WaterBriefs: Koch Membranes receive NSF 61 certification for RO, NF elements

In other news: EARTH Corp. partners with USFilter Zimpro Products; Dragon Venture unit signs three Chinese contracts; Triton's EQUUS E-Series demos coming in 3Q; Basin Water wins nitrate removal patent; Public Citizen urges Mayors to oppose water privatization; Black & Veatch assists flood management in China; Cranfield University spins off Water Innovate; U.S. public-private partnership impact positive; Advanced GC capillary columns unveiled for VOC analysis...

In other news below, see:
-- EARTH Corp. partners with USFilter Zimpro Products
-- Dragon Venture subsidiary Yazheng signs three Chinese contracts
-- Triton to begin EQUUS E-Series demonstrations in 3Q of 2005
-- Basin Water announces patent for high-efficiency nitrate removal system
-- Public Citizen urges U.S. Conference of Mayors to oppose water privatization
-- Black & Veatch assists flood management in China
-- Water Innovate spins out of Cranfield University
-- Public-private partnership impact on U.S. communities, environment positive
-- Innovative GC capillary columns unveiled for VOC analysis

Koch Membrane Systems receives NSF 61 certification for RO, NF elements
WILMINGTON, MA, June 15, 2005 -- Koch Membrane Systems has received certification of compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) elements. These include the Fluid Systems TFC SR2, TFC-S, TFC-HR, TFC-XR and TFC-ULP membrane types. Certification was provided by NSF International...
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EARTH Corp. partners with USFilter Zimpro Products
MONTREAL, Canada, June 15, 2005 -- Canadian outfit that's a leader in extraction of hydrocarbons from upstream oil and gas produced water signs on as sales representative...
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Dragon Venture subsidiary Yazheng signs three Chinese contracts
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, June 15, 2005 -- Holding company of high-tech companies in China reports that Shanghai's Yazheng Information Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary, signs three contracts to provide water control automation systems for Qidong Water Company, Nanhui Huinan Water Company, and Songjiang Jiuting Waste Water Treatment Co. They have a total value of over US$360,000...
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Triton to begin EQUUS E-Series demonstrations in 3Q of 2005
RESTON, VA, June 15, 2005 -- Its advanced technology Vapor Compression Vacuum Distillation (VCVD) systems can produce ultrapure and potable water from any feed water source, including seawater and wastewater. Planned sites for the initial demonstrations include locations in Utah and Mexico...
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Basin Water announces patent for high-efficiency nitrate removal system
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, June 14, 2005 -- The patent covers the use of a multiple bed ion exchange system controlled by a computer specifically for the removal of nitrate from water. Cutting edge technology drives cost down for application...
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Public Citizen urges U.S. Conference of Mayors to oppose water privatization
WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2005 -- As the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathers in Chicago for its annual meeting, Public Citizen today urged the organization to strengthen its commitment to protecting municipal water systems with public oversight and accountability, and not to hand control of the systems to private water companies...
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Black & Veatch assists flood management in China
SHANGHAI, China, June 13, 2005 -- Commences work on a consultancy services contract for a major flood control project in the Songhua River Basin in China. The implementation of the Songhua River Flood Management Sector Project will reduce flood damage through improved integrated river basin management and improved flood protection...
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Water Innovate spins out of Cranfield University
KEIGHLEY, United Kingdom, June 13, 2005 -- Water Innovate Ltd. was recently launched as a spin-off company from Cranfield University with a range of new innovative technologies for the international water industry. It's promoting a range of new products based on extensive research and development at Cranfield's School of Water Sciences...
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Public-private partnership impact on U.S. communities, environment positive
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2005 -- The Water Partnership Council released its first industry report on public-private partnerships to mayors and other municipal officials at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Annual Meeting. Based on interviews with 31 community leaders engaged in public-private partnerships, An Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships for Water and Wastewater Systems says satisfaction with partnerships is high, employees are satisfied, and impacts on the environment, customers and community are positive...
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Innovative GC capillary columns unveiled for VOC analysis
PALO ALTO, CA, June 7, 2005 -- Varian Inc. develops world's first ultra-low-bleed cyano-based GC capillary columns for EPA and USP test methods. New technology provides improved sensitivity and accuracy for pharmaceutical and environmental applications...
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In earlier news brief reports, see: "WaterBriefs: Calif. to receive $10.8 million in 'watershed protection' funds" -- Also in this report (June 9, 2005): Bottled water to comply with new arsenic rule; GE helps N.C. industrial wastewater processor cut chemical use; Stevens Water appoints Secrest president; Pentair names chief for Asia-Pacific; Minn. DNR hires HDR for Thunderhawk EIS; Onsite wastewater application using portable IR analyzer detailed; Met-Pro unit wins order over $400K; U.S. patent allowed for Aqua Dyne; Coolers lead charge for bottled water in UK; Arizona enacts underground utility marking legislation...

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