United Rentals announced that its EC-250 Mobile Treat Trailer and CL-250 Mobile Clarifier have won Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 New Product Innovation Award for mobile water and wastewater treatment. The solutions reduce heavy metals and suspended solids in waste streams by up to 99 percent without chemicals.
In its announcement, Frost & Sullivan called the EC-250 mobile treatment trailer and CL-250 mobile clarifier “cutting-edge, innovative treatment solutions that pair with quick and efficient service and expertise to treat water in industrial and municipal settings.” Both technologies were developed by BakerCorp., which was acquired by United Rentals in July to expand its fluid solutions specialty rental business.
“We’re proud that Frost & Sullivan has recognized our EC-250 and CL-250 water treatment technologies for the benefits they deliver to municipalities and industrial businesses,” said William Kiker, vice president of United Rentals Fluid Solutions. “We’ll continue to address the evolving needs of our customers for water treatment, from initial waste stream evaluation to ongoing maintenance after project completion.”
The EC-250 Mobile Treatment Trailer delivers advanced filtration capabilities through patented electrocoagulation technology, which utilizes electrical current to significantly reduce contaminants in waste streams. United Rentals’ EC technology is extremely effective at removing difficult contaminants from wastewater, with the added benefit of minimizing the need for expensive chemical additives. It requires a smaller footprint than conventional chemical treatment systems.
To enhance the removal of suspended solids following EC-250 treatment, the company launched the CL-250 Mobile Clarifier system, which has a slant-plate design that creates 10 times more settling area than the system footprint, allowing one unit to provide the same treatment capacity as a 42-foot fixed installation clarifier. The CL-250 decreases the number of mobile clarifiers needed, reducing costs, mobilization time and project footprint.
United Rentals experts will be available to discuss the new technologies at the WEFTEC 2018 conference Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. United Rentals Fluid Solutions experts Bruce Lesikar, director of engineering, and Derek Kovalcik, technical services engineer, will present at WEFTEC on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.