Trojan Technologies has acquired the business assets of OpenCEL of Glencoe, Illinois. OpenCEL is an environmental biotechnology company that offers a proprietary technology which significantly improves processing of wastewater biosolids. Utilized for pretreating wastewater sludge prior to anaerobic digestion, the technology employs high frequency electrical pulses to break open biomass cell membranes, releasing soluble material that is more readily digested and converted to energy, reducing the amount of biosolids that are produced and disposed. The OpenCEL business will operate as a division of US Peroxide, a Trojan Technologies business headquartered in Atlanta.
“This is a high-technology business that will continue to support US Peroxide’s goal of helping to optimize customer operations,” says Tom Walkosak, general manager, US Peroxide. “The OpenCEL technology reduces the cost of handling biosolids, while also increasing methane production that can be used beneficially within the plant or to generate electricity on site – this makes facilities more self-sustainable.”
US Peroxide is the leading provider of peroxygen-based technologies and performance-driven, full-service environmental treatment programs to help purify water, wastewater, soil and air. They specialize in turn-key solutions for municipal wastewater and drinking water treatment; refinery, oil, gas, and petrochemical applications; industrial wastewater and air quality treatment; remediation; and UV-oxidation applications.