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BaySaver Technologies, Mount Airy, Md., has contracted Trinity Polymers to provide recycling of all HDPE byproducts. BaySaver's Separation System is constructed entirely out of virgin grade, high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Over the years production has been optimized through the use of lean manufacturing techniques. The company produces approximately 10 cubic yards of plastic byproduct on a monthly basis. Visit www.baysaver.com.
Engelhard, Iselin, N.J., water purification technology for arsenic removal was recently certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for use in water systems components. The company's patented ARM 200 adsorbent was certified under NSF's Section 61, Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects. The technology is a safe and efficient water purification treatment that is capable of removing more than 99 percent of arsenic from drinking water with no pre-oxidation or pre-treatment. Visit www.engelhard.com.
ESS, Tempe Ariz., recently hosted more than 220 customers, partners and other professionals participated in its EXPO.05 Business Conference and Workshop, making the event one of the largest environmental, health & safety and crisis management users conferences in the country. Held April 24 to 28 at Pointe South Mountain Resort in Tempe, the conference featured a wide variety of sessions, training and certification opportunities, as well as a hands-on workshop Visit www.ess-home.com.
GE Energy, Wilmington, N.C., has signed an agreement with NuStart Energy Development LLC, under which GE will design and seek an NRC license for its next-generation ESBWR (Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor) for one of two proposed projects to be sited at existing U.S. nuclear power plants. NuStar is one of several industry groups working with the U.S. Department of Energy to test the NRC's streamlined process to obtain the joint construction and operating license (COL) required for the construction of a new nuclear reactor. Visit www.geenergy.com.
George Fischer Piping Systems Ltd., Tustin, Calif., was named a recipient of Intel Corp.'s Preferred Quality Supplier award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. The company was awarded for its efforts in supplying Intel with thermoplastic piping systems. The company and 25 additional PQS award winners were honored at a celebration in Burlingame, Calif., on March 15. Visit http://supplier.intel.com/quality.
The Pittsburgh Business Times recently named Industrial Scientific Corp. of Oakdale, Pa. one of the region's 50 largest privately held companies in its Book of Lists. Published annually, the list was compiled based on 2004 revenue, which showed a 7-percent increase for the gas detection equipment manufacturer over the prior year. Visit www.indsci.com.
The MSA Instrument Division, Pittsburgh, has announced the release of a new white paper entitled Surface Acoustic Wavelength (SAW) Sensing Technology for Detection of Nerve and Blister Agents. The paper describes the technology behind SAW and how this technology can be used for the detection of chemical warfare agents. Key factors to consider in the selection of a SAW detector are also discussed including detection limit, speed of response, dynamic range, temperature and humidity. Visit www.MSAgasdetection.com.
RAE Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., presented the company's leading gas detection and industrial hygiene monitoring solutions at booth 629 at the American Industrial Hygienists Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Anaheim, Calif., on May 23-25, 2005. The company highlighted its AutoRAE, an integrated charging, bump testing and calibration system for applications requiring detection of volatile organic compound exposure, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, lower explosive limit, and breathable oxygen level. Visit www.raesystems.com.
Scott Specialty Gases, Plumsteadville, Pa., recently unveiled Emissions Credit Class™ Gold Standard EPA Protocols at the annual EPRI CEM Users Conference in Savannah, Ga. The new gas mixtures feature a revolutionary ±0.7-percent analytical accuracy that improves calibration accuracy of continuous emissions monitors. Visit /www.scottgas.com.
Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., has presented Eastern Municipal Water District in Perris, Calif. with its Environmental Leadership Alliance Award. The award recognizes the positive environmental and economic benefits the water district has achieved by using the company's ClorTec™ on-site sodium hypochlorite generating system, a disinfection system that has improved overall safety and plant efficiency. Visit www.severntrentservices.com.
Solvay Chemicals Inc., Houston, has formed the SOLVAir™ Products group, a portfolio of chemicals and technologies for use in combating industrial pollutants. Products include Interox® hydrogen peroxide, T-50® and T-200® Trona, soda ash, sodium bicarbonate and sodium sulfite. SOLVAir products specifically help remove SOX, NOX, HCl, HF and heavy metals such as mercury from flue gas emissions. Visit www.solvay.com
Thermo Electron Corp., Waltham, Mass., which also recently acquired Niton Corp., has completed its acquisition of Kendro Laboratory Products, a division of SPX Corp. Thermo acquired the company for $833.5 million in cash, subject to a post-closing balance sheet adjustment. Kendro, a sample preparation products and services company, had 2004 revenues of approximately $370 million. Said Thermo president and CEO Marijn E. Dekkers, “This transaction underscores our intent to use acquisitions to gain access to technologies that are of interest to our customers.” Visit www.thermo.com.
URS Corp., Omaha, Neb., has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Center of Expertise for Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste to perform an optimization modeling study that has the potential to save $10 million in groundwater remediation costs at the former Blaine Ammunition Depot in Hastings, Neb. Extensive groundwater contaminant plumes at the Blaine Depot in Hastings were found to contain environmentally harmful chemicals complicated by the seasonal influence of heavy irrigation pumping at many irrigation wells surrounding the site. Visit www.urscorp.com.
USFilter Corp., a Siemens Business, Warrendale, Pa., has been issued U.S. patent number 6,849,180 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the company's General Filter Products' CenTROL® filter flow splitting weir design. The weir is an integral part of the CenTROL filter system, which consists of four gravity filter cells arranged around a common flow distributor and backwash column. The patent covers the design arrangement where the weir is used to both split the influent flow and act as conduit for water to enter the filter cells. Visit www.usfilter.com.