Ecovation technology at Coca-Cola named Wastewater Treatment Plant of The Year

Ecovation Inc. announced on Mar. 1 that its patented anaerobic Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM) system, in operation at Coca-Cola North America's syrup plant in Ontario, Calif., was named Southern California's Large Industry Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year by California Water Environment Association (CWEA). The award was presented at the 32nd Annual Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, Calif.

Diane C. Creel, chairman and CEO of Ecovation said, "We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the industry for the MFT system at Coca-Cola. We have a great partnership with Coca-Cola and as a result, a sustainable and economical treatment system."

The Coca-Cola North America syrup facility is located along a coastal watershed where the TDS discharge is being closely monitored by local agencies. With changes to discharge limits imposed by the regulating agency, the company needed a wastewater treatment solution that would be able to handle variables in flow and strength, offer effective overall pre-treatment and greatly reduce electricity use while meeting new, tighter discharge permit conditions.

Through a licensing agreement, Ecovation provided its MFT as part of a total wastewater management solution that offered cost savings while maintaining a continued focus on regulatory and environmental compliance. The MFT system installed at Coca-Cola North America's facility has been in operation since November 2003.

The CWEA program serves to recognize outstanding professional achievements within the wastewater field and to stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment.

About Ecovation
Ecovation provides industry with customized, high-rate wastewater treatment systems. For more information visit www.ecovation.com.

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2005 issue of Environmental Protection.

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