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Biomin Inc., Ferndale, Mich., has released Oils Found in Wastewater, a 70-page article that describes the chemistry of a variety of oils and how they can be removed from wastewater to prevent coating of filtration media such as membranes and carbon. To get a free copy by e-mail, visit the company's website, www.biomininc.com, and request it by clicking ”contact us.”
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, announced today that it has reached agreement for a 3-year labor contract with a unit of Local 5032-15 of the U.S. Steelworkers of America, which represents approximately 60 employees at the company's Neville Island, Pa. activated carbon manufacturing plant. The contract provides for wage improvements over its term. Visit www.calgoncarbon.com.
Earth Tech Inc., Long Beach, Calif., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., has been named a major subcontractor providing engineering and technical services for a series of design/build drinking water, wastewater and solid waste treatment facilities in northern and southern Iraq. As a major subcontractor on the project, Earth Tech is positioned to receive task orders for services including procurement, inspection, permitting, demolition, renovation, reconstruction, rehabilitation, construction, operations and maintenance, as well as training Iraqis to assume management of the plants. Visit www.earthtech.com.
Engelhard Corp., Iselin, N.J., has released new literature on its technology that can reduce fuel costs for RTO units, used to destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The new literature for Engelhard VOCat® RCO catalysts to upgrade an RTO unit for regenerative catalytic oxidation (RCO), provides a comprehensive look at its various applications, and includes information on its low operating temperature technology. Visit www.engelhard.com/rco.
ESS, Tempe, Ariz., and Houston-based Regulatory Compliance Partners (RCP), a gas regulatory consulting firm, announced a partnership agreement that designed to make enhanced, browser-based regulatory compliance solutions and services available to the oil and gas industry. Under the agreement, RCP will offer implementation and startup services, as well as the integration of Web-based capabilities into regulatory compliance outsource management services through Essential Compliance Manager™ software by ESS. Visit www.ess-home.com.
Ionics Inc., Watertown, Mass., has been awarded a $7.5 million contract by Calgary, Alberta-based Deer Creek Energy Ltd. Ionics will supply two RCC® Brine Concentrators for converting two waste streams (produced water from the oil extraction process and boiler blow-down) into high quality boiler feed water. The project is slated for completion in March, 2006. Visit www.ionics.com.
The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users' Group (OMAC) and the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., have announced their intention to combine their missions to aid industry in the successful development and application of automation technologies. The two organizations are working through the final stages of a merger that would result in OMAC functioning as a subsidiary of ISA. Visit www.isa.org.
P&K Microbiology, Cherry Hill, N.J., has signed a licensing agreement with Regenesis, San Clemente, Calif., to use its CensusSM detection technology, consisting of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction test, for the enumeration of Dehalococcoides bacteria and the identification of bvcA for a key enzyme contained within the company's BioDechlor Inoculum™. Visit www.regenesis.com and www.AerotechPK.com
RAE Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., has announced an alliance with Alluviam LLC to launch the release of HazRAE, a hazardous materials decision support application for chemical, biological and WMD assessment that runs on handheld, wireless devices. HazRAE was developed to address the needs of first responders and features an integrated response database system consisting of more than 91,000 chemical, biological warfare and bio-terror agents, trade names and improvised explosive devices. Visit www.raesystems.com.
RTI Intl. recently broke ground on a new $20 million, 78,000 square-foot science and engineering building at its headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The state-of-the-art building, scheduled for first-phase completion in mid-2006, will house advanced laboratories for conducting research in fields such as nanotechnology and environmental technology, as well as projects related to homeland security. Visit www.rti.org.
Scott Specialty Gases, Plumsteadville, Pa. recently announced that its manufacturing facility in Breda, the Netherlands, recently passed an audit conducted by the Dutch Accreditation Council leading to ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The accreditation certified the facility as a “competent testing and calibration laboratory.” Now known as Calibration Laboratory K064, Scott's Breda facility will be permitted to manufacture and sell metrology level-2 reference materials. Visit www.scottgas.com.
Severn Trent Laboratories Inc. (STL) has entered into an agreement with Ecology and Environment Inc. (E&E) for laboratory support services. STL will support E&E in testing services following the latter's recent decision to exit the laboratory business. Severn Trent also recently received the 2004 Plant Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association, which recognized a Lititz, Pa. wastewater treatment plant operated and maintained by the company. Visit www.stl-inc.com
Songwon Edwards Ltd., BOC Edwards' operating entity in Seoul, South Korea, announced it has received the Korean government's Export Tower award as recognition for shipping more than $10 million in exports in 2004. This prestigious award, sponsored by the country's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MCIE), honors companies that have achieved high levels of export in support of the nation's $400 billion annual export goal. Visit www.bocedwards.com.
Stormwater Management Inc., Portland, Ore., recently donated $20,000 to environmental organizations. The company designates a portion of its year-end profits to environmentally focused non-profit organizations. Voting for these philanthropic awards is conducted via an online survey sent to more than 20,000 recipients. The top three winners of the 2004 giving campaign were the Santa Monica [Calif.] BayKeepers, the Orange County [Calif.] CoastKeepers, and the Upper Chattahoochee [Ga.] RiverKeepers. Visit www.stormwaterinc.com.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), Chicago, and the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology announced that UL will provide a $25,000 grant to support the institute's efforts to design cost-effective ways to transport and distribute drinking water in the slums of Mumbai, India. The initiative is part of the institute's Design for the Base of the Pyramid project, which aims to create new products and services that improve daily life and generate sustainable economic growth in the developing world's impoverished cities. Visit www.id.iit.edu/profile/gallery/design_for_BoP, and www.ul.com.
USFilter, a Siemens Company, Warrendale, Pa., has received a multi-million dollar order to supply 20 horizontal sand filters for the Ain Dar and Shedgum seawater filtration project for Saudi Aramco's Qurayyah Seawater Treatment Plant, located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Each filter will treat 125,000 barrels per day of seawater for water injection, and filtration of suspended solids and particulates to prevent well plugging. Visit www.usfilter.com and www.siemens.com.