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Accutest Laboratories, Dayton, N.J., recently sponsored the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Foundation. The event took place on Oct. 4, 2005, at the Forsgate Country Club, located in Monroe Township, N.J. Nick Lombardi, business development manager at Accutest , and his wife Patricia started the foundation in 2004 after their daughter, Caitlin, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at three months old. Currently, she is 10 years old and doing well. Visit www.accutest.com.
The Babcock & Wilcox Co., Baberton, Ohio, has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $100 million to supply and construct wet flue gas desulfurization systems at the John E. Amos power plant in St. Albans, W.Va. The plant is owned and operated by Appalachian Power Co., a unit of American Electric Power. B&W will design and install the SO2-reducing scrubbers on the plant's three boilers of 800, 800 and 1,300 megawatts respectively. Visit www.babcock.com.
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, announced that its Pearl River plant in Pearlington, Miss., has resumed production of granular activated carbon as of Nov. 4. The plant had been idled since the mandatory evacuation order in advance of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 28, 2005. The storm surge from Katrina partially submerged the plant. Although damage to major processing equipment was not extensive, critical electrical components required replacement. Visit www.calgoncarbon.com.
Earth Tech Inc., Long Beach, Calif., a business unit of Tyco Intl. Ltd., has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District to provide environmental restoration services at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Fla. The performance-based task order contract was awarded for one year with two optional years, for a total value of as much as $9.8 million. Earth Tech will provide environmental restoration and closure services at 22 sites at the base, part of the Air Force Air Mobility Command, including in-situ groundwater treatment. Visit www.earthtech.com.
GLOBE 2006 will host 10,000 participants, 2,000 conference delegates and 400 exhibitors representing 75 countries this March in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the ninth biennial gathering of the world's leading experts on the business of the environment, one of the largest and most important international gatherings of environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers. GLOBE 2006 will be held from March 29 to 31, 2006 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visit www.globe2006.com.
Industrial Scientific Corp., Pittsburgh, was named one of Southwestern Pennsylvania's top-10 advanced manufacturing companies by the Pittsburgh Technology Council at its ninth Tech 50 Awards ceremony. The Tech 50 Awards program annually recognizes the region's leading technology-oriented companies in five award categories for achievements in growth and innovation. Companies headquartered in the 13-county region were evaluated based on several criteria including sales growth, employee growth and retention, innovation, and market leadership. Visit www.indsci.com.
In-Pipe Technology Co., Wheaton, Ill., announced that it has closed on $3.5 million in series A equity funding from a group of institutional investors. The company's lead investor was formed exclusively to invest in technology companies positioned to meet the many escalating regulatory, budgetary and operational challenges faced by today's wastewater treatment facilities. The company's unique technology begins chemically treating wastewater upstream of major processes. Visit www.in-pipe.com.
ITT Industries Inc., White Plains, N.Y., has been selected by Belco Technologies Corp. to provide an ozone system for removal of NOX, an air pollutant created by combustion processes used in refineries and other industrial operations. This will be the world's largest unit for this type of application. ITT Wedeco's ozone system will be an integral part of a patented process from Belco under license from The BOC Group Inc., called the LoTOx™ System. Visit www.itt.com.
Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kan., was chosen by Keep America Beautiful Inc. to receive its 2005 Vision for America Award. The organization recognized Koch for its commitment to continually improving the environmental safety performance of its many companies and for the numerous conservation projects its companies have spearheaded in their respective communities. The award was presented at a dinner in New York City on Nov. 16. Visit www.kab.org and www.kochind.com
Parkson Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been selected to provide the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport with an advanced wastewater treatment solution to expand the nearby Elijah Creek Stormwater Treatment System. The company's Biolac® extended aeration activated sludge treatment system will be used to treat stormwater from the airport's deicing runoff, which contains glycol and potassium acetate. With an influent average flow of 5.0 MGD, the system will be installed in the current 15 million-gallon equalization basin and will treat an average of 30,000 pounds of BOD per day. Visit www.parkson.com.
Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., was recently honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce with its Export Achievement Award and by the U.S. Senate with a Certificate of Recognition. Both awards recognized the company for its work in successfully marketing its products and services in other countries. The Export Achievement Award was given to the company for successfully entering at least one new market internationally with one of its products. The U.S. Senate Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), was given to the company for successfully marketing its products and services in Mexico. Visit www.severntrentservices.com.
Stormwater360, Portland, Ore., recently learned that the Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a Conditional (Short-Term) Use Level Designation (CUD) for Basic Treatment for the company's VortFilter®. This CUD makes the filter available for situations with low hydraulic drop conditions for stormwater treatment. The company is currently searching for candidate sites to monitor the VortFilter in accordance with the department's published guidance. Visit www.stormwater360.com.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced that its subsidiary Teledyne Isco Inc., Lincoln, Neb., has entered into an agreement to acquire MGD Technologies Inc., San Diego. The transaction closed last November. Founded in 1996, MGD's principal business focuses on the development, manufacture, sales, repair and sustaining engineering of a unique velocity profiling flow measurement system. Visit www.isco.com.