Palo Alto, Calif. – September 2007 – Frost & Sullivan recognized Aquatech International Corporation with the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology in the Water Recycling and Reuse Systems Market.
With unmatched experience and expertise in integrated Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems, wastewater recycle / reuse and next-generation membrane/thermal technologies, the company has positioned itself to provide technologically superior solutions to industry and infrastructure clients.
“Offering conventional treatment technologies as part of its packaged as well as custom treatment offerings makes the company a one-stop shop for industrial water and wastewater treatment,” notes Frost & Sullivan “Aquatech products address the needs of diverse industries such as power, oil and gas, mining and metals, automotive, semiconductor and microelectronics, and pharmaceuticals, among others.
Stringent wastewater discharge regulations have forced many industries to identify alternate solutions to discharge wastewater. Here, Aqua-Chem ICD (Industrial Concentration & Desalination), a division of Aquatech, offers unparalleled evaporative technologies for applications such as ZLD and Steam Flood Applications for oil fields.
Given the trend of water scarcity around the world, wastewater reclamation/reuse has gained popularity. Aquatech’s MVC technology offers optimal solutions in this area, delivering the robustness desired due to expected variations in the treated wastewater and high recoveries to minimize the requirement for fresh water. Aquatech MVC technology is helping water conservation in markets such as the Canadian Tar Sands by allowing efficient reuse of oilfield produced water.
Integrating its knowledge in membrane and thermal processes, the company has pioneered the hybrid approach to ZLD. This combines the best of both worlds with an order of magnitude lifecycle cost saving to the end-user.
The patented HERO™ (High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis) system can provide a high recovery rate of greater than 90 percent on challenging wastewater applications that require a relatively smaller thermal solution on the concentrate stream.
As part of Aquatech’ s commitment to offer differentiated technology solutions, the ‘Aqua-EMBR’ (Enhanced Membrane Bio Reactor) offers an advanced biological treatment system for biodegradation of challenging contaminants frequently encountered in industrial wastewaters.
A world leader in desalination, Aquatech possesses the capability to design both membrane and thermal desalination facilities with technologies such as sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO), Multi Stage Flash (MSF), and Multiple Effect Distillation (MED).
Aquatech offers diverse products that encompass various water and wastewater treatment technologies under the WATERTRAK™ umbrella. It includes reverse osmosis (RO), RECOMAX™, HERO™ and Ultrafiltration (both tubular and hollow fiber), ion exchange, Electrodeionization, media filters, and activated carbon filters.
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“Aquatech is committed to delivering the world class recycle and reuse solutions to our clients utilizing the latest technologies which allow us to deliver the lowest life cycle cost solution. We thank Frost and Sullivan for this prestigious award” said Venkee Sharma, Aquatech’ s President and CEO.
About Aquatech International Corporation
Aquatech is a leading global provider of industrial and infrastructure water and wastewater treatment solutions and services. Primary product groups offered include raw water treatment, ion exchange, membrane processes, wastewater recycle/reuse, zero liquid discharge, industrial concentration and desalination. Over the past 25 years, Aquatech has executed more than 750 major projects world wide in over 50 countries across the globe for a variety of industrial and infrastructure clients. Aquatech through its subsidiaries and offices worldwide has global sourcing and manufacturing capabilities to suit logistics of project sites throughout the world.
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