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  • Chemical Company Takes Steps To Make Fall River Mass Community Safer Following EPA Enforcement
    federal Clean Air Act requirements to prevent chemical releases at the facility EPA alleged that Borden Remington Corp violated Clean Air Act requirements that spell out chemical accident prevention provisions by failing to prepare and submit a Risk Management Plan RMP that included all covered ammonia and chlorine processes at its facility and by failing to comply with process safety information and operating procedures requirements relating to its use storage and handling of ammonia and chlorine Borden also allegedly violated the Clean Air Act s General Duty Clause by storing incompatible chemicals so close together that a spill or release of one chemical could result in a violent chemical reaction with another chemical potentially releasing toxic gases or causing a fire or explosion The chemicals manufactured at Borden Remington s Fall River plant including sodium hypochlorite are important for public health because they are used for disinfecting drinking water wastewater and swimming pools said Curt Spalding regional administrator of EPA s New England office That said very dangerous chemicals such as chlorine are used to manufacture these disinfectants so managing their risks is critical The safety improvements the company is making should lower the risk of an ammonia or chlorine release in Fall River and better prepare emergency responders to address any mishap if one should occur Exposure to chlorine and ammonia present significant health risks because each chemical is severely corrosive to the eyes skin and lungs and exposure to high concentrations of either chemical can be fatal Inhalation of chlorine at lower concentrations can cause lung inflammation fluid in the lungs chest pain and vomiting Inhalation of lower concentrations of ammonia can cause irritation of the eyes nose and throat and if exposure continues or increases can lead to narrowing of the throat and respiratory distress Skin contact with ammonia can cause extensive damage by corrosive burns Ammonia can explode if it is released in an enclosed space with a source of ignition present or if a vessel containing anhydrous ammonia is exposed to fire The Clean Air Act s Risk Management Plan requirements and its General Duty Clause both help prevent accidental releases of substances that can cause serious harm to the public and the environment from short term exposures and reduce the severity of releases that do occur A company that fails to take these steps can leave the public and environment at risk from accidental releases This case stemmed from an EPA inspection of the facility in May 2012 Since the inspection Borden has taken numerous steps to come into compliance with the Clean Air Act and reduce the risk of an accidental release at the facility including by updating its RMP to include all covered ammonia and chlorine processes at the facility previously rail car storage was not covered reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals on site and eliminating the use of some hazardous chemicals entirely restricting public access to the plant moving railcars of chemicals to more protected areas for storage implementing design

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/doc/chemical-company-takes-steps-make-fall-community-following-epa-enforcement-0001 (2016-02-14)
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  • Process And Water Chosen To Supply Industrial Wastewater And Recycling System For Manufacturer Of Aircraft Components In Eastern Europe
    leader in the manufacture of aerospace products At its plant in Romania the company produces machined aluminum parts for use in aircraft produced by Airbus and other manufacturers For this Universal Alloys plant Process and Water engineered built and exported a fully fabricated manufacturing rinse water recycling system The sophisticated new system meets not only challenging European Union environmental standards for this type of manufacturing but also the exacting process specifications required by Airbus We needed a high performance system to meet UAC s needs and the Airbus specifications but also one that was exportable per the European Union s high environmental standards The Process and Water team was able to design and build exactly what we needed said Steven Black Senior Project Manager for UAC Innovation flexibility and reliability in industrial wastewater recycling systems that s what Process and Water delivers for us and our customers The custom Process and Water system uses a range of technologies to achieve multiple purposes in handling the plant s wastewater flows Capabilities built into the system include an innovative microfiltration membrane technology for heavy metal removal wastewater reduction brackish reverse osmosis high purity reverse osmosis two bed deionization ultraviolet disinfection and proper variable frequency to drive product water distribution to use points in various phases of the facility s manufacturing processes The simple fact that we designed and built this system right here in Massachusetts and deployed it halfway around the word shows that innovation can unlock great new business opportunities in worldwide markets said Process and Water CEO Tom Belmont Our experience is contrary to the commonly held view that exporting is dead for small and mid sized U S manufacturers In our view when you build enough innovation into your products customers will want them regardless of where those customers

