Trojan Technologies Wins Contract to Clean Up Chemically Contaminated Water in Southern California

Feb 12, 2003, 00:00 ET from Trojan Technologies Inc.

    TUCSON, AZ, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Trojan Technologies Inc.
 today announced that it has been awarded a contract for equipment that will be
 used to destroy chemicals in municipal drinking water in southern California.
     The contract, valued at US$1.1 million, has been awarded by California
 Domestic Water Company (Cal Domestic). Trojan's ultraviolet (UV) equipment
 will be used at Cal Domestic's facility to destroy N-nitrosodimethylamine
 (NDMA) in the local drinking water.
     NDMA has recently attracted significant attention from the water
 treatment community as a potent and potentially wide-ranging water
 contaminant. A by-product of various processes, the substance is considered a
 human carcinogen that is hazardous at extremely low concentrations.
     Trojan's environmental contaminant treatment systems will be installed
 this summer, replacing a competitor's existing UV equipment, and will treat up
 to 14 million gallons of drinking water a day.
     Trojan was selected as the UV supplier because its equipment is not only
 effective in eliminating chemical contaminants, but is also highly energy
 efficient. "Trojan's systems will produce huge cost savings in electricity,
 and that's an important consideration in southern California," said Jim
 Byerrum, President of Cal Domestic.
     Over the past year, Trojan has won contracts totalling more than $30
 million for its environmental contaminant treatment (ECT) systems -- with most
 of the projects located in southern California.
     "This announcement today further demonstrates that Trojan Technologies is
 the leader in providing treatment solutions designed specifically for
 chemically contaminated water," said company President and CEO Allan
     "We are winning most of the jobs in this sector because our UV systems,
 not only achieve the required levels of chemical reduction, but also use
 significantly lower amounts of electrical energy than our competitors'
 products," said Christian Williamson, who heads up Trojan's Environmental
 Contaminant Treatment operations located in Tucson, Arizona.
     Trojan's leading-edge work in ECT is sparking interest in North America
 and Europe where, increasingly, toxic chemicals are being detected in water
 supplies. These substances include NDMA, pesticides, herbicides, volatile
 organic compounds (VOCs), and endocrine disruptors such as 1,4-dioxane.
     Trojan designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal
 wastewater and drinking water facilities, as well as for the industrial,
 commercial and residential markets. The company also provides UV treatment for
 the removal of toxic chemicals from water. With approximately 3,000 municipal
 facilities in over 25 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest
 installed base of UV systems in the world.
     The company has over 350 employees around the world. Headquartered in
 London, Ontario, Trojan has offices in Germany, the U.K., Netherlands, Norway,
 Spain, and the U.S. Its shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under
 the trading symbol TUV.

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