WaterBriefs: Eco-Tec chairman inducted into Hall of Distinction

Also in this report: AWT launches new logo, website; SFES first to receive ACS registration through NSF; Firm unveils website to showcase particle imaging technology; Foster Wheeler to supply CFB steam generator to LUKOIL; Geocycle US acquires Vexor Technology processing facility; Danfoss recognized as one of world's most ethical companies; Date, venue set for ISA's 54th International Instrumentation Symposium; Alco Chemical receives drinking water approvals for specialty polymers;...

In other news below:
-- AWT launches new logo, website
-- SFES first to receive ACS registration through NSF
-- Firm unveils website to showcase particle imaging technology
-- Foster Wheeler to supply CFB steam generator to LUKOIL
-- Geocycle US acquires Vexor Technology processing facility
-- Danfoss recognized as one of world's most ethical companies
-- Date, venue set for ISA instrumentation symposium
-- Alco Chemical receives drinking water approvals for specialty polymers
-- New blog looks at potential nanotechnology risks
-- Low Carbon Accelerator invests in Vaperma Inc.
-- Eagle Point adds job board to Eagle Point Exchange

Eco-Tec chairman inducted into Hall of Distinction
PICKERING, ON, Canada, Nov. 20, 2007 -- Dr. Phillip (Rocky) Simmons was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at the University of Toronto recognizing his lifelong achievements in Chemical Engineering. On Nov. 8, 2007, Dr. Simmons joined an elite group of members that have all contributed to society through the study and application of various technologies or processes that have led to notoriety and reverence for Professional Engineering.

The Hall of Distinction is an assembly of distinguished alumni, selected for membership by their peers on the basis of their lifelong accomplishments. Members are graduates whose performances, as they followed a wide variety of career paths, have ultimately defined what is most exemplary in graduates and in the Engineering profession. They provide role models for undergraduates about to address the ever-greater challenges of a changing world.

Empowering the technology he researched while working on his University of Toronto thesis, Dr. Simmons created Eco-Tec, headquartered in Pickering, Ontario. Today, close to 40 years later, Eco-Tec has grown into an internationally recognized manufacturer of water treatment, gas processing, and chemical recovery systems.

Dr. Simmons is highly active in supporting and advising various institutions of higher learning, such as being seated as the Chair of the Board of Governors of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto.

Among other recent headlines:

AWT launches new logo, website
ROCKVILLE, MD, Nov. 20, 2007 -- The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) launched a new logo and website at the 2007 Annual Convention & Exposition in Colorado Springs, Colorado...

SFES first to receive ACS registration through NSF
ANN ARBOR, MI, Nov. 19, 2007 -- Through a cooperative agreement with CARSO-Laboratoire Santé et Environnement Hygiène de Lyon (LSEHL), NSF International announced that Southeastern Filtration & Equipment Systems (SFES) has received Attestation de Conformitá Sanitaire (ACS) registration. ACS is the water contact safety standard in France, and registration is required for all products and equipment that come in contact with drinking water...

Firm unveils website to showcase particle imaging technology
YARMOUTH, ME, Nov. 15, 2007 -- A new website from Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine, at www.FluidImaging.com, showcases the company's automated FlowCAM™ particle imaging and analysis system. Featuring live action video, the Web site demonstrates how the FlowCAM particle imaging and analysis system automatically takes high-resolution, digital images of individual particles and cells in a fluid, measures particle size, length, width, shape, fluorescence and dozens of other parameters in real time and saves the images and data for further analysis...

Foster Wheeler to supply CFB steam generator to LUKOIL
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 15, 2007 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract for a 70 MWe (gross megawatt electric) circulating fluidized-bed steam generator by LUKOIL Energy & Gas Romania s.r.l., a subsidiary of LUKOIL OAO...

Geocycle US acquires Vexor Technology processing facility
DUNDEE, MI, Nov. 8, 2007 -- Geocycle US, a waste solutions company, announces an agreement with the principals of Vexor Technology to acquire the company's Dorchester, South Carolina, processing facility. Vexor Technology has successfully operated its waste processing facility since January 2006. To date it has produced more than 34 million pounds of an alternative fuel for use as a source of energy at the Holcim (US) cement plant in Holly Hill...

Danfoss recognized as one of world's most ethical companies
LOVES PARK, IL, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Danfoss has been recognized by Ethisphere™ Magazine as one of 2007's most ethical companies. Ethisphere Magazine annually analyzes, recognizes and rewards ethical leadership and business practices to companies worldwide, and Danfoss is one of just five companies to be recognized in the Industrial Manufacturing category...

Date, venue set for ISA instrumentation symposium
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Nov. 7, 2007 -- The 54th annual ISA International Instrumentation Symposium, recognized as the leading forum for discussion of new and innovative instrumentation techniques and applications, will be held 5-8 May 2008 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida...
Also see:
-- "ISA announces POWID symposium dates, call for papers"
-- "CIDX(r), ISA align to enable manufacturing systems interoperability for chemical industry"

Alco Chemical receives drinking water approvals for specialty polymers
CHATTANOOGA, TN, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Alco Chemical has achieved NSF/ANSI Standard 60 approval for a range of its specialty polymer products designed to work in reverse osmosis and thermal distillation systems producing potable water...

New blog looks at potential nanotechnology risks
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Are nanoparticles safe to breathe? Do carbon nanotubes behave like asbestos? What does the public think about nanotechnology's risk-benefit trade-offs? You can find the answers to these questions and more in a new blog hosted by SAFENANO (See: http://www.community.safenano.org/blogs). Andrew D. Maynard, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies chief scientist, will be a regular contributor to the blog and will explore the many facets of nanotechnology's benefits and risks...

Low Carbon Accelerator invests in Vaperma Inc.
-- Investment will accelerate development of membranes for water reduction and energy efficiency in bioethanol production
GUERNSEY, UK, Nov. 7, 2007 -- Low Carbon Accelerator Limited has announced that it has made an investment of CAN $4.8 million in Vaperma Inc. for a 13.64% equity stake...

Eagle Point adds job board to Eagle Point Exchange
DUBUQUE, IA, Nov. 6, 2007 -- Eagle Point Software Corporation today announced the addition of a job board to its newest business service, Eagle Point Exchange (previously The Engineering Exchange). This service is an on-line business community dedicated to civil engineering, land surveying and landscape architecture firms...

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