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Boosting Oil Production through Water Treatment – A Pilot Proof Point

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Boosting Oil Production through Water Treatment – A Pilot Proof Point

Nov 13th 2019

The easy oil has been accessed. Increasingly firms are turning to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to boost production. This involves pumping specialty concocted water chemistries underground to push out more oil. EOR should not be confused with fracking. Fracking “vibrates” and opens reservoir passages in shale deposits. In certain types of EOR, a specialty formulated water is injected into what may have been a traditional reservoir, with the objective to “wash out” more oil. This limits surface impacts to the environment since well life can be extended, instead of drilling new wells. However, as the water travels through the reservoir it picks up underground salts, becoming saline. This added salinity hurts the specialty formulated water properties, increasing chemical costs drastically in the case of polymer flood.

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Produced Water Desalination Pilot
I: Saltworks XtremeRO pilot operating at pilot site in Southern Alberta

Saltworks developed and delivered an EOR produced water pilot, that reliably desalted the returning produced water. This saves the client notable chemical costs: more than the cost of water treatment, in some cases. Saltworks can run a project assessment to evaluate each specific case.

In addition to the cost savings, the following benefits may be achieved:

  • Water is recycled in a closed loop, rather than discarded. This reduces both water loss to disposal wells and freshwater withdrawal from the environment
  • Higher quality water is re-injected, with lower hardness and suspended solids that can plug the formation
  • Less trucking and GHGs associated with chemical delivery to site, or hauling waste produced water off site when required

Enhanced Oil Recovery Produced Water Treatment Before and After
II: Pilot Water Samples. From left to right: Produced water, Filtrate, RO Brine, RO Permeate

The pilot operated at a live polymer flood oil field in Southern Alberta with over 97% uptime, unattended overnight, and managed well through slugs of oil as high as 800 ppm entering the plant. It met all project objectives. The results provide a roadmap to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Canada’s valued oil reserves. The work was made possible with the generous technical and financial support of Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada.

 

The solution is commercially available from Saltworks under our XtremeRO product line.  It may also be applied to other waters not suited for traditional reverse osmosis technology with salinity < 80,000 mg/L total dissolved solids.

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About Saltworks

Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

About Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates invests in research, innovation and entrepreneurship to drive provincial economic growth and diversity. We provide technical expertise, entrepreneurial advice and support, opportunities for partnerships and funding to advance the best ideas. We support a broad range of research and innovation activity – from discovery to use. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, bringing together bright minds and great ideas.

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Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) Become Lower Cost Through Reverse Osmosis Innovation

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Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) Become Lower Cost Through Reverse Osmosis Innovation

September 16th 2019

Saltworks is pleased to announce that recent advancements in reverse osmosis technology are now commercially available. Malcolm Man of Saltworks notes “we are changing the cost equation for brine management and minimal liquid discharge. In the MLD and near ZLD space, advanced reverse osmosis can now do two things previously thought unattainable:

  1. Reduce conventional RO brine volumes by 50%, achieving brine concentrations of 130,000 to 150,000 mg/L TDS with spiral wound RO membranes.
  2. Treat industrial and produced waters with high organics and solvents, while maintaining membrane integrity.

A bank of Reverse Osmosis filters at a public water utility plant.

Throughout 2019, Saltworks has been working with industrial customers and a leading RO membrane supplier to refine and thoroughly test the technology. It has now been demonstrated through repeated successful pilots in mine water management, cooling tower blowdown, brackish water desalination, oil & gas produced water, and industrial wastewater treatment. A cooling tower blowdown treatment case study was recently published by Saltworks.

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The advanced RO accomplishments involve the marriage of specialized RO membranes and process-control innovations. An exciting partnership in this regard will be announced in the future. Interested readers can learn more about the technologies below or contact Saltworks.

  • BrineRefine: removes scaling ions, without coagulants that can damage RO, to make an RO friendly feed.
  • XtremeRO: ultra high pressure reverse osmosis (UHP RO) for brine concentration, including options for oil & gas produced water and industrial organic wastewater treatment.

About Saltworks

Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

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Novel On-Site Shale Produced Water Volume Reduction: Pilot Success!

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Novel On-Site Shale Produced Water Volume Reduction: Pilot Success!

July 30th 2019

A new shale produced water volume reduction solution was successfully demonstrated in a live shale field. Comtech Industries and Saltworks partnered to deliver the innovation. Before today, there were two types of shale evaporators: the open type that evaporates direct to atmosphere, presenting air emissions risk; and the closed type that produces distilled water requiring subsequent management of release or re-use. Comtech and Saltworks tested an innovative new third option known as the “AirBreather.”

