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Join us in Chicago for WEFTEC 2019

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America, offering water quality professionals from around the world with the best in water quality education and training.

We will be there, in Booth 1312, and our TrojanUVFlex™ and TrojanUVSigna™ will be on display, as will the Salsnes Filter system.

Do you have a question about disinfection or filtration? Book an appointment or stop by for a visit.

What’s up at WEFTEC

Here’s a quick rundown of some of our can’t-miss events at WEFTEC:

Monday, September 23

  • Mobile Session: Primary Effluent Filtration
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Booth 1312
    Learn more about wastewater filtration technologies from Salsnes Filter subject matter experts.
  • In-booth Reception
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Booth 1312
    After a long day of walking and meetings, let us treat you to complimentary drinks and snacks. We’ll be serving up Chicago’s own Garrett Popcorn as well as some tasty craft beer.
  • Technical Session: Advances in Primary and Primary Effluent Filtration
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room S501a
    Presenter:  Domenico Santoro, Senior Research Scientist, Trojan Technologies
    Learn more about filtration technologies as an alternative to conventional primary clarification for carbon diversion.

Tuesday, September 24

  • Mobile Session: Wastewater 101
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Booth 1312
    Learn more about wastewater UV disinfection from TrojanUV subject matter experts.
  • Free T-shirts
    All day (while supplies last), Booth 1312
    We’ll be screening and printing custom t-shirts right in our booth – be sure to stop by and get yours!

Pollutec 2018

Pollutec est un salon international présentant les dernières technologies en matière d’équipements, de technologies et de services environnementaux.

Nous exposons à Pollutec, un salon professionnel international présentant des équipements, des technologies et des services environnementaux, auquel participent plus de 73 000 professionnels de l’industrie du monde entier. L’événement est ouvert du 27 au 30 novembre et se déroule à Eurexpo Lyon, en France.

Deux de nos entreprises, Aquafine et TrojanUV, seront sur le stand 5-C139 pour parler avec les visiteurs de la désinfection écologique par UV pour le traitement de l’eau et des eaux usées. Espérons vous y voir!

Plus sur la désinfection UV

La désinfection par UV est le moyen le plus écologique de désinfecter l’eau et les eaux usées. Le processus ne contient aucun produit chimique. il n’ajoute rien à l’eau mais une lumière UV et, par conséquent, contrairement aux approches chimiques, ne crée pas de sous-produits de désinfection pouvant être nocifs pour l’homme, la vie aquatique ou l’environnement.

Le salon aura lieu du 27 au 30 novembre à l'Eurexpo Lyon à Lyon, en France, et accueillera plus de 2 200 exposants et 73 000 professionnels de l'industrie de 128 pays. Les exposants couvrent un large éventail de secteurs, notamment l'eau, l'énergie, l'air, les déchets, la gestion des risques, la planification urbaine, etc.

Pollutec is an international tradeshow showcasing the latest in environmental equipment, technologies and services.

The trade show will be taking place at the Eurexpo Lyon in Lyon, France from November 27-30 and will host over 2,200 exhibitors and 73,000 industry professionals from 128 countries. Exhibitors cover a broad range of sectors including water, energy, air, waste, risk management, urban planning and more.

Two of our businesses, Aquafine and TrojanUV, will be at Stand 5-C139 speaking with visitors about environmentally-friendly UV disinfection for water and wastewater treatment. Hope to see you there!

More About UV Disinfection

UV disinfection is the most environmentally-friendly way to disinfect water and wastewater. The process is chemical-free; it adds nothing to the water but UV light, and therefore, unlike chemical approaches, does not create disinfection by-products that can be harmful to humans, aquatic life or the environment.




WEFTEC, is the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition, and offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today.

Join Trojan Technologies at New Orleans Morial Convention Centre from September 29 – October 3, 2018, where we’ll be showcasing some of the latest products, technologies and services in Booth #3516.

Annual In-booth Reception

On Monday, October 1 we will be hosting our annual in-booth reception. We’ll be serving up gourmet pretzels and tasty beverages from a local microbrewery – we hope to see you there!

Trojan Technologies' in-booth reception at WEFTEC 2018 will take place on Monday, October 1

Trojan Technologies at WEFTEC

  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection.
  • Salsnes Filter – Drop by to learn how the Salsnes Filter system eases demand on secondary wastewater treatment processes. And, how, with it’s compact footprint, the system can fit at virtually any Plant, even those not originally designed for primary treatment
  • USP Technologies –  Learn more about USP Technologies‘s peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial applications.

Technical Sessions

Trojan Technologies will be participating in a number of Technical Sessions at WEFTEC.

Singapore International Water Week 2018

Singapore International Water Week

DATE: Monday, July 9, 2018

Water Expo @ City Solutions Singapore (CSS) is the largest global water event showcasing a comprehensive range of products and services. The highlights of this year’s Water Expo are on Advanced Waste water treatment Technology and Reuse Solutions and Smart Water solutions.

