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Centrisys to Display Breakthrough Treatment Technology at WEFTEC 2019

Market leader in sludge and industrial wastewater treatment equipment brings new ideas to market at major Chicago event

Centrisys Shows Treatment TechnologyCentrisys/CNP (Kenosha, Wisconsin) will attend the 92nd WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference) in Chicago, IL. The event runs from September 23 through the 25 at McCormick Place Convention Center. Centrisys/CNP is located at Booths 7708 and 7711 in the North Hall. The company’s THK Sludge Thickener and PONDUS™ Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process will be featured at the show.

During the event, Centrisys personnel will conduct three in-booth presentations. On Monday, September 23 at 3 p.m., Centrisys/CNP shares an update on the first U.S. installation of a Passavant® hydrograv® adapt system that eliminates the need for clarifier systems. An in-booth demonstration unit will be on display. On Tuesday, September 24 at Noon, the company announces the CalPrex Pre-Digestion WRF project results and at 3 p.m., they talk about the recent THK installation updates.

Centrisys Shows Treatment Technology CloseupCentrisys/CNP also has two technical sessions during WEFTEC. On Tuesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. in Room N426C, CNP President Gerhard Forstner discusses the “Economic Analysis of Removing Orthophosphate and Improving Dewaterability of Digested Sludge by Post-Digestion AirPrex® Technology.”

The second session is on Wednesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. in Room S505A, where Menachem Tabanpour, CNP Vice President of Business Development, presents his paper, “High Efficiency Calcium Phosphate Recovery Technology at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District: Stability Metrics, Design Optimization and Performance.”

Stop by Booth 7708 and 7711 to learn more about the Centrisys/CNP technology.


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys-cnp.com
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones

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Facility Expansion and First-Of-Its-Kind Balancing Bunker Prepare Centrisys for Next Generation Centrifuge Manufacturing and Service

Note: Information taken from a discussion with Michael Kopper, the CEO and founder of Centrisys and Bill Fairbairn, Vice President and Building Expansion Manager at the company.  

Expanded Building Area

Centrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin today announced the completion of a 34,000 square-foot building expansion, including an upgrade of its balancing equipment with a first-of-its-kind centrifuge balancing bunker in the interior of the building.

The Centrisys/CNP Manufacturing and Service Campus, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, consists of three buildings totaling 13,000 square feet. In 2016, it became apparent that the capital equipment manufacturing building was running out of workable space and needed an expansion. According to Kopper, “As the decision-making for the extension evolved, the addition of a next-generation balancing machine and bunker was logical. The safety of our employees, along with the assurance that every centrifuge we build and service is balanced correctly, was well worth the added expense.”

Because the balancing bunker is a first-of-its-kind solution, aimed at creating higher safety standards and increasing manufacturing productivity as well as efficiencies, a company committee was formed to design and build the bunker space and determine what equipment would work best.

According to Kopper, “We’ve been doing this type of work for a long time; centrifuge manufacturing and service have been our focus since the beginning.  We had a thorough understanding of what we wanted and what the industry needed. Having enough workspace in a shop is important to eliminate errors during the manufacturing process. No one likes to work in a space that’s too crowded.”  He added, “Underestimating the power of accurate balancing for a centrifuge is a big mistake. There is a tremendous cost to customers when a centrifuge is not in balance. High vibrations cause premature damage and wear to the centrifuge parts and structural components, creating higher repair costs and unnecessary process downtime.”

Centrisys partnered with Schenck USA Corp. and chose the HM7U for the upgrade. According to Fairbairn, “It has stronger supports and higher dynamic load capabilities; we can balance over- operating speed on machines with a diameter of 44” or greater. We can handle larger and heavier rotors, so this is the natural next step for manufacturing and servicing next generation centrifuges.”

The HM7U has a full range of safety features for all protection classes. The bunker isolates the operator in a protected control area and includes video monitoring to see into the balancing areas without the employee needing to be in proximity to the running equipment. Cranes are installed overhead to place parts and components in the balancing cradles.  Fairbairn concluded, “This set- up is something in which our team takes great pride, as it is world-class.”

Commenting on the future of Centrisys, Fairbairn said that the expansion changes were necessary and that the company’s growth “…has allowed us to build larger and greater numbers of centrifuges, along with different types of environmental process equipment.  As the only US manufacturer of decanter centrifuges in all environmental dewatering and thickening applications, Kopper stated, “I believe we’ve set the bar high for improved safety, productivity and efficiency. These are all essential to the higher standards we’ve established in our industry.” He added, “I won’t compromise on any of these factors at a Centrisys facility. Our customers shouldn’t ever be required to compromise, either.”


