Jul 26, 2019

Business News Round Up -July 26, 2019

Centrisys uses phosphorus removal technology in project; OriginClear collaborates with basketball player

Centrisys uses phosphorus removal technology in project
Centrisys uses phosphorus removal technology in project.

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Centrisys Uses Phosphorus Removal & Recovery Technology  in WRF Project

In the fall of 2018, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) launched a pilot project to demonstrate the capabilities of CalPrex, a pre-digestion phosphorus removal and recovery technology. Results of the project will help water resource recovery facilities better evaluate and benchmark phosphorus removal technologies available on the market. A study will be published in late 2019 by WRF elaborating on the process performance, benefits, costs and large scale impact.

The project was conducted with participation from Nine Springs Treatment Plant, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Additional participants include Colorado School of Mines, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Black and Veatch, Hazen and Sawyer, Centrisys/CNP and Upcycling.


OriginClear & Basketball Player Cedric Ceballos To Present Compton Water Campaign at Aspen Conference

OriginClear Inc. will announce the Enough is Enough campaign at the 16th Aspen Renewable Energy Day Summit from Aug. 15 to 17 in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Basketball player Cedric Ceballos will join OriginClear CEO Riggs Eckelberry to announce the campaign aimed at addressing the “disgusting brown water” experienced by some residents of Compton, Calif.

OriginClear is sponsoring the campaign and the American Renewable Energy Institute will be the fund manager for it. The campaign intends to raise funds to study and upgrade affected households in Compton to produce tap water that meets county requirements. The campaign intends to use local installers. Households will be given the option to “pay it forward,” but will not be required to pay more than their existing water bill.


Networking News

  • Steve Bigley, director of environmental services for Coachella Valley Water District, will serve a second term as president of the Western Coalition of Arid States.
  • Kemco Systems hired Dave Mardon as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
  • Brown and Caldwell hired Dan Augusti as senior director of client services.