Shale Produced Water Volume Reduction Pilot

“The AirBreather is a novel evaporation alternative that offers both lower cost and risk,” said Henry Tsin, Saltworks’ Technology Director. “There is zero direct contact of produced water with atmosphere which removes the risk of air emissions – and no need to manage distilled water which removes a lengthy and costly permitting process.”

Shale Produced Water Volume Reduction Pilot

The pilot plant ran with over 97% up-time and met all metrics. It will now move to another customer site. Full-scale units are being readied for dispatch, leveraging Saltworks’ production and Comtech’s in-field capabilities. Rugged and intelligently automated AirBreather plants will lower the cost of produced water management.

Zack Susko, Comtech Industries’ Senior Project Manager commented, “To be able to reduce produced water volumes in an environmentally friendly manner, in turn taking trucks off of the road and reducing water volumes heading to disposal, is a major victory for shale gas producers and our governing regulatory agencies. The ingenuity and reliability of the AirBreather system will ensure that we are successful in creating value for all stakeholders involved.”

About Saltworks

Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

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FGD Pilot Success in the USA

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FGD Pilot Success in the USA

June 4th 2019

Saltworks successfully concluded a 60-day on site pilot at a major US coal fired power plant with 100% up-time. The project treated challenging flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater to selectively remove chlorides for recycle and re-use internal to the coal stack scrubber system. By targeting the key concern – chlorides – this novel selective removal method provides an alternative to expensive complex treatments for discharge as explained in this brief video.

The pilot included a full scale Saltworks’ FlexEDR Selective Stack, which acts as a “chloride kidney.” Within the stack, Saltworks’ novel monovalent selective anion exchange membranes pull chlorides out of the FGD wastewater under a DC electric field. Outside of stack, a robotized plant enables the process while adjusting to variable water quality and providing valuable data to the operator. The results will be presented at future conferences or contact Saltworks to learn more.

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Inner View of FlexEDR Selective Pilot Plant

This work was made possible through collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (Award Number DE-FE0031678), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Southern Company. FlexEDR technology was also developed with support from the National Research Council Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), BC Innovative Clean Energy Fund, Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

About Saltworks

Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

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Canada & Private Industry Invest in Saltworks’ Innovative AirBreather Technology

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Canada & Private Industry Invest in Saltworks' Innovative AirBreather Technology

April 17th 2019

The AirBreather is a first-of-its kind, waste heat driven evaporator-crystallizer that safely and reliably reduces the cost and environmental impact of produced water disposal from shale gas extraction. With SDTC’s investment, the AirBreather will be demonstrated in industry and scaled up for commercial roll out, where it can improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Canadian natural gas.

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, and Joe Peschisolido, Member of Parliament for Steveston-Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the SDTC investment today at Saltworks’ headquarters and manufacturing facility in Richmond, BC.

Saltworks was also honoured to host representatives from SDTC, the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Innovate BC, Global Affairs Canada, and City of Richmond.

Saltworks is readying a breakthrough solution to treat produced water in the natural gas industry. The new product – called the “AirBreather” – will be deployed at commercial scale with investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This innovation leverages earlier support from British Columbia’s Innovative Clean Energy (BC ICE) fund which facilitated technology now used in the AirBreather.   

“Our government’s investment in this revolutionary clean innovation, developed right here in Canada builds on our plan to strengthen Canada’s economy though innovation,” said The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence. “This investment will not only help the oil and gas industry reduce wastewater and greenhouse gas emissions, it also will reduce costs for the industry, helping to maintain jobs and create new ones. Innovative companies like Saltworks demonstrate how a strong economy and a clean environment go hand-in-hand.”

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The Saltworks Team and the Honorable Harjit Sajjan in front of the AirBreather Plant

Joshua Zoshi, Saltworks’ Chief Operating Officer, commented, “Saltworks is proud to be the recipient of commercialization support for of the AirBreather demonstration project. We look forward to establishing this developed-in-Canada technology as the leading solution for economic and sustainable treatment of produced water in Canada’s natural gas sector.”  

The AirBreather is a descendant of Saltworks’ commercial SaltMaker MultiEffect – a low energy, zero-liquid-discharge brine management technology. After completing SaltMaker trials in shale, the Saltworks team realized there was a better way. Hence, the AirBreather was born.

