Technologies of the Future…Today! High Impact on Local Communities; Environmentally Friendly; Cleaner Land, Water, & Air in Times of Human-Made and Natural Disasters [9.16.18]


Guest 1: Joseph A. Silva, Senior Vice President & General Manager North America, Icon Technology Systems , Theme: “Water Purification 101 — General Processes, Technologies, and Solutions Overview In Times of Massive Human-Made and Natural Disasters”,


Guest 2: Stephen (Steve) E. Pellegrene, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Clean Waste Systems theme: “Challenges of Medical Waste Disposal”,

Guest 3: “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Managing Member, Pangea Water Solutions, LLC. Theme: “The Future of Medical Waste Disposal for Cleaner, Safer, and Healthier Communities”,

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Show 2- 13:0024:44

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 1Joseph A. Silva and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz Show 2Joseph A. Silva
Show 3Stephen (Steve) E. Pellegrene Show 4Stephen (Steve) E. Pellegrene and “Special Guest” Dan Bicz

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Joseph A. Silva, Senior Vice President & General Manager North America, Icon Technology Systems, (By Skype)*, Theme: “Water Purification 101 — General Processes, Technologies, and Solutions Overview In Times of Massive Human-Made and Natural Disasters”
  • Show ‘2’: Joseph A. Silva, Senior Vice President & General Manager North America, Icon Technology Systems (By Skype)*, Theme: “Purification Solutions for Mass Volume Needs Responding to Critical Water Demands in Times of Human-Made and Natural Disasters”
  • Show ‘3’: Stephen (Steve) E. Pellegrene, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Clean Waste Systems, (By Skype)*, Theme: “Challenges of Medical Waste Disposal”
  • Show ‘4’: Stephen (Steve) E. Pellegrene, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Clean Waste Systems, (By Skype)*, Theme: “The Future of Medical Waste Disposal for Cleaner, Safer, and Healthier Communities”
    • Shows ‘1-4’ with “Special Guest” Dan Bicz, Managing Member, Pangea Water Solutions, LLC., (In-Studio Skype Back-up)

Program Overview:

Following two catastrophic natural disasters in quick succession, the Tsunami (2004) Indian Ocean and Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans (2005), British inventor Michael Pritchard set out to create a portable water filtration device capable of providing a sustainable source of safe drinking water. After many attempts, Michael eventually created the first LifeSaver® bottle in 2007.

This was the world’s first portable water filter capable of removing the smallest known waterborne viruses without the need for chemical introduction or electricity to purify compromised water sources. LifeSaver® soon established itself as an effective solution to drinking water issues in the Humanitarian world. By 2010, LifeSaver® had caught the attention of the British Army, which chose the LifeSaver® bottle as its portable water filtration solution for personnel operating deeper in the field, beyond regular base supplies.

As the LifeSaver® involvement in the Humanitarian sector grew, LifeSaver® began to work in partnership with Oxfam to develop a new product which would be even more suited to the needs of people in the wake of a natural disaster, or displaced communities. This partnership led to the creation of the LifeSaver® Cube. Using the same UltraFiltration technology as the bottle, the Cube stores up to 5 liters [1.3 U.S. gallons] of water and provides a family of four [4], daily drinking water for a whole year.

The Cube’s distinctive shape is specifically designed to be efficiently stacked for shipping as many as possible on to pallets in emergencies which were and are dropped by aircraft or helicopter into disaster areas where vehicle transportation may not be available. This was followed shortly afterward with the LifeSaver® Jerrycan capable of producing up to 20,000 liters [5,283 U.S. gallons] of purified water in a 5-gallon [19 liters] portable device using the same technologies to produce higher volumes of water for communities and larger groups. Recently exceeding NSF P248 Military Microbiological Water Purifier protocols, the 20,000 liter [5,283 U.S. gallons] jerrycan is the first of its kind with the ability to provide small unit operation water purification to military forces in the most harshest environments.

With a growing range of products designed to be portable, durable, and capable of filtering thousands of liters (gallons) of water with a single cartridge, LifeSaver® water filters also attracted more varied audiences in the retail sector leading to the introduction of the LifeSaver® Liberty™ bottle. This compact and versatile product will produce up to 2,000 liters [528 U.S. gallons] of purified water removing down to virus level at 99.999% reduction. With a builtin scavenger hose and threaded head that will connect to a Nalgene bottle, Camelbak, or nearly any widemouth bottle, this new product brings portable water purification to a new level! Outdoor enthusiasts, campers, backpackers, travelers, overlanders, adventurers, explorers, military, and preppers have all found a LifeSaver® filter which perfectly suits individual needs, often via a combination of Icon Technology Systems products.

Clean Waste Systems, a privately held company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. It is the Designer, Manufacturer, Parts and Service Company for the OMW-1000 and the OMW-400 OZONE Medical Waste Treatment Systems. These are available in the United States and all international markets. The Clean Waste Systems “patented” technology is the “latest design” for medical waste treatment related to the Health Care Industry.

Clean Waste Systems has been in business for almost one decade, with systems installed both domestically and internationally. Their Medical Waste Treatment Systems are stand-alone systems which use ozone (a natural sterilant) to provide complete sterilization of bio-hazardous waste with zero emissions and low energy usage. Globally, Clean Waste Systems provides installation, parts, and service maintenance contracts for its Ozone Medical Waste Treatment Systems.

Clean Waste Systems mission is to be the premier professional provider of ozone based, innovative technologies to the healthcare industry that meet and exceed the expectations of clients in the areas of value, risk avoidance, and zero-environmental impact.

Pangea Water Solutions, LLC is a privately held Florida company founded in 2011 with principals located in Louisiana, Virginia, Florida, Michigan, and Toronto, Canada. Pangea carefully selects commercially viable clean tech that can be mass deployed.

Pangea is focused on deploying Clean Waste Systems, which sterilizes and shreds medical waste at a fraction of the cost of incineration and landfill. Licensed in 31 states, it is the only clean way to dispose of the hazardous wastes of hospitals, medical centers, long-term health care facilities; dental clinics and is the wave of the future. Pangea Lubra Dialysis is advancing a “dialysis for lubricant” proven extend the life of lubricants used to operate electric power plants while reducing hazardous waste disposal.

Thank you Happy, Production Crew, Program Team, and volunteers for your outstanding commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we create The EmeraldPlanet… 
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