Shanghai, June 6, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has won two prestigious awards at Aquatech China, the world's leading trade event for the process, drinking and wastewater technology sectors.
As part of the show's Innovation Contest, the AnoxKaldnes(TM) MBBR biofilm technology was crowned Best Innovation and Veolia's Carbon Footprint Reduction Program emerged as first runner-up at the Best Wastewater Solution Contest.
AnoxKaldnes(TM) MBBR is an efficient and compact wastewater treatment technology that operates as a fixed-film process without activated sludge. In this innovation, specially engineered plastic carriers coated with biofilm are suspended in a reactor. This provides a large surface area for effluent exposure to biofilm, which is coated with different microorganisms that work to trap sewage. One of the greatest benefits that AnoxKaldnes(TM) MBBR brings to end-users is its ability to be easily integrated into existing infrastructure without an increase in footprint. The technology is widely used in industrial and municipal applications for organic matter removal, nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal.
To remain at the leading-edge of sustainable offerings, Veolia has put in place a Carbon Footprint Reduction Program which drives innovation, accelerates adoption and development of clean technologies for water treatment. This corporate-wide program has been implemented along with procedures, systems and key performance indicators, which ensure continuous development of innovative technologies designed to meet our municipal and industrial customers' environmental and financial goals. This metric demonstrates value to our customers by justifying an investment in a best-in-class solution, not just because it is reducing the operating costs over the lifetime of the installation but because it is also minimizing the financial risk of a direct and indirect carbon contribution.
As part of the nomination process of the Best Innovation and Best Wastewater Solution contests, an expert panel of judges selected solutions of world-class standards. Professionals in the water industry then voted for innovations that they deemed the most deserving of the awards.
Laurent CUNY, Vice-President, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, China Industrial said, "It is indeed an honor to have industry experts and professionals lending their weight to recognize Veolia's innovations and initiatives towards sustainable manufacturing. We look forward to providing the industry with even more cutting edge and environmentally-friendly solutions for water and wastewater treatment in China."
Further information on AnoxKaldnes(TM) MBBR biofilm technology can be found at http://www.veoliawaterst.com/mbbr/en/.
Further information on Veolia's Carbon Footprint Reduction Program can be found at http://www.veoliawaterst.com.cn/en/Sustainability/CarbonFootprint/.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With 10,767 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of EU2.315 billion in 2011. www.veoliawaterst.com
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to EU12.617 billion. www.veoliawater.com.
Source: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
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