WaterBriefs: Aurora, Colo., to purify drinking water using Trojan UV

Also in this report: NW Pipe nabs $23M Texas water district order; Connecticut Water names director; RASIRC steam generator honored at SEMICON West; ADMi wins two S.C. contracts; Terasen Water & Utility Services now CORIX; TORR Canada appoints Sr. VP; GL&V buy of Enviroquip done; Xethanol picks PRAJ Technology for Iowa ethanol facility; DNAPL event set for Pittsburgh in fall; Polymer maker Hybo opens L.A. office; Nanotechnology EHS risk' focus of Oct. workshop; JMAR seeks BioSentry partners...

Jul 7th, 2006

In other news below:
-- Northwest Pipe announces $23 million order for Texas water district
-- Connecticut Water Service Inc. appoints Heather Hunt as director
-- RASIRC's Intaeger UHP steam generator honored at SEMICON West
-- Advanced Data Mining wins two South Carolina contracts
-- Terasen Water & Utility Services announces name change to CORIX
-- TORR Canada appoints Sr. VP for sales, business development
-- GL&V finalizes acquisition of Enviroquip
-- Xethanol selects PRAJ Technology for ethanol facility at Blairstown, Iowa, site
-- Groundwater remediation conference set for Pittsburgh in fall
-- Leading polymer manufacturer opens office in Los Angeles
-- 'Nanotechnology: The new EHS risk frontier' focus of workshop
-- JMAR retains Agile Equity to identify BioSentry partners

Aurora, Colo., to purify drinking water using Trojan UV
LONDON, ON, Canada, July 7 -- Trojan Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that it has been selected to provide an ultraviolet (UV) water treatment solution that will increase the City of Aurora's capacity to provide pure, clean water to its residents. The planned 50 million gallon per day Aurora Reservoir Water Purification Facility (ARWPF), part of the Prairie Waters Project, will utilize the TrojanUVPhox™ to both disinfect and act as a barrier to potentially harmful chemical contaminants in drinking water. The value of the contract is in excess of US$10MM.

"Our customers demand safe, pure water and that is what we promise to deliver. UV-oxidation will ensure that we continue that commitment as we develop new water resources to provide for our community into the 21st century," said Peter Binney, Director of City of Aurora Water.

"We are excited about the application of this emerging technology as part of a multiple barrier purification approach," said Paul Swaim, CH2M HILL's Global Technology Leader for Water Treatment. "UV-oxidation offers significant benefits that will enhance the protection of public health for Aurora's customers."

The TrojanUVPhox, was selected after a cost-benefit evaluation of potential purification approaches was conducted by the project team. Other technologies such as ozone were also evaluated. Trojan UV-oxidation was selected for its proven ability to provide superior disinfection, accomplish treatment without creating disinfection by-products such as bromate, and act as a barrier to multiple contaminant classes such as taste and odor-causing compounds, pharmaceuticals, steroids, pesticides and nitrosamines.

Marvin DeVries, President of Trojan Technologies, said, "We are excited to be partnered with the City of Aurora in providing the UV solution for this ground-breaking project. More and more, municipalities are looking to address both biological and chemical contaminants. Trojan's two environmental contaminant treatment solutions, the TrojanUVPhox and the TrojanUVSwift™ECT, were specifically designed to accomplish treatment of environmental contaminants while simultaneously disinfecting. With these two product offerings, Trojan is committed to providing customers with the ultimate flexibility in selecting a solution that meets their specific needs."

The TrojanUVPhox destroys a variety of chemicals including taste and odor-causing compounds such as MIB and geosmin, pharmaceuticals such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, hormones such as estrogens and testosterone, pesticides such as atrazine and isoproturon, and the emerging contaminant class of nitrosamines that include N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

All nitrosamines are effectively treated with UV light. Nitrosamines cannot be effectively treated with other advanced water treatment technologies such as activated carbon, reverse osmosis (RO), or ozone. At the federal regulatory level in the U.S., nitrosamines have recently been included on the EPA's proposed Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 2 (UCMR 2). The State of California has set a Notification Level for NDMA at 10 parts per trillion and a Public Health Goal of 3 parts per trillion. In addition to its ability to destroy these chemicals, UV light treatment technologies are increasingly being used as part of a multi-barrier disinfection strategy for drinking water facilities because of their ability to cost-effectively treat microorganisms that are resistant to chlorine.
The TrojanUVPhox UV-oxidation system at Aurora will add to the growing number of installed Trojan UV systems removing chemical contaminants and disinfecting using UV-oxidation on a large scale. The TrojanUVSwiftECT UV-oxidation system is being used in other high profile drinking water facilities such as the PWN Andijk and Heemskerk Treatment plants located in the Netherlands. The TrojanUVPhox is being utilized by a number of plants throughout the world, in both drinking water and indirect potable reuse applications, including the California Domestic Water Company and the Orange County Water District's Groundwater Replenishment System, both located in Southern California.

