WaterBriefs: YSI monitor saves time, money for Dayton WWTP

Also in this report: PACS schedules spring short courses; ADS Inc. grows in Phoenix; Sierra Instruments now in Shanghai; Kent State, NEOUCOM license pathogen detection technology; Onondaga County Water Authority nabs APWA awards; Anglian Water adopts Intergraph network management system; Engelhard hikes alumina-based technology prices; Pepperl+Fuchs redesigns website; SKGF starts first CleanTech Industry Group; ASCE unveils 2006 OPAL Award winners; Bridge-Soft forms international partnership...

Mar 2nd, 2006

In other news below:
-- PACS announces upcoming short course schedule
-- Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. expanding operations in Phoenix
-- Sierra Instruments opens new office in Shanghai
-- Licensees nab pathogen detection technology from Kent State, NEOUCOM
-- MRO Software client Onondaga County Water Authority sweeps APWA awards
-- Anglian Water implements Intergraph network management system
-- Engelhard increases prices for alumina-based technologies
-- Pepperl+Fuchs adds intuitive navigation to redesigned industrial automation website
-- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox establishes first CleanTech Industry Group
-- ASCE announces 2006 OPAL Award recipients
-- Bridge-Soft forms international partnership

YSI monitor saves time, money for Dayton WWTP -- YELLOW SPRINGS, OH, March 1, 2006 -- Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority, a privately owned wastewater treatment plant in Dayton, OH, was concerned with operating costs, quality control of data monitoring and complying with permit limits. The plant treats an average of 8 mgd, serving a population of approximately 80,000. The effluent is then pumped into the Great Miami River. For interfacing with the plant's process control and SCADA system, it turned to YSI for better environmental monitoring...
Also see:
-- "YSI Opens Ireland Office"
-- "YSI Data Management System Captures Data during Hurricane Katrina"

PACS announces upcoming short course schedule -- PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2006 -- Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) has confirmed several short courses before and after the Pittcon laboratory and analytical systems conference March 12-16 in Orlando, FL. Other short courses will be held in San Jose, CA, in April; St. Louis, MO, in May; and Pittsburgh, PA, in June. Course themes include chromatography, spectrometry, process equipment, activated carbon and environmental quality...

ADS expanding operations in Phoenix -- HILLIARD, OH, March 1, 2006 -- In another step that takes it closer to meeting its strategic growth objectives, Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) Inc., which completed purchase of stormwater specialist Hancor Inc. in July, is opening up a new production facility in Phoenix, AZ. Service will officially begin later this summer, with a grand opening celebration scheduled for early September...

Sierra opens new office in Shanghai -- MONTEREY, CA, March 1, 2006 -- Sierra Instruments, a leading global manufacturer of mass flow meters and controllers, has opened a strategic office based in Shanghai, P.R. China. With an expanded facility and a team of knowledgeable application engineers on staff, Sierra-Asia operates as a sales and technical support center in the regional marketplace with the capability to support all Sierra products and customer needs...

Companies license pathogen detection technology developed at Kent State, NEOUCOM -- KENT, OH, March 1, 2006 -- Innovative technology developed at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and Kent State University with the capability of detecting bioterrorism agents and pathogens in food and water in real-time has led to two licensing agreements. Liquid crystal biosensor technology developed jointly by investigators at Kent State and NEOUCOM has been co-licensed to two companies, Oringen LLC of Tallmadge, OH, and Pathogen Detection Systems of Boulder, CO, for further development. Each company has committed to bringing research and development, production, sales and other jobs to Kent, Ohio, and surrounding areas, once the technology has been developed...

MRO Software customer Onondaga County Water Authority wins clean water innovation awards -- Maximo helps to drive sweep of three industry awards -- CAZENOVIA, NY, & BEDFORD, MA, March 1, 2006 -- MRO Software, a provider of asset and service management solutions, today announced that its customer, the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) swept the regional, state and national Management Innovation Awards by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This awards "sweep" was based on an asset management integration project that's providing OCWA's constituents better water, costs savings, and higher levels of service. The award-winning "Conquest" project was enabled by the use of the Maximo Asset and Service Management solution. The project was implemented by Stearns & Wheler LLC, a consultancy of environmental engineers and scientists, and Strategic Computer Solutions Inc. of Syracuse, NY...

