WaterBriefs: CDM Inc. announces WERF report on membrane treatment project

Also in this report: Eaton completes buy of Hayward's industrial filtration business; Lockheed Martin sued over Fla. groundwater contamination; BSI2000 acquires access control system product, customer base; Hirschmann reorganizes in U.S.; Akzo Nobel's MPP Systems wins contract; Itron hosts web seminar Thursday; SPIE calls for papers on water security; Advanced Waste Services names vice president; Castle Harlan buys UK's Polypipe Group; Ecoloclean wins amendment to pollutant discharge permit...

Sep 7th, 2005

In other news below, see:
-- Eaton completes purchase of industrial filtration business of Hayward Industries
-- Lockheed Martin, others sued over Fla. groundwater, soil contamination
-- BSI2000 acquires Maxx-Net access control system product, customer base
-- Hirschmann holds ribbon cutting ceremony
-- Akzo Nobel's MPP Systems wins landmark contract
-- Itron hosts meter data management seminar Thursday
-- SPIE issues call for papers on water security
-- Advanced Waste Services names new EHS vice president
-- Castle Harlan buys Polypipe Group to become UK plastic pipe systems leader
-- Ecoloclean announces pending amendment to pollutant discharge permit
-- Calif. DWR, SWRCB set Prop. 50 grant program public meeting
-- DL Engineering & Controls changes locations

CDM Inc. announces WERF report on membrane treatment project
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- CDM and its partners -- the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the city of Greensboro, N.C. -- are pleased to announce a new report on Phase 1 of the firm's Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) membrane treatment of secondary effluent for subsequent use project. The endeavor, which began in December of 2001, addresses using membrane treated wastewater for a variety of applications with differing quality needs...
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Eaton completes purchase of industrial filtration business of Hayward Industries
CLEVELAND, OH, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Hayward's industrial filtration business, which produces filtration systems for industrial and commercial customers worldwide and is a global leader in liquid, high-purity bag filtration systems, had sales of about $100 million over the last 12 months and employs 530 people worldwide. Terms were not disclosed in the deal for Eaton Corp. to buy it that was announced July 8...
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Lockheed Martin, others sued over Fla. groundwater, soil contamination
MT. PLEASANT, SC, Sept. 6, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Legal action for property damage and emotional distress has been taken against Lockheed Martin Corp., Loral Corp., Wire Pro Inc., WPI Sarasota Division Inc. and BECSD LLC, on behalf of property owners and residents in Manatee County, Fla., whose property was contaminated by hazardous chemicals and substances including beryllium dust, trichloroethylene, 1, 4 dioxin (TCE) and perchlorethylene (PCE), that allegedly emanated from a manufacturing plant at 1600 Tallevast Road in Sarasota, Fla., owned and/or operated by the above-mentioned defendants...
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BSI2000 acquires Maxx-Net access control system product, customer base
DENVER, Sept. 6, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- BSI2000 Inc. , a developer of high-end security systems for commercial and governmental use, announced today that it has purchased the Maxx-Netâ„¢ entry/exit access control system product and its extensive customer base from New Sytron Inc./Dorado Products Inc. Government sites employing system include U.S. Air Force Academy, Metro Wastewater/Denver, Sterling Correctional Facility in Colorado, San Francisco Water Management. Purchase is strategic to homeland security goals...
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Hirschmann holds ribbon cutting ceremony
CHAMBERSBURG, PA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- On July 7, 2005 Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc. celebrated the inauguration of its Chambersburg, Pa., facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony that also highlights reorganization of the company's U.S. operations. Customers, local government officials and business leaders were in attendance for the event...
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Akzo Nobel's MPP Systems wins landmark contract
ARNHEM, The Netherlands, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Akzo Nobel's MPP Systems business has secured a landmark deal for the supply of water purification units to the German Lausitz and Central German Mining Administration Company (LMBV). The milestone contract involves supplying Chemie Park Schwarze Pumpe -- located South East of Berlin -- with five Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) purification units for groundwater remediation...
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Itron hosts meter data management seminar Thursday
SPOKANE, WA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Itron Inc. will host a free demonstration of its Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management solution at 10 a.m. PST, Thur., Sept. 8. The demonstration will focus on strategies for implementing a centralized meter data management system, how such a system interacts with multiple metering technologies and data applications, and the benefits that meter data management can supply to employees, customers, and shareholders...
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SPIE issues call for papers on water security
BELLINGHAM, WA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) has issued a call for papers for its Defense & Security Symposium, which will be held April 17-21 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., near Orlando...
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Advanced Waste Services names new EHS vice president
WEST ALLIS, WI, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Advanced Waste Services officials announced the appointment of William Christel to vice president of health, safety & environmental protocol. He'll be based in West Allis where he'll oversee employee and environmental safety protocol at the company's Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana facilities...
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Castle Harlan buys Polypipe Group to become UK plastic pipe systems leader
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Castle Harlan Inc., a leading New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today its investment fund, Castle Harlan Partners IV L.P. (CHPIV), has acquired the Polypipe Group, a leading supplier of plastic pipe systems in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The transaction was valued at 293 million pounds Sterling (US$527 million)...
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Ecoloclean announces pending amendment to pollutant discharge permit
CRYSTAL CITY, TX, Sept. 2, 2006 -- Ecoloclean Industries Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, World Environmental Technologies Inc. (WET), owns one of three existing Statewide Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits ever issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)...
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Calif. DWR, SWRCB set Prop. 50 grant program public meeting
SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 2, 2005 -- The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) have scheduled a Sept. 23 public meeting to present preliminary award recommendations for the Proposition 50, Chapter 8 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) -- Planning Grant Program. Slated for 10 a.m., the meeting will be held in the second floor Byron Sher Auditorium at the California Environmental Protection Building, 1001 "I" Street in Sacramento...
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DL Engineering & Controls changes locations
PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2005 -- DL Engineering & Controls, Inc. (DLEC), an electrical engineering firm specializing in the water and wastewater industry, announced that it has moved offices in Phoenix. The company recently relocated from 2005 N. Central Ave. to the Meridian Bank Building at 3550 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. The Class "A" office building is in the central business district of downtown Phoenix and has historical significance as the previous home of The Cloud Club, a popular, upscale social club in the '60s...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: Veolia wins water treatment plant contracts in China worth US$424.7M" -- Also in this report (Sept. 1, 2005): Asahi Kasei Chemicals wins Chinese orders for MBR wasterwater plants; ConAgra to pay for Clean Water Act violations; Alcoa announces 2005 EHS Achievement Awards; Cytec completes sale of Surface Specialties unit; Europe's water sector has potential for real growth; UK government welcomes water efficiency initiative; Aqua Society to construct German facility; IET Inc. continues oil market penetration with sale; McElroy joins ENSR International; GreenShift gains exclusive license for 'Tornado Generator'; EKO-System lauded at White House conservation conference; Study talks up fortunes of Chinese industrial pump manufacturers; Paper discusses drivers in Chinese renewable energy, water industries growth...

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