Aquatech Brings Leadership in Desalination and Other Water Treatment Technologies to Global Mining Industry


CANONSBURG, Pa. - Founded in 1981, Aquatech has established a strong reputation as a global leader in water purification technology for the industrial and infrastructure markets. The company showcased its technology leadership, experience and capabilities as these benefits apply to the global mining industry at the MINExpo International Show, which took place this week.

"Aquatech's extensive experience in seawater desalination and process water treatment is a key advantage that we bring to the mining industry. Our experience list includes extensive number of installations for membrane and thermal seawater desalination, which is critical in ensuring water supply for mining operations that are located in arid regions such as Chile, Peru and Australia. In addition, we have direct experience at mining operations were we have used our evaporation technologies to concentrate process solutions such as NiSO4. We are one of very few companies globally that has expertise in both membrane and thermal processes," said Alan R. Daza, Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Aquatech.

Desalination plays an important role for the mining industry in terms of water supply and producing clean water for use in various mining processes as well as boiler feedwater applications for power generation that are located at the mining sites. In arid locations, the primary water supply source is seawater, which is desalinated on the coast and then pumped inland, reaching a distance of 150 km and altitudes that are thousands of meters above sea level.

Aquatech provides projects from design concept to commissioning of a complete solution, including engineering, procurement, project management, and turnkey construction. The company also provides complete support during commissioning and beyond with long term operations and maintenance service contracts.

Another of Aquatech's strengths is its expertise in thermal evaporation technologies. An example is its work with the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar, where the company provided a horizontal spray film evaporation solution for the nickel sulfate concentration process. Other benefits of Aquatech's Sprayfilm(TM) technology included lower power consumption and low life cycle costs; the ability to clean both the inside and outside of the tube bundle; and a modular low profile design for ease of transport and installation. Aquatech provided the evaporator, condenser, pumps, tanks, duct and piping as well as a completely automated control system for this project. The unique design allowed for a single super skid below the unit to house all the necessary pump and compressor systems for minimal site work.

For more information about Aquatech's capabilities for the mining industry, please visit www.aquatech.com or email dazaa@aquatech.com

About Aquatech

Aquatech (www.aquatech.com) is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is headquartered in the United States, and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in India, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Aquatech strives to provide technology leadership and performance excellence to the global water industry, and aims to support its clients with cutting edge sustainable solutions, minimizing their life cycle cost, as well as their carbon and water footprint.

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