Industry News - March 2023

Aqua-Aerobic’s Decker elected as WWEMA chairman

The Board of Directors of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association elected Bill Decker to assume the position of chairman for its 2023-2024 term. Decker has been involved with WWEMA for 20 years. During this time, he has represented WWEMA at various industry meetings including discussions with the EPA and the Made in America office, as well as participated in various WWEMA committees including chairing the marketing and member services committee. His role as chairman includes serving on the Strategic Planning and Executive committees and providing leadership to the organization.

120Water names new director of water quality compliance

120Water welcomed Jonathan Cuppert as director of water quality compliance. He will be instrumental in monitoring federal and state compliance requirements and providing relevant regulatory insight to the 120Water team. For the last 13 years, Cuppert worked at The Water Research Foundation developing relationships with utilities, NGOs and other stakeholders while managing more than $25 million of projects across the water industry. 

Emerson software automates Purdue University’s Nanogrid House

Purdue University is using Emerson’s digital technologies to automate its Nanogrid House, a living lab for energy-efficient home research. Compared to today’s homes and businesses that are powered predominantly by AC power, the Nanogrid House can shift between AC and DC power, which increases the ability to use renewable energy and lower homeowners’ energy costs. The Nanogrid House enables researchers to develop technologies to address these challenges in anticipation of a future nationwide shift to DC power.

Pennsylvania’s DTMA selects Ecoremedy for biosolids improvement program 

Ecoremedy’s Fluid Lift Gasification system has been selected by Derry Township Municipal Authority as the major component in a biosolids improvement program at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment facility. The 5 million gpd plant serves the residents, visitors and businesses of Hershey, Pennsylvania, which includes the popular Hersheypark theme park and hotels, Hershey Chocolate World, Hershey Chocolate production plants and Tröegs Independent Brewing. The installation of the biosolids drying and gasification platform is expected to boost the wastewater treatment facility’s sustainability by expanding capacity and increasing energy efficiency, according to DTMA Executive Director William Rehkop.

Endress+Hauser names new service partner

Endress+Hauser announced its representative partner of seven years, Eastern Controls, is the new, exclusive authorized sales and service provider for the municipal markets in east Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Eastern Controls specializes in calibration and maintaining high-quality service capabilities.   


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