European business briefs: water partnership, UV treatment and water costs
In this week’s European business briefs, the search for a water partnership, a UV treatment system and two reports on the rising costs of water and outsourcing of water services.
A company in north Poland is looking for a partner to establish a production agreement on their new invention, a chlorine dioxide generator to treat water and sterilise devices. The generator, called Genclore, produces an environmentally friendly preparation that disinfects drinking water and sterilises devices, surfaces and toilets. The generator is being promoted through the Innovation Relay Centre.
Water treatment company Trojan Technologies has been awarded three contracts in the UK for its ultraviolet wastewater treatment systems. Three plants in south Wales will use the UV system to treat 80 million gallons of water a day, said the company. Trojan has also purchased the UV assets of German company Duker AG & Co. of Laufach.
A new report by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan shows that many European companies believe outsourcing for the water and wastewater industry will continue to expand over the next 5 to 10 years, Because the proportion of privately managed systems in the water sector is still quite low, says the report, outsourcing municipal water services will increase cooperation between the public and the private sectors.
NUS Consulting Group have released their International Water Report showing that the cost of water has increased in many countries across Europe. In their survey of price trends over the past year in 14 countries, the group found that Denmark, Finland, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Sweden all experienced price hikes. The report warns that “residential and business users need to prepare now for higher pricing and potentially a less secured water supply.”
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