Industry News

Evoqua Earns Top Mobile Service Provider Award

Frost and Sullivan named Evoqua Water Technologies the top provider of service and mobile water treatment services for heavy and light industry.

W&WD Announces WWEMA Scholarship Winner

To ensure the viability of our water infrastructure in the decades ahead, our industry must have a strong pipeline in place—a strong talent pipeline, that is.

Each year, Water & Wastes Digest supports future water and wastewater professionals through the WWEMA/W&WD Scholarship, by awarding $1,000 to a student seeking a career in a water- or wastewater-related field.

Evoqua's Neptune Benson Electrode Technology Part of Demonstration Testing in California

Neptune Benson, in collaboration with Carollo Engineers, took part in the nine-month Ventura Water Pure project, which aims to increase recycled water supply to meet long-term demands in this California community. The objective of the overall study is to draw attention to the value of potable reuse as a renewable resource that can provide a cost-effective and sustainable source of high-quality water.

Evoqua Opens Ultrapure Water Technology Facility in Rockford, Ill.

Evoqua Water Technologies has opened a validation, testing and demonstration facility for the micro-electronics industry’s ultrapure water technology needs within the company’s Rockford, Ill., center of excellence.

Evoqua to Provide Clarifier Upgrades in San Francisco

Evoqua Water Technologies has been selected, with its sales partner, MISCOwater, to provide clarifier upgrades for the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant (SWPCP) in San Francisco, Calif.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) was looking to replace equipment at the SWPCP that had reached the end of its useful life, while also upgrading to more advanced clarifier technologies. The old equipment had been initially installed more than 30 years ago.

Evoqua Acquires Neptune Benson

Evoqua Water Technologies has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Neptune Benson, a manufacturer of water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial and municipal water markets. Neptune Benson’s filtration and ultraviolet disinfection products can be found in more than 20,000 installations worldwide, covering 45 countries. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close this spring and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Evoqua to Provide Water Treatment Solutions to Paso Robles, Calif.

Evoqua Water Technologies announced that it was chosen to provide water treatment solutions and services to Paso Robles, Calif.

Evoqua Participates in White House Roundtable on Water Innovation

Pittsburgh-based Evoqua Water Technologies participated in The White House Roundtable on Water Innovation. The White House Roundtable gathered leading minds in the world of water to discuss and challenge stakeholders on how to plan, efficiently use and develop new supplies of clean water—which is vital to ensuring the U.S.’s resilience to water supply shortages—and increase innovation and investments in water technologies.

Memcor Named 2015 Asia Pacific Membrane Filtration Company of the Year

Evoqua Water Technologies’ Memcor business has been named 2015 Asia Pacific Membrane Filtration Company of the Year by growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.  Part of the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, the recognition is based on Evoqua’s 30-year history of innovation and customer focus around the world.

Evoqua Awarded Six Contracts

Evoqua has announced that six municipalities have selected its Memcor product line for filtration, water reuse, drinking water treatment and reverse osmosis pretreatment applications. The total value of the contracts is more than $20 million.

The contracts awarded to Evoqua’s Municipal Products and Services division are:

Evoqua Renews Contract with FDA Regional Lab

Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded a renewal contract to supply the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Arkansas Regional Laboratory in Jefferson, Ark., with its ultra-pure laboratory deionized water system.

The success of FDA activities to protect public health often depends on the ability of its laboratories to quickly and accurately analyze samples. Ultra-pure water is key to accurate analysis and suggesting corrective action.

Evoqua Launches Electrochemical Desalination Technology

Evoqua Water Technologies has launched the next generation in electrochemical desalination that utilizes tunable technology that can reduce energy costs by as much as 30% in initial trials, with the potential for even more.

Energy Company to Install Fish Protection Systems

Xcel Energy will install modified Ristroph fish protection intake systems from Evoqua Water Technologies at Xcel Energy’s Black Dog generating facility located in Burnsville, Minn. The new equipment is expected to significantly increase biodiversity in the region through the protection of fish species and seasonal larvae.

Evoqua to Provide Microfiltration System for Los Angeles Water Reclamation Plant

Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded a contract by the city of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works for Los Angeles Sanitation to supply its microfiltration packaged system as part of the second-phase expansion of the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant Advanced Water Treatment Facility in San Pedro, Los Angeles County. Ground breaking on the second-phase expansion was held April 22—the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.

Evoqua Names New CFO

Evoqua Water Technologies announced that Ben Stas has been named chief financial officer for the company. Stas joined Evoqua this week from Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., where he held a variety of senior financial and business roles during his tenure there.

At Evoqua, Stas will be responsible for all of the company’s financial matters including audit, treasury, risk management, tax and controllership. He will report to Ronald Keating, Evoqua’s CEO, and will be based at Evoqua’s world headquarters in Warrendale, Pa.

Evoqua to Open New Massachusetts Production Facility

Evoqua Water Technologies will double its capacity to produce its range of water treatment products at one of its key production facilities in the U.S.

NSF to Begin Testing Ballast Water Treatment System for USCG Approval

The NSF Intl. Independent Laboratory (IL) will begin testing of Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) full type approval. The SeaCURE BWMS system has already received IMO type approval and USCG alternate management system (AMS) acceptance for capacities of 300 to 4,000 cu meters per hour in all salinities. NSF testing is anticipated to be complete by fall 2015.

Evoqua Water Technologies Names New CEO

Evoqua Water Technologies LLC announced that Ronald C. Keating has been named CEO, and will be appointed a member of the board of directors effective Dec. 1, 2014. He joins the company from Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, where he has been president and CEO. At Evoqua, Keating succeeds Gary Cappeline, interim CEO and AEA Investors LP operating partner.

BSH Certifies Evoqua Ballast Water Treatment System for Range of Flow Rates

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie- BSH), which previously granted the Evoqua SeaCURE Ballast Water Management (BWT) system type approval, has now certified the SeaCURE system to operate in volumes from 500 to 4,000 cu meters per hour, suitable for a range of container, LNG, tanker and other vessels.

“The SeaCURE system can benefit ship owners of any size and particularly those who value low operating costs and who need the flexibility of a BWT system that can be deployed on any trade lane regardless of salinity”

Damen Shipyards Partners with Water Treatment System Suppliers

Damen Shipyards has established three strategic partnership agreements with major ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers, complementing the company’s worldwide One Stop BWT retrofitting service.

With more than 60,000 vessels to be retrofitted in the near future there is a need to coordinate and ensure cost effective implementation and life cycle support. With the large number of vessels to be retrofitted, there will be subsequent supply problems for BWT equipment, engineering and class in a booming market.