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/doc/process-and-recycling-system-for-manufacturer-aircraft-components-eastern-europe-0001 (2016-02-14)
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  • Advanced Water Treatment Plant Project To Explore New Source Of Water
    The treatment process will include chlorine disinfection coagulation ultrafiltration reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation Biwater will provide a complete turnkey design and supply and commission all process mechanical electrical and control components for the plant The project is to include Field pumps a chlorine contactor chemical dosing systems ultrafiltration system reverse osmosis system advanced oxidation process system using ultraviolet light UV and oxidation programmable logic controller PLC and instrumentation motor control centres and electrical panels Biwater was chosen for its ability to supply a fully integrated system on a fast track delivery The new facility will treat secondary effluent from a wastewater treatment plant in the District and the treated water will be used for demonstration and testing purposes to ensure it meets or exceeds the California Public Health Department s draft regulations This innovative project will see the Padre Dam District set new benchmarks for water reuse and enable it to create a reliable source of water underpinning East San Diego County s economy and future prosperity said Jorg Menningmann President Biwater Desalination and Membrane Treatment Sector Following commissioning the demonstration project will run for a period of one year In parallel studies will continue to assess the capacity of Santee basin aquifer and the feasibility of extending the project beyond the demonstration and testing period to serve a larger customer base in California After the testing period the District hopes to be able to expand the facility to construct a full scale plant to provide up to 10 million gallons per day US of treated water with indirect potable reuse potential With the necessary approvals to proceed treated water would be injected into the local groundwater basin It would undergo natural filtration be withdrawn treated again and then distributed as potable water to customers About Biwater Biwater provides

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/doc/advanced-water-treatment-plant-project-source-of-water-0001 (2016-02-14)
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  • Calgon Carbon Names James Coccagno Senior Vice President - Asia Global Procurement Strategic Initiatives
    Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers News March 3 2015 Calgon Carbon Names James Coccagno Senior Vice President Asia Global Procurement Strategic Initiatives Calgon Carbon announced recently that its Board of Directors unanimously voted to promote James Jim Coccagno to Senior Vice President Asia Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives Jim has brought an immense amount of structure and vision to Calgon Carbon said Randy Dearth Chairman President and CEO of Calgon Carbon Corporation Taking that skill set and focusing it on our Asian operations will enhance not only that region but Calgon Carbon as a whole Coccagno will continue to manage global procurement efforts as well as strategic initiatives He is responsible for the sourcing of all goods and services for Calgon Carbon around the globe He is also responsible for corporate strategic projects including M A Jim joined Calgon Carbon in September 2012 as Vice President Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives Prior to joining the Company Jim held several positions of increasing responsibility in procurement logistics compliance corporate communications and corporate development at LANXESS Corporation a specialty chemicals company from July 2004 to September 2012 During his last assignment at LANXESS Corporation Jim led the integration of three acquisitions in an eighteen month period Jim began his career at Bayer Corporation in September 1996 and remained there until June 2004 working in supply chain management sales marketing and procurement Jim holds a B S in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The Citadel About Calgon Carbon Corporation Calgon Carbon Corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is a global leader in innovative solutions high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water and air As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon with

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/doc/calgon-carbon-senior-vice-president-asia-strategic-initiatives-0001 (2016-02-14)
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  • Frost Sullivan Rapid Urbanization In Brazil Prompts Larger Investments In Water And Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
    chemicals frost com Strategic Analysis of the Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market finds that market earned revenues of 362 7M in 2012 and estimates this to reach 488 9M in 2018 The study covers scaling and corrosion inhibitors coagulants and flocculants disinfectants and biocides The federal government is investing in improving the quality of sanitation and infrastructure Until 2014 year in which Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup all works related to treatment stations and pipe line laying is expected to be completed under the ambit of the Program for Growth Acceleration PAC The Brazilian federal government along with the PAC 2 recently infused 10B into projects for the construction and development of new water and wastewater treatment stations said Frost Sullivan Chemicals Research Analyst Mariana Guercia As this treated water is mainly meant for urbanized areas the projects boost the sale of water and wastewater treatment chemicals in the municipal market Although there are substantial business opportunities the market is pegged back to some extent by the lack of public investment or partnership with the private sector The red tape involved in obtaining financing makes the projects unviable in the short term Only 0 22 percent of the Brazilian gross domestic product GDP is dedicated to the sanitation sector If Brazil raised the percentage of GDP dedicated to sanitation to 0 63 percent the country would be able to offer basic sanitation to the entire population within two decades Privatization of water supply companies or public private partnerships can facilitate the access to private credit for expansion projects Meanwhile the constant use of chemicals in water and wastewater treatment has sparked health concerns among consumers Water treatment plants are evincing interest in organic chemicals due to their lower environmental impact especially with the lowering of the permissible quantity of harmful chemicals To comply with regulations and standards chemicals manufacturers need to review product performance in water and wastewater treatment noted Frost Sullivan Chemicals Research Analyst Gustavo Ferrari They also have to identify opportunities to develop new products giving due consideration to environmental safety and sustainability If you are interested in more information on this research please send an email to Francesca Valente Corporate Communications at francesca valente frost com with your full name company name job title telephone number company email address company website city state and country Strategic Analysis of the Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market is part of the Chemicals Materials Growth Partnership Service program Frost Sullivan s related research services include Engineering Polymers Market in Colombia Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Protective Gloves Market in Mexico Enhanced Oil Recovery Chemicals Market and North American Construction Chemicals Market All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants About Frost Sullivan Frost Sullivan the Growth Partnership Company works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will

