Water & Wastewater Industry News: April 2016

Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

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Hydro International Acquires Hydro-Logic
Hydro International acquired Hydro-Logic Ltd (trading as Isodaq Technology) and Hydro-Logic Services LLP, expanding its range of water quantity and water quality management products with the addition of monitoring products and data, analysis and advisory services that will provide customers with new insights to help improve water management, reduce flood risk and minimize pollution. Isodaq Technology’s products provide instrumentation and information systems for water environment monitoring applications, including data logging, telemetry and software.

Virginia Water Treatment Plant Project Begins Second Phase
Meurer Research Inc.’s Inclined Plate Settlers and Hoseless Cable-Vac Sludge Collectors are being installed to replace aging equipment, improve effluent quality and enhance solids removal at the Richmond, Virginia, water treatment plant. The MRI system is designed for a maximum peak flow of 140 mgd. To retrofit the four sedimentation basins, MRI equipment is being installed in one basin per year over a four-year period. The phased approach enables the Richmond plant – one of the largest water producers in Virginia – to be upgraded without interrupting operations. Retrofitting of the second basin will be completed this year. Installation in the first basin was completed in 2015. The final two basins will be completed in 2017 and 2018.

Jacobi Carbons Names President of Americas Region  
Jacobi Carbons named Jacob Sondergaard president of its Americas Region. Former JCI President, Bill Eubanks, will remain with Jacobi in the new role of chief development officer. His focus will be on growth initiatives for Jacobi Carbons, including acquisitions, strategic alliances and product development, while remaining in an advisory role to Jacobi’s Asian Manufacturing Group and the Global Process Technology Team.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems Releases Product Brochure
Aqua-Aerobic Systems published a 12-page cloth media technology brochure highlighting the features and benefits of OptiFiber technology, its available mechanical configurations — including AquaDisk, AquaDiamond and Aqua MegaDisk — application profiles, piloting units, and continued research and development. Visit www.aqua-aerobic.com to view and to download the brochure.

KROHNE Becomes Comprehensive Instrument Provider
KROHNE has become a comprehensive instrument provider, offering a full range of measurement solutions for process measurement applications. Its North America operations include a service and repair facility and extensive calibration facilities. A technical application support center provides 24/7/365 post-sale support, configuration, troubleshooting, and installation and wiring assistance. A field service division supplies factory-authorized and trained technicians throughout North America.

WesTech Adds Digabit’s Software Platform
WesTech Engineering, provider of water treatment technology and solutions, signed an agreement to deploy Digabit’s Documoto software platform. WesTech aims to expand aftermarket parts sales revenue and provide more accurate parts information to resellers and other customers. Company leaders chose Documoto’s flexible cloud-based publishing solution as the quickest path toward achieving those goals. A large share of WesTech’s equipment sales involve uniquely customized machines installed at globally dispersed locations, making parts identification a critical task for aftermarket sales and service personnel.



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