WaterBriefs: KMS membranes chosen by U.S. Army for water purifiers

Also in this report: Miss. hurricane victims get Ecosphere water filter system; Hach provides hurricane relief; Chemilizer picks sales manager; Two companies join GE Fanuc program; Vietnamese wastewater expert visits NAWE; Biwater buys AEWT to target desal market; GreenShift to open green technology R&D lab; Aquair deploys water generation technology for hurricane relief; Limited EU directives hinder municipal water, wastewater market; World Water Forum to examine concerns of food security...

In other news below:
-- Waveland, Miss., hurricane victims get Ecosphere emergency water filter system
-- Hach Company provides Hurricane Katrina relief
-- Chemilizer selects new sales manager
-- Two companies join GE Fanuc's Premier Solution Provider program
-- Wastewater expert from Vietnam visits NAWE
-- Biwater buys AEWT to target world desalination market
-- GreenShift plans to open green technology R&D lab
-- Aquair deploys new water generation technology for Hurricane Katrina relief
-- EU directives partial harmonization limits municipal water, wastewater treatment market
-- World Water Forum to examine concerns of food security, environmental sustainability

KMS membranes chosen by U.S. Army for water purifiers
WILMINGTON, MA, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Koch Membrane Systems Inc. announces that MECO, of New Orleans, has selected KMS to supply RomiPure® hollow fiber ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and Fluid Systems® TFC® spiral reverse osmosis (RO) elements for use in the U.S. Army's Lightweight Water Purification units (LWP). The LWP is a portable water purification unit designed to fit into the cargo space of a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and can be transported in a single lift of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter...
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Waveland, Miss., hurricane victims get Ecosphere emergency water filter system
STUART, FL, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Ecosphere Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of UltraStrip Systems Inc., is providing clean drinking water to 7,000 residents in Waveland, Miss., after deploying a Mobile Emergency Filtration System (MEFS) to the devastated area. Ecosphere's MEFS is the nation's first high-volume Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-verified Homeland Security water filtration system. It produces enough potable water for 10,000 people daily. Residents hadn't had access to a clean shower for two weeks until Ecosphere arrived due to the hurricane...
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Hach Company provides Hurricane Katrina relief
LOVELAND, CO, Sept. 19, 2005 -- In response to the Katrina disaster, the Hach Company, a subsidiary of Danaher Corp., is donating money, technical training and water analytical equipment to the Rural Water Associations of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The Loveland, Colo., business also wins award from R&D Magazine for its Event Monitor Trigger system...
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Chemilizer selects new sales manager
LARGO, FL, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Lawrence (Lou) Polur has been appointed to the position of sales manager for Chemilizer Products Inc., according to an announcement by Frank Daniels, president of the Largo, Fla., firm. Polur will be responsible for quantifiable improvements of the company's sales force including, developing new account strategies and strengthening the effectiveness of trade show appearances...
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Two companies join GE Fanuc's Premier Solution Provider program
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Sept. 16, 2005 -- GE Fanuc announced that CH2M Hill IDC and Flexware Innovation have joined its Premier Solution Provider program. This designation is offered only to industry-leading systems integrators who have proven capabilities with GE Fanuc products and solutions and meet technical, operational and quality evaluations...
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Wastewater expert from Vietnam visits NAWE
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Vietnamese civil engineer and educator Dr. Viet Anh Nguyen speaks at NGWA and WEF events, and makes stop at Minnesota wetlands specialist, North American Wetland Engineering (NAWE), to learn about wastewater treatment, water supply and sanitation. NAWE is a world leader in developing ecological engineering solutions for water and wastewater treatment...
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Biwater buys AEWT to tackle growing world desalination market
LONDON, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Biwater USA Inc., an international water and wastewater treatment company based in Florida and a subsidiary of Britain's Biwater Plc., reported Sept. 7 it had acquired Advanced Environmental Water Technologies Inc. (AEWT), a supplier of advanced membrane systems with one of the largest municipal installed capacities in the world. The merger will allow them to focus on desalination markets...
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MORE breaking news headlines:
GreenShift Announces Plans to Open Green Technology R&D Lab
Water from Thin Air: Aquair Deploys New Water Generation Technology for Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
Partial harmonization of EU directives limit municipal water, wastewater treatment equipment market
Water Management Key to Survival in Face of Potential Food Production Crisis; Major Water Concerns of Food Security and Environmental Sustainability to be Examined at World Water Forum

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: EU expansion means more market growth for positive displacement pumps" -- Also in this report (Sept. 15, 2005): Aquionics upgrades historic drinking water plant with UV; Adventus Americas lines up groundwater circulation well technology; China Evergreen gets financing to fund Chinese wastewater facility acquisitions; Itron signs Metron-Farneir as distributor; AECOM names long-time executives to top posts; Earth Tech appoints industrial water/wastewater business director; House committee passage of 'Water for the Poor' Act applauded; GE Fanuc names AIC as Nevada distributor...

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