Visit Trojan Technologies at booth B2 T20



After stops in Spain (2012), Italy (2014) and the United Kingdom (2016), the ecoSTP conference is making its way to London, Canada in 2018. Taking place June 25 – 27, the 4th ecoSTP conference (IWA ecoSTP18) will focus on innovative wastewater treatment technologies that will play an integral role in enabling wastewater treatment plants to become water resource recovery facilities.

The conference will be structured to accentuate three major themes:

  • The Water Factory, with emphasis on water treatment, reclamation and reuse
  • The Energy Factory, with emphasis on energy recovery and the net-zero energy goal
  • The Value Products Factory, with emphasis on resource recovery and value product creation

We are proud sponsors of the conference and several of our associates have been involved in its planning, including Vice President of Research Ted Mao and Senior Research Scienstist Domenico Santoro, who are chair and co-chair of the event.

Learn more about the conference by visiting

IFAT 2018

IFAT is the World’s leading trade show for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, taking place in Germany. It takes place May 14 – 18, 2018 at Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany.

Trojan Technologies Businesses TrojanUV and Salsnes Filter will be at attendance this year, and will be at Booth A3.526.

IFAT 2018

Trojan Technologies at IFAT

  • Salsnes Filter – Salsnes Filter provides eco-efficient solids separation for municipal and industrial applications. Drop by to see the SF1000 and learn how this compact system integrates solids separation with sludge thickening and dewatering.
  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection.

>> For further information regarding the show, visit the IFAT website here

Weftec 2017

WEFTEC, is the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition, and offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today.

Join Trojan Technologies at McCormick Place, Chicago from September 30th – October 4th, 2017, where we’ll be showcasing some of the latest products, technologies and services at Booths #1607 and #1612.

Trojan Technologies Celebrates Forty Years

Cheers to Forty Years - Trojan Technologies Celebrates our 40th Anniversary

This year, Trojan Technologies is celebrating our 40th anniversary! To our customers and partners, thank you for collaborating with us – it’s been an honor to help you build water confidence around the world.

Let’s celebrate! Come and enjoy FREE snacks and drinks with us during Day 1 of Weftec.
Monday October 2nd, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Booths #1607 & #1612

Trojan Technologies at WEFTEC

  • Salsnes FilterSalsnes Filter provides eco-efficient solids separation. See how Salsnes can improve more than primary treatment and drop by to learn how it can enhance the performance of both secondary treatment and digesters. Booth #1612.
  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection. Booth #1607.
  • USP Technologies –  Learn more about USP Technologies‘s peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial applications. Booth #1612.

>> Visit the WEFTEC 2017 site here

World Water-Tech North America 2016

Trojan Technologies is proud to be a sponsor of World Water-Tech North America, taking place in Toronto, Canada, October 18-20, 2016.

World Water Tech North AmericaThe goal of the forum is to bring together utilities, industries, investors, engineers and water technology experts to discuss the latest innovations in water and wastewater.

Trojan President Marv Devries will be speaking at the event, and Trojan Chief Technology Offices Linda Gowman will be moderating a session during the “Ontario Day” part of the show, which focuses on Ontario as a global water leader.

Panel: Next Actions – Fueling a Thriving Water Sector, October 18, 2016

The Ontario brand has made a significant mark on the global water technology scene. To continue an upward trajectory, what are the next actionable steps for Ontario’s water sector over the next five years? What does a strong, thriving water sector look like, and how do different stakeholders play a role in getting there?

Linda Gowman will be moderating this panel. Participants include: Rob Andrews, Presiden & CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency, David Henderson, Partner, XPV Water Partners, Peter Gallant, President & CEO, WaterTAP, and Brenda Lucas, Executive Director, Southern Ontario Water Consortium.

Water Reuse: Closing the Loops in the Circular Economy – October 20, 2016, 11:30 AM

Marv Devries will be one of the panel of speakers for this session, moderated by Jeff Mosher, Chief Research and Strategic Planning Officer WE&RF (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How can utilities build resilience through water recycling and water reuse?
  • Who is currently leading the way in direct reuse?
  • How affordable is zero liquid discharge?
  • What are the core obstacles to faster scale-up of water reuse solutions and how can we address these?
  • How can we calculate the potential cost of future crises in order to justify investment today in reuse solutions?


BlueTech Selects Trojan Papers Among Top 100 of WEFTEC

The rate of generation of knowledge and information is increasing exponentially. In the water industry, papers presented at water conferences every year represent the most current body of knowledge in the industry.

BlueTech Research logoBlueTech Research, a premier global provider of water technology market intelligence, screened nearly 1,000 papers to be presented at WEFTEC 2016 (the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world).

They then created a curated selection of 100 papers that they believe to be the most relevant papers for those looking to keep their pulse on innovation in the water industry. BlueTech states:

“We analyse conference proceedings to identify key trends, hot topics and to gain commercial insights and support our research… to identify the truly impactful papers from the masses out there.”

