Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) will receive the 2013 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the worldwide industry association for water and wastewater professionals. The award will be presented during a ceremony at the organization's 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2013), next month in Chicago.
The Innovative Technology Award is the premier award presented annually to companies that have introduced pioneering technologies related to the water and wastewater industries. PTG is being recognized from among many companies in the Innovative Technology category for its X-500 system, which uses waste heat from turbines or engines to disinfect wastewater while also generating electricity.
Forward-thinking cities in California, where water and wastewater quality standards are exceptionally stringent, are adopting PTG's innovative technology. Among them are Ventura Water and the town of Graton. Bob Rawson, general manager of The Graton Community Services District, sees the benefits of PTG's approach: "PTG's proven technology is a great fit for Graton. We're located in Sonoma County, which is known for adoption of green and sustainable technologies. Our PTG system makes economic sense because it will significantly reduce our electricity costs. And it makes environmental sense too, since we can disinfect our wastewater without the use of toxic chemicals or expensive electricity."
Pasteurization Technology Group will be honored during WEFTEC 2013, one of the world's largest annual water quality conferences and exhibitions. The event is expected to host thousands of global water quality experts and exhibiting companies at Chicago's McCormick Place from Oct. 5 to 9.
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