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  • UV Disinfection Equipment Market Expected To Reach 28B By 2020
    to the growth of the market in APAC and LAMEA UV disinfection is evolving as the latest technology in the water treatment industry Replacement of chlorine based disinfection with advanced disinfection techniques UV and ozone being two major technologies is the key trend boosting the adoption of UV technology Low installation and operational cost along with residue less functioning and ease of maintenance are the key propellants of UV disinfection market Moreover UV nearly doubles the operational efficiency in terms of time required to disinfect water in water treatment compared to chlorine based disinfection techniques The growth of the healthcare and chemical industry is creating tremendous opportunities for the UV disinfection equipment market However widespread use of chlorine based low cost disinfection method is a major restraint for the market UV disinfection finds its uses in diversified areas majorly in water treatment wastewater treatment air treatment process water treatment and surface disinfection Among these water treatment leads the market accounting to almost 60 of the total market share as it is a volume driven application in terms of number of UV equipment utilized Wastewater treatment indicates the maximum potential for growth during the forecasted period Scarcity of freshwater is a major concern globally therefore there is a growing emphasis on the treatment and reuse of wastewater which would boost the growth of this application The report also analyzes the application of water treatment in municipalities residences and commercial sectors Currently municipal water treatment segment holds more than 50 of the share in the water treatment application of UV equipment Use of UV equipment in municipal water treatment has increased significantly as it is considered to be an efficient and eco friendly system that eliminates the use of chemicals Therefore several municipalities have started transforming their chemical based disinfection plants to UV light based plants Residential water disinfection is the second largest revenue generating application followed by commercial applications Key findings of the study Global market for UV disinfection equipment is gaining prominence due to its increasing applications in water disinfection Growing freshwater crisis has further led to a greater emphasis on the use of UV for waste water treatment Use of UV disinfection in water treatment contributes to more than half of the revenue of the global UV disinfection equipment market Based on the geographic analysis North America is the highest revenue generating region followed by Europe with nearly the same market share In 2013 municipal water treatment held approximately 4 5th of the UV disinfection equipment application market in water treatment Waste water treatment is the fastest growing application area for UV disinfection equipment The North American region has the highest market revenue due to early adoption of technology and favorable government initiatives Developing nations of APAC and LAMEA would witness notable growth during the forecasted period due to the growing awareness of non hazardous disinfection systems In November 2013 Calgon Carbon Corporation signed a 10 year contract estimated to 2M annually with the city of Glendale Arizona for

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  • MIOX Presents At Cooling Tower Institute (CTI) Conference
    Director of Commercial Operations and Cem Candir MIOX VP of Sales Marketing will present the technical paper How Stripping Biofilm from the Cooling Water Loop Impacts Power Plant Production Output at the Cooling Tower Institute CTI Conference in Corpus Christi TX on Monday February 4 2013 MIOX presents a cost effective and environmentally friendly methodology to biofilm control within the cooling water loop This proven approach utilizes MIOX patented technology and Mixed Oxidant Solution MOS chemistry for improved heat exchange efficiency resulting in a significant increase in power plant production output The new methodology is based on case studies and technical data showing that the presence of biofilm or other foulants in the condenser tubes visible or not eventually affects power plant production especially if the plant is reaching peak capacity The performance differentiator over bulk hypochlorite is that MOS chemistry is effective at higher pH and TDS values typically found in cooling towers The switch to MOS chemistry from bulk hypochlorite allowed one of our power plant customers to condense return steam more efficiently Besides achieving operational cost less than the bulk hypochlorite the power plant added 30M worth of power annually in to the grid noted Mr Candir In addition to superior biofilm removal MIOX technology is safe and eliminates many of the hazards found in traditional chemical treatment regimens including the transportation storage and handling of hazardous chemicals such as bulk hypochlorite and biocides About MIOX Corporation MIOX designs and manufactures systems that provide on demand disinfection chemistry eliminating the need to transport hazardous chemicals and reducing carbon footprint MIOX systems are used in multiple applications through a wide range of products cost effectively producing disinfection chemistry from 0 5 to 2 000 pounds per day FAC free available chlorine With this flexibility the applications range from

