American Water's NPXpress Named Finalist For Technology Project Of The Year Award
American Water Works Company, Inc., the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility, recently announced its patented NPXpress Wastewater Technology has been selected as a finalist for Technology Project of the Year. One of four awards presented by industry publication American Water Intelligence (AWI) in its 2012 American Water Awards, Technology Project of the Year recognizes the implementation of a new technology in a completed water or wastewater project which most deserves broader recognition.
American Water, along with the other finalists, will give a six minute presentation at AWI’s American Water Summit on Nov. 14 in Chicago, Ill. to make the case for why they should win. The summit attendees will then vote live and the first place winners and runners-up will be announced at the awards ceremony that night.
American Water’s NPXpress technology helps wastewater utilities, which are facing both increasing operating costs and more stringent environmental regulations, to reduce costs while improving the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus. Because the technology operates at lower oxygen levels, electricity consumption for aeration is reduced by 50 percent. In addition, the process can eliminate the need for costly chemical addition (methanol) by up to 80 to 100 percent. This new process, created by American Water experts, provides a more affordable and sustainable way of treating sewage.
"We are honored to be recognized by AWI as a finalist for our patented NPXpress wastewater treatment technology," said Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship for American Water. "The innovation demonstrated by this process will help to cost effectively address pressing needs for improved technology for wastewater treatment."
Sponsored by American Water Intelligence, in partnership with its parent publication, Global Water Intelligence, the 2012 American Water Awards recognize and reward best practices throughout the U.S. water sector. Awards include Utility Performer of the Year, Partnership Performance of the Year, Technology Project of the Year, and Environmental Project of the Year.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.
SOURCE: American Water Works Company, Inc.