Saltworks to Accelerate Commercialization of FlexEDR Ammonia

October 4th 2016

FlexEDR Stack

Saltworks will accelerate commercialization of its FlexEDR Ammonia technology with recently awarded funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) aimed at both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment applications.


FlexEDR Ammonia reliably removes ammonia from municipal wastewater, landfill leachate, and other waste streams. Ammonia in wastewater is a growing problem due to its detrimental impact on aquatic ecosystems.


FlexEDR Ammonia works in extreme conditions where conventional approaches are unable to operate. It is insensitive to temperature, salinity, or varying ammonia loads and is not affected by contaminants that challenge traditional biological systems. FlexEDR Ammonia also turbocharges biological based wastewater treatment plants by removing ammonia from centrate, their concentrated ammonia stream, effectively increasing plant capacity.


“Sustainable Development Technology Canada is very proud to support the commercialization of Saltworks’ innovative technology,” said Leah Lawrence, SDTC President and Chief Executive Officer. “This project will create green jobs for the local economy, increase efficiency in the sector and provide economic and environmental benefits for all Canadians.”


Saltworks has operated FlexEDR Ammonia on municipal wastewater treatment plant centrate and landfill leachate. The technology uses Saltworks’ ElectroChem platform with a different IonFlux membrane and process. Commercial production is based on widely used electrodialysis reversal (EDR) equipment, including the ion exchange membranes, stacks, and plants built by Saltworks.


Saltworks is presently seeking additional site implementation partners.

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