Aug 14, 2020

Business News: 08/14/2020

The latest in storm water news

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Contech Stormwater Management StormFilter Achieves ISO 14034

Contech Engineered Solutions announced today that the Stormwater Management StormFilter has been verified in accordance with ISO 14034 Environmental Management - Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). Data from both laboratory and third-party field monitoring studies provided the basis for the StormFilter performance claims.

ISO 14034 ETV is an international standard developed with Canadian participation that provides a protocol for third-party verification of technology performance claims. The verification means engineers, developers, regulators and others can have confidence that the performance claims of the StormFilter are valid, credible and supported by high quality, independent test data and information.

The Stormwater Management StormFilter is a storm water treatment device that uses rechargeable, media-filled cartridges to absorb and retain the most challenging pollutants from storm water runoff including total suspended solids, hydrocarbons, nutrients, metals and other common pollutants.

The StormFilter is unique in that multiple media options are available to meet a variety of targeted pollutants. The StormFilter with Phosphosorb media provides the highest Total Phosphorus removal rate of all ETV verified storm water filter technologies.

“Without credible performance claims, specifiers have had to rely on the claims made by storm water treatment manufactures that use different testing protocols,” said Jeremy Gray, Filtration Product Manager at Contech. “The independent verification of the StormFilter by ETV allows customers to make more informed decisions when evaluating which stormwater treatment technology to implement.”

The StormFilter now joins Contech’s CDS hydrodynamic separator in achieving ISO 14034 ETV verification. 

Stantec Awarded the Water Research Foundation 

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) awarded Stantec the lead in a global collaboration of utility and technology experts to define the framework for the digital transformation of the water industry, according to the recent press release.

The project, titled “Definition of Smart Utility – How to be a Digital Utility and the Framework for an Intelligent Water System” (WRF 5039), is funded by WRF with monetary support from the Great Lakes Water Authority, as well as the in-kind support of research participants. The intended outcome of this collaboration is to assist utility leaders to make better, data-driven decisions supported by an Intelligent Water Systems (IWS) framework.

“Although various research organizations, utilities, and solution providers are assisting the industry in addressing parts of the transition to a digital and smart water sector, this study will create the first IWS framework to embed digital solutions and platforms in everyday utility business practice,” said research lead and Stantec associate environmental specialist, Dr. Carla Cherchi.

Dr. Carla Cherchi, who will serve as principal investigator for the study together with co-principal investigators Dr. Cello Vitasovic of 9D Analytics LLC and Stantec’s Prabhu Chandrasekeran, will leverage ongoing advancements in sensor, data management/analytics and digital communication technologies throughout the 11-month WRF project. The work will focus on developing a framework, or structure, of the critical aspects pertaining to the digital transformation of water and wastewater utilities. Approximately 30 agencies from around the globe and seven data solution providers will provide technical input and critical review of the project deliverables alongside a nine-person technical advisory committee, added the press release.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.