Environmental Recycling Alternatives, Inc.
ERA supplies a very cost effective Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) system for 1000 - 300,000+ gallons per day. VCD systems have replaced Reverse Osmosis systems. VCD can remove contaminants from water via distillation; such as high BOD, COD at a cost of less than $.01 per gallon. For example, sugar, starch, milk, salts, oils and more can be concentrated, and water removed to offer a reuse, saleable product for the concentrate as well as a distilled water byproduct.


353 Wildcat Rocks
Banner Elk, NC 28604-9196
United States
Phone: 828 963 8735
Fax: 828 963 6747


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