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones

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Centrisys PONDUS TCHP

Centrisys Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan For Increasing the Efficiency of the THP Process In Sludge Treatment

The PONDUS TCHP helps wastewater and sludge treatment facilities pursue a more sustainable future through a waste-to-value strategy 

Centrisys PONDUS TCHPCentrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin announced that it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its 2019 North American Product Leadership Award for its PONDUS thermal hydrolysis process (THP).  With this product, Centrisys allows the North American sludge treatment industry to not only accelerate the sustainability of anaerobic digestion but also to significantly enhance THP.

“Centrisys/CNP, through its licensing agreement to distribute PONDUS TCHP in North America, offers the market a more productive process alternative by replacing steam with safe caustic soda. The simplified system uses only a heat efficiency exchanger, progressive cavity pumps and a reactor with no moving parts,” said Seth Cutler, Frost & Sullivan’s principal consultant.  “Through chemical reaction, the caustic soda breaks down cell membranes in the sludge as effective as steam. As a result, PONDUS TCHP offers operational simplicity avoids further personnel training and decreases the process carbon footprint.” ‘

TCHP reduces the volume of solids. This boosts the availability of digester capacity and the quality of outputs in biogas and solids. Biogas can be turned into heat, while the cake solids can be turned into fertilizer, soil amendments or nutrients. Thus, the product increases economic gains, economic care and offers a better future for communities.

“It is an honor that Frost & Sullivan gave us an award for PONDUS,” said Gerhard Fortner, CNP President. “The PONDUS process is a technology that just makes sense.  It is simple to operate, cost-effective and safe for all sized plants.”

PONDUS originated in Germany and is currently used in six installations in Europe and one in China. Centrisys introduced PONDUS in North America through an agreement in 2015. The PONDUS process was integrated into the facility and fully functional in just 15 months.

Cutler  further noted that this product can decrease the viscosity of thickened sludge up to 80%.  This is important, as it permits 50% reductions in volume for anaerobic digesters and frees up more space.  In addition, he pointed out that the produced sludge in the digesters is enhanced and can generate 30% more biogas, increasing value resource recovery. In addition, dewatering can result in improvements up to 5% in processing, while polymer consumption can shrink by 20% and eliminate foul odors in the facility.

The outstanding production and cost effectiveness gives Centrisys a huge advantage over traditional sludge treatment companies and position it for further growth.

Each year, Frost &Sullivan presents this award to a company that develops a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid market acceptance. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.

Centrisys/CNP will be at the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 8-9 at booth 609. Zhongtian Li, CNP Technical Manager will give a presentation about PONDUS on May 9 at 2:30 pm.


About Centrisys/CNP
Centrisys/CNP supports global sustainability through its resource intensification portfolio with water and wastewater equipment and processes. Our systems are simple. They are designed to use less energy, less chemicals and less space. Centrisys is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and also provides global service, repair and parts for all centrifuge brands. CNP, a division of Centrisys, designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. 

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Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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Centrisys Receives Award

Centrisys Receives Award From Salvation Army

Centrisys Receives Award


From L to R: Salvation Army Kenosha Board Chairman Tim Leach; Salvation Army Kenosha Auxiliary Captain Marie Lewis; Receiving the award on behalf of the Centrisys/CNP employees Jan Mosele & Carlos Contreras; President of Celebrate Our Town Cindy Nicoletti; Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth; Mayor of Kenosha John Antaramian.

Centrisys/CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin is proud to announce that they have been recognized for their charitable contributions by the Kenosha Salvation Army. Centrisys was awarded the 2019 Other’s Award Recipient in the category of “Resources Supporting Others.” Jim Andresen, the company’s COO said, “By May 2019, the Centrisys/CNP employees will have contributed over $15,000 to the Salvation Army and the company matches match all of our employees’ contributions dollar-for-dollar.”

Established in 2017, Centrisys Cares is the company’s charity. They support the Salvation Army through two programs, Youth Program and Recreation Program and the Disaster Relief Services. Every year in May, the company hands over checks to the Salvation Army for the two programs.