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  • Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma On Ballast Water Management
    ecosystems from the impact of invasive species carried in ships ballast water The RT also firmly believes that shipping is a global industry requiring global regulation The Ballast Water Management Convention is developed by the International Maritime Organization IMO and is therefore the best instrument to achieve this objective The RT expects the Convention will be ratified very shortly and enter into force as early as 2016 Shipowners that have not already done so will be required to spend between US 1M and US 5M to install a BWMS on each of their ships in accordance with the schedule established in Assembly Resolution A 1088 28 It is estimated that there are 50 000 ships that require to be fitted with BWMS over a 5 year period However this may also create an impossible situation for ships that trade to the United States where unilateral national regulation is already in force The US regulations ultimately require all ships that discharge ballast into US waters 12 miles to treat this through a US Coast Guard USCG approved BWMS Currently there are a number of BWMS in the USCG testing and approval process but none that have as yet received type approval The RT has urged the US Coast Guard to approve as many ballast water management systems as possible as soon as possible and provide a pragmatic schedule for the installation of such equipment Further meetings between the RT and senior leaders of the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA re emphasised these points There are 54 BWMS approved under the IMO regime but worryingly only 17 manufacturers have indicated an intent to submit their system for USCG approval testing There is no guarantee that systems submitted will gain approval under the stringent US testing regime consequentially when the IMO convention enters

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  • Clearford Water Systems Forecasting 90M Revenue During Next 30 Months CEO Tells AGM
    funding currently available Revenue from this initial P4P contract is expected to exceed total revenue for the Company during the past 5 years combined The Company expects the full 100M project funding facility to be committed by mid 2016 and converted to 90M in Clearford revenue earned through project delivery by the end of 2017 subject to theOntario permitting process We have had interest from investors in providing additional capital utilizing this model to expand the program in Ontario and to make it available in other markets Mr Loiselle said The second pivotal event for Clearford during 2014 was acquisition of 90 7 of the shares of UV Pure Technologies Inc UV Pure This acquisition was closed in December last year UV Pure manufactures and sells ultraviolet UV water purification systems based on patented Crossfire technology Crossfire enables use of reflective technologies and real time performance monitoring to increase the effectiveness and reduce the cost of UV purification of potable water and waste water In calendar 2014 UV Pure recorded revenue of 2 8M and EBITDA of 518 000 For the first quarter of this year UV Pure increased revenue by 22 and EBITDA by 5x compared with the same period last UV Pure recently announced a co branding agreement with Erie Water Treatment a division of Aquion Inc under which UV Pure will supply systems to Erie to service the restaurant and hospitality industry worldwide co branded as H2Optima with Crossfire Technology The CEO reported to shareholders that Clearford One has been selected in India by Infrastructure Leasing Financial Services Limited IL FS for servicing the small village of Jambudiyapura in Gujarat State IL FS based in Mumbai is one of the leading providers of infrastructure in India Successful installation of Clearford One in this village has the potential to lead Clearford into significant participation with IL FS in meeting the sanitation needs of Gujarat and other States of India The State of Gujarat recently signed an MOU with Clearford for cooperation in bringing sanitation to areas of the State Delivery of Clearford One for Jambudiyapura is expected to be completed this year The opportunities for Clearford One and for Crossfire Technology from UV Pure are truly remarkable Mr Loiselle said Clearford s management team recognizes the patience our investors have shown over the years We believe that the investment and patience will now yield results that were worth the wait he concluded Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release About Clearford Water Systems Inc Clearford Water Systems Inc is a provider of unified water management and sanitation systems based on Clearford One Clearford One is a proprietary system comprised of ClearDigest smart digester SBS ClearConvey small bore sewer and ClearRecover final treatment facility For more information visit www clearford com About UV Pure Technologies Inc UV Pure Technologies manufactures technically advanced UV