Trojan Technologies Inc. (www.trojanuv.com), a unit of Danaher, designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking water, as well as for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. The company also provides UV treatment for the removal of certain chemicals from water. With over 4,000 municipal installations in more than 50 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the world. With headquarters in London, Ontario, Canada, the company also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Norway, Spain, and the U.S.

Northwest Pipe announces $23 million order for Texas water district -- PORTLAND, OR, July 7, 2006 -- Northwest Pipe Company reported yesterday that it will supply about $23 million of welded steel pipe for the Eagle Mountain Connection Project. The project is for the Tarrant Regional Water District which serves customers in the North Central Texas area. The company received a verbal agreement from Garney Construction of Kansas City, MO, to supply about 48,300 feet of 84-inch diameter steel pipe. The pipe is expected to be manufactured in the Company's Saginaw, Texas and Denver, Colorado divisions with delivery scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2006...

Connecticut Water Service Inc. appoints Heather Hunt as director -- CLINTON, CT, July 7, 2006 -- The Connecticut Water Service Inc. Board of Directors announces the appointment of Heather Hunt to the board effective June 30. Hunt, 40, is an attorney whose regulatory law practice in Stratford, Connecticut focuses on utility and energy matters. She's also managing member of the w.h. Robert & h.f. Hunt LLC, a state and federal government relations consulting firm. Prior to establishing her practices, she was United Technologies Corp.'s director of state and local government affairs, and vice president of regulatory and public policy at Southern Connecticut Gas. In addition, she has served as a commissioner at both the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control and the Maine Public Utility Commission...

RASIRC's Intaeger UHP steam generator named SEMICON West Technology Innovation Showcase winner -- Generates steam from de-ionized water -- SAN DIEGO, CA, July 7, 2006 -- RASIRC™, the steam purification company, introduces its first product, the Intaeger® UHP (ultra high purity) fully automated steam generator. The system benefits companies whose processes are sensitive to impurities and variability in their water vapor and are looking for an improvement in performance and safety over their present systems. It's unique in that it provides ultra high purity steam and process control, yet is a safe, non-combustible system because it does not require hydrogen and oxygen to generate water vapor. Water contaminants, including dissolved gases, are removed, metallic impurity sources are eliminated, and particle sources are greatly reduced, resulting in purity equal to or better than that created by burning oxygen and hydrogen...
Also see: "Keith Barnes joins RASIRC as North American sales director"

Advanced Data Mining wins two South Carolina contracts -- Charleston and Beaufort-Jasper utilities choose it for software controls and modeling systems -- GREENVILLE, SC, July 6, 2006 -- Charleston Commissioners of Public Works (CCPW) has awarded Advanced Data Mining LLC (ADMi) a contract for software and scientific services for real-time control of disinfection byproduct formation at a water treatment facility. CCPW is the water and wastewater utility for the city of Charleston, SC. In addition, the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) awarded ADMi a contract for estuary modeling software and scientific services to assist in the regulatory permitting for a new wastewater treatment facility. BJWSA is the water and wastewater utility for South Carolina's rapidly growing Beaufort and Jasper counties...
Also see:
-- " ADMi conducts USGS course"
-- "ADMi to attend Georgia environmental expo"

Terasen Water & Utility Services announces name change to CORIX -- VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, July 7, 2006 -- Terasen Water and Utility Services will now operate under the new name "Corix," the company -- which was sold by Kinder Morgan to two Canadian equity partners -- announced July 5. The company's web site address has changed to http://www.corix.com/. Likewise, Terasen Waterworks is now Corix Water Products; Terasen Utility Services is now Corix Utilities, and Terasen Water is now Corix Water Systems. Corix is no longer affiliated with Terasen Gas. The name change has no effect on Terasen Gas, which remains part of the Kinder Morgan group of companies...
Also see: "CAI and bcIMC acquire a majority stake in Terasen Water and Utility Services"

TORR Canada appoints Sr. VP for sales, business development -- MONTREAL, Canada, July 7, 2006 -- TORR Canada Inc. (TCI), a leader in the extraction of hydrocarbons from produced water, announced July 5 the appointment of Ray Cocomello, P.Eng., as senior vice president of sales and business development. Cocomello has 32 years experience as an engineer specialized in industrial sales of heavy equipment for national and international markets for multinational companies. His first assignment will be to build a strong sales team with offices in Calgary, Houston (including the Gulf of Mexico market), the Middle East and Aberdeen (Scotland). Each office will have a small focused team consisting of engineers and sales professionals. TORR sales grew from a standing start to $30 million during the last year...

