Hayward Gordon to distribute GE anaerobic digestion nozzle mixing systems

GE, based in Trevose, Pennsylvania, has announced Hayward Gordon, Halton Hills, Ontario, will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions in North America.

This arrangement will enable GE to provide nozzle mixing solutions for AD tanks, sludge holding tanks and many other wastewater mixing applications.

Hayward Gordon will take the lead in offering this complete nozzle mixing solution through its existing distribution network.

Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is described by the company as a highly effective hydraulic mixing system encompassing a design of horizontally positioned nozzles combined with angled vertical nozzles. This design not only provides a circular velocity pattern, but, ensures good top-to-bottom movement that is critical to optimum mixing, the company adds.

The Hayward Gordon CHOPX series of chopper pumps provide reliable pumping, sludge conditioning and elimination of nozzle clogging, the company says.

This mixing is accomplished with no moving parts within the tank, resulting in a significant maintenance and process downtime savings.

In July 2014, GE acquired Monsal, a private U.K.-based water and wastewater, advanced AD and integrated biogas-to-energy business.

The acquisition of Monsal enhanced GE’s wastewater treatment product offerings and furthered GE’s commitment to energy reduction in wastewater treatment, according to the company. Also, through Monsal, GE has built up its expertise in nozzle mixing solutions and now has provided nearly 300 AD installations to utilities in the U.K.

The agreement will couple this expertise with Hayward Gordon’s vast pumping and mixing experience in providing a complete solution for each individual application. This agreement will help expand both Hayward Gordon’s and GE’s installed base throughout North America.

“With the goal of energy neutrality, GE has been working to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value from their streams.

AD technology is the key. With GE supporting Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system, it will increase the offering’s reach in North America,” says Kevin Cassidy, global leader, engineered systems—water and process technologies for GE Power.

Graham Hicks, vice president, manufactured products, Hayward Gordon, says of the arrangement, “Together, we can make great advancements in nozzle mixing systems in North America.”

Puregas Solutions opens North American office

Puregas Solutions, Klamar, Sweden, has introduced the CApure biogas upgrading technology to the North American market.

The company has partnered with Dubuque, Iowa-based Unison Solutions Inc. on a new North American sales office in Culver City, California.

The CApure chemical adsorption biogas upgrading process is designed to capture more than 99.9 percent of the available biomethane in raw biogas.

The renewable natural gas can be compressed for vehicle fuel, be injected to the grid or be liquefied for renewable liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“As we move into new markets, it’s essential that we continue to maintain our high levels of product quality, on time delivery, great customer service and excellent technical assistance,” says Jan Molin, president, Puregas Solutions.

Molin continues, “Unison Solutions Inc. shares these same values, and we’re confident that working in partnership with them will deliver these key objectives to our customers in North America.”

Morbark president retires

Shoemaker

Morbark LLC, Winn, Michigan, has announced its president, James W. Shoemaker Jr., has retired after 13 years with the company.

“My job is complete,” says Shoemaker. “When I became president, I had a mission — to regain market share and increase profitability for Morbark, and then to prepare the company for sale. The team at Morbark reacted splendidly, and we successfully regained market share and enhanced our profitability.

He adds, “My intention all along was, once the company was sold, to retire and let the new management take charge, and that’s what I’m doing.”

Morbark was acquired by Stellex Capital Management in March 2016. Shoemaker started working with Stellex in September 2015 and agreed to stay on as president for a few months to assist with the transition. He also plans to stay involved with Morbark in a consulting capacity.

Shoemaker joined Morbark in 2003 as director of operations before being promoted to vice president of operations, and then was appointed president in 2011.