Tetra Tech resource consultants have received four new water protection contracts from Canadian federal agencies, together worth CA$16 million. The Canadian company will provide technical services to address mine waste and watershed management problems.

Consultancy conglomerate Xtreme Companies, Inc is in discussion with Grumann Sudamerickanische to include its subsidiary’s thermoreduction heat absorption process in Grumann’s South American waste treatment projects. In the first project for Caracas, Venezuela, Grumann is developing a solid waste treatment plant to generate electricity at a state facility. Part of the plant involves waste-to-energy that Xtreme’s subsidiary Waste Renewal Systems believes is particularly suited to its own process.

International Water-Guard Industries has been granted a US patent for its aircraft potable water treatment units. The fluid sterilization equipment combines carbon filtration with ultraviolet disinfection. The device comes in a range of sizes and will be available from next year.

A US Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the Port of Los Angeles Clean Air Program (POLACAP), which will provide US$2.8 million in funding for innovative terminal and ship operations programs aimed at reducing polluting emissions.

The city of Carlsbad in California has bought the first mobile membrane filtration system from USFilter. PreMPT will be used to expand the city’s water recycling facility that feeds several nearby towns.

Membrane specialists Pall Corporation presented their water re-use technology at the annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference. The presentation focused on how water districts and industrial plants in three states – California, Arizona and Florida – saved water and costs through Pall’s Aria(SM) Water Treatment Systems on secondary treated wastewater effluents.

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