International business news in short

In this week’s intenational business news in short, a new bubble-pack solar heater kills bacteria, a Florida water utility uses software for maintenance and support services, and a remediation company wins an export achievement award.

Solar Solutions, based in San Diego, US, states that it has developed the AquaPak filtration device, made from polyethylene plastic containing ultraviolet inhibitors and air-filled bubble pack sheeting originally developed for the packaging industry. The company claims that AquaPak, which can heat water beyond 79°C, can eradicate over 99.99% of bacterial pathogens.

Software developers, Haestad Methods, have announced a strategic win as the preferred supplier for hydraulic modelling software, maintenance, and support services for Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA), a major Florida water utility. FPUA has selected Haestad Methods’ WaterCAD, SewerCAD and ClientCareTM programmes.

Finally, provider of metals remediation technologies, KEECO, has announced that it has received the US Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award for 2001. The company received the award for export of its Silica Microencapsulation water treatment systems used in treating metals, contaminated soils and waters.

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