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March 2006: Volume 48, Number 3

March 2006 Droplets

Clean Water Testing, a state-certified water laboratory located in Appleton, Wisc., has launched a new website designed to provide educational and water testing information as well as online ordering of testing supplies. The new offerings can be viewed at www.cleanwatertesting.com.

Keiser College has established a scholarship program for Certified Pool-Spa Operator® and Certified Pool-Spa Inspector® graduates. The $500 scholarship is applicable for the colleges two-year online Aquatic Engineering Degree program for students with either the CPO or CPI and a current certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).

The NSPF and the Independent Pool and Spa Association, Inc., have signed an agreement to partner for the purposes of expanding IPSA's education offerings to its members.

TEFSA-Group, an international designer and manufacturer of industrial filtration equipment, has formed a strategic partnership with Applied Process Equipment, Inc., a value-added wastewater technology distributor in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Applied Process Equipment, Inc. has also been appointed by Spartan Environmental Technologies LLC as its representative for Arizona and New Mexico. Spartan's product line includes ozone generators, odor control systems and proprietary electrolytic systems for the removal of organics from water.

Spartan Environmental Technologies LLC has also appointed The Maher Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of chemical oxidation and disinfection equipment, as its representative for the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Construction of a new FilmTec Corporation facility is nearly complete and production at The Dow Chemical Company subsidiary's new plant in Edina, Minn., will begin this summer.

The City of Nogales, Ariz. has selected Severn Trent Services to provide its SORB 33® arsenic removal technology at three water treatment facilities with a combined flow capacity of 2,000 gpm.

National Testing Labs, Ltd. has moved to new offices at 6571 Wilson Mills Road, Cleveland, OH 44143. For more information, contact NTL at (800) 458-3330, (440) 449-2525 or via fax at (440) 449-8585.

CDM of Kansas City, Mo. and Haley & Aldrich of New York, N.Y. have received the National Ground Water Association's Outstanding Ground Water Remediation Project Award for, 'outstanding science, engineering and/or innovation in the area of cleaning up groundwater and soil.'

Chemilizer Products, Inc. has been selected as a supplier to RE-Ox LLC, the proprietor of RE-Ox", a successfully tested product using the Chemilizer CP33 volumetric injector, which can unclog municipal water pipes encrusted with calcium deposits as well as prevent solidified deposits.

The Fluid Controls Institute announces that all standards are now available online for sale in hardcopy and electronic forms. The standards may be purchased on the FCI website, www.fluidcontrolsinstitute.org.

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. will feature the complete line of nanofiltration and RO membrane elements, as well as its various antiscalants, cleaners and maintenance chemicals for membranes, at WQA Aquatech USA in Chicago, Ill.

Flow Sciences, Inc. has launched new website features, including an online catalog, client extranet and eCommerce capabilities. The site, www.flowsciences.com, also includes videos, flash presentations, white papers and technical specifications.

Calgon Carbon has announced plans to relocate its industrial reactivation operation and the processing of certain specialty activated carbons from its Columbus, Ohio, facility to its Big Sandy plant in Catlettsburg, Ky. The company has also temporarily idled its reactivation facility in Blue Lake, Calif.

Acquisition activity in the fourth quarter of last year brought in a total of eight water and wastewater systems to Aqua America Inc., the company has announced. Over the course of 2005, Aqua America expanded its national footprint with a company record of 30 acquisitions.