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Baldor Electric Co., Fort Smith, Ark., has formed a partnership with the EPA's Energy Star program to eliminate energy waste through the voluntary implementation of improved energy management practices and technologies. Baldor recently completed energy improvements in 13 of its U.S. based manufacturing plants, resulting in nearly $1 million in annual cost savings. See www.baldor.com.
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, has received a $7.5 million contract from the Water Quality Authority for the city of Monterey Park, Calif., for the turnkey design and installation of a drinking water treatment system for perchlorate removal. The system will use Calgon Carbon's modular ion exchange technology, which is based on the use of ion exchange resins, to treat up to 5,000 gallons of water per minute. Call Gail Gerono, (412) 787-6795.
Croll-Reynolds Co., Inc., Westfield, N.J., offers atmospheric air ejectors to assist liquid ring vacuum pumps in applications requiring deep vacuum. Liquid ring vacuum pumps are limited in the vacuum they can produce. The vapor pressure of the sealant fluid is the limiting factor with the vacuum typically limited to about 25 torr. Croll-Reynolds atmospheric air ejectors provide an additional pumping stage. Installed in the pump suction, the ejectors pull the vacuum down from five to 10 torr. Contact John Mathews at email@example.com.
GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Norwood, Mass., is performing a facility abatement at a former power plant, Fitchburg, Mass., under the EPA's Superfund Program. As the engineer and general contractor for the design/build project, GZA is responsible for the structural reinforcement of unsafe building components, asbestos and hazardous materials abatement and the transport and offsite disposal of contaminated debris. See www.gza.com.
Horiba Instruments Inc., Irvine, Calif., has entered into an alliance partnership with CMC Solutions LLC, to offer predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS) under the trade name SmartPEMS' as part of its line of analytical instruments and integrated systems for stack gas emission monitoring. The cost-effective software-based continuous monitoring systems can be certified for compliance with 40 CFR Part 75 Subpart E, and 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix B. Visit www.cmcsolutions.org.
Parkson Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been awarded a sludge removal contract for the "Union Hills Water Treatment Plant 160 MGD Improvements Project, Phase 3A, Pretreatment Facilities/Security Improvements." The system will contain 36 SuperScraper™ units designed to cover 157,500 square feet of basin floor. The full project scope includes chemical pretreatment as well as the sludge removal system. Visit www.parkson.com.
Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Integrated Environmental Technologies LLC, to market IET's waste gasification systems for the onsite treatment of wastes generated by chemical refinery and electronics plants. The plasma gasification technology produces synthetic gas, including hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Praxair will also manage, market and distribute the technology in North America and South America, Europe and Asia. See www.praxair.com.
RMT Inc., Madison, Wis., has continued expansion of its services to the West Coast with the opening of a new office in Sunnyvale, Calif. The new office will continue to provide customers with all of RMT's core environmental services. RMT, which currently has 18 offices in the U. S. and offices in the U. K. and France, initially established a presence in California in 1986 with the opening of an office in Los Angeles. See www.rmtinc.com.
Smith & Loveless Inc., Lenexa, Kan., has acquired the assets of Biomixer™ Corp., recipient of the 2002 Water Environment Federation Innovative Product of the Year Award. Smith & Loveless will operate Biomixer as a separate division and will relocate it to an existing Smith & Loveless office and manufacturing facility in Norwalk, Calif. The Biomixer management team will remain intact and continue with Smith & Loveless. See www.smithandloveless.com.
USFilter has been commissioned to provide a 10.5-million-gallon-per-day continuous microfiltration-submerged (CMF-S) system at Chertsey Water Treatment Works operated by Three Valleys Water, Towson, Md. The contract was awarded to USFilter's sister company, Veolia Water Partnership and Black & Veatch Contracting Ltd., to design and supply the membrane filtration system following several months of successful CMF-S system pilot testing. See www.usfilter.com.