WaterBriefs: Applied licenses MBfR technology from Northwestern University

Also in this report: Parkson unveils new MBR system; Infilco Degremont, Hydroxyl form alliance; Severn Trent Services gets Sacramento contract; Ecovation, Biorem sign license deal; Chemtura hosts AWT keynote speaker; Lilker Associates launches scholarship for 20th anniversary; Abt on team to protect water supply from terrorist attack; Veolia Water unit receives ISO 9001, 14001 registrations; Ensco Caribe to sell Solucorp products; PPL closes coal-fired generating units at Martins Creek Plant...

In other news below, see:
-- Parkson's efficient new MBR system design stands alone
-- Infilco Degremont, Hydroxyl form strategic alliance
-- Severn Trent Services to provide arsenic removal technology for Sacramento
-- Ecovation, Biorem sign license agreement
-- Chemtura sends in football's Rocky Bleier to keynote AWT convention
-- Lilker Associates celebrates 20th anniversary with new annual scholarship
-- Abt Associates to assist EPA efforts to protect water supply from terrorist attack
-- Veolia Water Indianapolis receives ISO 9001, 14001 registrations
-- Solucorp signs agreement with Ensco Caribe Inc.
-- PPL Corp. shuts down coal-fired generating units at Martins Creek Plant

Applied licenses autotrophic MBfR technology from Northwestern University
PLEASANT HILL, CA, Sept. 12, 2005 -- After two years of research focused on developing the innovative hollow fiber membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR) technology for commercial water treatment applications, Applied Process Technology Inc. has licensed the MBfR from Northwestern University and now has exclusive, worldwide rights to market the technology for water treatment applications...
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Parkson's efficient new MBR system design stands alone
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sept. 9, 2005 -- Parkson Corp. today announced a technological breakthrough with an innovative new design of their membrane bioreactor (MBR) system. The DynaLift¿· MBR system features a unique membrane component that is located outside of the biological reactor, at the most convenient and accessible site nearby. These remote "airlift-assisted tubular membranes" make the system highly flexible and cost effective.
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Infilco Degremont, Hydroxyl form strategic alliance
RICHMOND, VA, Sept. 7, 2005 -- Infilco Degremont Inc. (IDI) has become the exclusive licensee of Hydroxyl's iFAS™ (integrated fixed film activated sludge) and iMBR™ (integrated moving bed bioreactors) systems for design, supply and installation in U.S. municipal plants over 0.5 MGD for advanced biological treatment of wastewater. Both processes employ unique Hydroxyl iPAC™ media, which are fluidized biomass carriers that increase capacity, enhance the treatment process via BOD and COD reduction, and improve removal of ammonia and nitrogen -- all without costly physical plant expansion. Incorporating the now-named IDI Hydroxyl iPAC™ technology, in most cases iFAS and iMBR systems can be upgraded by utilizing existing basins...
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Severn Trent Services to provide arsenic removal technology for Sacramento
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. - September 9, 2005 -- The SORB 33® arsenic removal technology and Bayoxide® E33 arsenic removal media from Severn Trent Services have been selected for use by the Sacramento County (Calif.) Water Agency at a 300 gallon per minute (gpm) arsenic removal water treatment facility, where total arsenic in an Agency well was measured at 19 parts per billion (ppb). The new EPA arsenic standard for drinking water of 10 ppb will go into effect in January 2006. Installation of the new arsenic removal system is expected to be completed prior to the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) deadline. The contract is valued at $175,000...
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Ecovation, Biorem sign license agreement
VICTOR, NY, Sept. 9, 2005 -- Ecovation Inc. and Biorem Inc., of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive license agreement to use Biorem's biofilter odor control technology in the food & beverage markets in the United States and Mexico. Under the terms of the license agreement, Biorem will receive royalties, which are payable over the five year term of the agreement, plus continuing revenues generated from the sale of Biosorbens™ filter media used in the licensed applications...
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Chemtura sends in football's Rocky Bleier to keynote AWT convention
MIDDLEBURY, CT, Sept. 9, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chemtura Corp. (formerly BioLab) announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Association of Water Technologies Convention & Exposition to be held Sept. 21-24 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. Bleier, one of today's most sought-after motivation speakers, will deliver his address on the opening day of the Exposition at 8:00 am at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel...
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Lilker Associates celebrates 20th anniversary with new annual scholarship
NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2005 -- Lilker Associates, a full-service, multidisciplinary mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) and technology engineering firm based in New York City, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 22 with a party and an announcement by Bruce Lilker, founder and president of the firm, of the establishment of the Engineering with Vision scholarship at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified students in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering. The Cooper Union is the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of engineering, art and architecture...
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Abt Associates to assist EPA efforts to protect water supply from terrorist attack
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 8, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Under a new $86 million contract from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Abt Associates will support the EPA in its efforts to protect the nation's drinking water supply from terrorist attacks. As part of the contract awarded to a team of companies led by Computer Sciences Corp., Abt Associates will join CH2M Hill and several smaller companies in providing comprehensive services to the new Water Security Division in EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water...
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Veolia Water Indianapolis receives ISO 9001, 14001 registrations
HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Becoming the first water company in the United States to obtain dual registrations simultaneously, Veolia Water Indianapolis LLC (VWI) has been awarded with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 Quality Standard and 14001:1996 Environmental Standard registrations. Issued by registrar NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR), the joint registrations were awarded after a stringent 184-hour audit of VWI's operations...
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Solucorp signs agreement with Ensco Caribe Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sept. 8, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Solucorp Industries Ltd. announces that it has signed an agreement with Ensco Caribe Inc., part of the Ochoa Group -- a large remediation company in Puerto Rico that specializes in hazardous waste remediation throughout the Caribbean. Ensco will have the sole rights to market, use and sell Solucorp's patented MBS® technology throughout the island of Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean. This agreement will allow Solucorp to increase exposure in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands of its EPA "SITE" (Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation) Program proven MBS (Molecular Bonding System) Technology. Puerto Rico is home to several well publicized environmental hazardous heavy metal contaminated sites that are in immediate need of Solucorp's technology...
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PPL Corp. shuts down coal-fired generating units at Martins Creek Plant
ALLENTOWN, PA, Sept. 8, 2005 -- PPL Corp. will shut down the two coal-fired generating units at the company's Martins Creek power plant today and has stopped all flow of water into the temporary fly ash basin at the plant to evaluate the basin's integrity. The amount of water from a small leak is negligible, the company says. The incident follows another Aug. 23 that allowed an estimated 100 million gallons of water and ash to flow out of the basin into the Delaware River...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: Engelhard acquires adsorbents business, expands technology base" -- Also in this report (Sept. 8, 2005): Black & Veatch supports tsunami restoration in Indonesia; Severn Trent provides clean water/sanitation in Africa through PAWS; Earth Tech consortium preferred bidder for first N. Ireland public-private water project; Mexican university to fund SSWM unit groundwater cleanup at state direction; Korean hospital, WWTP to employ FuelCell Energy power plants; ASCE names 2005 honorary members; ITT Industries appoints Driesse as Fluid Technology president; UK publishes latest financial, investment report for water industry...

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