The award ceremony, entitled “2019 Other’s Luncheon,” was held March 9, 2019 at 12 pm at the Bristol Oaks Country Club. Each award recipient received two complimentary tickets. Centrisys was represented by Jan Mosele, marketing assistant and Carlos Contreras, the HR manager at the company. All the winners received a plaque and had their picture taken. Commenting on the award, Mosele said, “We were thrilled to accept this award on behalf of our generous employees at Centrisys Corporation. For the past 20 years, Centrisys has been very proud to call Kenosha home, so we knew we wanted to sponsor a local charity and selected the Salvation Army.” She concluded, “It is truly an honor to call the Salvation Army our partner in giving.”

Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

 

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Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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Kenosha Water Utility Receives Recognition

One of Centrisys/CNP’s customers, the Kenosha Water Utility, received recognition as a “Utility of the Future Today” recipient.   

Kenosha Water Utility BuildingCentrisys/ CNP, Kenosha, Wisconsin is proud to announce that their customer, Kenosha Water Utility, was honored at this year’s WEFTEC. On behalf of the partners of the Utility of the Future Today Joint Recognition Program, the company had been deemed a “Utility of the Future Today” recipient and has been recognized for their achievement. Among forty applications, thirty-two utilities were honored.

The selection committee, consisting of six peer utility general managers/executives, had determined that the application submitted by the Kenosha Water Utility company met the criteria in the Activity Area of Partnering and Engagement.

Kenosha Water Utility attended the Utility of the Future Today Recognition ceremony. The reception took place at the 91st WEFTEC Conference and Exhibition, as part of the Utility Leaders Morning at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This event took place on October 2nd, from 7:30 to 10:30 am. They received an outdoor flag and were presented with a certificate of recognition.

Water Resources Utility of the FutureSeveral people from Kenosha Water Utility were present at the ceremony, including Melissa Arnot, the company’s Director of Operations. Commenting on this award, she said,” We are very proud to receive this recognition from fellow utility experts and we thank all of our partners, including Centrisys.”

Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.


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Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys.com

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Centrisys/CNP Announces New Technologies at WEFTEC 2018

CS6-4 dewatering centrifugeCentrisys/CNP (booth #4921) will showcase their “More with Less” approach to innovation in the areas of sludge and biosolids management – including thickening, dewatering, resource intensification and nutrient recovery at WEFTEC 2018, October 1-3 in New Orleans.

Centrisys will introduce their new CS6-4 dewatering centrifuge, their smallest centrifuge to date. The CS6-4 bridges the gap between benchtop studies and full-scale installations. The CS6-4 continuously treats flows from 4 to 10 gpm, making this centrifuge a better alternative to a conventional laboratory centrifuge, which processes samples in batches. The CS6-4 provides scalable solid-liquid separation data to move R&D projects forward.

“We introduced the CS-6 into our equipment portfolio because so many of our customers requested it; there was a need and we simply provided a solution” Michael Kopper, CEO Centrisys/CNP.

Additionally, Centrisys will discuss their latest exclusive distributorship for the Passavant® hydrograv® adapt System in North America (U.S. patent pending). Unlike traditional inlet structures for secondary clarifiers, with the hydrograv adapt System, mixed liquor is introduced near the bottom of the clarifier, below the sludge blanket. The inlet elevation and opening height adjusts to flow conditions so it is always operating in ideal hydraulic conditions.

Centrisys will hold an in-booth discussion with Dr. Armbruster, the Managing Director and founder of hydrograv GmbH and the inventor of the hydrograv adapt system, on Tuesday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Additionally, Centrisys/CNP equipment and processes will be highlighted in the following seminars at WEFTEC 2018:

  • Digestion: Let Me Upgrade You / Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:00 p.m. / Room 244
  • Advances in Solid Clarification / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:50 p.m. / Room 239
  • Sidestream Impacts from Startup to Implementation / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. / Room 354
  • Expectations Exceeded? Promises Met? / Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4:00 p.m. / Room 344

Visit Centrisys/CNP at WEFTEC 2018, booth #4921.


Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial wastewater. The company’s focus is centrifuge equipment, including the award winning THK sludge thickener. Centrisys provides global service, repair and parts for all brands of centrifuges. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNP’s key technologies are: AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies, and PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP). CNP is a division of Centrisys Corporation.

For more information, please contact:
Centrisys Corporation
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Jessie Jones, Marketing Associate
Email: Jessie.jones@centrisys.us
Website: www.centrisys.com

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