Company will also help to build desalination plant in Singapore
Pittsburgh-based Evoqua Water Technologies participated in The White House Roundtable on Water Innovation. The White House Roundtable gathered leading minds in the world of water to discuss and challenge stakeholders on how to plan, efficiently use and develop new supplies of clean water—which is vital to ensuring the U.S.’s resilience to water supply shortages—and increase innovation and investments in water technologies.
Evoqua was invited to the event to discuss its patented Nexed electrochemicaldesalination module technology. Nexed technology provides a variety of features that can reduce energy costs by as much as 30%, with the potential for even greater savings. In addition, the new technology can help lower costs and facility footprint.
Evoqua has also announced that the Public Utility Board (PUB), Singapore's national water agency, will partner with Evoqua and its technology to build a desalination plant in Tuas, Singapore, capable of producing 500,000 gal of desalinated seawater per day. Evoqua will design and construct an adjacent 1-mgd (feed) plant, with the planning phase beginning this month.
“Innovation is part of our DNA dating back more than 100 years, when one the founders of one of our businesses—Wallace & Tiernan—invented the process to disinfect drinking water using chlorine and filtration,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua chief executive officer. “Life Magazine later cited the invention as ‘probably the most significant public health advancement of the millennium’ for helping to save countless lives. We are proud to participate in forums such as these and appreciate the White House's work to help spur the dialogue to protect the world's most fundamental resource—water.”