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Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater News: JWC Acquires FRC, EPA Finalizes Methods for Industries to Measure Pollutants in Wastewater

Industrial Wastewater TreatmentWastewater technology firm JWC Environmental has acquired FRC Systems International, an industrial wastewater process design and equipment company, for an undisclosed amount.

JWC’s Monster waste shredders and wastewater screening systems that are sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

The acquisition expands JWC’s products and services for its industrial and municipal wastewater customers, the company says, citing FRC’s dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems that it has installed for some of the largest industrial companies in the world. FRC’s products span a variety of wastewater applications including food and beverage, meat and poultry processing, and oil and gas industries, as well as a wide range of general manufacturing applications.

“FRC’s strong position within industrial wastewater furthers JWC’s ability to provide a full lineup of products for critical solids preconditioning, pump protection and liquid/solids separation applications in multiple industries,” said Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental in a statement announcing the purchase. “Additionally, FRC’s expertise in DAF technologies increases JWC’s ability to help municipal water and wastewater customers solve challenging problems.”

As part of the acquisition, Adriaan van der Beek, president of FRC Systems International, will join the JWC Environmental executive team and continue to lead the business.

In other wastewater news, industries and municipalities now have additional methods and test procedures they can use to measure pollutants in wastewater. The EPA’s final rule, which updates “alternate test procedures” allowed under the Clean Water Act, will give regulated companies more flexibility in in deciding which method they will use to measure a pollutant, the agency says.

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