SDTC, IRAP, and the BC ICE fund have all been an important part of Saltworks’ growth, helping the company create high skill jobs, win major international and competitive orders, develop two new BC-based production facilities, and become a world leader in environmentally focused industrial water treatment.

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Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Coal FGD Wastewater Treatment Pilot Deployed

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First-Of-Its-Kind Coal FGD Wastewater Treatment Pilot Deployed

March 12th 2019

Saltworks has shipped a novel FlexEDR system to the southern United States that will clean up coal fired power wastewater. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater is a byproduct of sulfur scrubbers, installed to prevent acid rain from coal plants. Cost effective FGD water treatment has been an elusive goal, but a solution is on the horizon.

 

Saltworks’ novel system will use proprietary IonFlux ion exchange membranes to selectively remove chlorides, enabling internal recycling of water. This simple single step recycle process prevents the need for very complex and expensive full treatment. The innovation is partially enabled by a new ion-specific sensor, developed by Saltworks, that can also help miners and the oil and gas industry measure and adjust to sulfate or calcium load in real time. This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FE0031678.

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The Saltworks' plant on the way to the southern U.S.

Derek Mandel, Technology Director for FlexEDR commented: “Nicknamed the ‘chloride kidney’ and tested for over two years, we look forward to proving the solution at site with commercial systems following shortly. The product is built on the backbone of 50-year-old Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) technology, which is the second most widely used membrane desalination tech, with full scale production already in place.”

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Interior of the FlexEDR plant

After completing its U.S. tour, the plant will be sent to China. Over 60% of Chinese power still comes from coal, with increasing concern and regulatory pressure to treat FGD wastewater and protect China’s aquatic environment.  The ‘chloride kidney’ has applications outside of FGD, selectively removing troublesome ions to enable water reuse, for example in agriculture, oil refining, and gold extraction.

About Saltworks

Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. Founded in 2008, the Company offers thermal and membrane systems for brine concentration, zero liquid discharge, and advanced separations. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds and operates full-scale treatment plants and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.

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Battery Grade Lithium Produced Following Successful First Pilot Test

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Battery Grade Lithium Produced Following Successful First Pilot Test

February 4th 2018

Standard Lithium’s novel selective crystallization process is producing battery grade lithium carbonate in a pilot plant at Saltworks Technologies. Dr. Andy Robinson, President and COO of Standard Lithium, was “very pleased with the performance of the prototype pilot,” producing lithium carbonate of >99.56% purity.

The process includes Saltworks’ robotized BrineRefine water plant and our innovative process engineering. The result was a smart, simple process delivering excellent results rapidly. Saltworks is now advancing the design of a larger mobile pilot plant for Standard Lithium.

Pure Battery Grade Lithium Element

Henry Tsin, Technology Director at Saltworks commented “It is great to see how a simple, elegant process using Standard Lithium’s intellectual property and Saltworks’ expertise achieves such a high purity.”

 

To keep up-to-date with the advancements of this project, subscribe to our newsletter. You can also read more about lithium brine extraction and our BrineRefine technology in the Saltworks knowledge center.

About Standard Lithium Ltd.

Standard Lithium (TSX: SLL) is a specialty chemical company focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale US based lithium bearing brine resources. The Company believes new lithium production can be brought on stream rapidly by minimizing project risks at selection stage: resource, political and geographic, regulatory and permitting, and by leveraging advances in lithium extraction technologies and processes. The Company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations utilizing the Company’s proprietary selective extraction technology. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in southwestern Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.

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Saltworks is an integrated water technology leader that develops solutions for customers by working with them to understand their challenges. Saltworks overlays innovation and the full breadth of their organizational expertise in a relentless drive to lower costs, provide excellent customer service, integrate advanced control systems and ensure performance-boosting reliability for every customer.

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Saltworks Invents its Own Competition – the SaltMaker AirBreather

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Saltworks Invents its Own Competition: The SaltMaker AirBreather

November 2nd 2018

Today, Saltworks officially launched a new product for shale operators: the SaltMaker AirBreather. After completing two shale pilot projects, the Saltworks team realized there was a more cost effective way to treat shale gas waters. Building on the success of the SaltMaker MultiEffect – Saltworks’ hallmark evaporator crystallizer – the SaltMaker AirBreather was designed with the shale end use in mind: high capacity, low cost, employ low grade heat, and robust modular operations.

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The Saltworks Commissioning Team with their AirBreather pilot plant being readied in our factory.