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  • Rising Industrial Production Drives The Global Water And Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts Inc
    by municipalities and private sector in recent years While growing population is driving demand for water treatment equipment worldwide economic development along with fast paced urbanization especially in emerging countries is spurring the need for efficient water management solutions including water treatment equipment Moreover resurgence in the global manufacturing sector is benefiting demand as expanding production in various industries promotes the need for water and wastewater treatment given the growing need for water conservation and tightening environmental regulations Replacement of old water infrastructure in regions such as the United States is also aiding market growth The municipal segment is the leading end use sector with demand driven by growing need for high quality potable water especially in urban areas Increased use of equipment such as activated carbon systems membrane systems and disinfection equipment to enhance quality of drinking water is also aiding demand in the segment The water treatment equipment market is also gaining impetus from surging activity in the oil gas sector as water generated during the production of oil is increasingly being reused Growing interest in the production of shale gas around the world is particularly expected to fuel demand for water treatment equipment due to the attractive opportunity to treat wastewater generated from the hydraulic fracturing process as well as produced water generated from shale formation Demand for water disinfection is on rise led by growing popularity of technologies such as ultraviolet disinfection UV treatment is gaining over chlorination as it does not suffer from the disadvantages of chlorination and the process is also relatively efficient and economical Demand for membrane treatment is also surging for industrial water and wastewater treatment led by growing focus on water reuse particularly in developed countries and the growing need for quality water Rising standards for supply and process water in production and other such industrial applications will also spur demand for membrane equipment Desalination technologies which convert seawater water into fresh potable water are also gaining demand owing to the declining fresh water resources Zero liquid discharge system is another technology growing in popularity in the market for emission and effluent free recycling of wastewater generated by a facility As stated by the new market research report on Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment the United States represents the largest market worldwide Asia Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 7 7 over the analysis period with demand driven by growing population fast paced urbanization increased access to sanitation facilities and treated drinking water and expansion of the manufacturing sector Major players covered in the report include 3M Purification Inc Asahi Kasei Group Aquatech International Corporation The Best Water Technology Group Calgon Carbon Corporation Culligan International Company Ecolab Inc GE Water Process Technologies Hyflux Ltd Kurita Water Industries Ltd Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd Norit Nederland B V Pall Corporation Pentair SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Toray Industries Inc Veolia Water Solutions Technologies S A and Xylem among others The research report titled Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment A Global Strategic

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  • Franklin County To Improve Wastewater Treatment Reduce Nutrients With Ohio EPA Funds
    Mobile Home Park and the Oak Hills Mobile Home Park following their connection to the Darbydale system Retirement of the existing inadequate wastewater treatment plants at the mobile home parks along with their discharges to Big Darby Creek will improve water quality in this exceptional stream as will the reduction in phosphorus released from the Darbydale plant due to the proposed treatment improvements This loan comes from the 100M in zero interest loans Ohio EPA is offering this year as a special subset of its traditional loan program These zero percent loans are intended to help wastewater systems reduce the levels of phosphorus and other pollutants they discharge that can contribute to harmful algal blooms HABs Preference is given to public wastewater treatment plants in the Lake Erie watershed or a watershed where Ohio EPA has identified that phosphorus is excessive Created in 1989 the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund WPCLF provides below market interest rate loans for communities to improve their wastewater treatment systems The zero percent interest rate on the 654 000 loan will save Franklin County 95 000 compared to a conventional market rate loan Besides improvements to publicly owned treatment works WPCLF loans have been provided for agricultural best management practices home sewage system improvements landfill closures and water quality based storm water projects The WPCLF provides technical assistance to public wastewater systems in a variety of areas from the planning design and construction of improvements to enhancing the technical managerial and financial capacity of these systems WPCLF loans also make possible the restoration and protection of some of Ohio s highest quality water bodies through the fund s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program Ohio EPA s revolving loan funds are partially supported by federal grants and designed to last indefinitely through repayment of loans and

