The Asplund WWTF Disinfection Upgrade Project Won Engineering News-Record Northwest Region’s Best Projects Award and Safety Award

State-of-the art Klorigen™ Sodium Hypochlorite Onsite Generation System Addresses Safety and Security Issues

Electrolytic Technologies has announce that its valued customer, Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU), has received the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Northwest Region’s Best Projects Awards in two categories: Water/Environment Best Projects Award, and Safety Award. The Awards honor and celebrate the entire Asplund Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Disinfection Upgrade Project Team and its outstanding teamwork. Independent juries of industry leaders in design and construction judge the projects using five criteria, including safety, innovation, quality and teamwork. Derek Lubie, President of Electrolytic Technologies, together with other design and construction team members, attended the award ceremony honoring the winners in Seattle, WA yesterday as the representative of the Onsite Disinfection System Equipment Supplier to AWWU.

“The two awards highlight the fantastic work undertaken by our entire project team, which includes engineers, contractors and equipment manufacturer, and reward their dedication, quality and flawless craftsmanship, of which I am incredibly proud,” stated Stephen Nuss, Director of Engineering at AWWU. “The on-site high strength sodium hypochlorite generation system provided significantly improved safety, for both treatment plant operators and the public, at comparative costs. With the ability to control the process onsite, the project enhanced our logistics and supply chain independence, while addressing the regulatory, safety and security issues.”

“We are deeply grateful and proud to have played a part in AWWU’s Disinfection Upgrade Project. Our highly reliable and inherently safe Klorigen system is compatible with AWWU’s current operations, and capable of growing with their future expansion plans,” said Mr. Lubie. “We worked with the design team to furnish the gas split system which sends part of the generated gas directly to the point of application and the remainder to the Hypochlorite Conversion Skid. To date, this is the only technology that includes this feature, which ultimately eliminates transportation, storage, delivery and handling of both chlorine gas and caustic.”

Electrolytic Technologies principal product, Klorigen, uniquely produces non-pressurized chlorine gas, membrane-grade sodium hydroxide and high strength sodium hypochlorite automatically and on-site, using only salt, water and electricity. Klorigen generated chemicals meet NSF/ANSI Standard 60 requirements and the process has been designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology.”