ThermoEnergy Corp., an infrastructure technologies company that provides solutions for problems associated with industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, has been presented Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technology Innovation of the Year Award. The award recognizes ThermoEnergy's Ammonia Recovery Process (ARP) and ThermoFuel process as having brought significant contributions to the industry.

ARP is an adsorption process designed to remove and recover ammonia from a variety of waste streams. The ammonia is concentrated and converted to ammonium sulfate, a commercial grade fertilizer, and sold to agriculture markets worldwide. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded ThermoEnergy a contract to design, build and operate a 500,000-gallon-per-day ARP system at the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant. Once operational, this facility will significantly reduce nitrogen discharge into Long Island Sound. This project was singled out by Frost & Sullivan as one of the most innovative wastewater treatment projects in its 2005 report, “Advances in Water Treatment Technology.”

ThermoFuel is a renewable energy process that converts waste activated sludge into a low-moisture, high-energy fuel that meets EQ Class A standards and can be used to create power on-site or as a low-cost energy resource by local industry such as cement manufacturers, municipal solid waste incinerators and utility power plants.

“ThermoEnergy is delighted that such a prestigious organization as Frost & Sullivan has recognized the impact our technology will have in the wastewater treatment industry,” says Dennis Cossey, CEO of ThermoEnergy.

“ThermoEnergy's innovations in wastewater treatment have significant environmental benefits while also providing cost effective and higher quality wastewater treatment. For these reasons, it is without reservation that Frost & Sullivan recognizes ThermoEnergy with this Technology Innovation Award,” says Miriam Nagel, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.