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Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W), Gallarte, Italy, has signed a 10-year technical license with Caldareria Costruzioni Termomecchaniche SpA (CCT), Italy. CCT is authorized to design, sell, service and upgrade select B&W industrial boiler equipment throughout Europe. B&W will provide industrial boiler technology including field-erected power boiler and shop-assembled package boiler technology, engineering and marketing support to facilitate CCT's participation in territories outlined in the agreement. B&W is an operating unit of McDermott International Inc. See www.babcock.com.
Dürr Environmental, Plymouth, Mich., has added a new focus for its business - Energy Management. They are uniquely positioned to offer the entire spectrum of energy management tools and services. The Energy Management programs offered will be complemented by the engineering and process expertise of the entire Dürr Group. The ENERGY STAR Industrial Service and Product Provider has the tools and expertise to develop, promote, implement and finance energy performance improvement projects in customers' facilities and operations. See www.durrenvironmental.com.
EcoSenseUSA, Merritt Island, Fla., won praise for its innovative products while participating in the recent Pollutec International Pollution Conference, Paris, France. The company's stormwater filtration system catches oil-based pollutants and sediment at the source that normally would flow through storm drains. In addition to the company's stormwater filtration line, which is used by the city of Rockledge, Fla., and SeaRay Boats, EcoSense is expanding its line of focused filtration systems. See www.ecosenseusa.com.
Ionics Inc., Watertown, Mass., has completed four successful years of wastewater treatment at Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass. Ionics' MBR systems, like those installed at the school, have a smaller footprint than conventional treatment systems, provide consistent effluent quality even with varying influent conditions and provide effective treatment for high biological oxygen demand levels in wastewater. Over the last four years, capacity at the academy's plant has more than tripled, and Ionics has met all discharge requirements. Total suspended solids were non-detectible. See www.ionics.com.
Kaldness North America, Providence, R.I., has been awarded a contract to supply its Moving Bed™ Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) to help Johnstown, Colo.'s wastewater treatment plant meet new effluent ammonia limits and accommodate a growing population. The MBBR is a stand-alone submerged fixed-film treatment process that uses plastic carrier elements, sieves and aeration systems to grow the bacteria required for degrading organic material and ammonia in wastewater. Construction is underway with a projected startup of early 2004. See www.kaldnes.com.
Ondeo Degremont, Richmond, Va., has received the Frost & Sullivan Customer Recognition Award for superior technological skills, knowledge and product innovation. According to Frost & Sullivan, Ondeo demonstrated technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle to ensure a continuous flow of improvements. The company was specifically recognized for its superior R&D capabilities and original product innovation. In selecting recipients, Frost & Sullivan conducted in-depth interviews with over 150 water and wastewater treatment facilities. See www.ondeo-degremont-usa.com.
Seepex Inc., Enon, Ohio has been audited by NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. as meeting the quality requirements of ISO 9001:2000. The International Standards Organization has stated that only manufacturing locations can meet the 9001:2000 designations. Assembly or fabrication locations must adhere to a different set of regulations. ISO 9001:2000 is generally regarded globally as the highest level of attainable quality. The Seepex certification number on file with the ISO is 0Y251-1. See www.seepex.com.
Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., announced that the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, which generates third-party objective performance data on commercially available environmental technologies, has verified its Eclox™ Rapid Response Water Test System. The system was evaluated on its claim to rapidly detect the presence of a number of chemical and organic contaminants in a community water system. Its response to interfering compounds in drinking water also was evaluated. ETV verification testing determined that the Eclox system met the manufacturer's performance claims and further recognized it as easy to transport and use. See www.severntrentservices.com.
Stormwater Management Inc., Portland, Ore., announced the launch of its StormFilter passive filtration system for the industrial market to help environmental engineers and managers reduce pollutants, in compliance with NPDES permits. The announcement follows 15 months of rigorous testing and the qualification of the StormFilter for removal of specific common industrial pollutants. See www.industrialstormwater.net.
USFilter, Palm Desert, Calif., has been named the top water and wastewater treatment company in North America, based on an extensive survey of municipal customers by the research organization, Frost & Sullivan. The firm earned the highest ranking for "overall service and performance" in the survey of water and wastewater managers across the country, and received Frost & Sullivan's 2003 Best Overall Customer Service and Performance Award. Frost & Sullivan carried out extensive primary research through surveys of water and wastewater treatment facilities that serve as the end-users in this market. See www.usfilter.com.