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Siemens Introduces New Trace Metal Removal Media for Water Applications

Monday, October 17, 2011

Siemens Introduces New Trace Metal Removal Media for Water Applications08:00 EDT Monday, October 17, 2011New SCU? Trace Metal Removal Media Designed for Versatility and Efficiency.LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens (NYSE: SI) today announced the launch of a new specialty media that removes regulated metals from industrial wastewater, groundwater and storm runoff water. The SCU? Trace Metal Removal Media removes trace levels of metals such as copper, zinc, lead, mercury, cadmium, trivalent chromium, nickel and others from complex wastewater to levels not possible with ion exchange resins.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )Historically, ion exchange resins have the ability to reduce heavy metals to 25 parts per billion (ppb) in typical industrial applications, depending on the contaminant and chemistry of the wastewater. With many industries facing more stringent discharge levels, Siemens developed the SCU? specialty media to help industries and municipalities meet these new levels. Now available in North America, the SCU? media achieves levels below one ppb for most metals at flow rates up to 5,000 gallons per minute. For mercury, the media can achieve levels below 12 parts per trillion (ppt), which meet the current U.S. targets for discharge into the environment."Siemens SCU? Trace Metal Removal Media is truly a unique product for demanding treatment applications and low discharge limits that typical ion exchange resin and chemical additives cannot achieve," said Adam Szczesniak, product manager, Water Technologies Services, Siemens Industry, Inc.  Depending on customers' needs, Siemens offers both short-term emergency and long-term permanent SCU? media systems. The media is replaceable and exhausted media is transferred by Siemens' service technicians to the company's RCRA-certified central treatment and processing facility. Both non-hazardous and hazardous wastes are then treated in compliance with all state and federal guidelines, and valuable metals are recycled into secondary raw materials when possible.Other benefits of the SCU? specialty media include a small footprint and minimal space requirements, a service-based solution that reduces capital investment as well as a monthly rental option. Additionally, Siemens' full-service applications lab can perform bench-scale testing to confirm the performance of systems before installation.Siemens' service exchange provides the flexibility to add or remove treatment capacity as the customer's business grows or compliance limits change. In this case, systems are simply modified to adjust the size or media type to quickly adapt to the process needs. This option also saves valuable manufacturing space while minimizing maintenance and installation requirements. SCU? is a trademark of Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries. For additional product information, please visit: http://www.water.siemens.com/en/products/ion_exchange/cation_anion_specialty_resins/Pages/scu-specialty-media.aspx?stc=wwiis200245.About Siemens:Siemens Industry Sector is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.The Siemens Customer Services Division combines the worldwide service activities of the Siemens Industry Sector in the Product Lifecycle Services and Value Services Business Units. The division provides product-related services as well as services to improve the availability, reliability and productivity of industrial processes. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/services SOURCE Siemens Industry, Inc.For further information: Tiffany McKinney, +1-770-751-2140, tiffany.mckinney@siemens.com