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WEFTEC 2018

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.

IFAT 2018 Recap

This past May, Trojan traveled to Munich Germany for IFAT, the World’s leading trade show for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. It was a record breaking year for the show with the number of visitors increasing by 4% to more than 141,000.

Crowd in Trojan Technologies booth.

Visitors to the Trojan Technologies booth.

At the show, TrojanUV showcased the TrojanUVSigna, the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants wanting to easily upgrade their existing UV system, or convert from chlorine disinfection.

Also in attendance, Salsnes Filter displayed the SF1000, a compact system integrating primary solids separation with sludge thickening and dewatering.

Steffano Salvatore (right) with Tom Freyberg of PennWell International (left).

Salnes Filter’s Business Development Manager for Europe, Steffano Salvatore had the opportunity to chat with WaterWorld to discuss the future of municipal wastewater treatment across Europe and the benefits of the Salsnes Filter system. Watch the interview now.

The next IFAT takes place in Munich from May 4 – 8, 2020 and it is expected that the popularity of the show will continue to rise as the need for more sustainable use of resources intensifies.

Further Reading

Singapore International Water Week 2018

Singapore International Water Week

DATE: Monday, July 9, 2018
URL: www.siww.com.sg/

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

 

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

Hank Vander Laan at Trojan’s 40th Celebration

A 40th Anniversary Celebration to mark Trojan’s 40th Anniversary was held this past summer, and we were fortunate to have a number of people speak at the event including Trojan founder, Hank Vander Laan.

Hank served as Trojan’s leader for almost 25 years – as Founder, as President and CEO, and as the Chairman of the Board. For those years, he was the primary driving force, the entrepreneurial spirit and Trojan’s steadfast and beloved leader. For the past 15 years, he has remained an interested and engaged participant in Trojan’s life, and is still a contributor to its success.

Hank had a number of great memories and stories to share about Trojan’s history, as well as some words of wisdom.

Watch the Full Video of Hank Vander Laan’s speech at Trojan’s 40th Anniversary

Here are just a few selected highlights:

“Corporations are just not some cold neutral entity, but consist of people who have hopes, dreams, ambitions, families, sons and daughters – as do our customers and all those who ultimately participate and benefit from our combined efforts. In Trojan, we see this in spades.”

“Our always growing diversity, people and experience has allowed Trojan to have a leading and meaningful presence in every corner of the globe. How rich and satisfying this diversity – where every person can thrive and make a meaningful contribution.”

“The more I reflected on what really made this company what is is today – is the people. People like you and me. People with hopes and dreams for a better world we can all share in.”

“People at Trojan come from every walk of life, and from every race and tribe. Together, they give it their very best by listening carefully to one another, sharing their dreams, supporting and respecting one another, innovating together and seeking the best for one another.”

Cheers to 40 Years: Trojan Celebrates 40th Anniversary

‘It all begins by someone having an idea that initially may sound impossible and off the wall – but in the end turns out to be the beginning of something big and profound.’ – Hank Vander Laan

Staff and special guests gather at Trojan's 40th anniversary celebration.2017 marks Trojan’s 40th anniversary and on the afternoon of August 30th, proud Trojan friends, family and associates gathered in London, ON, to enjoy delicious food, great music, and to celebrate all that Trojan has accomplished.

Special guests Jim Lavelle (friend and long-time consultant and advisor), Matt Brown (Mayor of London, Ontario), Kelly Scherr (Managing Director, Environmental and Engineering Services & City Engineer, City of London), George Taylor (former Board Member) and Tania Testa (former Director of Marketing) were invited to share their Trojan stories, and the crowd was thoroughly entertained by passionate recounts of coming of age struggles, huge acts of generosity, and many successes from 1977 to present day.

The event was an enormous success and many thanks goes out to event organizers, vendors, guest speakers and to employees past and present for their drive and dedication to the continued success of Trojan Technologies.

For more from the celebration, watch our highlight reel and we encourage you to share your Trojan story!

Speeches

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.

Details
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

Ozwater 2017

Trojan Technologies Businesses TrojanUV and Salsnes Filter will be exhibiting at Ozwater in Australia this May. Come by and see us!

Ozwater is Australia’s international water conference and trade exhibition, and is run annually by the Australian Water Association (AWA). Building upon AWA’s mission to be the ‘hub for water professionals’, Ozwater’17 will attract a diverse audience from water professionals, decision and policy makers through to students, scientists and researchers.


Ozwater 2017
May 16-18, 2017
International Convention Centre Sydney
Sydney, Australia

RES’EAU WaterNET – Community Circle Approach to First Nations Water Challenges

Trojan Technologies  is dedicated to improving the health of our global environment. We achieve this, in part, by paying close attention to our social, environmental and ethical responsibilities at the community level, as strong communities are the building blocks to a better future.

