LONDON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the water and wastewater disinfection systems market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Severn Trent Services with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. "Severn Trent Services has established itself as the undisputed technology leader in the field of electrochlorination disinfection through its joint venture – Severn Trent De Nora (STDN)," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Vandhana Ravi. "Electrochlorination is perceived as having an edge over traditional disinfection technologies in terms of offering greater stability, reliability and safety – all while reducing the consumer's carbon footprint." Severn Trent De Nora offers a series of innovative electrochlorination products for ballast water, wastewater and drinking water applications. These products include the world renowned ClorTec ® on-site sodium hypochlorite generator and the recently USCG certified AMS BALPURE ® ballast water treatment system. More recently, a new dimension was added to its robust portfolio: the CECHLO product line of Chlorine Engineers Corp., Ltd. (CEC) was acquired in mid-2012 to penetrate the growing markets in Asia. "This acquisition has further reinforced STDN's global position in electrochlorination systems technology with the adoption of key technologies, such as ion exchange membrane electrolyzer (IEM), from CEC," elaborated Ms Ravi. "This has been accompanied by a stronger presence in the Asian market, in general, and the Japanese market, in particular, where CEC has a significant customer base." STDN currently holds eight patents for electrochlorination technology. The company's expanded technology reach ranges from seawater hypochlorite generation that caters to ballast water applications and industrial wastewater applications. The company's brine hypochlorite generation products are primarily being used for potable water and municipal wastewater applications. A worldwide license agreement with CEC for accessing its IEM has allowed STDN to leverage its electrochlorination technology for the production of sodium hypochlorite (12% concentration).