Severn Trent Services, a supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions and AdEdge Technologies Inc., a supplier of specialty adsorbent products for contaminant removal have formed an alliance to provide arsenic removal systems to the potable water treatment market.
The EPA estimates that approximately 13 million people in the U.S. alone routinely drink water containing arsenic concentrations greater than allowed under recently established government standards. The EPA's new Arsenic Rule requires treatment for all drinking and industrial wastewater with arsenic levels greater than 10 parts per billion (ppb) by January 2006. Small community water systems serving less than 10,000 people will bear a greater portion of the financial burden resulting from the new arsenic rule. The EPA estimates that 86 percent of small community water systems serving less than 3,300 people, and exceeding the 10 ppb limit, will be required to treat their water.
Severn Trent Services developed the SORB 33 process to reduce arsenic contamination in large municipal and industrial applications. Severn Trent's proprietary, NSF Standard 61-approved media will now be used in AdEdge's new line of AD-33 arsenic removal systems and products.
This media will be a component of AdEdge's small community and non-community drinking water systems. Additionally, AdEdge is applying this technology in the point-of-use and point-of-entry residential marketplace.
"These packaged adsorption systems will be the simplest and most affordable solutions for the thousands of schools, subdivisions, mobile home parks and other small public wate systems needing to comply with the new arsenic standard," said Greg Gilles, vice president of AdEdge.