WaterBriefs: Marsh-McBirney flowmeter wins WEF 2005 Innovative Technology Award

Also in this report: Ore. orchard picks Novazone for cherry processing; Thermal Energy, Johnson Controls tapped by East Coast paper mill; 3M completes buy of CUNO; PureTech expands staff; CarteGraph helps TX city with asset management; NC group wants investigation into DuPont tainted water; BSI2000 expands homeland security order; Kinder Morgan, Terasen create W. Canada water leader; Calif. Superfund site pioneers ERH technology; Membrane industry show in Shanghai set for March...

In other news below, see:
-- Orchard View Farms chooses Novazone to give consumers with fresh, safe cherries
-- Thermal Energy, Johnson Controls tapped for East Coast pulp & paper contract
-- 3M completes acquisition of CUNO Inc.
-- Newly formed PureTech Systems expands staff
-- CarteGraph provides cost-effective solution for Arlington, Texas
-- North Carolina group demands investigation into DuPont water contamination
-- BSI2000 receives follow-on order for homeland security contract
-- Kinder Morgan, Terasen combine to create a North American energy leader
-- First use of ERH technology under way at Calif. Superfund site
-- Membrane industry show in Shanghai to celebrate third year in 2006

Marsh-McBirney flowmeter wins WEF 2005 Innovative Technology Award
FREDERICK, MD, August 1, 2005 -- Marsh-McBirney's Flo-Dar Radar Velocity/Area Flowmeter was selected as the recipient of the Water Environment Federations (WEF) 2005 Innovative Technology Award in the Instrumentation category. The flowmeter's "above-the-flow" sensor accurately monitors open channel flow while eliminating the need for confined space entry and maintenance issues associated with traditional submerged-style sensors...
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Orchard View Farms chooses Novazone to give consumers with fresh, safe cherries
LIVERMORE, CA, Aug. 2, 2005 -- Novazone, a provider of innovative ozone-based solutions to improve the freshness and safety of food and water, was selected by Orchard View Farms, a leading grower and packer of cherries located in the Pacific Northwest, to deploy its environmentally-friendly, ozone-based cherry disinfection solution to reduce foodborne pathogens and eliminate use of chemicals in cherry processing....
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Thermal Energy, Johnson Controls tapped for East Coast pulp & paper contract
OTTAWA, Canada, Aug. 2, 2005 -- Thermal Energy International Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply a FLU-ACE heat recovery system to Johnson Controls' as part of a multi-million dollar energy efficiency project for its customer, an Eastern Canada pulp and paper company. The value of the contract to Thermal Energy is in the range of $1.5 to $2 million. Work on the project is to commence immediately, with installation of the heat recovery system occurring over the next 10 to 12 months.
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3M completes acquisition of CUNO Inc.
ST. PAUL, MN, & MERIDEN, CT, Aug. 2, 2005 -- 3M completed its acquisition of CUNO Incorporated after CUNO's shareholders voted in favor (i.e., 72.5% of CUNO's outstanding shares) of the all cash transaction for $72 per share in a special shareholders meeting. Now a 3M subsidiary with its headquarters in Meriden, Conn., CUNO designs, manufactures, and markets filtration products for the separation, clarification, and purification of fluids and gasses....
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Newly formed PureTech Systems expands staff
PHOENIX, Aug. 2, 2005 -- In just a few months since announcing its new headquarters office in Phoenix, PureTech Systems, Inc. is increasing its technical and sales staff. Craig Crawford and Bob Edmonston to lead North American sales effort for manufacturer of wide-area surveillance and security solutions for utility and other industries -- Crawford in Western U.S. and Canada, Edmonston in Eastern U.S...
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CarteGraph provides cost-effective solution for Arlington, Texas
DUBUQUE, IA, Aug. 2, 2005 -- City chooses Iowa company's asset management software to integrate public works planning and operations. It will be implementing WORKdirector, CALLlink, MAPdirector for ArcGIS and all of CarteGraph's individual asset modules. With the this software suite, it will build an asset management system that will integrate with their current ESRI database...
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North Carolina group demands investigation into DuPont water contamination
RALEIGH, NC, Aug. 2, 2005 -- 'Likely human carcinogen' that's byproduct of Teflon production found in Fayetteville area groundwater, discharges to the Cape Fear River, claims North Carolina C8 Working Group -- which includes Clean Water for North Carolina, the Waterkeeper Alliance, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, and Cape Fear River Watch Inc. Group formed to follow up on United Steelworkers investigation and ask state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) officials to act quickly to address public health and safety concerns...
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BSI2000 receives follow-on order for homeland security contract
DENVER, Aug. 2, 2005 -- Video surveillance order augments that for Aqua2000 advanced security system Denver company is installing at the J.G. Beacham Water Treatment Plant in Athens, Ga. The WVT2000™ system employs specially designed video compressor/encoders to securely transmit strongly encrypted video traffic over high-frequency radio links using advanced spread spectrum/frequency hopping techniques for maximum security...
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Kinder Morgan, Terasen combine to create a North American energy leader
HOUSTON, TX, & VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 2, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kinder Morgan Inc. and Terasen Inc. yesterday announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Terasen in a transaction that will create a leading North American energy transportation and distribution company. The US$5.6 billion deal also makes it the largest private sector provider of water and wastewater infrastructure and services in Western Canada, operating 90 systems in over 50 communities...
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First use of ERH technology under way at Calif. Superfund site
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Thermal Remediation Services (TRS) was awarded a multi-million dollar award for the implementation of the electrical resistance heating (ERH) technology at the Pemaco Superfund Site in Los Angeles County, Calif. TRS was selected through a Best Value Evaluation Process that included extensive review by a distinguished group of professionals including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA Kerr Laboratory, the EPA Technology Assessment Branch and TN & Associates.
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Membrane industry show in Shanghai to celebrate third year in 2006
SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 2, 2005 -- The largest of its kind in the People's Republic of China, the Water & Membrane China (Shanghai) 2006 exhibition is set for March 29-31, 2006. This is the third year for the event organized by the Shanghai Environment Protection Industry Association, Shanghai Society of Environmental Sciences and the Membrane Industry Association of China...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: DOE pushes side-stream filtration for cooling towers" -- Also in this report (Aug. 1, 2005): DuPont's IDI hikes sodium chlorite/chlorine dioxide prices; Symantec expert to speak at Ovation Users' Group Conference; Taiwan Power picks Invensys for Maanshan Nuclear Power Station DCS upgrade; Strategic Diagnostics outsources instrument manufacturing; Engineering scholarship available from International Water Conference sponsors; Sigma acquires Pipeline Components Inc.; ASCE focuses on next generation infrastructure; ACWA, national water community celebrate demise of Energy Bill's MTBE exemption...

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