VANCOUVER, BC – BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX : BQE), a leader in industrial wastewater treatment, has secured a second contract for the mobile Sulf-IXTM pilot plant. The contract is with the same leading industrial company for which the initial Sulf-IX™ pilot work was undertaken earlier this year. The test work will be carried out at the same site in the US and will advance findings from the first test to remove sulphate from wastewater generated from flue gas treatment. Completion of the test work is expected during the fourth quarter of this year.
The mobile Sulf-IXTM pilot plant, which is based on BioteQ’s proprietary technology, is owned by Newalta Corporation. Newalta and BioteQ will be undertaking the test work jointly with Newalta providing operations personnel and expertise, and BioteQ providing process support and technical expertise.
Jonathan Wilkinson, BioteQ’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are pleased to have secured a second contract with the same customer to further validate and integrate Sulf-IXTM technology into the customer’s process flowsheet. We are highly confident of the technology’s ability to generate successful results during this round of testing and would hope to then move discussions forward to commercial implementation.”
The mobile pilot plant provides on-site field testing for sulphate removal from wastewater. The unit applies BioteQ’s novel ion exchange based Sulf-IXTM technology. The Sulf-IXTM process produces treated effluent with low residual sulphate concentrations for re-use or discharge. The only by-product of the process is a solid gypsum product. Data collected from pilot plant testing is used to generate design criteria for a full-scale facility.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global industrial water treatment, serving the mining and energy markets. The company’s proven technologies have been applied at sites around the world to recover dissolved metals and remove sulphate, producing clean water and eliminating residual waste. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at www.bqewater.com for additional information.
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