NEW YORK, NY - CLEARAS Water Recovery was recently invited to present their Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR™) technology to a gathering of innovators from across the water and wasetwater industry at Manhattan College in New York as part of the Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR2) Forum 2017. The event, hosted annually by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and BlueTech Research, invites companies with "cutting-edge water technologies that improve resource (water, energy, or nutrient) recovery at municipal or industrial wastewater, stormwater, and water reuse facilities" to present in front of a distinguished group of water experts, practitioners, and key industry representatives.
CLEARAS Vice President, Garrett Pallo, was joined by South Davis Sewer District (SDSD) project engineer, Scott Rogers, from AQUA Engineering to educate the audience on the state-of-the-art ABNR™ installation currently under construction at the 4 million gallon per day SDSD wastewater treatment plant in West Bountiful, Utah. After an extremely positive reception from forum attendees, Rogers remarked, "This is a great event with so many experts in one place really focused on creating positive changes for our entire industry." 2017 was the first year CLEARAS has been invited to participate as a main presenter at the forum and the company plans to continue contributing to these efforts as part of the Leaders in Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Scan from which WE&RF draws participants.
ABOUT CLEARAS WATER RECOVERY
CLEARAS is the leading provider of advanced, biological-based, water treatment technologies for municipal and industrial point source dischargers. Our proprietary technology leverages algae’s biological benefits in a carefully controlled and continuous flow environment that removes nitrogen, phosphorus and other harmful nutrients found in industrial water discharge and wastewater effluent. Visit www.clearaswater.com for more information.
ABOUT AQUA ENGINEERING
AQUA Engineering, Inc. (AQUA) is a civil engineering firm specializing in municipal engineering, water resources, water and wastewater treatment design, and environmental services. We are located in Bountiful, Utah and have provided engineering services to clients in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California and Hawaii since 1991. With our affiliates, SKM, Inc. and Aqua Environmental Services, we are able to provide complete solutions to any water and wastewater treatment need. Read more about AQUA here www.aquaeng.com.
ABOUT WATER ENVIRONMENT & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization officially formed in July 2016 as the result of the merger of Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation. The merged research foundation, with a combined research portfolio representing over $200 million, conducts research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids.
The Foundation also plays an important role in the translation and dissemination of applied research, technology demonstration, and education, through creation of research-based educational tools and technology exchange opportunities. WE&RF materials can be used to inform policymakers and the public on the science, economic value, and environmental benefits of wastewater and recovering its resources, as well as the feasibility of new technologies. More details can be found at www.werf.org.
ABOUT INTENSIFICATION OF RESOURCE RECOVERY FORUM
The IR2 Forum is an intensive three-day session focused on innovations in wastewater and water reuse. The Forum is attended by 150+ leading experts and practitioners from utilities, consulting firms, universities, and other key representatives in the industry. Technologies or processes of interest to this group must demonstrate a significant advancement over existing operations. This can be reductions in capital costs, O&M costs, volume/footprint, or enhanced recovery of water, energy, or nutrients. Preference is given to technologies that can show a >30% gain in any or some combination thereof of the aforementioned criteria.