Xylem announces $300K contract for mass spectrometry technology
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- January 10, 2013
Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on
addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it
has been awarded a $300,000 contract by NASA to provide special mass
spectrometry technology with the ultimate goal of detecting water on the moon.
“We are delighted that NASA has awarded Xylem this contract to help them
further explore the moon,” said Chris McIntire, president of Xylem Analytics.
“We believe that our CMS mass spectrometer is a great example of innovative
technology that meets an important customer need and we are proud to be part
of NASA’s continuing lunar exploration.”
NASA is currently developing a rover-based system under its RESOLVE program to
analyze for water and other chemical compounds in moon dust on a possible
future lunar mission. Xylem will provide a miniaturized sector-field mass
spectrometer that incorporates its patented IonCCD™* array detector for the
detection of water and other target compounds.
To learn more about Xylem’s complete range of analytics products, visit
*IonCCD™ is a trademark of O.I. Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of
About Xylem Analytics
Xylem’s analytics businesses are leading manufacturers of premium field,
portable, laboratory and online analytical instruments used in water and
wastewater, environmental, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and life science
applications. The company’s meters, sensors, analyzers and related consumables
are used every day by thousands of end-users worldwide to analyze and control
quality in countless industrial applications where precise measurement is
required. Xylem’s analytics business has been created over the past three
years with a series of acquisitions, including OI Analytical, YSI and MJK
Automation, which have been added to the core businesses of WTW, SI Analytics,
Aanderaa Data Instruments (AADI), Global Water Instrumentation, ebro and
Bellingham & Stanley. www.xylemanalytics.com.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers
to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility,
residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural
settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a
number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad
applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the
world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered
in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees
worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that
transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our
water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all
-- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at
Laura Brockway, +1-978-778-1030
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