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Aerotech Laboratories Inc., Phoenix, has announced that it has joined with P&K Microbiology Services Inc. to open a new satellite laboratory in Pleasanton, Calif. The new facility's services include rush analyses for Air-O-Cell® cassettes and tape lifts. New laboratory locations allow Aerotech clients to continue to receive same-day rush services and high-quality results as they would from its central laboratory location. Visit www.aerotechpk.com.
Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has signed an EPA research agreement to develop testing protocols - based on examination of genetic response of cells - that are faster, less expensive and more accurate than current methods of testing laboratory animals. The EPA will assess the feasibility of using the technology for predicting chemical toxicity in humans. Visit www.affymetrix.com.
Amstar Envirochem Inc., Pittsburgh, has announced a chemical process to eliminate hazardous polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from surfaces quickly, efficiently and safely. Amstar tests onboard decommissioned U.S. Naval vessels yielded 99.9 percent effectiveness on all treated components. The process destroys PCB compounds at ambient temperatures through a series of chemical reactions that strip chlorine atoms from a benzene ring structure, leaving a non-hazardous fluid. Visit www.amstarenvirochem.com.
EnviroExpo & Conference joins Zweig White Information Services LLC. EnviroExpo is entering its 17th year supporting environmental professionals with its annual conference held in Boston, May 3 and 4, 2005. Zweig White is now the largest business information, advisory and media provider to the architectural, engineering and construction firm industry. Russ Ryan remains as director of the Expo and Michael Scheibach will continue to serve as conference director. See www.enviroexpo.com.
Evocation Inc., Victor, N.Y., has installed its Mobilized Film TechnologySM at Decas Cranberry Products Inc., Carver, Mass., to pre-treat wastewater generated during processing and production. The system treats an average daily flow rate of 37,000 gallons with a daily organic load of about 4,000 pounds. Ecovation's goal was to present Decas with a more efficient treatment approach that offers cost savings, odor mitigation and noise reduction while maintaining a continued focus on environmental compliance. Visit www.ecovation.com.
JWC Environmental, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Headworks Inc., Houston, announced the signing of a settlement agreement that grants JWCE certain limited rights to Headworks' proprietary technology covered by U.S. Patent 5,730,862, titled Bar Screen with Rotating Rakes, and claims regarding methods of blockage sensing, numbers of automatic reversals and rake structure. See www.jwce.com.
Neptune Chemical Pump Co. Inc., Lansdale, Pa., has acquired Fluid Dynamics' DynaBlend™ liquid and dry polymer preparation systems from Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc., Rockford, Ill. Fluid Dynamics will continue to produce the polymer feeders under the DynaBlend, DynaJet™ and DynaRate™ trade names. Fluid Dynamics, a Neptune Chemical subsidiary, will maintain sales offices in Boulder, Colo., and Lansdale. All manufacturing operations will reside in Lansdale. See www.dynablend.com.
Zap, Pompano Beach, Fla., has developed an electric propulsion system that uses a hydrogen fuel-cell and lead-cobalt battery design developed by Apollo Energy Systems, also of Pompano Beach. Zap and Apollo plan to develop a car that former would manufacture and market using the latter's technology. Zap and Apollo plan to demonstrate the Smart car nationwide. See www.zapworld.com.