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The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W), Barberton, Ohio, announced that one of its industrial boiler licensees has completed the turnkey design, manufacture, civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, automation and installation of a 36-megawatt (thermal) biomass-fired B&W Towerpak® bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler. The equipment was installed at a pulp and saw mill in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The unit at Pan Pacific Forest Products (Pan Pac) Whirinaki's plant complex is the first use of BFB technology firing biomass fuels in New Zealand. See www.babcock.com.
BOC Edwards, Seoul, Korea, will supply fluorine gas to LG.Philips' sixth generation thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) manufacturing facility in Gumi, South Korea. The facility-wide installation is the first of its kind. Fluorine gas supplied in this way offers a substantial reduction in the cost of supply compared with other perfluorocarbons, such as nitrogen trifluoride, for cleaning chemical vapor deposition chambers used in the manufacture of TFT-LCD flat panel screens. Visit www.bocedwards.com.
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, announced the acquisition of Waterlink's Specialty Products Division, which is known as Barnebey Sutcliffe in the United States and Sutcliffe Speakman in the United Kingdom. The acquisition will strengthen Calgon's position in specialty carbons.
Chemical Metering Systems Ltd., Lee's Summit, Mo., has changed its name to EnPro Technologies Ltd., to highlight its commitment to national leadership in liquid and dry chemical equipment and systems integration. The EnPro name (Enhanced Process Technologies) reflects the company's mission to offer services beyond chemical feed systems. It's goal is to create a company focused on supporting its nationwide network of independent manufacturer's representatives providing water and wastewater treatment systems, solutions and processes. See www.enpro-tech.com.
Infilco Degremont, Richmond, Va., and subsidiary Anderson Water Systems have been awarded a $1.8 million contract by Black & Veatch to design and install a water pretreatment system for the new 500 MW supercritical pulverized coal Weston 4 Generating Station at Wisconsin Public Service. At the heart of the design is Degremont's DensaDeg® clarifier/thickener to meet stringent FGD wastewater effluent requirements. See www.infilcodegremont.com.
Met-Pro Corp., Harleysville, Pa., announced that the company's Stiles-Kem Division, working with its Pristine Hydrochemical Inc. subsidiary, will provide water treatment programs for three municipal plants in the Midwest and Southeast. The new accounts will utilize a combination of Pristine Hydrochemical's blended polymer product line to improve water clarity in drinking water distribution systems and Stiles-Kem's Aquadene™ series of blended phosphate products to provide corrosion control of the system metallurgy. Visit www.met-pro.com.
Point Carbon, Mountain View, Calif., and Environmental Software Providers (ESP), Oslo, Norway, have announced that their partnership will provide a package of software and services to support companies involved with the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. ESP's Greenhouse Gas Suite™ software supports enterprise greenhouse gas calculations, verification audit, project performance and allowance portfolio management. It will be coupled with Point Carbon's Carbon Market Trader. See www.esp-net.com and www.pointcarbon.com.
Scott Specialty Gases, Plumsteadville, Pa., has shipped a batch of SO2 Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The SRMs were shipped at a concentration level of 1500 ppm, followed by a batch of 10 ppm CO SRMs. This was in accordance with a new five-year contract that makes Scott the sole-source producer of SRMs to the NIST. Scott is also in the process of preparing and analyzing a batch of 50 ppm and 20 ppm SO2 SRMs. In 2004, Scott will supply more than 500 SRMs to the NIST. Visit www.scottgas.com.
Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., has introduced a Capital Controls™ all-liquid chlorine dioxide generating system, providing drinking water facilities with a safe and effective method for generating the chemical disinfectant agent, ClO2, onsite. In addition, the Downingtown Regional Water Pollution Control Center, which Severn Trent operates and maintains, has been selected to receive both the 2003 George W. Burke Jr. Facility Safety Award from the Water Environment Federation and the 2003 Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Class II Facility Safety Award. See www.severntrentservices.com.
TurboSonic Technologies Inc., Waterloo, Ontario, has received an order for the design and supply of proprietary equipment for a wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) system from strategic alliance partner Hamon Environmental. The SonicKleen ™ WESP will be installed at a municipal waste incinerator in France. The new order represents the second WESP order for the alliance in Europe. Visit www.turbosonic.com.
USFilter, Houston, Texas, has renamed its municipal and industrial outsourcing businesses to Veolia Water North America. The adoption of the parent company name stems from a move to sell select USFilter equipment and consumer businesses and focus on its core outsourcing services business. In addition, personnel at four water and wastewater plants located in Leominster, Mass., and operated by Veolia Water North America Operating Services Inc., announced they are celebrating 20 years of operations with a perfect safety record. See www.usfilter.com.