WaterBriefs: YSI sells temperature business to focuses on environmental monitoring

Also in this report: Aqua America buys four new water systems; EVTN nabs order from major oil firm; Emerson announces 2006 users conference; Foster Wheeler wins environmental retrofit at Spanish power plant; Pall appoints industrial Sr. VP; Globe Foundation announces environmental award winners; Technology cooperative agreement strengthens market potential for ThermoEnergy; McKinnon & Clarke partners with Cadence Networks; Brean Murray, Carret & Co. launches water industry coverage...

Apr 5th, 2006

In other news below:
-- Aqua America closes on four new water system purchases
-- EVTN nabs purchase order from major oil company
-- 'Learn, Lead, Unleash' theme sets promise of 2006 Emerson users conference
-- Foster Wheeler wins environmental retrofit at Spanish power plant
-- Pall appoints Ywaniw as new industrial Sr. VP
-- Globe Foundation announces winners of 6th annual environmental awards
-- Critical nature of U.S. water crisis and ultimate necessity for addressing in near future
-- Technology cooperative agreement strengthens market potential for ThermoEnergy
-- International utilities specialists join forces with Cadence Networks
-- Brean Murray, Carret & Co. launches water industry coverage with seasoned analyst

YSI sells its Precision Temperature business to focuses on environmental monitoring -- YELLOW SPRINGS, OH, April 4, 2006 -- CEO & President Rick Omlor announced yesterday that YSI Inc. has sold its Precision Temperature business to Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) of Hampton, VA. The YSI business unit is recognized worldwide for high-precision, super-stable temperature sensors and instrumentation in the aerospace/military and medical/patient monitoring markets. MEAS is located in Beavercreek, OH, about ten miles from YSI's headquarters in Yellow Springs...
Also see: "YSI opens Ireland office"

Aqua America closes on four new water system purchases
BRYN MAWR, PA, April 4, 2006 -- With the acquisition of four more water systems in Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina, Aqua America Inc. reported today that it closed a total of seven transactions in the first quarter 2006. These include the water system serving the Stonecroft Village development in Berks County, PA; the water system in the Shell Shores/Cedar Bay residential development southeast of Dallas near Tyler in Smith County, TX; the Hooper's Valley Water Company, which serves about 200 residents near Hendersonville, NC; and the water system serving the Dearon Village condominium complex in Surry County, NC...

EVTN nabs purchase order from major oil company
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, April 4, 2006 -- Enviro Voraxial Technology Inc. received a purchase order for its Voraxial® 4000 Separator. The unit will be used for produced water separation at a production facility on the North Slope of Alaska. This purchase is a result of a successful deployment completed in January at the customer's facility. The smaller Voraxial 2000 Separator efficiently separated the oil and solids from a side stream of the approximate 275,000 barrels per day produced water flow. The unit EVTN will ship, the Voraxial 4000 unit, is capable of separating an average of 300 gpm or 10,300 barrels per day. The estimated ROI (return on investment) for the customer on the final installation is approximately six months. This customer is among the largest five integrated energy companies and refiners in the United States. EVTN has commenced discussions with other divisions regarding use of its technology...
Also see:
-- "Enviro Voraxial Technology enters $20B market for food processing equipment; retains rep, signs contract with major food processing plant"
-- "Enviro Voraxial Technology signs contract to deploy Voraxial Separator to Alaska's North Slope oil fields"

'Learn, Lead, Unleash' theme sets promise of 2006 Emerson users conference -- User presentations and workshops to focus on experience with Emerson enabling technologies and services -- AUSTIN, TX, April 4, 2006 -- Mark your calendars. The user-led board of the Emerson Global Users Exchange has announced that plans are under way for the assembly's 2006 conference to be held Oct. 2-6 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The board has set the theme of "Learn, Lead, Unleash" to convey the promise that this year's conference will deliver through its continuing focus on educational and leadership sessions for all levels of process manufacturing professionals. User presentations and workshops will update colleagues on experience with technology selection and application, investment justification and automation strategy...
Also see:
-- "Emerson awarded $30M contract to supply control valves for Qatar LNG plant"
-- "Emerson enhances Machinery Health Management training with new facilities, management"

Foster Wheeler wins environmental retrofit at Spanish power plant -- HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 4, 2006 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced today that Foster Wheeler Energia, S.A. (FWESA), part of its Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by Hidroelectrica del Cantabrico (HC) to supply and install new low-NOx burners and to upgrade the mill classifiers on Unit #1 at HC's Abono power plant in Spain. These modifications will permit HC to meet European Union emission regulations. The contract, valued at approximately US$6.6 million (€5.4 million), will be included in the company's first-quarter 2006 bookings. The two boilers at the Abono plant, rated at 360 electric megawatts (MWe) and 540 Mwe, respectively, were originally supplied by Foster Wheeler. They were designed to fire local bituminous coal and blast furnace gas and were commissioned in 1973 and 1985. In 2005, Foster Wheeler was awarded the contract to upgrade the burners of Unit #2, the newer of the two units...
Also see:
-- "Foster Wheeler awarded management, engineering services contract for Russia's Khabarovsk Refinery"
-- "Troy Roder appointed president, CEO of Foster Wheeler USA Corp."

