A.M. Briefing: Koreans are coming
By Rick THOMAS
Blue Water Technologies, Inc., said today that on June 21 they
will host a contingent of 35 engineers and officials from the Korean
Ministry of the Environment.
The group is coming to the U.S. to visit Blue Water and study nutrient
removal from wastewater. They will visit Blue Water’s corporate
headquarters and research facility for technical presentations.
Additional site trips include the Coeur d’Alene wastewater treatment
plant and the new low phosphorus installation at Plummer awarded to
Blue Water in early 2009. The trip is seen as a major coup for the
small Idaho company.
“A group that size could easily be coming to the U.S. to visit GE or
some other Fortune 500 company but they are traveling to America to
visit Blue Water,” Blue Water President Tom Daugherty said. “We are
proud of the credibility we have established in the worldwide
marketplace. We believe this visit by the Korean environmental
officials will result in increased commerce in that region.”
Blue Water plans to show some down-home hospitality to their Korean
visitors. After a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene the group will proceed
to a private residence on the Spokane River for a western barbecue.
Blue Water Technologies is a 7-year-old privately held company
originated as a technology transfer from the University of Idaho for
advanced phosphorus removal. The company has since licensed and
invented additional technologies that target various contaminants in
wastewater. The company markets advanced phosphorus removal systems,
wastewater reuse filtration, primary treatment, and renewable energy
solutions for the municipal, industrial, and commercial markets.