The team completed over one year of testing while dipping into the SaltMaker MultiEffect parts bin to develop the new SaltMaker AirBreather product. The AirBreather offers operators:

  • A lower cost evaporator crystallizer that can be dispatched in modules and scaled-up to meet any capacity
  • Safe evaporation of water to atmosphere, leaving no freshwater by-product to manage
  • No expensive chemical treatment or volatile organic compound (VOC) air emissions
  • The ability to harness low cost energy to concentrate salty waters
  • Reduce shale gas waters to either a low volume brine suitable for disposal wells or solid salt crystals for re-use or safe landfilling.
  • Optional NORMs management bolt-on if required

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Process Flow Diagram of SaltMaker AirBreather

The SaltMaker AirBreather is not just for shale gas applications. It fits where projects seek to treat complex brines unfit for membrane systems. Read more in-depth knowledge on the technology behind the AirBreather.

Executive Vice President Malcolm Man commented “I am really proud that the design team invented a competitor to the MultiEffect. The AirBreather will beat the MultiEffect where thermal energy costs less than $5/GJ. The MultiEffect wins on higher cost energy or where liquid water recovery is important. Either way, customers now have two product options to choose from.”

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SaltMaker AirBreather

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Saltworks Technologies treats the toughest waters. We deliver innovative solutions that make clean water, concentrate brine, and achieve zero liquid discharge (ZLD). With plants sold worldwide and repeat orders from major international customers, Saltworks has an established history of designing, building, and operating full-scale water treatment systems. 

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Saltworks Enters Lithium Brine Extraction with Standard Lithium

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Saltworks Enters Lithium Brine Extraction with Standard Lithium

June 12th 2018

Standard Lithium has commissioned Saltworks Technologies to design and build their novel, selective crystallization pilot plant. The plant is intended to make battery-grade lithium carbonate in a continuous process using lithium brine extraction. Saltworks will bring its expertise in water treatment process design, optimization, and intelligent controls to rapidly deliver Standard Lithium’s novel technology. The modular containerized plant will enable rapid, mobile testing on lithium-rich brines.

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Dr. Andy Robinson, COO and President of Standard Lithium commented, “We’re extremely pleased to announce this agreement with Saltworks; we’ve been very impressed with the quality and technical sophistication of their team and the products that they design and manufacture.”

Saltworks CEO Benjamin Sparrow commented that, “Lithium mining is water mining.  Our team is very excited to provide Standard Lithium with a technology edge, leveraging our experience while working with their world-class team.”

Saltworks is an integrated water technology leader that develops solutions for customers by working with them to understand their challenges and develop solutions. Saltworks complements its in-house products, including the FlexEDR selective ion removal system, the BrineRefine chemical softening system and the SaltMaker evaporator crystallizer, with the best off-the-shelf technologies such as reverse osmosis and pretreatment. Saltworks overlays innovation and the full breadth of their organizational expertise in a relentless drive to lower costs, provide excellent customer service, integrate advanced control systems and ensure performance-boosting reliability for every customer.

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USBR Demonstrates Zero Liquid Discharge: Making Clean Water and Salt

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USBR Demonstrates Zero Liquid Discharge: Making Clean Water and Salt

May 30th 2018

The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) engaged Saltworks Technologies to demonstrate the zero liquid discharge SaltMaker at a US location. Zero liquid discharge involves treating 100% of the water flow to only produce two outputs: clean water and all contaminants reduced to a solid, which is salt in this case.

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Zero Liquid Discharge Plant at a USBR Site

The USBR is dedicated to protecting the environment and has been intercepting saline water from entering an important American watershed. To demonstrate a full-scale solution for desalinating the saline water, known as brine, the USBR selected Saltworks’ SaltMaker Evaporator Crystallizer after a comprehensive competitive review of brine management and ZLD technologies.

The demo plant was delivered in the winter and operated 24/7 to produce solid salts and freshwater.  Project leader Malcolm Man said that, “we sent one of our SaltMaker pilots from our test fleet in a pre-packaged shipping container along with a team of operators. We are incredibly proud of the hard work demonstrated by our team that resulted in rapid ZLD solid salt production on day four and continues to deliver results that help protect US waters.”

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ZLD Plant Operates 24/7 to produce solid salts and freshwater

“Site staff as well as the other Reclamation personnel who have visited the demonstration test have been very impressed with Saltworks employees’ communication, technical knowledge, and professionalism,” commented USBR Civil Engineer Frederick Busch.

 

The demonstration shows that rivers and lakes can be protected by ZLD, extracting contaminants of concern in a single, packaged plant that does not require pre-treatment or complex, multi-step processes.

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