Our Commitment to the Environment
USP Technologies' slogan, "Solutions
for a clean environment" characterizes our approach to sustainable
practices. We have served the
environmental market for over 20 years with peroxygen-based treatment programs and have offices and field service
locations throughout North America. With our growing partner associations, we
continue to develop new environmentally friendly technologies and the
capability to serve global markets.
Protecting the Environment
USP Technologies (USP) provides performance-driven, full-service,
environmental treatment programs to help purify water, wastewater, soil and
air. In addition to peroxygen-based applications in municipal wastewater and drinking water
treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, remediation and UV-Oxidation,
we specialize in chemical treatment programs that deliver process performance
enhancement benefits. By optimizing performance, chemical usage is reduced and
effluent outflow meets environmental standards, protecting natural ecosystems. In remediating toxic sites, we help restore
the balance that supports natural habitats.
Our peroxygen-based products and services help achieve for our customers and
- Water savings and waste minimization
- Conversion of waste streams to usable products
- Use of current equipment to treat greater loads
Hydrogen Peroxide is Environmentally Friendly and Safe
Peroxide is a natural metabolite of many organisms, which decompose the
H2O2 they produce into oxygen and water.
- It is also
formed by the action of sunlight on water
purification system for our environment.
Peroxide has none of the problems of gaseous release or chemical residues
associated with other chemical oxidants
- No halogens
Peroxide is totally miscible with water, the issue of safety is one of
Protecting Your Infrastructure Investment
Supply chain management continues our long-standing practice
of buying locally, thus reducing unnecessary shipping and associated
environmental impact on infrastructure, and the natural elements.
In addition, our peroxygen-basedper wastewater treatment processes used in the
collection systems extend the life of the infrastructure to avoid costly replacements
of sewer and stormwater lines. With our
turn-key programs, municipalities do not incur costly capital outlay that may
contribute to indebtedness.
Examples of USP Technologies' Internal Sustainable Practices
Some examples of our dedication to environmentally
responsible business practices and product development, which promote
sustainable, innovative ideas include:
growth required expansion of product development and fabrication facilities
that support North America. USP decided to remain, and expand, in the
greater Buffalo, NY area. This allowed our facilities to utilize one of the
largest sources of clean, carbon-free hydroelectricity. Growing in the Buffalo
Niagara area also allows USP to support a business environment which,
in turn, supports sustainable solar development via a raw material credit,
smart grid design via research and development, and a host of other clean tech
Product Fabrication Group at USP implemented a closed loop acid recycle
system utilized in the manufacturing process. This provides a substantial reduction
in the manufacturing waste stream and minimized impact on the treatment
facilities affecting the local watershed.
USP, in consultation with FM Global, began utilizing thermographic imaging
of the electrical supply system for the fabrication facility. This annual audit
will provide indication of electrical inefficiency, curtail areas of waste, and
provide a safe and incident free workplace.
- We recycle cardboard and scrap metal.
Community Care and Involvement
USP is a member of the Water
Environmental Federation (WEF) and serves on the Industrial Water
Committee. We have also held roundtable discussions
with municipalities and their industrial customers to foster community, sharing
of knowledge, to listen to participants' concerns and encourage ideas to
learn from each other.
USP enables customers to meet their water quality objectives by providing
eco-efficient solutions that reduce and recover costs, energy, resources and
space. Collaboratively solving problems with our customers, we deliver low-risk
innovative technologies that offer sustainable, effective results. We ensure greater water confidence and
environmental stewardship for people, industries and municipalities, improving
the lives of millions of people.