NEWS/IN BRIEF “We see the Oasys technology as an innovative alternative for treating high salinity produced water. We are excited about adding it to our suite of solutions to meet the various requirements for water recycle and reuse within the oil and gas industry,” said Select Energy Services CEO John Schmitz. “The capital cost of the Oasys system gives our customers an effective and sustainable option to offset the costs of deep well injection.” “The results of our recent pilot show that our technology will transform water treatment,” said Bob Muscat, CEO of Oasys Water. “We are thrilled to be taking our solution to market and partnering with a company as successful as Select Energy Services, to bring our technology to the oil and gas industry. Commercial interest in our MBC has been tremendous and we look forward to introducing the technology to Select’s customers this year.”
Over the past three months, the program has seen more than 50 metric tons of previously landfilled metal being recycled. “As service providers, our customers are already required by government regulations to manage waste oil and filters. This program is built around helping them take it to the next level, to rethink how they manage that waste for the future. Proper filter recycling not only makes their customers feel good about where they do business, but it also keeps our customers ahead of changing government waste management requirements,” explained Matthew Tullai, executive director, marketing and sales at Cummins Filtration. By the end of the year, Cummins Filtration plans to see more than 100 metric tons of previously landfilled steel being recycled. Cummins Filtration plans to extend the program beyond the US in the coming years. For further information, visit www.cumminsfiltration.com
For further information, visit www.oasyswater.com and www.selectenergyservices.com
Cummins Filtration launches Fleetguard filter recycling program
ummins Filtration has officially launched its Fleetguard filter recycling management program – Filtering Change – to reduce the number of metal filter cans and used media elements going to landfill. Filtering Change is an internal recycling management program designed to empower customers to be environmentally responsible. The program is designed to provide customers with the resources and support necessary to successfully integrate filter recycling into their daily operations. Program participants new to recycling can use an extensive directory of qualified recycling management companies to find one that fits their needs. Those already recycling can use the program’s validation process to ensure that their existing company meets the program requirements for being a responsible recycler. A key requirement is that the recycling management company has an audit trail and guarantees that filters and used oil are recycled, not landfilled.
Xylem expands in Russian market with new Moscow base
ylem Inc has opened a new distribution and customer service centre in Moscow, Russia. The company’s expanded presence in Russia will focus on boosting sales and distribution, improving relationships with Russian customers and delivering local customer service, after-sales support, application engineering and training. The Moscow team will concentrate on core markets, including wastewater transport and treatment, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning for residential and commercial buildings, and water solutions for light industry, agriculture and irrigation. The company has been doing business in Russia since 2005 through two independent local distributors for its Lowara, Vogel, Leopold, Flygt, Wedeco, Godwin and Sanitaire brands. “The channels to our customers are becoming considerably shorter, and we can now personally accompany our customers on-site throughout the development of projects, offering applications solutions and systems expertise,” said André Dhawan, vice president and general manager of Xylem’s Residential and Commercial Water business in Europe.
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iÊ Weir Group plc has withdrawn from bidding for Australian mining equipment company Ludowici (see Filtration Industry Analyst, February and January 2012). Weir chief executive Keith Cochrane said: “Whilst Ludowici represented an attractive opportunity to expand our market leading Australian business, our focus in any acquisition is to create value for Weir shareholders. A materially higher offer would not have met the rigorous financial criteria which we apply to all acquisitions.” FLSmidth looks set to acquire Ludowici at A$11.0 per share. www.weir.co.uk, www.ludowici.com. au and www.flsmidth.com UÊ Amiad Water Systems Ltd has received the Mekorot Award for the company’s many years of service to Israel’s water industry. The award recognises Amiad’s contribution to the water industry in terms of technological innovation and water conservation. Mekorot is Israel’s national water company. www.amiad.com UÊ GE Healthcare has officially opened its expanded Fast Trak Training Center in Shanghai, China. The Fast Trak Center is located within the GE China Technology Center, an integrated multi-disciplinary research campus with more than 1500 researchers in over 60 laboratories. Aimed at drug discovery, manufacturing and staff scientists, process developers, engineers, plant operators and support staff, Fast Trak training brings together expertise in technologies and techniques used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing eg process development, column packing, system control and membrane filtration. www.gehealthcare.com UÊ /
i Pentair Foundation has announced a US$1 million grant to the non-profit Water Missions International (WMI). The five-year grant will fund clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries, building on Pentair’s existing Project Safewater initiative with WMI. WMI currently operates water quality and sanitation programs in Honduras, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Indonesia, Haiti, Peru and Belize. www.pentair.com
For further information, visit www.xyleminc.com
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