Ecologico-Logic’s prototype waste reduction system—known as The Muncher—reduces the weight and volume of organic and many types of inorganic waste. The Muncher achieves its high-volume throughput by combining superior mechanical efficiency with powerful, naturally occurring, aerobic (oxygen-breathing) microorganisms in a patent-protected process that greatly accelerates waste digestion while doing no damage to the environment.
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Parker Hannifin Corporation’s THM Analyzer is an on-site analytical system that measures trihalomethane (THM) concentration at ppb levels in less than 30 minutes. It is an integrated Purge-and-Trap Gas Chromatograph (GC) that can help operators optimize water treatment at the plant and evaluate water age in the distribution system for improved control over the formation of THMs. The THM Analyzer was designed for high-precision, high accuracy measurement of THM and offers a full complement of calibration and quantization routines. Analyzer calibration is streamlined with detailed menu options, while push-button operation provides sample purging, THM component separation, and data analysis.
Mueller Systems’ 420 RDM is a remote disconnect meter (RDM) that allows municipalities to remotely manage water services through AMI networks from the office or from their vehicles. The 420 RDM is fully-integral with 5/8" positive displacement (PD) meters—in standard AWWA laying lengths—without requiring any re-plumbing. It can be used for complete water service shutoffs or configured to limit shutoffs to provide life sustenance flow for utilities that have policies against completely terminating water supplies to residential customers.
Emerson Process Management
Emerson’s Rosemount Analytical WQP Systems measure in real time fluoride, ammonia, ammonia and monochloramine, and ammonia and fluoride together. The systems are reagent- and pump-free, reducing both the initial cost and maintenance, and they are based on ion monitoring technology. Their menu-driven industrial ion selective analyzer is capable of calibrating, outputting, displaying and controlling in ppm units. The systems come pre-configured, pre-calibrated and qualified to install, plug in, and immediately place in service.
Real Tech’s Real UV254 Hi-Pure / Security Online monitors detect trace amounts of organic contamination in finished drinking waters and high-purity waters in real time. The monitors use the company’s Split-Sense Pro technology to provide sensitivity and reliability at a fraction of the cost of alternative organics monitors, such as TOC. The U.S. EPA National Homeland Security Research Centre’s Technology Testing and Evaluation Program recently evaluated the product and found it had great success at detecting accidental/intentional contamination events in drinking water distribution systems. The monitor also has applications in ultrapure industrial processes.
Eco-Tec’s Recoflo Demineralizer reduces waste generation without the need for a mixed bed polisher or the risk of resin cross-contamination by using ion exchange with compressed bed and counter-current technology. The demineralizer can produce water with a conductivity as low as 0.1 μS/cm (10 megohm/cm resistivity) with less than 0.010 mg/L of silica using only cation and anion beds. Its resin beds are six inches to 24 inches deep, requiring only up to 15 percent of the resin volume that conventional ion exchange systems require, and it uses less than 15 percent of the resin’s total exchange capacity.
Trojan Technologies’ TrojanUVSigna is an open channel wastewater UV disinfection system specifically designed for large-scale disinfection applications. The system includes 1000W TrojanUV Solo Lamp technology; a solo lamp driver; a staggered, inclined lamp arrangement; ActiClean chemical/mechanical sleeve cleaning; and a built-in module lifting device.
XPell, a product that indicates and prevents the formation of peroxides in organic solvents, removes the need for periodic testing and disposal of peroxide-forming solvents. Use of this inorganic material improves laboratory safety, helps to prevent peroxide-related explosions/accidents, and extends the life of solvents. It is designed for university chemistry labs, analytical labs, pharmaceutical labs, pharmaceutical manufacturers, research labs and hazardous waste disposal company applications.
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry’s Berol® 609 is an alcohol ethoxylate blend designed to match the key properties and performance of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) typically used in industrial degreasing formulations (NP9 and NP10 ). At the same time, this product provides a safe, biodegradable alternative and exceeds the degreasing power of other NPE replacements. Completely water-soluble, it may be used as a direct, drop-in replacement for NP9 and NP10 in aqueous cleaning formulations.
CBI Polymers’ DeconGel™ decontaminates a broad range of surfaces, including concrete, steel, painted or unpainted, glove boxes, hoods, and casks. The gel’s binding properties trap and encapsulate a wide spectrum of radioisotopes and chemicals in a simple, no-preparation process. Users simply apply, let dry, and peel, and the dried film containing the contaminants can be disposed of according to appropriate regulations.
Oldcastle Precast’s Cell Block™ is a precast modular foundation for small and community wind turbines. It has a precast post tensioned-block system that can be assembled in various configurations onsite with minimal site preparation. The modules are non-ground penetrating, making them perfect for use where ground penetration is either not allowed, such as landfill or environmentally sensitive applications, or impractical due to hard-to-penetrate ground conditions.
Forston Labs’ NavSpec™ Plus Spectrophotometer and Fluorometer allows the user to collect a full wavelength spectrum (absorbance, percent transmittance, or intensity) in less than one second. Once the peak wavelength is determined, the user can determine the concentration of a solution or monitor rates of reaction. The optical range is 380 to 950 nm (VIS-NIR), and the meter has an optical resolution of 2.5 nm.
Advanced Drainage Systems
ADS’s 36LP is a plastic leaching chamber designed for challenging installations, such as those in high groundwater conditions or with other site restrictions. The chamber’s 20-degree integral articulating joint works in straight or contoured septic leach field applications. The product incorporates a “lock and drop” joint that provides a more positive connection during installation and backfill, and also features a universal inlet/outlet end cap, two inspection vent ports with easy-to-remove knockouts and diamond plate texture for slip resistance.
AMS’s PowerProbe 9100-SK direct push system is portable, maneuverable, and versatile. The rugged rubber tracks keep the unit moving when soil conditions get soft, wet, or muddy, with minimal disturbance to the worksite. The probe can be easily removed to allow use of the carrier vehicle and accessories, such as the bucket, pallet forks, and backfill blade. The machine also features a powder-coated finish, anodized metal power track, spring-loaded pull yoke, and a 50 ft-lb hydraulic hammer.
MIDAC’s open path Fourier transform infrared spectrometers can measure extreme path lengths, which enables users to analyze methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide with up to single-digit ppb detection limits. A 60-inch source array sends an infrared beam to a receiving telescope that can be more than a kilometer away; the spectrometer measures the air between them.