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SUEZ to treat effluent from Chinese industrial park, Evoqua-Singapore PUB partner to build desalination demonstration plant, Sentry Equipment rebrands and more...

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Water Environment Research Foundation and WateReuse Research Foundation to merge

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF) said they plan to merge. The organizations said the combined foundation would create synergies and reduce future water research redundancy... 

SUEZ gets pact to treat effluent from Chinese industrial park

JIANGSU PROVINCE, China—SUEZ has entered into an agreement with Changshu Urban Construction and Changshu Advanced Materials Industrial Park (CAMIP) through its Sino French Water subsidiary to treat effluents from an industrial park here...

Evoqua-Singapore PUB partner to build desalination demonstration plant

SINGAPORE—Evoqua Water Technologies reported plans to work with the PUB, Singapore's national water agency, to build a new desalination demonstration facility in Tuas, Singapore. The proposed facility would be capable of producing 500,000 gallons of desalinated seawater per day using electrochemical desalination technology...

Microelectronics sales change little

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The latest sales data shows that global semiconductor device sales remained flat between October and November 2015, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. SIA figures showed that global sales remained at approximately $28.9 billion for both months.

Sentry Equipment rebrands itself, moves to expand

OCONOMOWOC, WI—Sentry Equipment Corp., a provider of sampling, monitoring, and analysis technologies, has rebranded itself as part of an effort to expand its market presence domestically and internationally beyond its traditional power generation markets...

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Steven Gagnon

Steven (Steve) Gagnon, who had been involved with industrial and high-purity water treatment since the mid-1970s, passed away June 1. Most recently, he was vice president of sales at AVANTech Inc., which he joined in October 2006 and remained with until his death...

Endress+Hauser

Endress+Hauser Group reported personnel changes in its executive board. Dr. Gerhard Jost, a board member, retired at the end of 2015. At the same time, Dr. Manfred Jagiella has joined the firm’s top management panel. Dr. Jagiella will remain managing director of Endress+Hauser Conducta, based in Gerlingen, Germany...

IWC

Jim Robinson (pictured below) of GE Water & Process Technologies received the Paul Cohen Award at the International Water Conference in November...

Edward (Ted) Beardwood of Solenis received the annual Merit Award, honoring his service to the industrial water field during the opening session of the 2015 IWC in Orlando, FL.

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