 outstanding projects, leaders
RESTON, VA, Aug. 4, 2005 --The American Society of Civil Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2006 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards and 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. The awards will be presented at the seventh annual OPAL Awards gala on April 26, 2006, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C...
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Whatman completes integration of Schleicher & Schuell product portfolio
FLORHAM PARK, NJ, Aug. 4, 2005 -- Separations technology specialist outlines substantial expansion of offerings while affirming commitment to customers, innovation. On Aug. 1, the consolidated product list became available for customers. Overall, the S&S acquisition has increased the Whatman product line by more than 60%...
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Ecovation opens technical development center
VICTOR, NY, Aug. 3, 2005 -- Ecovation Inc., a provider of customized wastewater treatment solutions, has opened the doors to a new Technology Development Center (TDC) located at 7612 Fishers Run Road in Victor, N.Y. The in-house laboratory will allow the company to conduct bench-scale testing of clients' waste streams and develop the most effective treatment programs.
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Air Products picks FuelCell Energy to develop new hydrogen energy station
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. & DANBURY, CT, Aug. 3, 2005 -- Air Products awards subcontract to FuelCell Energy Inc. under DOE deal to evaluate, design and demonstrate a next-generation Hydrogen Energy Station that builds on FuelCell Energy's ultra-clean Direct FuelCell power plants and Air Products' advanced gas separation technologies. The HES effort will be directed toward using readily available fuels such as natural gas, propane and anaerobic digester gas from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: New Solucorp technology removes contaminants from wastewater plants" -- Also in this report (Aug. 3,2005): WEF co-convener at 2005 World Water Week; Baker receives contract on Agbami Project in Nigeria; Euro Tech signs contract with China's Dongsheng Wastewater Treatment Plant; Alliance Data Systems to provide CIS services to Hampton Roads Sanitation District; ABM Industries completes divestiture of water business; Cantel Medical acquires Crosstex International; SkyWave ships 50,000th terminal as asset management, security services grow; ETV forum rates a success as program collaborates with DOD; Cadmus Group relocates Arlington office; EPA grant funds ASCE, AWWA, WEF infrastructure security training...

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