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  • Will Zero Liquid Discharge Save Forward Osmosis
    they completed a literature review of existing papers and an analysis of the patent landscape There are many variants of FO depending on the separation s objective and as a result there are multiple terms used such for this direct osmosis osmotic dilution concentration but the generic term acronym FO will be used here Commercialization At Early Stage Despite years of development the technology has only recently been seriously considered for commercial development and uptake is still in its infancy The technology is still largely at the pilot or demonstration stage and in terms of market adoption it is in the domain of innovators However a review of recent conference papers shows that interest in FO is now acute many scholarly papers and newly formed membrane and system suppliers now warrant multiple conference sessions on this technology For example Steve Gluck fellow with the U S company Dow Water Process Technologies will be leading a session on FO technology at the 2015 Water Environment Federation s Technical Exhibition Conference WEFTEC Modern Water s Peter Nicoll co chaired a session on FO at the International Desalination Association s world congress in early September 2015 This latter session showed the likely ways forward for FO as it seeks to find niches in the water and wastewater industry These usually involve combining with other technologies to further refine the reject of existing process or to deal with more difficult waste product water In the IDA sessions papers covered FO with RO ultrafiltration multi effect distillation and membrane bioreactors Many of these developments are driven by the search for the reduction in brine volumes and potentially for zero liquid discharge ZLD So what are the challenges faced by FO as it strives towards commercialization Firstly there is the issue of membrane fouling Membrane Fouling And FO In RO and membrane filtration the feed side of the membrane faces a fouling challenge while the reverse side is only in contact with the filtered permeate product Even if the flow is reversed for example in a backwashing process the purified stream has no potential for fouling In FO fouling occurs on both sides of the membrane due to the possibility of particulates and other foulants on the feed side and the highly concentrated draw solution on the permeate side This situation may cause concentration polarization Different solutions have been used in an effort to ameliorate membrane fouling but none is universally accepted and the first commercial products have used widely different membrane chemistries and structures For some FO applications feed side fouling may present the greatest challenge whereas for others depending on the treatment objective the greater challenge may be on the permeate side Currently most commercial products are based on the spiral wound concept used in RO but there are also products based on plate and frame designs and hollow fibers This diversity underlines the fact that there is no universally accepted route to overcome the technical challenge an aspect the report analyses in detail

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  • Using Empty-Bed Contact Time (EBCT) To Design Biological Odor Control Technologies
    EBCT design criteria for activated carbon odor control systems is based in large part on science and standardized testing the inaccuracy impact is low Chemical Scrubbers Figure 2 illustrates the basic components of a standard chemical based odor control scrubber The vessel commonly contains a plastic chemical resistant packing which provides a large surface area for the chemical laden water pumped up through spray nozzles The high surface area allows direct oxidation of odor compounds by the chemicals in the water A small volume of the scrubbing liquid is allowed to drain out the oxidized byproducts This volume of water is replaced by makeup water and fresh chemicals Chemical scrubbers are designed based upon the surface area of the plastic packing in the vessel water and chemical concentrations and flowrates and media contact time The typical media EBCT for a chemical scrubber is between 2 to 4 seconds with 3 seconds being common Figure 2 Typical Chemical Scrubber Vessel And Media Configuration However the EBCT for chemical scrubbers is heavily dependent upon the inlet odor concentration the rate of chemical addition chemical concentration and the chemicals used Higher inlet odor concentrations require higher chemical concentration which is provided based upon chemical addition pumps controlled by sensors Different chemicals also require different EBCT chemical concentrations as the rate of oxidation of odor compounds is not uniform Once again EBCT is found to be a common design criteria but the reliance on EBCT is low balanced by higher reliance on the inlet odor chemistry and the stoichiometry of the well known chemical reactions taking place in the packing Biological Odor Control Biological odor control processes are still considered a new entry into the odor control technology field despite a 25 year history of excellent performance in the U S Biological odor control started with the development of biofilters which force odorous air through different types of organic and inorganic media designed to grow biological organisms As the air is forced through the media naturally present soil bacteria acclimate and grow on the media while consuming and removing the odor compounds before releasing clean air Figure 3 is an illustration of a early in bed organic media biofilter Figure 3 Common In Ground Organic Media Biofilter These biofilters used compost crushed wood products large tree bark and many different types of media all with different shapes sizes tree types and densities While engineers learned how to control and operate these biofilters through trial and error there was no standardized media testing Many mistakes were made using media that were too fine too coarse too weak too large etc The biofilters that worked well were scrutinized just as much as the biofilters that failed but there was no concensus on the reasons to adopt any of them so the only common criteria that was adopted by most designers was EBCT Since EBCT for an in ground biofilter is directly related to media depth and foul air flowrate these criteria were and still are major

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