WaterBriefs: ProTech issued U.S. patent for stormwater treatment system

Also in this report: Biorem orders for municipal odor control total $3.6M; Perma-Fix licenses Los Alamos Lab nitrate technology; Louisville Water selects Empower Solutions for ERP project; CH2M Hill chooses RiverWorks rapid assessment tool; Pa. DEP holds Susquehanna hearing Aug. 18; Route delivery critical in N.A. bottled water market; America's critical infrastructure focus of ASCE event; Itron taps Calif. veteran for renewable energy business; Headwaters unveils coal-to-liquids agreements...

In other news below, see:
-- Phoenix IVS, ObjectVideo and MangoDSP join forces for intelligent video module
-- Biorem obtains $3.6 million in orders for municipal odor control
-- Perma-Fix Environmental licenses nitrate technology from Los Alamos Lab
-- Louisville Water selects Empower Solutions for ERP project
-- CH2M Hill chooses RiverWorks for new rapid assessment technology
-- Pa. DEP hearing set on Act 220 in Upper/Middle Susquehanna
-- Routes critical in HOD segment of North American bottled water market
-- ASCE to explore resilience of America's critical infrastructure at Oct. event
-- Itron taps California Energy Commission veteran for renewable energy business
-- U.S. Green Building Council files for ANSI accreditation
-- Headwaters Inc. announces coal-to-liquids agreements

ProTech issued U.S. patent for novel stormwater treatment system
FAIRFIELD, CA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- ProTech General Contracting Services Inc., a full service environmental compliance company, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent 6,899,808 B1 to the company for its Sediment Removal System (SRS). The SRS is the basis of ProTech's line of modular, flow-through water filtration technologies, designed to remove suspended sediment and contaminants from stormwater runoff, construction dewatering, and many other sources...
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Phoenix IVS, ObjectVideo and MangoDSP join forces for intelligent video module
MIAMI, FL, RESTON, VA & SAN JOSE, CA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- Phoenix IVS, a division of Phoenix WorldWide Industries Inc., ObjectVideo Inc. and MangoDSP Inc., launch the Phoenix Intelligent Video Module, one of the first advanced video surveillance servers/DVRs on the market for utilities and other critical infrastructure. The module is based on an integrated hardware and software intelligent video platform with a digital signal processor-based video processing platform available to OEMs and integrators...
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Biorem obtains $3.6 million in orders for municipal odor control
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY, Aug. 10, 2005 -- CVF Technologies Corp.'s holding Biorem is pleased to announce that it has recently received confirming orders valued at $3.6 million for the supply of its large scale Biofiltair odor control technology. The orders are comprised of two separate systems for municipal odor control at a major city in the southern United States. An estimated $1.6 million is scheduled for completion in this calendar year...
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Perma-Fix Environmental licenses nitrate technology from Los Alamos Lab
ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc. has signed a development licensing agreement with the University of California, the manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory, for its ChemDen technology, which is capable of converting nitrates into nitrogen gas using non-thermal methods. This ChemDen technology employs two patented methods, one utilizing chemical reduction, the other an electrolytic method to destroy nitrates and other energetic compounds...
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Louisville Water selects Empower Solutions for ERP project
ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- Empower Solutions, a leading provider of public sector services, and a subsidiary of Intelligroup Inc., announced its partnership with the Louisville Water Co. for a PeopleSoft ERP -- enterprise resource planning -- implementation that began in April 2005. Empower Solutions' partnership with LWC includes a Human Capitol Management (HCM) 8.9 implementation comprised of human resources (including health and safety, and recruit workforce), benefits administration, and payroll modules...
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CH2M Hill chooses RiverWorks for new rapid assessment technology
LIVINGSTON, MT, & ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- E-Wire - THI RiverWorks Inc., a provider of products and services targeted at the river restoration industry, announced that CH2M Hill has chosen RiverWorks Rapid Assessment System for stream and river assessment, inventory and monitoring. Since field data collection needs are vary widely between locations and objectives, it can now be customized to meet specific data collection needs...
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Pa. DEP hearing set on Act 220 in Upper/Middle Susquehanna
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10, 2005 -- PA Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Water Management Cathleen Curran Myers and Upper/Middle Susquehanna Regional Water Resources Committee Chairman Uwe Weindel invite residents living in the Upper/Middle Susquehanna River Basin to a public meeting and hearing Aug. 18 on water resources management and planning under Act 220 of 2002...
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Routes critical in HOD segment of North American bottled water market
PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 10, 2005 -- While the overall market continues to grow at double-digit rates, the single-serve or PET market in the bottled water industry manages to edge out the home and office delivery (HOD) market in terms of revenues as a result of dissimilar dynamics in the two segments, according to new research by Frost & Sullivan. For example, the PET market conducts business mainly with large, national companies, whereas the HOD market deals mostly with regional players with local presence...
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ASCE to explore resilience of America's critical infrastructure
JACKSONVILLE, FL, Aug. 9, 2005 -- Despite being critical to each and every one of our daily lives, protecting the physical security of the nation's water, energy, transportation, and other critical infrastructure systems--from natural or man-made force -- is often overlooked, or simply dealt with via a "guns, gates and guards" approach. The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) will examine and address these issues and possible solutions at the fourth annual TISP Congress on Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment (ISBE 2005), taking place Oct. 18-20, 2005, at the St. Johns County Convention Center in St. Augustine, Fla...
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Itron taps California Energy Commission veteran for renewable energy business
SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 9, 2005 -- Itron Inc., a technology provider to the global energy and water industries, announces that George Simons will co-lead the renewable energy consulting business within Itron's Consulting and Analysis group located in San Diego, Calif. and Vancouver, Wash. Simons comes to Itron from the California Energy Commission (CEC), where he spent 23 years and most recently directed and managed the renewables program element of the CEC's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program...
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U.S. Green Building Council files for ANSI accreditation
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 9, 2005 -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has filed an application with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to become an ANSI accredited national standards developer for standards related to green building practices based on its LEED Green Building Rating System. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The organization also has added associations as a membership category...
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Headwaters Inc. announces coal-to-liquids agreements
SOUTH JORDAN, UT, Aug. 9, 2005 -- Following signing of a federal Energy Bill that creates tax incentives to support it, Headwaters Inc. has completed two non-binding memoranda of understanding agreements linked to potential coal-to-liquid fuels projects in Arizona and North Dakota. Parties to the Arizona project include the Hopi Tribe. Parties to the North Dakota project include Great River Energy, North American Coal Corp. and Falkirk Mining Co...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: MWH to design water supply intake for S. Nev. Water Authority" -- Also in this report (Aug. 9, 2005): Itron hosts seminar on meter data management software; Tetra Tech joint venture wins tsunami warning system project; UK's Folkestone, Dover Water 'go live' with HiAffinity; AWT seeking nominees for Supplier of the Year; Carter & Burgess' names senior water/wastewater engineer; Vidler Water extends closing on deal to sell Lincoln County, Nev., water; WERF needs biological nutrient removal test sight; WEF, A&WMA sponsor conference on Animal Agriculture and Processing; Amiantit contracts exceed US$211 million in Mid-East; Carollo Engineers appoints Northwest water practice director; Atwell-Hicks merges with Novi-based civil engineering firm...

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