WaterBriefs: USFilter picked for pharmaceutical water system at Puerto Rico plant

Also in this report: Shimadzu hybrid mass spectrometer wins R&D award; SJW Corp. to buy Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp.; B&V acquires Fortegra; Pepperl+Fuchs unveils redesigned website; New Jersey American Water debuts state's largest ground-mounted solar electricity system; Flowserve to host Dallas Energy Summit with U.S. Rep. Joe Barton as keynote speaker; Maverick Technologies acquires GE Energy's Automation Services business; Orange packer LoBue Bros. deploys Novazone's storage solution...

In other news below:
-- Shimadzu's new hybrid mass spectrometer secures prestigious award
-- SJW Corp. to purchase assets of Texas' Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp.
-- Black & Veatch acquires energy, utility consultant Fortegra
-- Redesigned website dedicated to FieldConnex Foundation Fieldbus Solutions
-- New Jersey American Water debuts state's largest ground-mounted solar electricity system
-- Flowserve to host Dallas Energy Summit with U.S. Rep. Joe Barton as keynote speaker
-- Maverick Technologies acquires GE Energy's Automation Services business
-- Orange packer LoBue Bros. deploys Novazone's storage solution

USFilter picked for pharmaceutical water system at Puerto Rico plant
WARRENDALE, PA, Oct. 5, 2005 -- USFilter will supply system consisting of a hot-water-sanitizable carbon, break tank and vent filter pre-treatment equipment skid, a hot-water-sanitizable two-pass RO skid, a hot-water-sanitizable CDI-LX continuous EDI skid and a clean-in-place skid to upgrade and expand its existing USP Pure Water system at the facility. In other company news: Siemens, 3Com form strategic alliance to provide enterprise security and data networking alternative; Shaw Environmental, U.S. Army select Zimpro system to destroy neutralized chemical warfare material; Fully equipped diving crew added to on-site services; Siemens, staff to donate $2 million to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts; Cosmetics firm picks USFilter for water treatment equipment at Ark. facility; Albuquerque picks USFilter for filter system; Company assists utilities on new arsenic rule; Mobile clarification fleet expanded; USFilter to supply primary wastewater treatment technology for Alberta's capital city; Florida utility selects USFilter for $10 million wastewater treatment expansion...
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Shimadzu's new hybrid mass spectrometer secures prestigious award
COLUMBIA, MD, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Shimadzu Scientific Instruments' newest mass spectrometer has received an R&D Magazine 2005 R&D 100 award. The new hybrid Ion Trap-Time-of-Flight (IT-TOF) unit was selected as being a breakthrough technology and achieved the award in the Analytical Instruments category. Shimadzu's LCMS-IT-TOF is designed for a wide range of uses including biomarker studies, metabolomics, proteomics, metabolite identification, environmental analyses, forensics use, and homeland security functions...
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SJW Corp. to purchase assets of Texas' Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp.
SAN JOSE, CA, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Through SJWTX Water Inc., a newly formed Texas corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of SJW Corp., it and Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. (CLWSC), a Texas nonprofit water supply corporation, have signed an agreement pursuant to which SJWTX Water agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets of CLWSC. The deal is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval...
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Black & Veatch acquires energy, utility consultant Fortegra
OVERLAND PARK, KS, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Lynchburg, Va.'s Fortegra will join Black & Veatch as part of its Enterprise Management Solutions division that provides business advisory solutions to the energy and water industries. The Enterprise Management Solutions division also includes the Lukens Energy Group and R.J. Rudden Associates, both of which were acquired earlier this year...
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Redesigned website dedicated to FieldConnex Foundation Fieldbus Solutions
TWINSBURG, OH, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Pepperl+Fuchs introduces FieldConnex.info, a newly redesigned website dedicated to fieldbus solutions, products and technology. This content-rich site offers simpler and easier navigation and includes pages of educational resource materials, including free downloadable literature and educational white papers.
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Among other recent headlines:
New Jersey American Water debuts state's largest ground-mounted solar electricity system -- LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Oct. 5, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- On Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., New Jersey American Water will proudly debut the state's largest ground-mounted solar electric system at its Canal Road Water Treatment Plant in Somerset, N.J. The 500-kilowatt ground-mounted system was designed and built by Dome-Tech Solar, a premier solar energy firm serving industrial and institutional clients in the northeast. The system includes more than 2,800 solar panels from RWE Schott Solar. New Jersey American Water expects it will be able to supplement 15% of the peak usage power needed to run the plant with solar energy and save approximately $125,000 a year in reduced energy costs. During peak production periods, the electricity produced by the solar system would be enough to meet the average electricity demand of more than 500 N.J. homes...

Flowserve to host Dallas Energy Summit with U.S. Rep. Joe Barton as keynote speaker -- DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Pump systems maker Flowserve Corp. will host a one-day energy summit on Oct. 17 at the Omni Park West Hotel in Dallas. The summit, which will host a number of key experts in energy efficiency and cost reduction, will focus on helping businesses reduce their energy consumption by at least 20% by using the right tools and resources. The keynote speaker will be Texas Congressman and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Joe Barton....

Maverick Technologies acquires GE Energy's Automation Services business -- COLUMBIA, IL, Oct. 5, 2005 -- Maverick Technologies, a U.S.-based global systems integration and operational consulting company, has purchased the Automation Services business of GE Energy, expanding Maverick's reach into new markets and augmenting its overall service offering. "The acquisition will allow us to take advantage of the many cross-selling opportunities to our expanded customer base, broaden our national footprint, and enhance our global presence in the semiconductor, power generation, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, and automotive markets," stated Paul J. Galeski P.E., CAP, Maverick chairman and CEO...

Orange packer LoBue Bros. deploys Novazone's storage solution -- LIVERMORE, CA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Novazone, a leading provider of innovative ozone-based solutions to improve the freshness and safety of food and water, today announced that LoBue Bros., one of the largest independent commercial packers-shippers of fresh packed California oranges, has selected and deployed Novazone's ozone-based cold storage solution for Lane Late oranges. Utilizing Novazone's cold storage solution, LoBue Bros. is able to reliably produce ozone from air and precisely deliver it to its cold storage rooms as a natural microcide to kill and control the spread of surface and airborne pathogens, such as mold, without the use of harmful chemicals...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Severn Trent Services supplies water meters in Middle East" -- Also in this report (Oct. 4, 2005): Nikkiso Pumps America Inc. acquires Canned Motor Pump line; Angus Chemical AMP production unaffected by hurricanes; Amiad Filtration to present at NRWA, regional AWWA meeting; Water quality leaders to explore latest treatment methods at WQTC; World Bank seeks best ideas for water, sanitation and energy projects; King County to bid construction management contracts for marine outfall project; Amiantit wins US$68 million in Saudi pipe contracts for oil, petrochemical markets; MWH appoints water quality services director, small contractor coordinator; Nalco adopts transportation, energy surcharges for industrial, institutional customers; Aqua Pennsylvania changes customer service number for over 350,000 customers; TTCM China sign piping contracts valued at $11.3 million dollars; Chief executive chosen for new UK water consumer champion; Pentair announces management realignment to advance global growth strategy; Walter Industries completes Mueller Water Products acquisition; Foodservice consultants choose Hobart 2005 Manufacturer of the Year...

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