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Hyrec Successfully Deploys Pilot Test Plant
Hyrec has successfully deployed a pilot test plant. The system is designed to achieve a final brine concentration of up to 250,000 ppm TDS NaCl while operating at less than 70 bar. The technology is now ready to be fully commercialized and applied to brine concentration projects throughout the world.
Hyrec’s OARO pilot plant has demonstrated that it can achieve higher brine concentration than conventional thermal technologies with very low energy consumption. By integrating Hyrec’s OARO technology in ZLD projects, customer will be able to substantially reduce both capital costs and operating costs as well as recover valuable salts like NaCl, Na2SO4, LiCl, CaCl2.
Fluence Procures First Aspiral Contracts With Partner ITEST
Fluence Corporation Limited has announced it has signed its first two contracts under its previously announced partnership agreement with ITEST to supply Aspiral Smart Packaged wastewater treatment plants along the highway system under ITEST’s scope.
Fluence will supply Aspiral Smart Packaged wastewater treatment plants for 13 sites pursuant to these initial contracts. A total of 35 Aspiral units (30 L4 models and 5 S1 models) will be deployed to handle the varied capacity requirements at the individual sites. This will be Fluence’s first sale of the S1 type, a small-scale Aspiral model.
Evoqua Announces Launch of Second Annual Water Sustainability Awards
Evoqua Water Technologies announced it has launched the second annual Evoqua Water Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize excellence in water stewardship, including companies using new or existing technologies in innovative, sustainable ways and companies that have made significant strides in water reduction.
Evoqua will nominate companies from among its more than 38,000 customers for their sustainability efforts to treat, reuse, and conserve water. Finalists will be announced in March, with the winner announced on World Water Day, March 22, 2019.
DuPont Water Solutions Opens Reverse Osmosis Membrane Manufacturing Line
DuPont Water Solutions has opened its new reverse osmosis production line in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in Jubail Industrial City II, the facility will manufacture membrane technology and enhance production capabilities at the fully integrated Sadara Chemical Company complex, a joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Aramco. The new production line is expected to be operational in early 2019.
Marc Doyle, Chief Operating Officer for the Specialty Products Division at DowDuPont and Chief Executive Officer-elect for future DuPont, attended the event marking the operational achievement.
“This new production line is providing game-changing innovation to help municipalities, businesses and people thrive by enabling sustainable access to clean, high-quality water,” Doyle said. “The science and engineering applications coming out of the Jubail facility is the embodiment of the power of partnership and collaboration as a catalyst for innovation and advancement.”
Padre Dam Approves Environmental Report
Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors has approved the environmental report for the East County Advanced Water Purification Project.
“The approval of the environmental report for this project brings us another step closer to producing a local water supply for East County and improving the reliability of the water service for our community,” said Allen Carlisle, Padre Dam CEO/General Manager. “We are on track for the project to begin providing water to the East San Diego communities by 2025.”
MFG Chemical announces the promotion of Barry Lassiter to VP Operations.
Joe Welch has been named Director EHS&S for MFG Chemical.