SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy, will receive the prestigious 2013 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the worldwide industry association for water and wastewater professionals. WEF includes many of the world's top experts in water and wastewater technology. The award will be presented during a ceremony at the organization's 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2013), next month in Chicago.
The Innovative Technology Award is the premier award presented annually to leading companies that have introduced pioneering technologies related to the water and wastewater industries. PTG is being recognized from among many companies in the Innovative Technology category for its X-500 system, which uses waste heat from turbines or engines to disinfect wastewater while also generating electricity.
"This award from WEF, the most influential organization in the water and wastewater industry, is the strongest validation of our breakthrough technology by the leading experts in the business," said Greg Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Pasteurization Technology Group. "This award mirrors the enthusiastic response we are seeing from the municipal, agricultural, beer, food and beverage industries due to the substantial cost savings our technology provides."
Forward-thinking cities in California, where water and wastewater quality standards are exceptionally stringent, are adopting PTG's innovative technology. Among them are Ventura Water and the town of Graton. Bob Rawson, General Manager of The Graton Community Services District, sees the benefits of PTG's approach: "PTG's proven technology is a great fit for Graton. We're located in Sonoma County, which is known for adoption of green and sustainable technologies. Our PTG system makes economic sense because it will significantly reduce our electricity costs. And it makes environmental sense too, since we can disinfect our wastewater without the use of toxic chemicals or expensive electricity."
Pasteurization Technology Group will be honored during WEFTEC 2013, one of the world's largest annual water quality conferences and exhibitions. The event is expected to host thousands of global water quality experts and exhibiting companies at Chicago's McCormick Place from October 5-9, 2013.
About PTG's eco-friendly system for wastewater disinfection and renewable energy
PTG's patented technology is the first and only technology to combine wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG's integrated systems can use available waste by-products (such as biogas), or natural gas, to power a turbine or engine that generates electricity. The turbine's hot exhaust air (which is typically wasted) is passed through a waste-heat recovery unit that increases the temperature to disinfect the wastewater. PTG's intelligent software efficiently optimizes energy and water flow throughout the integrated system. PTG's systems are significantly more cost-effective and energy-efficient than other disinfection methods. Unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG's technology is sustainable since it does not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps. As a result, PTG's systems fit a broad range of applications in both the municipal and industrial market sectors such as agriculture, food processing, and beverage processing.
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
California-based Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is a rapidly growing, venture capital-backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG's systems feature its patented "two-for-one" technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG's process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. PTG's technology has also been officially recognized in the EPA's influential Guidelines for Water Reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine or engine to disinfect wastewater, PTG's process is able to deliver the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG's technology enables tremendous cost savings in water- and energy-intensive industries such as agriculture, beverage and food processing. PTG has won numerous awards including the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Innovative Technology Award, the Katerva Award, the Artemis Top 50 Water Tech award, and the Popular Science "Best of What's New" award. For more information, see www.pastechgroup.com, and follow us on Twitter (@PasTechGroup) and Facebook.
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