Trojan Technologies is honoured that the following two papers to be presented at WEFTEC, have been selected by BlueTech as part of their Top 100.

Trojan Technologies – Top 100 Selected WEFTEC 2016 Papers

Wastewater Disinfection Using Peracetic Acid: Innovative Process Design, Optimization, And Control
Room 352, (Session 310 Evolving Wastewater Disinfection Alternatives)
Tuesday, September 27th, 9:30 AM
Presenter: Siva Sarathy, Research Scientist, Trojan Technologies
Authors: S. Sarathy, A. Murray, P. Neofotistos, J. Walton, Y. Lawryshyn, D. Santoro
Company: Trojan Technologies, USP Technologies, University of Toronto

Development Of A Mainstream Anaerobic Treatment Process Using A Hybrid UASB Micro Sieve System
Room 339 (Session  206 Advanced Treatment Processes: Technology Innovation Forum)
Monday, September 26th, 3:30 PM
Presenter: Jose Jimenez, Brown and Caldwell
Authors: J. A. Jimenez, L. Bethke, M. Rattier, S. Hu, D. Santoro, S. Sarathy, L. Filmore, J. Willis, J. Keller, D. Batstone
Company: Brown And Caldwell, The University of Queensland, Trojan Technologies, WERF

Water Challenges – Calling All Talent

On World Water Day, March 22, 2016, Linda Gowman, Trojan Technologies’ Chief Technology Officer – delivered the keynote address at the 7th Annual Graduate Research Fair and Water Celebration, held at the University of Waterloo (a UN-inspired event, co-hosted by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University).

Keeping with the World Water Day 2016 theme of “Water and Jobs”, Linda focused her talk on the intersection between water treatment technology and the broader theme of water stress. Specifically, she addressed why today, more than ever, there is a need to involve experts from every sector in discussions about water.

Throughout her talk, Linda candidly addressed why she believes water is such an important issue, and why the technology is only one aspect of the solution. Below are some excerpts from her speech.

Linda Gowman, Trojan Technologies Chief Technologies Officer

Linda Gowman, Trojan Technologies Chief Technologies Officer

The Conversation About Water and Jobs

This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Water and Jobs”, but I’m not going to give an accounting of how many engineers that it takes to make a water widget – that’s because I think there is a much bigger and more important conversation to be had about water.

“This is about the many people that it will take for us to truly start to value water as a resource, and about who is needed to take humanity to a practice of sustainable use of this very precious resource”

Interrelated Variables and Sustainability

The notion of sustainability can take on meanings that you would never anticipate, if you were not in the business of treating water. We find ourselves engineering to the sustainability of existing infrastructure – it seems obvious when you say it, but you might not ever think of it without the context.

In the Waterloo Region, the installation of Trojan’s technology onto a well head to remediate chemical contamination of the water and allow the wells to go back into production, has helped to keep the ground water level steady. So in addition to providing water, the pumping helps to prevent basements from getting wet. Sustainability here means not just that water is provided, but that the existing civil infrastructure, in this case existing homes, is protected by the proper management of ground water levels.

These interrelated variables aren’t always obvious on first glance, and who would think that the solution to wet basements was to put UV-oxidation technology on to well heads and restart a previously unused well field? But that is what has happened.

Scientists and Engineers Have a Duty to Communicate

“Those of us who are wired to be technical experts have a duty to communicate what we are doing to the broader public.”

So here is my challenge to you – communicate what you are doing to some family members this coming weekend. Think deliberately about what you will tell them – not just what you are doing, but why you are doing it.

This sort of communication is difficult – it needs practice. Doing it well will help you immensely if you are one of those water experts who in the course of time will be engaged in the broader, contextual issues around water – where you will be communicating with others, perhaps colleagues, who will not be experts themselves.

This being said, as a scientist and professional engineer, it is clear to me that the easy part of the water challenge is sorting out the technology, and the profoundly more complicated parts are figuring out the psychological, social, financial, governmental, even spiritual aspects that surround our relationship with and dependence upon water.

Calling All Talent – Experts from Every Sector Needed

According to WaterTAP- the Water Technology Acceleration Project resulting from legislation of the Ontario government, there are 22,000 water-related jobs in water in Ontario. Many of these jobs will be related to something technical, but many will not.

At Trojan, roughly half of our staff are science/technical experts of one kind or another, directly involved in the research, engineering, design, manufacture, implementation, and service of our technology. The other half are experts in other areas, such as sales, marketing, information technology, and human resources.

“Water is such a fundamental human need, that diversity of expertise and balance of opinions and interests is desperately needed, with a genuine focus on sustainability, properly defined and honestly executed.”

You don’t need to be a technical expert to work on our world’s water challenges. I am calling on all talent.  Because all talent is what it will take.

Water and Jobs