Jan 10, 2020

Business News: Greasezilla FOG Separation Technology Selected for Treatment Plant

El Paso Water and Carollo have been awarded a $3.5 million grant; Greasezilla has been selected by Hampton Roads Sanitation District to provide FOG Separation Technology for the Nansemond Treatment Plant.

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Carollo Engineers & El Paso Water Awarded $3.5 Million 

El Paso Water and Carollo have been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to complete design of the full-scale Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF). The AWPF will transform treated wastewater into purified drinking water and deliver it straight to the city's drinking water distribution system, according to the Carollo press release.

"Carollo's design is about 30% complete and El Paso Water anticipates this grant will help to bring the design to 95%," said Carollo project manager Sanaan Villalobos. "We're thrilled to help deliver this cutting-edge project to our El Paso community."

Xylem Introduces Industrial-Strength Product Lines 

According to a press release, Xylem is expanding its leading pump portfolio to include: the e-MP multistage ring section pumps, e-XC single stage double suction centrifugal pumps, and larger vertical turbine pumps. 

These products are designed to address the biggest issues in industrial pumping and processes, including minimizing downtime, costs and environmental impact, and boosting and transporting water efficiently. 

“Industries ranging from pulp and paper to automotive to food and beverage rely on technology, innovation and dependability in the products they choose to strike the right balance of output, efficiency and costs,” said Joshua Allen, Xylem director of marketing. “Drawing on more than 170 years of experience, our experts developed these solutions to minimize downtime and meet environmental regulations.”

Greasezilla FOG Separation Technology Selected

Greasezilla has been selected by Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to provide FOG (fats, oils and grease) Separation Technology for the Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, Virginia. HRSD did an industry-wide search for the most efficient and advanced system to separate FOG into its basic components, sending the water back to the treatment center headworks and recovering advanced biofuel. 

The construction of the new facility is expected to begin in Spring 2020, according to the press release.

“We are extremely proud to be working with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, as it is recognized as one of the most progressive wastewater treatment facility authorities in North America,” said Brian Levine, executive vice president of Greasezilla. “Clean water standards in the U.S. are changing and the EPA is now referring to Wastewater Treatment Facilities as ‘utilities of the future.’ With this project, we are starting to see a transformation in the way traditional wastewater utilities view themselves and manage their operations. These changes benefit utilities while also delivering environmental, economic and social benefits to the communities they serve.”

Networking Section: 

  • The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has named David M. Fink as its new President and Executive Director, effective at the end of January 2020. Fink is a veteran of the plastics pipe industry and previously served as the chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019.

  • Brown and Caldwell has promoted Gus Hrncir to senior principal of the firm’s growing owner’s advisory group.