Anglian Water implements Intergraph for next generation network management system -- Intergraph provides Solutionware to address needs of UK water market -- HUNTSVILLE, AL, March 1, 2006 -- Intergraph Corp. today announced that Anglian Water Services Ltd, part of AWG Plc in the United Kingdom, is implementing Intergraph's G/Technology for the next generation of their core network management system. This contract is the first element of Anglian Water's corporate geographical information system (GIS) replacement program, which will involve a high degree of geographic information exploitation throughout all aspects of the water company's business operations. It includes business process-driven integration with the company's SAP system using Intergraph's integration module, GeoSpatial Enterprise Integrator...

Engelhard increases prices for alumina-based technologies -- ISELIN, NJ, March 1, 2006 -- Engelhard Corp. announced today it's raising prices worldwide for its alumina-based products, which are used in purification and dehydration applications, by 10%-13%, depending on the product. The price increases will be effective on all orders received after April 2. Its alumina-based technologies include adsorbents and catalysts that remove water and undesirable contaminants from industrial gases, fuels, petrochemicals and other process streams...

Redesigned website from Pepperl+Fuchs offers intuitive navigation through haven of industrial automation resources -- TWINSBURG, OH, March 1, 2006 -- Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a redesigned and content rich website: www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com. The site features simplified and intuitive site architecture that clearly presents Pepperl+Fuchs' capabilities and product solutions for factory and process automation applications. It marks a dramatic improvement in accessibility, usability, and ease of navigation -- as a result, visitors will be able to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions...

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox establishes first CleanTech Industry Group -- Firm recognizes growing importance of clean technology industry -- WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2006 -- To address the growing market for clean technologies, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, an internationally-recognized intellectual property law boutique, announced today the launch of its CleanTech™ Industry Group. Clean technologies are designed to provide products and services that reduce or eliminate environmental impact and improve the quality of life. The group will serve a diverse range of technology clients with products, services, and processes targeting bioplastics, biomass, clean water technologies, fuel cells, "green" building materials, geothermal technologies, mining techniques, wind technologies, natural pesticides and photovoltaics. This segment, in 2004, captured nearly 6% of the $20.9 billion invested across all industries, ranking seventh behind software, biotechnology, telecommunications, medical devices and equipment, semiconductors...

Civil Engineers announce 2006 OPAL Award recipients -- RESTON, VA, March 1, 2006 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced the 2006 recipients of its Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Awards.
The 2006 OPAL winners are: A. James Clark, Hon.M.ASCE, chairman and CEO of Clark Enterprises, Inc., for Construction; W. Gene Corley, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, senior vice president, Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., in Skokie, Ill., for Design; James Mitchell, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, distinguished professor emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), for Education; Lt. Gen. Henry Hatch, P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, for Government; and Alan Boeckmann, president and chief operating officer of Fluor Corporation for Management. This year's awards will be presented at ASCE's 2006 OPAL gala on April 26 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C...

Bridge-Soft forms international partnership -- Simmonds & Bristow to partner with Bridge-Soft to improve water quality for small, medium water systems -- MANCHESTER, NH, March 1, 2006 -- Bridge-Soft LLC, providers of innovative process and quality management software, announced Feb. 20 that Simmonds and Bristow (S&B) of Rocklea, Queensland (Australia) agreed to partner with it to deliver the world's most advanced information management software to Australia's water and wastewater utilities, private laboratories, and related industries...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Jacobs receives contract from Pinellas County, Fla." -- Also in this report (Feb. 28, 2006): McIlvaine - Cross-flow membrane market to reach $10 billion by 2010; Frost & Sullivan hosts industry conference call March 7 on membrane systems market; Process Control Systems Forum celebrates anniversary; Blue-White issued tube failure detection system patent; CWP offers Watershed Institute training at River Rally; Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to Speak at GLOBE 2006; Applied Process Equipment unit names VP; AWT elects new president; Walter Industries announces immediate, future organizational changes; Mich. groups praise new water law that protects state's environment, economy; Penn. advances funds to flood-control projects to protect communities; Water recycling system saves 900 million gallons annually for community; New ObjectVideo products enable partners to create intelligent video devices; RASIRC founded to produce pure steam solutions; Alfa Laval receives order from major paper mill in India; CH2M Hill secures general contractor license in China; Mitsui & Co. enters tap water supply business in Thailand; English, Welsh water industry compares well with global counterparts...

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