Wednesday, September 22, 2010

AdEdge Technologies...Embracing Sustainability

"Sustainability". It's a word working its way into the environmental business lingo around the world, including the water treatment industry. Is sustainability just a trendy word? Are people in the industry really beginning to understand what the word means as it relates to water treatment?

The EPA on their website defines sustainability as "Policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." According to Wikipedia, "Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans it's the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which in turn depends on the well being of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources".

At AdEdge, our continuous strive is to design systems that not only are effective in treating contaminants, but are economically viable, energy efficient, socially responsible and waste little or no water in the process.

A few years ago as our vision of future success and growth began to crystallize here at AdEdge. The formal affirmation of who we are as a company and our vision of the future was documented into a mission statement and core values. While not the buzz word it is today, the notion of sustainability was indoctrinated into these documents. An essential part of our AdEdge mission included the development of "integrated systems that promote the value of water, are environmentally beneficial and economically sustainable" .

Just words? No. These fundamental elements in our AdEdge corporate culture have resulted in providing innovative water treatment solutions and technologies that not only accomplish our customers treatment needs, but are forward thinking... environmentally and economically. Our H2Zero™ Recycle/Backwash systems allow backwash water to be recycled rather than being discharged as wastewater, saving water as well as energy. Our Bayoxide® E-33 media for arsenic removal and can be disposed of as non-toxic material, posing no environmental threat when media change outs are necessary. Many of our systems are designed with a smaller foot print, minimizing construction and unnecessary use of land. And our latest innovation WaterPOD™, is a self-contained treatment system ready for "plug and play" building required.

At AdEdge, we're proud that today, we're embracing sustainability and continuing to develop new treatment solutions that are on the leading edge of water treatment technology.