Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that its YSI brand P 700 IQ Orthophosphate Analyzer has been selected by
magazine as a
Breakthrough Product of the Year
for 2013. The P 700 IQ is used in wastewater treatment plants as a stand-alone analyzer or in conjunction with other sensors in the YSI IQ SensorNet 2020 XT continuous monitoring and control system.
“Our primary goal at Xylem is to develop cutting edge, innovative products that address industry challenges and solve our customers’ water problems,” said Chris McIntire, senior vice president and president of Xylem’s Analytics and Treatment businesses. “To be recognized by an industry-leading publication when measured against so many great products from our peers makes this honor even more meaningful.”
The P 700 IQ measures the amount of orthophosphate throughout the wastewater treatment process – from primary settling to the biological tanks and the effluent. The analyzer provides continuous data to help improve operational efficiency as well as verification of phosphate elimination in order to meet permit requirements.
Since phosphorus is the nutrient in short supply in most fresh waters, even a modest increase in phosphorus can, under the right conditions, set off a chain of undesirable events in a stream, including accelerated plant growth, algae blooms, low dissolved oxygen, and the death of certain fish, invertebrates, and other aquatic animals.
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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 Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.