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IOA-PAG Conference

We are thrilled to be on our way to Las Vegas for the important International Ozone Association Pan-American Group’s 2022 conference, which starts on Monday August 15.

The conference runs until Thursday, August 18 at the South Point Hotel.

We are delighted to announce that this year, as well as exhibiting, we are a silver sponsor of the event – a first for Statiflo.

The conference showcases leading edge technologies for municipal water, municipal wastewater and industrial process applications, with a focus on ozone and advanced oxidation processes.

Our technical director Carl Wilkinson and our technical sales project manager Rebecca Gernetzke will be attending to showcase our gas and liquid dispersion technologies, including our market-leading gas dispersion system.

Rebecca said: “It’s fantastic that this conference is once again taking place in person and we are greatly looking forward to meeting new and existing industry contacts from across the US.

“In many ways, the timing of the conference could not be better. The water and wastewater treatment is increasingly turning to ozone as the oxidizing agent of choice to remove contaminants. We’ve seen a sharp increase in orders for our gas dispersion system from treatment plants across the United States as a result of this trend.

“Sales have risen by around 50 per cent in the past couple of years. Demand has grown significantly from mid-sized treatment plans and we’re seeing more inquiries and orders than ever.

“Our GDS system has been developed to be easily integrated into an advanced oxidation process, and the benefits of this method are being seen on an increasing scale.”

She explained: “Water pollution has become much more complex. As a result, more robust processes are required to treat water and wastewater. AOP is one of these.

“In recent years, a new class of environmental contaminant has emerged in the form of trace substances from pharmaceutical products such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and analgesics, and even other prescription drugs.

“There are increasing levels of this type of pollution in water and wastewater, and in response plant operators are increasingly adopting the use of oxidizing agents, as they seek effective ways of eliminating these trace substances.

“Chlorine has in the past been the go-to choice for an oxidizing agent in water treatment, but the use of ozone is rising.

“One of the main reasons for this is that ozone has a very high oxidation potential – double that of chlorine. As well as being highly powerful, it is considered in some quarters as a more environmentally-friendly solution. Instead of using harsh chemicals, ozone is considered a more ‘natural’ product as it can be generated using atmospheric air.”

Rebecca said Statiflo’s GDS is a gas-to-liquid mass transfer system that is capable of achieving mass transfer efficiencies which are far higher than conventional bubble diffusers and other side stream gas injection systems.

“It uses two static mixers and is specifically designed to overcome difficulties associated with the use of a single static mixer for applications such as water and wastewater treatment, where variations in flow cause either decreased gas bubble sizes due to low flow or extremely high velocities and pressure drops due to high flow,” she said.

“We know this technology inside out, and know it is extremely effective to tackle complex problems. In addition, it is recognized as a cost-saving device, because it requires minimal maintenance as the only moving part is a simple centrifugal pump.

“Its performance has now resulted in well over 100 installations worldwide with ever-increasing demand, and much of this is coming from North America.

“The upcoming conference provides an opportunity to present the technology to a wide audience and we are excited to be heading to Vegas next week.”

You can find our team at the Statiflo stand in the exhibition hall, and any enquiries can be sent to [email protected].

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