(July 26, 2006)
Frost & Sullivan Award
ECOfluid Wins Technology Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges ECOfluid’s Unique Technology and Service Strategies in Packaged Wastewater Treatment.
Palo Alto, California, July 27, 2006. Frost & Sullivan selected ECOfluid Systems, Inc. as the recipient of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership in recognition of its USBF, an exceptional advanced biological wastewater treatment technology.
ECOfluid’s distinctive technology and inventive service strategies have enabled it to increase market share in the competitive packaged wastewater treatment market in the United States and Canada.
The company’s advanced plants based on the USBF process address the constant demand to produce high quality effluents. This single-sludge denitrification process incorporates all the processes required for biological treatment in a single reactor and circulation loop, using very little energy and no chemicals.
While conventional processes such as SBR and extended aeration rely on the slow and inefficient sedimentation process, ECOfluid's USBF technology utilizes a fluidized bed or 'counter current' movement. This is a dynamic method that continually removes pollutants.
In this process, the sewage that enters an anoxic compartment is drawn by gravity into an aeration compartment, and then to the bottom of the upflow sludge blanket filtration clarifier, from where it overflows. The remainder is then recycled from the bottom using airlift pumps, which require no power due to the internal loop configuration.
This way, the mixture is exposed to anoxic aeration three or four times a day, resulting in superior biological nutrient removal, even without the use of added chemicals. Phosphorous removal, through a process known as "biological luxury uptake", is another cost-free benefit.
“USBF does not require primary clarification prior to biological treatment and offers hydraulic flexibility because it easily accommodates high peak flows,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Shilpa Tiku. “In fact, as the flow becomes greater, the sludge blanket rises higher and the filtration area expands simultaneously.”
ECOfluid's USBF technology is, therefore, ideal for use in municipal and domestic wastewater treatment, water reclamation, industrial wastewater, and existing plant retrofits.
“ECOfluid Systems, Inc. is emerging as a company that has employed best practices that have not been replicated by other companies in the market.” notes Tiku. “ECOfluid was benchmarked against all the companies that are present in the biological packaged wastewater treatment market. Its versatile technology and exceptional customer service makes ECOfluid a worthy recipient of 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award.”
Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has demonstrated excellence in technology leadership within its industry. The recipient company has demonstrated technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle — incubation, adaptation, take up, and maturity — to ensure a continuous flow of improvements. By innovating leading-edge concepts, the company has pioneered client applications.
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About ECOfluid Systems Inc.
ECOfluid Systems, a Vancouver, BC based company, was founded in 1995. Centered on its proprietary USBF treatment technology the company designs builds and operates plants for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. The state of the art technology, also eminently suitable for existing plants capacity and efficiency upgrade reconstruction, delivers high treatment efficiency, including nitrogen and phosphorus removal, at costs that are significantly below those of comparable conventional systems. Utilizing the high efficiency of the USBF process the company has developed a niche for providing treatment plants producing high quality effluent including reusable water.
To date the company has sold and completed installations of 100 plants in the US and Canada ranging in capacity from residential cluster units to municipal plants of 1 MGD. The company is currently in the process of expanding its marketing and sales efforts to include additional areas of the North American market. For more information please contact us.
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Industrial wastewater is highly organic by nature, and biological packaged wastewater treatment offers an attractive option for treatment plants that are looking at viable and low-cost options. The USBF process is a self regulated system and very little, operator attention is required.