Adedge Technologies, Inc., a supplier of specialty adsorbent products and systems for arsenic removal from water and wastewater applications, announced that the U.S. EPA has awarded it three full-scale demonstration sites for its arsenic removal technology for municipal drinking water systems. The locations are Nambe Pueblo, NM (near Santa Fe), Rimrock, AZ (near Sedona), and Rollinsford, NH (near Portsmouth).
EPA estimates that approximately 13 million people in the U.S. alone routinely drink water containing arsenic at concentrations greater than allowed under recently established government standards. Its new Arsenic Rule requires treatment for all public drinking water systems with arsenic levels greater than 10 parts per billion (ppb), by January 2006. This represents a dramatic decrease from the current standard of 50 ppb. Small public water systems serving less than 10,000 people will be financially impacted most from the new arsenic rule.
Adedge Technologies relies on a patented granular ferric oxide technology developed by Bayer and marketed as Bayoxide E-33 to reduce arsenic contamination in small municipal and industrial applications. The technology has been commercially proven to effectively and economically meet new government standards. This media, which has NSF 61 approval, is an integral component in AdEdge's line of AD-33(TM) arsenic removal systems and products for small community and non-community drinking water systems. Additionally, AdEdge is applying this technology into the point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) residential marketplace.