August 28, 2006

H2O Innovation process receives new technical evaluation certificates

QUEBEC CITY, QUE-H2O Innovation (2000) has received two new technical evaluation certificates from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks for its Biosor(tm) wastewater treatment technology. The new certificates, "designating the technology as "secondary advanced," revise and update an initial certificate, issued in 2000, to reflect a continuing optimization of the process. Martine Lanoue, assistant director of H2O's engineering department, said the company has optimized the system output by reducing the space needed for the process installation while maintaining the same flow rate, thus reducing the costs of construction, maintenance and the organic media. H2O also reports that it has been awarded a $125,000 contract to build a Biosor treatment system in the Rouyn-Noranda community of Arntfield. Two Biosor units will be installed to treat the town's municipal effluent. Designed for small- to medium-size commercial, institutional and municipal wastewater treatment applications (from 4,000 to 500,000 litres per day), the Biosor process works by passing effluents through an organic matrics, removing more than 90% of the organic pollutants from the effluents. The process, developed over the past 15 years by Quebec's Centre for Industrial Research, has been marketed by H2O since July 2005. More information is available from H2O president and CEO Guy Goulet, 450/669-3144, ext 203, E-mail

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