Krohne wins International Aquatech Innovation Award

Walter van der Meer, jury chairman of the International Aquatech Innovation Award, announces the prize winner during the opening ceremony of Aquatech Amsterdam on Sept. 25. The Waterflux 2070 from Krohne is overall winner and Hyflux' CEPAration CeraCep was named category winner. All nominated products are on display in the event's Innovation Gallery. Aquatech Amsterdam is the world's leading trade exhibition on process, drinking and waste water, it is held from Sept. 26-29 in Amsterdam RAI...

Krohne wins overall winner, Hyflux is named category winner at Aquatech Amsterdam 2006 from Sept. 26-29 in Amsterdam RAI.

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Walter van der Meer, chairman of the Jury of the International Aquatech Innovation Award, announced the winner of the prestigious prize during the opening ceremony of Aquatech Amsterdam on Sept. 25. The Waterflux 2070 from Krohne is overall winner of the Award, the CEPAration CeraCep of Hyflux Ceparation was named category winner. All nominated products and the overall winner and category winner are on display in the Innovation Gallery of Aquatech Amsterdam 2006 (stand 02.316). Aquatech Amsterdam 2006 is the world's leading trade exhibition on process, drinking and waste water, it is held from Sept. 26-29 in Amsterdam RAI.

The jury report on the overall winner states: "The Waterflux 2070, which also is category winner in the Transport and storage segment, is a water meter that represents a revolutionary double solution. Waterflux 2070 measures water flow using an unencumbered electromagnetic procedure. Contrary to usual methods, there are no obstacles to the water flow, making it possible to measure the flow of liquids with solids in them. Furthermore, the method works even if flow direction is reverted. The truly groundbreaking aspect of Waterflux 2070 is its use of wireless GMSS or GPRS communication systems to transmit the measurements and the fact that it has a self-sustained battery, making power supply redundant. This allows a meter to be fitted at any plant, distribution network or even consumer's location. Data is received wirelessly at a central office or control room. This system is expected to be applied in numerous different ways in the future."

About the category winner CEPAration CeraCep of Hyflux Ceparation, the jury commented: "It consists of a ceramic hollow-fibre membrane that combines the compactness of a hollow-fibre system with the robustness of ceramic materials. This is a winning combination, as it allows the membranes to be used in difficult chemical, mechanical and even thermal conditions. This is a definite improvement on traditional membranes made of polymeric materials, which have little or no resistance to extreme conditions."

Aquatech (www.aquatechtrade.com) is the world's leading trade exhibition of process, drinking and waste water technology. The exhibition programme provides an extensive overview of the latest developments in the fields of water treatment, transport and storage, process control and process automation, and point of use. Aquatech is intended for professionals from all parts of the water industry and attracts Dutch and foreign policy-makers, specialists and those who apply the technology in practice.

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