December 2009, Vol. 21, No.12


Entex Technologies Inc. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) increased the treatment capacity and efficiency at the Owens Corning (Toledo, Ohio) wastewater plant in Newark, Ohio, by installing 15 Entex BioWeb modules. The modules are designed and interlocked to function in the vigorously mixed, high-rate jet-aeration sequencing batch reactor to provide an increase in reactor biomass.

Robert J. Bible, project manager at Gannett Fleming (Camp Hill, Pa.), received the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (Gettysburg) Ted Moses High Hat Award. The service award is given to members who have distinguished themselves while working to promote the association and its programs. Bible also was inducted into the association’s Sludge Shovelers Society in recognition of his contribution to the wastewater industry.

Oldcastle Precast (Auburn, Wash.) signed an exclusive agreement with Algaewheel Technologies LLC (Indianapolis) to sell Algaewheel technology as part of its decentralized wastewater treatment systems in the United States. 

Harry Deng began his tenure as general manager of Pump Solutions Group–Dover Fluid ManagementChina, a business unit of Dover Corp. (New York). Deng served as plant manager at Metso Automation (Helsinki, Finland) of Shanghai, China, for the past 7 years.

The Borough of Ebensburg (Pa.) Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2008 Class 1 Facility Safety Award from the Central Pennsylvania Water Quality Association (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA Washington, D.C.) honored the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (Washington, D.C.) with two 2009 National Environmental Achievement awards in the categories of research and technology, and public information and outreach.The authority also received NACWA’s Gold Peak Performance Award for 2008.

Hanson Pressure Pipe (Irving, Texas) recognized its Grand Prairie, Texas, facility’s Fittings III department for operating 10 years without a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportable accident.

Siemens Water Technologies & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Warrendale, Pa.) in Tianjin, China, signed a CNY42 million (US$6 million) contract with Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection Group Co. Ltd. to provide a biological nutrient removal system for upgrading and retrofitting the facilities of the Tianjin Xianyang Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) selected Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) Vice President James H. Clark as the 2009 recipient of the Engelbrecht International Achievement Award for his contributions to the furtherance and improvement of the federation’s activities in the international field.

Severn Trent Services (Fort Washington, Pa.) renewed its public–private partnership with the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Prichard, Ala., through a competitive bid process. Severn Trent will be responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and management of the city’s water and wastewater facilities, collection and distribution systems, and meter reading, billing, and customer service functions.

Layne Christensen (Pewaukee, Wis.) announced its exclusive license to sell Poreflon¨ membrane bioreactors in the United States. These systems, certified under California’s Title 22 regulations for water recycling, are designed to clarify wastewater from within biological treatment systems.

Guardian News and Media (London) and Cleantech Group LLC (San Francisco) named MIOX Corp. (Albuquerque, N.M.) a Global Cleantech 100 company. Global Cleantech 100 is a list highlighting companies with promising private clean technologies. In addition, U.S.A. Ambiental of Bogot‡, Colombia, joined MIOX as the exclusive distributor of its onsite generation products for industrial and municipal applications in Colombia.

Atlantic Richfield Co. (Los Angeles) awarded ARCADIS (Denver) two major GRiP¨ (guaranteed remediation program) contracts for environmental remediation and site closure for a portfolio of contaminated sites with a total worth of almost $170 million. In addition, the U.S. Army Environmental Command recently awarded the company a GRiP contract involving three projects.

Malcolm Fabiyi joined Environmental Operating Solutions Inc. (Bourne, Mass.) as its chief technology officer. He was previously group leader in the Praxair (Danbury, Conn.) global water and wastewater research and development group. Prior to holding his position at Praxair, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. (New York).

The City of Stamford, Connecticut selected Nexterra Systems Corp. (Vancouver, British Colombia) to develop a biomass gasification system for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority. The energy system will supply Stamford with renewable thermal energy that will reduce the authority’s fuel costs and carbon footprint.

Vonnie M. Reis joined Woodard & Curran (Portland, Maine) as senior project engineer. Reis has more than 20 years of experience in sanitary wastewater engineering and civil and environmental project design and management. She specializes in wet weather pipeline work.

The Amplio Group (London) announced the formation of Envirogen Technologies Inc. (Kingwood, Texas). The new company was formed from assets of Basin Water Inc. (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) that recently were purchased by Amplio and will offer a range of technologies supported by operating service options for several environmental treatment applications, including potable water treatment, groundwater remediation, process water treatment, wastewater treatment, odor control, and more.

Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc. (Greensboro, N.C.) appointed Raymond Peat director of business development. A member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), he previously served as director of market development at Premier Tech Environment (Rivire-du-Loup, QuŽbec) and national marketing manager at Bio-Microbics Inc. (Shawnee, Kan.).

Capstone Turbine Corp. (Chatsworth, Calif.) named Aqua Nishihara (Bangkok, Thailand) as its distributor in Thailand. Aqua Nishihara designs and manufactures wastewater treatment systems and will focus on opportunities with landfills, oil and gas operations, offshore oil rigs, agricultural–biogas operations, and combined heat and power applications.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic regional office presented Mark Beall of Stanardsville, Va., with its Professional Operator Excellence Award in the small public drinking water systems category for his operation of the drinking water system at the Woodberry Forest (Va.) School for boys.


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