Honeywell's UOP Launches Highly Efficient Biological Wastewater Treatment System

  Honeywell's UOP Launches Highly Efficient Biological Wastewater Treatment

Advanced bioreactor technology removes contaminants from complex industrial
waste streams using a high-performing biological process

PR Newswire

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE:
HON) company, announced today its commercial launch of an integrated
bioreactor system to efficiently remove organic and inorganic contaminants
from a wide range of industrial wastewater streams.

Honeywell's UOP XCeed™ bioreactor system, based on Honeywell's immobilized
cell bioreactor technology, helps industrial, manufacturing, and groundwater
remediation facilities meet contaminant removal specifications for wastewater
discharge or reuse. UOP's commercial launch of this technology builds on the
experience associated with more than 50 successful installations.

"Manufacturers globally are subject to stricter wastewater regulations and
fees, which creates a need for more cost-effective treatment solutions that
meet regulatory requirements and more stringent internal treatment standards,"
said Mike Millard, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's
UOP Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business. "Using our expertise in
process development, we have designed a high-performance biological treatment
system that meets requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. UOP is using
100 years of experience purifying various process streams to create superior
contaminant removal solutions."

UOP's XCeed bioreactor system has been proven reliable and cost-effective in
food and beverage, chemical and textile manufacturing, groundwater
remediation, and refinery and petrochemical applications worldwide.

The integrated treatment process can be delivered as a modular system and
incorporates mixed-media support for immobilized bio-catalysts, or microbes. A
sophisticated biological ecosystem enables longer biomass retention time and
results in highly efficient biological oxygen demand (BOD) removal with low
sludge production. The system has a relatively simple mechanical design that
minimizes energy consumption and required operator attention.

For more information on UOP's XCeed bioreactor technology, visit

UOP LLC ( is a leading international supplier and licensor of
process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services
to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. and is part of
Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group,
which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions, a pioneer in automation
control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining,
petrochemical, chemical and other industries.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges.For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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