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Chicago wastewater project showcases Danish technology

Grundfos is taking part in a Water Technology Alliance Chicago-led project to upgrade the Glenbard Wastewater Facility, near Chicago in the USA, to show how wastewater treatment can be done in a more energy efficient way.

Water Technology Alliance Chicago is a collaboration between Danish water technology companies AVK, Danfoss, DHI, Grundfos, Landia, LINAK, Nissen Energiteknik and Stjernholm, water utility Aarhus Vand, and Denmark’s Trade Council.

The upgrade of Glenbard Wastewater Facility is supported by DKK10 million of Ministry of Environment and Food’s environmental development funds.
 
The development and demonstration project is expected to be completed in 2019. By then, it will develop, adjust and demonstrate Danish wastewater technology in the US in full scale.
 
“The potential is good. In the US, there is an increased focus on efficient and environmentally friendly water technologies, and in Grundfos, we have the knowledge and the products that can help do something. At the same time, there is a great business potential in upgrading other treatment plants in the country,” said Thomas Morrison, executive vice president, Water Utility at Grundfos in the US.
 

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