FMC to Present Technology at WEFTEC
The company will showcase its wastewater disinfection technology
FMC Corp. announced that it ￼will participate in the 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, Oct. 5 to 9, 2013.
￼FMC’s booth will showcase VigorOx WWT II wastewater disinfection technology, a complete disinfection process solution built around the company’s 15% peracetic acid formulations, which is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the disinfection of wastewater effluent streams.
“We’re eager to attend WEFTEC and share the results from recent VigorOx full-scale operating experiences and trials with our peers,” said Dr. Kwok-Keung ‘Amos’ Au, technology applications manager for water treatment. “VigorOx technology is a safe, cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to chlorination/dechlorination and other disinfection technologies that will have substantial benefits as industries and municipalities continue to look for better ways to meet water treatment needs.”
Formulated as an equilibrium solution, peracetic acid is a versatile oxidizing agent used in chemical synthesis, bleaching and registered for use as a sanitizer, disinfectant and sterilant by EPA. In full-scale applications, it has demonstrated microbial inactivation equal to or better than existing technologies while meeting strict disinfection byproduct limits and aquatic toxicity requirements at a lower cost.
“WEFTEC is an excellent opportunity for FMC to share advances in our innovative process technology that enables disinfection compliance at lower life-cycle cost,” said Alberto Garibi, director of business development for water treatment. “We are excited to see the positive response we are getting from plant operators, consulting engineering firms and state regulators as we produce consistent disinfection performance data from trials in a variety of effluent qualities. We believe that our comprehensive disinfection process approach will resonate with many plants that struggle with high operating costs and disinfection compliance.”