Centrisys THP wins award; SUEZ names CEO of WTS business; ALTIVIA expands chemicals capacity

May 10, 2019

Industry news: Centrisys wins Frost & Sullivan award; SUEZ names CEO of WTS business; ALTIVIA expands capacity for specialty chemicals.

Frost & Sullivan awards Centrisys with 2019 North American Product Leadership Award 

Frost & Sullivan presented its 2019 North American Product Leadership Award to Centrisys/CNP for its PONDUS thermal hydrolysis process (THP). With this product, Centrisys allows the North American sludge treatment industry to accelerate the sustainability of anaerobic digestion but also to significantly enhance THP. Thermo-chemical hydrolysis process (TCHP) reduces the volume of solids, which boosts the availability of digester capacity and the quality of outputs in biogas and solids. Biogas can be turned into heat, while the cake solids can be turned into fertilizer, soil amendments or nutrients.

SUEZ names CEO of Water Technologies & Solutions business

SUEZ appointed Yuvbir SINGH to CEO of the Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) Division, succeeding Heiner Markhoff. A graduate of the University of Pune with a bachelor’s of engineering degree in electronics, Singh joined General Electric (GE) in 1995, holding various engineering, sales and marketing roles. Between 2004 and 2015, he worked for GE Water, where he gained knowledge of the water industry, played an integral role in a series of transformative acquisitions and ultimately led the Engineered Systems team.

ALTIVIA expands capacity for specialty chemicals

ALTIVIA completed a new multipurpose production unit at its Phosgene Derivatives Unit at La Porte, Texas. The facility will result in a 30% increase in capacity for the production of acid chlorides and chloroformates. The new reactor system and its multipurpose design will expand ALTIVIA’s continuous phosgenation capabilities and improve production flexibility to meet growing and changing customer demands.