Monthly Archives: July 2015

TrojanUVSwift™ECT Selected for Exciting Projects

Water resources are under stress due to increasing population, changing rainfall patterns, widespread pollution, and a variety of other factors. For this reason, water providers must strive to make the most of every available water source, even those that have been impacted by contamination.

TrojanUV’s Environmental Contaminant Treatment (ECT) solutions with proven UV technology helps to restore and preserve precious water supplies.

The TrojanUVSwift™ECT has been the subject of several news items over the past few months as the system has been selected for some interesting projects of late including:

Six Nations of the Grand River Water Treatment Plant

At the Six Nations of the Grand River Water Treatment Plant in Ontario, the TrojanUVSwift™ECT is treating water from the Grand River for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and taste and odor (T&O) and can serve up to 7,370 users.

To replace the former water treatment plant that was becoming gradually obsolete, the Government of Canada provided $26 million toward the funding of the project through Canada’s Economic Action Plan as part of an overall plan to invest $189 million on water and wastewater projects in Canada.

Six Nations of the Grand River Water Treatment Plant in Ontario

Otter Lake Water Commission

The Otter Lake Water Commission installed the TrojanUVSwift™ECT, which is the first ECT installation and the first UV system to receive disinfection credits in the State of Illinois. This product was chosen because it was concluded that UV-oxidation was the most reliable option to obtain the required 1-log Cryptosporidium inactivation for the treatment plant while simultaneously delivering T&O treatment. The treatment serves approximately 17,000 people and has a maximum flow rate of 1.5 million gallons per day.

Wichita Falls, Texas

Until recently, Wichita Falls, Texas was under a stage 5 drought catastrophe ranking and the second worst drought in the city’s history. The lakes supplying water to the city were at less than 25% capacity combined and despite conservation efforts, water was expected to run out within two years if the drought persisted. The short-term temporary solution to the problem was to implement a Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) system to treat and purify wastewater so it could be reintroduced into the potable water supply.

As the initial temporary emergency permit was expiring, the city sought solutions to extend the project.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the installation of a UV-treatment process to act as an additional barrier for Cryptosporidium inactivation for project extension. The TrojanUVSwift™ECT was commissioned in February of 2015, allowing the city to receive a one-year extension on the DPR project.

 

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) – Raising the Bar

Trojan Technologies is excited to be a part of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), which features state-of-the-art wastewater facilities across Canada.

The SOWC believes innovation is necessary to solve water challenges, and that innovations become marketable solutions when private sector and academic knowledge are applied in real-world environments.

The SOWC also helps researchers and water technology companies like us connect by making key introductions and supporting coordination and development of projects.

Southern Ontario Water Consortium

Overlooking the City of London Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plan with supply pipes connecting to the SOWC Wastewater Facility (photo from Water Canada).

These industry-academic collaborations are able to leverage a suite of unique facilities for real-world water technology research, development and demonstration across SOWC’s nine post-secondary partner institutions which are focused on the following areas: wastewater, drinking water, ecotoxicology, watersheds, sensors and data.

Users at the London, Ontario Greenway site have outdoor access to some process streams with flows ranging from 1,000 to an impressive 90,000 cubic metres per day. This provides Trojan with the opportunity to test our equipment on real effluent. Linda Gowman, Chief Technology Officer at Trojan says:

“The ability to access a 90,000 cubic metre flow rate is hugely important for us and it’s very hard to come by… it’s like having a real-life test track. Being able to test on such a full range of capacity is ideal because it means we don’t have to go anywhere else.”

Water Canada Cover - July 2015 issueThe SOWC is featured on the cover of Water Canada’s July/August 2015 issue which states that:
“While wastewater has historically taken a backseat to its more glamorous and visible counterparts – drinking water and stormwater – industry professionals are now noticing a shift in the spotlight. Wastewater Innovation is coming to the forefront…”

Trojan Technologies is excited to be a part of this initiative which is helping to set a new standard for research and innovation.

Trojan Technologies Recognized by LEDC for Commitment to Clean Technology

Trojan Technologies was happy to be honored recently with an Economic Leadership Award from the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). The award was presented at London City Hall on May 12th, 2015, by London, Ontario Mayor, Matt Brown, and LEDC’s President and CEO, Kapil Lakhotia.

LEDC Economic Leadership Award

LEDC’s President and CEO, Kapil Lakhotia, Trojan Technologies President Marv DeVries, London, Ontario Mayor, Matt Brown.

Later in May, Trojan and LEDC were together again for the first tour of the $8-million dollar water research centre at Greenway Pollution Control Centre in London, Ontario. The centre allows large-scale water research and testing to take place in an environmentally controlled space as part of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium.

About the LEDC (London Economic Development Corporation

LEDC is the lead economic development agency in London, and is a partnership between the City of London and the private sector. The LEDC is improving the economic well-being of Londoners through the growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to London.