WaterBriefs: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies launches new website

Also in this report: Eaton names Filtration Division general manager; ABB appoints new division heads in North America; Global water, sanitation competition now open; Baker's appoints office principal for Atlanta office; Call for technologies: EPA Science Forum Environmental Technology Expo; WQA Aquatech USA to feature daily keynotes; MACTEC names senior principal scientist; FCI switch receives SIL-2 compliance rating; Bentley acquires Hevacomp, Ltd.; (more)...

Feb 1st, 2008

In other news below:
-- Eaton names Filtration Division general manager
-- ABB appoints new division heads in North America
-- Global water, sanitation competition now open
-- Baker's appoints office principal for Atlanta office
-- Call for technologies: EPA Science Forum Environmental Technology Expo
-- WQA Aquatech USA to feature daily keynotes
-- MACTEC names senior principal scientist
-- FCI switch receives SIL-2 compliance rating
-- Bentley acquires Hevacomp, Ltd.
-- ASHRAE technology awards highlight outstanding building projects
-- Junot Systems certifies Kepware's KEPServerEX with NLINK

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies launches new website
Jan. 30, 2008 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), a subsidiary of Veolia Water, has launched a new website focused on pharmaceutical water and wastewater. The website www.pharma.veoliawaterst.com brings together expertise drawn from over 80 years of VWS experience of delivering solutions to the pharmaceutical market.

The website offers access to technical information, product data and application case studies for a wide range of technologies for pharmaceutical water and wastewater treatment including dechlorination, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, electrodeionisation (CEDI), membrane degassing and membrane bioreactor (MBR). Downloads available from the technical library include company literature, product information and the VWS Pharmaceutical Pure Water Guide, a comprehensive, in-depth guide on pure water for the pharmaceutical industry including water quality standards, treatment technologies and system design.

Among other recent headlines:

Eaton names Filtration Division general manager
CLEVELAND, Jan. 25, 2008 -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that Richard B. Jacobs has been named general manager for the company's Fluid Power Group's Filtration Division, effective immediately, reporting to Craig Arnold, senior vice president and president -- Fluid Power Group. Most recently, Jacobs served as Eaton's vice president -- Supply Chain Management. Jacobs, who will be located at the Filtration Division's headquarters in Iselin, NJ, will be responsible for the division's operations in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Belgium and China, as well as its worldwide sales offices...

ABB appoints new division heads in North America
NORWALK, CT, Jan. 25, 2008 -- Power and automation technology company ABB announced two key appointments to its North American management team. Greg Scheu, currently Senior Vice President of the company's Automation Products division in North America, will now head ABB's Power Products division in North America. Filling Scheu's vacancy in Automation Products for North America will be Rick Hepperla, who currently serves as Local Business Unit manager of ABB's North American low voltage drives unit based in New Berlin, Wisconsin...

Global water, sanitation competition now open
Jan. 23, 2008 -- The Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers have launched a global collaborative competition to find the most innovative community-based water and sanitation solutions. Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis is a collaborative competition to find and discuss groundbreaking approaches that are making universal access to safe water and sanitation a reality. Funding will be made available for the most innovative work currently being done around the world at the close of the competition. Submit, review and comment on entries starting now through March 26, 2008. Online voting will take place April 16-30 2008 at www.changemakers.net.

Baker's appoints office principal for Atlanta office
ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Michael Baker Jr. Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation , announced that Malcolm (Mal) Bricks, P.E., has been appointed office principal for the Atlanta, Georgia, office, which was established in 2004. Bricks will be responsible for operations management, office administration, financial management, project oversight and business development for water resources, water/wastewater, and transportation projects in Georgia and South Carolina...

Call for technologies: EPA Science Forum Environmental Technology Expo
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 22, 2008 -- The 2008 EPA Science Forum, "Innovative Technologies - Key to Environmental and Economic Progress," will be held May 20-22, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. A key focus of the 2008 Forum will be an Environmental Technology Expo. Developers or vendors of products that have been verified through the ETV Program are encouraged to respond to participate. Interested participants are required to submit an abstract via the Science Forum's online abstract submission system (http://www.meetingassistant3.com/EPASF2008/) by no later than February 8, 2008...

WQA Aquatech USA to feature daily keynotes
LISLE, IL, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Participants at WQA Aquatech USA 2008 will come away with practical advice from three keynote addresses on sales, technology, and advertising. The conference, held in Las Vegas, NV, March 25 - 28, will offer for the first time a keynote address each morning of the event...

MACTEC names senior principal scientist
PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 22, 2007 -- Robert E. Crowley has been named Senior Principal Scientist at MACTEC Engineering & Consulting (MACTEC E&C). Crowley is based in MACTEC's Pittsburgh office...
Also see: -- "MACTEC acquires software, equipment from Shonka Research Associates"

FCI switch receives SIL-2 compliance rating
SAN MARCOS, CA, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Built to comply with process industry precision requirements for flow, level and interface sensing in liquid, gas or foam, Fluid Components International's FLT93 Switch Series is now rated Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 compliant. The SIL-2 compliance rating is designated in the failure analysis report with FMEDA techniques by testing laboratory TUV NORD CERT GmbH...

Bentley acquires Hevacomp, Ltd.
EXTON, PA, Jan. 22, 2008 -- Bentley Systems announced it has acquired Hevacomp, Ltd., a Sheffield, England-based provider of building services design software dedicated to improving the performance of buildings. Included in its portfolio is software for energy analysis, heating and cooling load calculations, pipe and duct sizing, and electrical system design and product catalogs...
Also see:
-- "Bentley acquires LEAP Software Inc."
-- "Bentley acquires promis•e product line"
-- "Bentley announces OpenPlant"
-- "Aibel Group joins Bentley's Enterprise License Subscription Program"
-- "NLI Engineering Oil & Gas joins Bentley's Enterprise License Subscription Program"
-- "TyumenNIIgiprogas joins Bentley's Enterprise License Subscription Program"

ASHRAE technology awards highlight outstanding building projects
NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 19, 2008 -- The importance of HVAC&R as it applies to a range of building types is highlighted in the winning entries for the ASHRAE Technology Awards...

Junot Systems certifies Kepware's KEPServerEX with NLINK
PORTLAND, ME, Jan. 14, 2008 -- Portland, ME -- Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its KEPServerEX product has been tested and approved by Junot Systems, a leading provider of embedded SAP integration solutions for the manufacturing and process industries, for use with their NLINK® OPC to SAP® Solution...
Also see:
-- "OPC Training Institute selects Kepware as demonstration standard"
-- "Kepware, Stratus test/approve KEPServerEX for operation of Stratus computing platforms"

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