GL&V finalizes acquisition of Enviroquip -- Move significantly enhancing its position, potential in U.S. municipal water treatment market -- MONTREAL, Canada, July 4, 2006 -- Management of Groupe LaPerriere & Verreault Inc. (GL&V) is pleased to announce the closing of the transaction pursuant to which the Company acquired all shares of Enviroquip Inc., based in Austin, TX. The acquisition was completed at a cost of CDN$22.8 million, subject to certain adjustment clauses. With annual sales of about $25 million, Enviroquip produces water and wastewater treatment equipment, mainly for municipalities. In addition to various aeration, filter underdrain, aerobic digestion, belt filter press and clarifier systems, it holds the exclusive U.S. municipal wastewater market license for the Submerged Membrane Unit developed by the Japanese multinational Kubota. GL&V has been the exclusive Kubota membrane licensee in Canada for the municipal market since 2004...

Xethanol selects PRAJ Technology for new 35 million gallon ethanol facility at its Blairstown, Iowa, site -- NEW YORK, July 7, 2006 -- Xethanol Corp., a biotechnology driven ethanol company, announced July 5 that it has selected ethanol production technology developed by PRAJ Industries Ltd. for a new ethanol facility at its Blairstown, IA, site. PRAJ is a global Indian company that offers innovative solutions to add value to ethanol production processes and related wastewater treatment systems for customers worldwide. Its technologies will include detailed engineering services, process design and licensing as well as the supply of vital sections of the process plant. The new facility will have a nameplate capacity of 35 million gallons per year of fuel ethanol and will be developed alongside the company's existing plant which will continue to operate at maximum capacity...

Groundwater remediation conference set for Pittsburgh in fall -- LONDON, ON, Canada, July 6, 2006 -- Methods for cleaning up the pockets of contamination that serve as sources of soil and groundwater pollution at contaminated sites will be examined by engineers and scientists from around the world at the 1st International Conference on DNAPL Characterization and Remediation (DNAPL-1), to be held Sept. 25-28 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Government and industry have found that cleaning soil and groundwater is not enough when dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) remain behind in hard-to-reach areas of the subsurface. These pools of chemicals can slowly seep into groundwater, causing contamination to continue for years...

Leading polymer manufacturer opens office in Los Angeles -- LOS ANGELES, CA, July 6, 2006 -- Hybo Inc., a leading polymer manufacturer for the Asia-Pacific Rim wastewater treatment and enhanced oil recovery markets based in Shanghai, China, opens its international sales and marketing office in the City of Industry, CA, as of May 1. Manufacturing a wide variety of high quality, cost effective polymer for municipal and industrial applications, Hybo plans to move forward with ambitious plans to provide international customers with extremely competitive pricing and first class service. Contact: Mark Sampson, Sr. Sales Manager, Water Treatment Polymer Group, Hybo Inc., 17890 Castleton St., Suite 230, City of Industry, CA 91748; Tel: 800-968-8365 x2; Fax: 800-968-8365, mark.sampson@hybofloc.com...

'Nanotechnology: The new EHS risk frontier' focus of workshop -- WATERTOWN, MA, July 6, 2006 -- The Cadmus Group Inc. is pleased to present a half-day workshop, "Nanotechnology: Managing Health and Environmental Risks," on Sept. 12 at its Watertown, MA, headquarters. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. This workshop is designed for professionals who need essential information for understanding nanotechnology risks and the implications for their business...

JMAR retains Agile Equity to identify BioSentry partners -- SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2006 -- JMAR Technologies Inc. [JMAR] announced June 20 it has retained Agile Equity, a New York-based investment bank, to evaluate potential partners for its technology product known as BioSentry™, a continuous, real-time warning system for detecting and classifying harmful microorganisms in water. The system has completed successful testing with Princess Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation, one of the largest vacation companies in the world, and with the City of Anaheim, one of California's most populous tourist areas. Earlier this year, JMAR successfully completed water quality tests for Kimpen S.A. de C.V., Mexico's leading beverage development and manufacturing company. In addition, the company sold two BioSentry systems to Wichita, KS, for drinking water quality and security monitoring in its municipal water plant...

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