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Innovating to counter the proliferation of blue-green algae: Premier Tech launches a world first as a solution to phosphorus discharges


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RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, QC, April 16, 2013 /PR Newswire/ -- Premier Tech is pleased to announce that its Business Unit Premier Tech Aqua has introduced a world first to the onsite wastewater treatment market: its Self-Cleaning DpEC unit. It is the very first industrialised phosphorus removal solution applicable to individual dwellings in wastewater treatment.

The cumulative discharges of phosphorus into lakes and rivers lead to the periodical outbreak of blue-green algae that make water undrinkable and lead to restrictions on the use of these water bodies. Human activity is largely responsible for those phosphorus discharges which, in addition to affecting the vitality of water bodies, result in a depreciation of the value of shoreline properties. Several municipalities in Canada, USA and around the world are faced with this problem. The introduction of a system for the removal of phosphorus coming from residential wastewater discharges thus represents an excellent solution as well as a convenient development tool.

'Certified according to the requirements of standards CAN/BNQ 3680-600 and NQ 3680-910, the patent-pending Self-Cleaning DpEC unit developed by our team combines simplicity of operation with optimal performances in any conditions,' explains Roger Lacasse, Vice-President Research & Development. 'The unit is entirely factory-built and ready-to-use for a quality installation. Based on the electrocoagulation principle, it is equipped with an efficient and reliable self-cleaning system. The Self-Cleaning DpEC unit activates only when wastewater enters the system, which requires less energy and reduces operating costs.'

'Premier Tech Aqua has the world's largest Innovation, Research & Development team for the treatment of small-flow wastewater,' said Henri Ouellet, President. 'We are committed to offering municipalities and home owners sustainable solutions that exceed the most stringent environmental standards, that can easily be exported and transferred, and that are supported by a proven integrated maintenance service.'

This solution allows municipalities and wastewater treatment professionals to provide property owners living in sensitive areas with additional support regarding the standardization of inadequate septic installations. Decreasing phosphorus discharges ensures a better protection of sensitive environments such as lakes and rivers, and helps maintain or increase the value of properties. With this new system, it is also possible to replace holding tanks that must be emptied periodically, or to build on land considered non-constructible until now.

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For 90 years, Premier Tech has been building its know-how and reputation on the expertise and synergy of its three groups - Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment and Environmental Technologies. They have one mission: to become technological and commercial leaders in their respective industries. Driven by a multidisciplinary team of over 2 500 people located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Premier Tech focuses on the development of its team members, on Innovation, and on the introduction of value-added products and services to support its long-term growth.

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