In Canada alone, over six million people rely on small and rural water systems for drinking water. Globally, this number stretches to 2.5 billion people.

In addition to being remotely located, small water treatment systems are often under resourced, making it difficult to install systems, especially if they require highly trained operators. The result is an increased risk of illness from drinking inadequately treated water and a high number of Boil Water Advisories.

boil water advisory sign

To help tackle this situation,  in 2008 Trojan Technologies began a partnership with RES’EAU WaterNET, a collaborative research program that is part of Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

RES’EAU is Canada’s first and only collaborative research initiative devoted to meeting clean water demands in small, rural communities.

RES’EAU aims to protect the health of small, rural, and First Nations communities by producing game-changing water treatment solutions, based on the development and deployment of appropriate technologies and community stakeholder involvement.

The Community Circle Approach

In 2013, RES’EAU began a five-year, $7 million program to refine and expand upon its community-centric, impact-focused research programs – otherwise, known as Community Circles. There are currently six community circles located across British Columbia, each focused on addressing the specific needs of the community.

Adapted from First Nations’ traditional approaches, Community Circles are real-life environments where communities, government agencies, researchers and other relevant partners co-create solutions to water challenges.

Dr. Bill Cairns, PhD, Chief Scientist Emeritus, Trojan Technologies, and Chair of the Board for RES’EAU, states:

“In First Nations communities, historically everyone must buy into a solution before it is implemented. This is especially important when dealing with water treatment technologies as water has cultural and historic relevance to First Nations Communities, and new technologies may require new thinking and acceptance.”

At RES’EAU, this inclusiveness manifests directly in the research process by putting stakeholders from the communities at the heart of the innovation cycle, incorporating research insights at the early stages of development.

It is through RES’EAU’s engaging community circle approach that the community, researchers, and others involved are able to determine what solutions are best suited for each community, measuring success not only by technological advancement, but also by a community and social achievement.

The RES’EAU Pilot Trailer

In addition to Dr. Cairn’s participation with the board, Trojan has been involved in a variety of projects and research initiatives with RES’EAU, including helping to launch their first mobile pilot trailer (through the provision of equipment from  VIQUA, a Trojan Technologies business based in Guelph, Ontario).

res'eau mobile pilot trailer

The mobile unit is used as a convenient way to make different technologies, including UV, available to individual communities and their water treatment system operators. This ultimately helps everyone involved become aware of various technologies’ operational details, and demonstrates the technologies’ performance on the water qualities encountered in different communities.

Utilizing UV technology, as well as filtration and ion exchange, the mobile unit is able directly to evaluate various technological process options that could resolve a community’s water problems and protect community health.

Along with the mobile unit, VIQUA is also involved in a pilot study examining the effectiveness of Point of Entry (POE) water treatment in First Nation communities.  POE treatment systems may be an option for small and remote communities where central treatment is not affordable.   VIQUA not only aids in supplying the UV system for this pilot, but also plays a large role in the research component of the work.

RES’EAU & UV

UV technology has been an integral part of the research process at RES’EAU since day one. In addition to UV’s ability to inactivate pathogenic organisms and meet water disinfection standards, UV technology is often more culturally acceptable and/or more practical to operate than chemical disinfection technologies such as chlorination. The added benefit is that no disinfection by-products are generated with the use of UV, whereas significant by-products can result with the use of chlorine. In addition, in many remote communities, shipping in chemicals such as chlorine can be problematic.

By first understanding the needs of the community, solutions that meet both the technological and social definition of success have been derived. This model of problem-solving has led to international recognition in research communities, and has the potential to be adopted globally in addressing the problems of small and remote communities

The work of RES’EAU WaterNET is another important reminder of how success in the water industry will come only from multidisciplinary engagement. The Community Circle Approach demonstrates the importance of prioritizing communication with all stakeholders, and it is this holistic approach to research that leads to meaningful and sustainable results.

Weftec 2016

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.

Trojan Technologies will have three of our Businesses at the show, where we will be showcasing our technologies and services. So join us in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 24th-28th, 2016, at Booths #3728 & #3734.

Bring Out the Pretzels – Be Our Guest!

Trojan Technologies In-Booth WEFTEC 2016 Recption, Monday September 26, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

On Monday, September 26th, stop by and see us for complimentary snacks and drinks – like gourmet pretzels – and learn about what’s new at Salsnes Filter, TrojanUV and USP Technologies!

In-Booth Reception
Monday, September 26
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Booths #3728, #3734

Salsnes Filter – The Salsnes Filter system can improve much more than primary treatment. Drop by to learn how it can enhances the performance of both secondary treatment and digesters.

TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system, or convert from chlorine.

USP Technologies – Learn more about our peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial applications.

Weftec 2016