2021 Year In Review – 13 Million People Impacted

13 million people impacted! As we reflect on 2021 we find ourselves tremendously grateful for the opportunity to work with many of the world’s leading water & wastewater companies to help bring innovation into this industry. Above all – we are grateful for YOU. Our clients, friend, supporters, and advocates… it is because of you that we have a budding software business and have been able to grow our team over the last few years.

We truly couldn’t have done it without you. Check out the impact you’ve been able to make as a user of our software, and continue reading to learn how we are progressing toward our mission as the year draws to a close.

13 million people around the world were impacted by water & wastewater projects designed with Transcend Design Generator.

Did you know…

Based on designs generated with Transcend software in 2021, we impacted 8,063,000 m3/d or 2130 MGD worth of water projects throughout 48 countries!

This is equivalent to 3,225 Olympics swimming pools!

Technology Trend of 2021

The majority of designs through the tool are MBRs that produce effluent that is suitable for reuse. Companies and municipalities that need to treat wastewater for disposal or reuse were able to choose from a number of aeration procedures. Although MBBR is presently the lowest percentage of technology being used of the design options, it allows individuals to successfully treat wastewater for organic pollutants, perform nitrification and denitrification, and do so with exceptional efficiency.

Milestones Of The Year

We overhauled our user interface to make it easier to run designs. Some of these include additional data validations, process units, adding guidelines for typical influent & effluent characteristics, and many more!

We added a Google map tool to mark site boundaries for exact site marking on brownfield and upgrade projects. This guarantees design outputs match specific site constraints, as well as the ability to indicate influent and effluent locations on sites.

We introduced the ability to upgrade existing wastewater treatment plants including the repurposing of specific assets. For those who have been with us since the beginning, our tool could only be used for new wastewater treatment plants when it originally came out (greenfields). The upgrade capability was the most commonly requested feature in 2021, and we were happy to deliver it for you.

We raised $10 million to advance sustainable water and infrastructure engineering design. Improving the world’s sanitation systems as the water treatment facilities struggle to satisfy ever-increasing regulatory restrictions and implement more sustainable treatment solutions.

As water engineers, we understand how difficult it may be to work on projects that use several units, such as imperial to metric or metric to imperial conversions.

We launched a new water unit conversion tool to help engineers and water industry professionals to quickly convert project units – be it metric to imperial and many others!

We are proud to be acknowledged by:

Hottest innovation to watch! GWI brings together the CEOs of top-performing water utilities from around the world to share experiences and celebrate their successes.

Edison awards Bronze medal winner! Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a product can receive in the name of innovation success. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world.

Transcend has been selected on BuiltWorlds 2021 Infrastructure Tech 50 List!! This list features the leading companies offering cutting-edge infrastructure technology.

Most Read Blog Posts of 2021

What To Expect While Implementing TDG To Your Business Water Foresight Podcast The Future of Regulators & Innovators Accelerating Water Treatment Engineering Projects Through AI With Ari Raivetz Quantifying Automation’s Positive Impacts On WWTP Engineering Are Wastewater Engineers Happy? Can Artificial Intelligence beat a design engineer? How Can We Take Climate Change Into Account When Designing Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities? How to code like a wastewater treatment plant


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