More than 250,000 Wedeco UV disinfection and ozone systems are treating water and wastewater worldwide
Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced recently that its Wedeco brand – a pioneer in chemical-free, sustainable water treatment technologies – is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. There are more than 250,000 Wedeco ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and ozone oxidation systems operating worldwide in private, public utility and industrial applications.
Founded in Herford, Germany in 1976, Xylem’s globally-renowned Wedeco brand offers customers an alternative to environmentally-harmful disinfection chemicals with its extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art treatment technologies including UV and ozone disinfection systems and Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) solutions.
Xylem’s Wedeco technologies help operators achieve their required water effluent quality while delivering optimal performance, reliable operations and substantial energy savings across all industries and applications. Wedeco’s MiPRO AOP, UV and ozone disinfection solutions are also playing a pivotal role in Xylem’s effort to support water reuse. As communities around the world seek to build resilience to the effects of climate change, urbanization, and emerging water quality concerns, water reuse is increasingly adopted as an essential component of a sustainable water future.
Commenting on the milestone, Sven Baldig, Managing Director, Wedeco brand for Xylem said, “Wedeco’s 40 years represent a rich history at the forefront of innovation in the global water and wastewater market. Xylem’s Wedeco brand has transformed the industry by drastically reducing the carbon footprint of water treatment plants around the world with highly-efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly technologies. We are very proud of the brand’s strong heritage and look forward to future milestones as we continue to lead the way in helping customers to efficiently treat drinking water while reducing the use of chemicals.”
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The Company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2014 revenues of $3.9 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.
SOURCE: WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand