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Breakthrough Innovations

​Xylem has more than a century of experience in the water industry. We listen to our customers, learn their problems, and utilize our applications expertise to solve them. This is what drives breakthrough innovations in every part of our business.

 

From “green” building and solar-powered irrigation applications, to intelligent energy-efficient pumps and controls to transporting water and wastewater, to the latest portable water quality analytical instrumentation, Xylem continues to find new ways to solve the world's most challenging water problems.

A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND STRONG APPLICATION EXPERTISE

Our business that today carries the Flygt brand invented the first submersible sewage pump, and we remain the world’s largest manufacturer of submersible wastewater pumps. We have built upon this deep legacy and expertise by developing new, more efficient designs, and more advanced application solutions.
 
In 1999, we led the industry in wastewater pumps with the launch of the Flygt N-pump, guaranteeing at least a 25% improvement in energy consumption compared with any installed, non-Flygt system.
 
In recent years, we designed a standardized range of lift stations, called The Optimal Pumping (TOP) Station, to quickly and simply install full lift stations. The TOP Station is now a staple of our product line. In 2009, we launched the next generation N-pump, called the Adaptive N-pump, which eliminates virtually all forms of clogging, and therefore improves maintenance and efficiency costs, even under the most difficult conditions.
 
We also launched the next generation vertical multi-stage pump in 2011, called eSV, which brings benefits in energy efficiency and maintenance costs to water boosting in multiple end uses. This focus on new technology and application solutions is deployed across the company and we continuously seek to improve our products and invest in the development of new, differentiated technologies to best fit our customers’ needs.
 


INVESTING GLOBALLY IN NEW TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

We have established a wastewater Center of Excellence in Stockholm, Sweden, with more than 100 research, development and engineering employees. We have launched engineering Centers of Excellence in India and China, where we are accelerating the customization of our application expertise to local needs. Our engineers will continue to work closely with our customers in an effort to identify new applications for our products and develop new technologies and solutions to further expand our current portfolio. 
 
 

INNOVATION BROUGHT TO LIFE

ITT and PUB Singapore Mark Key Milestone in Partnership to Enhance Energy-Efficient Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions
 
Through a strategic partnership with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, Xylem developed an Advanced Oxidation Process pilot system. See WEDECO Website and related Press Release.
 


Popular Mechanics Honors AquaCharge™ Rechargeable Portable Water Pumps with 2011 Editor's Choice Award

"When it comes to the 'Editor's Choice,' we look for value, innovation and a high degree of usefulness, and AquaCharge more than meets those criteria," said Roy Berendsohn, senior home editor of Popular Mechanics. "Our 'Editor's Choice' award winners [must] help a homeowner or a contractor perform their work more productively, safely and with greater value relative to other competing products — and that's exactly what AquaCharge does." See AquaCharge Website and related Press Release.

 

Bell & Gossett Introduces Industry’s First SMART Heating Circulator

Bell & Gossett introduced an industry first with its revolutionary new energy-efficient heating circulator that uses a unique technology to achieve significant energy savings while delivering hot water throughout commercial or residential properties. See Bell & Gossett Website on completewatersystems.com.
 


WEDECO ozone generators chosen for City of Wichita Aquifer Storage Project

WEDECO ozone generators were chosen by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for placement in a new treatment plant in Wichita, Kansas. Together with Air Products' Halia™ advanced oxidation system, Xylem’s WEDECO ozone generators form a complete Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) solution that removes Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs), which result from the use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products. See WEDECO Website and related Press Release.
 


RainPerfect™ Solar-Powered Rain Barrel Pump System Makes It Easy to be "Twice as Green"

Since February 2011, environmentally conscious consumers have had a new way to reduce water and electrical power usage at the same time. The RainPerfect™ pump and solar panel install easily and provide plenty of pressure to run a garden hose and most low-pressure sprinklers, so consumers can wash a car or water just about anything around their homes. See RainPerfect Website.