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  • Aquatech Showcases LoWatt Desalination Technology At IDA World Congress
    Diego CA PRNewswire Aquatech a global leader in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets is highlighting its LoWatt desalination technology at the 2015 IDA World Congress Booth 721 LoWatt is an energy efficient seawater reverse osmosis RO system designed for higher reliability and optimal energy consumption up to 20 less than conventional SWRO It integrates UF membrane pretreatment and a nutrient removal step while continuously deactivating bacteria without using any chemicals to mitigate biofouling This also uses a chemical free online cleaning and flushing process that minimizes cleaning cycles and increases plant availability The LoWatt system results in lower life cycle costs by solving the always difficult issue of biofouling resulting from the presence of complex organics and bacteria in the seawater Aquatech is committed to decreasing our customers energy and water footprints creating the best customer experience in the process We are pleased to add LoWatt to our portfolio of desalination solutions It was expressly designed to reduce energy requirements on a sustainable basis by addressing the root cause of the biofouling and it has lived up to performance goals in field trials said Alan Daza Vice President Aquatech With 50 years of desalination experience Aquatech is one of the few companies in the world with both membrane and thermal technology capability In addition to full scale plants developed under engineering procurement construction EPC and BOOT contracts Aquatech offers customized pre engineered containerized seawater desalination solutions The company also offers brine recovery to reusable salt resulting in zero waste About Aquatech Aquatech www aquatech com is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination water reuse and zero liquid discharge The company is headquartered in the United States and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries

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  • NeoTech Aqua Solutions Hosts UV Technical Symposium Chicago Illinois June 13 14 2013
    SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers News March 14 2013 NeoTech Aqua Solutions Hosts UV Technical Symposium Chicago Illinois June 13 14 2013 NeoTech Aqua Solutions the industry leader in High Efficiency Ultra Violet UV water treatment systems is hosting its fourth Ultraviolet UV Technical Symposium at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Lombard Illinois June 13 14 2013 immediately following Ultrapure Water s Pharma Conference The NeoTech Aqua Technical Symposium is focused on the use of high efficiency UV technology for disinfection and TOC reduction in pharmaceutical municipal wastewater food beverage microelectronics and other water related markets The symposium agenda is as follows In addition to the technical agenda NeoTech Aqua will also host a bocce ball hospitality event for symposium participants at Pinstripes Bocce Ball Bistro near the hotel giving participants the opportunity to network with other industry professionals and to win prizes including an iPad iPad Mini and gift certificates Space is limited To reserve your seat at the NeoTech Aqua Technical Symposium please visit neotechaqua com symposium contact Donna at donna neotechaqua com About NeoTech Aqua Solutions NeoTech Aqua Solutions specializes in High Efficiency UV Systems for disinfection and TOC reduction in water treatment plants Since 2002 the company has secured multiple patents on UV technologies which reduce power consumption space requirements and operational costs by up to 90 compared to standard UV systems For more information visit NeoTechAqua com SOURCE NeoTech Aqua Solutions Like what you

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  • New Castle DE Replaces Open Channel UV With A Safer More Efficient Neptune Benson ETS- Ultra Violet Disinfection System
    Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers News December 16 2014 New Castle DE Replaces Open Channel UV With A Safer More Efficient Neptune Benson ETS Ultra Violet Disinfection System Contact The Supplier The County of New Castle Delaware has awarded the contract to upgrade the UV disinfection system at their wastewater facility to ETS UV by Neptune Benson The upgrade will convert the existing chlorine based system to a state of the art closed vessel UV system Commenting on the award Regis Yurcich Director of Facilities and Maintenance for New Castle County stated we were impressed with the advances that have been made in UV technology since we installed our first UV system open channel UV at one of our other facilities The ETS closed vessel systems are fully enclosed use automatic wipers to keep the sleeves clean use fewer lamps and are both safer and simpler to use Ken Rodi CEO of Neptune Benson added the closed vessel UV systems have been designed to overcome many of the issues encountered by the older open channel technology The state of the art machines minimize operator maintenance and have UV cameras to measure the performance of the units in real time About Neptune Benson Since 1956 Neptune Benson has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection serving the aquatics industrial and municipal markets Featuring award winning brands such as the Defender regenerative media filter ETS UV ultraviolet disinfection system and Legacy Sand Filters With advanced technology and a wealth of experience Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs Neptune Benson also offers the Dominion butterfly valves Guardian strainers greendrive VFD systems as well as

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