Pall appoints Ywaniw as new industrial Sr. VP -- EAST HILLS, NY, April 4, 2006 -- Pall Corporation names Michael J. Ywaniw as senior vice president of Pall Industrial to lead manufacturing and supply chain operations across the company's industrial markets worldwide. Ywaniw reports to Don Stevens, Pall Corp. COO and president of Pall Industrial. Ywaniw is formerly vice president of operations within the Danaher Motion platform, where he spent 12 years, with responsibility for manufacturing in North America, and most recently, Europe as well. He previously spent five years with ITT Automotive and Bausch & Lomb introducing modern manufacturing and product launch processes and leading operations respectively. Prior to that he worked 10 years at General Motor Corp. in operations management, engineering, finance, sales and marketing...
Also see:
-- "Pall magnifies focus on Asia"
-- "New hybrid filters accelerate processing of high-yield biotech drugs"
-- "New hydraulic chromatography column automates maintenance, improves drug processing safety"
-- "New process optimization technologies from Pall enable faster, more accurate process development with smaller volumes, data logging"

Globe Foundation announces winners of 6th annual environmental awards -- VANCOUVER, Canada, April 3, 2006 -- The GLOBE Foundation of Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 5th annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. The awards were presented at the culmination of GLOBE 2006 to celebrate Canadian companies that take a proactive approach to sustainable business strategies and have made significant strides towards developing progressive technologies and services. Winners in the five categories -- Corporate Competitiveness, Technology Innovation and Application, Export Performance, Sustainable Investment & Banking, and Excellence in Urban Sustainability -- include: Interface Flooring Systems Inc., Suncor Energy Inc., Ivey International, Advanced Glazings Ltd., Jantzi Research Inc. and the Canadian War Museum (an affiliate museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation)...
Also see:
-- "Ecosystem Marketplace Commentary: Draft mitigation regulations signal growing private sector role in conservation"
-- "Giving water resources their due (diligence)"

Critical nature of U.S. water crisis and ultimate necessity for addressing in near future -- DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2006--Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Analysis and Roadmap: Sources of Government Funding For Water and Wastewater Conservation Projects - Examination of Federal and State Funding Sources" to its offering. The purpose of this report is to provide a roadmap for companies and individuals who are seeking funding for U.S. water and wastewater conservation projects. While this report focuses on the federal government, many state agencies are explored and analyzed. In addition this report includes a brief discussion of private sector spending for water conservation programs to comply with federal, state and local standards. The U.S. budget and allied spending programs on water conservation issues is comprised of a complex myriad of various government departments and agencies, many with overlapping responsibilities. There are nine federal agencies and hundreds of state, regional and local government agencies that provide financial assistance or have direct input into the writing of regulations and specification. Thousands of pages exist on the various government agencies websites and environmental organizations. Reviewing this data requires thousands of man-hours. CDA has reviewed and analyzed this data and created an easy to use digest of these programs, including monies appropriated and basic program goals...
Also see: "By 2013, world market for fuel cell industry expected to be worth $18.6B"

Technology cooperative agreement strengthens market potential for ThermoEnergy -- LITTLE ROCK, AR, April 4, 2006 -- ThermoEnergy Corp. and Castion Corp., of Worcester, MA, recently entered into a Technology Cooperative Agreement allowing ThermoEnergy to offer prospective municipal and/or industrial clients a cost- effective solution for virtually any nitrogen (ammonia) discharge problem. Castion will be the exclusive supplier of these advanced nitrogen removal systems to ThermoEnergy, augmenting its Ammonia Recovery Process (ARP©) -- an award winning patented technology that'is the core technology for ThermoEnergy's $7,000,000 ammonia removal contract with New York City. This project, specifically designed to begin restoring the water quality of the Long Island Sound, was selected as one of the three most innovative U.S. wastewater projects of 2005 by Frost & Sullivan. The addition of Castion's patent-pending ammonia removal process called the R-Cast© system will allow ThermoEnergy to cost- effectively remove ammonia from virtually any municipal and industrial waste discharge stream for beneficial reuse as A grade fertilizer used by agriculture around the world...

International utilities specialists join forces with Cadence Networks -- U.S. energy management firm partners with McKinnon & Clarke -- CINCINNATI, April 4, 2006 -- McKinnon & Clarke has formed an alliance with Cadence Network that will see the international utilities specialist provide a range of utility cost reduction services to the American market and give Cadence Network clients access to global utility expense management expertise. Established in the United Kingdom in 1976, McKinnon & Clarke currently work on behalf of clients across Europe, the Far East and the United States to identify areas of potential cost reduction through a combination of cost and consumption analysis. The Cadence Network client base comprises over 250,000 locations across the USA, including chain stores, multiple site businesses and government facilities. Together with McKinnon & Clarke, Cadence Network will provide a comprehensive service that enables business to gain control over electric, gas, water, waste, telecom and fuel expenses while incorporating a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency...

Brean Murray, Carret & Co. launches water industry coverage with seasoned analyst -- NEW YORK, April 4, 2006 -- Michael E. Gaugler has joined Brean Murray, Carret to follow the growing water technology, purification and utility industry. He has built a strong and unique water franchise at regional equity research firms. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Brean Murray, Carret & Co. is a full service institutional research, brokerage, investment banking, and asset management firm with $3 billion in combined assets under management. It specializes in small cap growth companies...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: $4.8 million in research funding now available through AwwaRF" -- Also in this report (April 3, 2006): Stage 2 DBP Rule pushes sales of flushing devices; Emerson unit first handheld to pass Fieldbus host interoperability test; Report on coatings & linings market for water and wastewater released; ABB focuses on core after asbestos plan resolution; New PBS series 'California's Water' to air through May 29; Ashcroft to be acquired by Nagano Keiki; 1,700 families in Fayette County, PA, to benefit from new sewer system; Amiantit sets up factories in Morocco, Algeria; Stormceptor becomes Imbrium Systems; GE Fanuc, Symbion to offer PAT solution to life sciences industry; Hazardous waste remediation market to reach $16.6 billion by 2011; ABS delivers equipment to two wastewater treatment plants in Tunisia...

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