BQE Water is a water treatment company specializing in providing innovative wastewater treatment solutions to the global mining industry. Our solutions focus on reducing water treatment life cycle costs, value recovery from waste and reducing long-term liabilities. MoreLess
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with offices in Chile and China, the company was founded in 1997 on the premise that there had to be a more sustainable way of treating acid mine water than conventional lime treatment. This belief led to the development of the BioSulphide® process for water treatment, a sulphide precipitation technology that neutralizes acidic water with concurrent selective recovery of dissolved metals with appreciable value. In 2001, the company secured its first commercial contract at a zinc mine in New Brunswick.
Several larger mining companies took notice of the BioSulphide® plant, leading to further contracts with top mining companies, utility operators and regulators at sites in Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia, Turkey and China.
BQE Water continues to innovate and add to its portfolio of technologies to now include ChemSulphide®, Met-IX™, Sulf-IX™, Sulf-IXC™ and Selen-IX™. These technologies have been developed in response to the evolving regulatory environment and its increasingly strict discharge limits for constituents in mine water, the addition of new constituents to be regulated, and the need for mining companies to meet these regulations in an effective and cost-efficient manner.