Hach announced the grand prize winners of its second annual See the Big Picture contest on Oct. 18. Cranberry Township Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, a municipal wastewater facility, and Arkema, a producer of industrial chemicals, were each awarded $50,000 in Hach equipment based on their submissions.
Cranberry Township Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment plant selected equipment for lab verification, portable spot checking, and real-time online instrumentation, in addition to a WIMS system to help manage the data generated by the new equipment. Arkema chose a BioTector B7000 TOC Analyzer to enhance its process monitoring, obtain continuous process monitoring of incoming flows, and verify proper biological treatment.
The contest is designed to help municipal wastewater treatment plants and industrial sites increase nutrient monitoring and optimize nitrogen and phosphorus removal. Contestants submitted videos or PowerPoint presentations explaining how new equipment would improve their treatment process. Entries were then judged on creativity, expected results from the products requested, expected impact of the award, and the extent of need.
Eight other plants are still in the running to receive the Fan Favorite prize of $40,000 in Hach equipment, which will be awarded to one facility based on public votes. Voting ends Nov. 13 and winners will be announced Nov. 15.
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