SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the decentralized water and wastewater treatment industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Clearford Water Systems with the 2017 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for developing a complete wastewater system called Clearford One™, which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of decentralized wastewater treatment.
Decentralized packaged/containerized water and wastewater treatment systems have disrupted the water treatment industry by providing a sustainable and economical alternative to conventional centralized treatment systems. "Stringent government standards for effluent, a population boom, greater access to domestic water services worldwide, and growing industrialization in isolated locations have highlighted the need for sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective treatment technologies," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Paul Hudson.
Water stress, scarcity and pollution across the globe have propelled the demand for efficient, sustainable and affordable treatment solutions and decentralized treatment systems provides for a customized on-site approach that efficiently caters to the end users requirements said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Paul Hudson.
The cost effectiveness of decentralized systems comes from its decreased piping network, a reduced footprint, improved treatment efficiency, lower energy requirements, lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), and lower operating expenditure (OPEX). The key challenge of the decentralized treatment system is the lack of efficiency, which impacts its overall performance. Most decentralized technologies explicitly focus on the efficiency of secondary/biological treatment systems for a quality effluent, however the efficiency of the primary treatment systems directly impacts the overall efficiency of the entire treatment system.
"Clearford has taken a full-solution approach to wastewater collection and treatment," said Paul Hudson, "one that builds on the foundation of its patented ClearDigest™ unit to optimize the entire wastewater system, making it sustainable and affordable for decentralized applications around the world."
The Clearford One™ system consists of a highly efficient primary treatment unit called ClearDigest™ that reduces and digests wastewater contaminants without the use of electricity or chemical additives. This process substantially reduces the size of the conveyance piping and pumping in the ClearConvey™ small bore sewer, and requires a much smaller final treatment facility with lower life-cycle CAPEX and OPEX. The optimized ClearRecover™ treatment plant can be containerized with state-of-the-art technology for quick deployment and reduced environmental footprint of the system.
Clearford One™ has proved to be a disruptive technology in the fast-growing decentralized water and wastewater treatment industry. The high price sensitivity and demand for sustainable and cost-effective solutions are moving the industry towards innovative solutions that focus on low CAPEX and OPEX treatment systems. Through its Clearford One™ offering, Clearford has provided a one-stop solution for the entire wastewater treatment cycle that delivers efficiency and performance for communities worldwide.
Clearford has also introduced a unique business model for this system, using a pay-for-performance financing strategy. With this, there are no capital costs to a municipality and the total assumption of construction and operating risk is taken on by the private sector. Ontario municipalities pay a monthly, per connection service fee for guaranteed performance.
With its cost-effective and highly efficient Clearford OneTM treatment system, Clearford has taken the lead as a disruptor in the market. Clearford's innovative business model enables customers to pay based on performance, thus optimizing costs increasing the solution's reliability. Additionally, Clearford has expanded its footprint by establishing a regional office in India. For these reasons, Clearford Water Systems has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a pioneering technology that not only enhances current products, but also enables the development of new products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the recipient's technology.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
About Clearford Water Systems
Clearford Water Systems Inc. (TSX-V:CLI) is a provider of unified water management and sanitation systems based on Clearford One™. Clearford One™ is a proprietary system comprised of ClearDigest™ smart digester, ClearConvey™ small bore sewer, and ClearRecover™ final treatment facility. For more information on Clearford Water Systems, please visit www.clearford.com.
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