Windsor, Ontario selects Trojan UV equipment for environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment
Trojan Technologies Inc. (TSX/TUV) has been pre-selected by the City of Windsor, Ontario as the supplier of ultraviolet (UV) wastewater treatment equipment. At Windsor's city council meeting held earlier this month, Trojan was selected to supply UV equipment valued between US$2.4 million (C$3.1 million) and US$3.3 million (C$4.3 million), depending on the final design of the project.
LONDON, Ontario, Canada, July 7, 2004 -- Trojan Technologies Inc. (TSX/TUV) has been pre-selected by the City of Windsor, Ontario as the supplier of ultraviolet (UV) wastewater treatment equipment. At Windsor's city council meeting held earlier this month, Trojan was selected to supply UV equipment valued between US$2.4 million (C$3.1 million) and US$3.3 million (C$4.3 million), depending on the final design of the project.
Windsor is upgrading and expanding the Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant on the city's west side. The facility, which discharges into the Detroit River, is believed to be the largest primary treatment plant discharging into the Great Lakes basin. The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Committee, a community based organization working to improve the health of the Detroit River, recommended the treatment upgrade to local officials some time ago. The city is adding secondary treatment capability to produce cleaner effluent.
The Lou Romano plant has completed pilot studies to test various water treatment processes, including UV technology. The city is replacing chlorination with UV disinfection because it considers the use of chlorine to be a community liability.
The plant has an average daily wastewater flow of 48 million gallons per day. The expansion will allow for the treatment capacity to increase to 96 million gallons per day.
The Little River Pollution Control Plant, also operated by the City of Windsor, has had good success with Trojan's UV solution since installing it at the plant in 1989. Trojan's UV system uses an environmentally-friendly ultraviolet disinfection process that destroys water-borne pathogens without the use of chemicals, such as chlorine. Disinfection by UV technology enables treatment facilities to meet increasingly stringent environmental protection standards in an economically sound manner. It is much safer than chemical treatment as there are no toxic chemicals and no risk of chlorine gas leaks.
Municipalities around the world are recognizing the environmentally-sensitive and sustainable advantages of UV disinfection over traditional chemical disinfection of water. Trojan's UV technology works much faster than chlorination at a reduced cost. There is no risk of gas leaks to the community and no risk of toxic chemical spills, as well as improved safety for plant operators.
About Trojan Technologies
Trojan designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking water facilities, 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 about 3,800 municipal facilities in more than 50 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the world. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, the company also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the U.S. Its shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol TUV.