CANONSBURG, PA, November 2007 – Aquatech International Corporation was recently honored with the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology in the Water Recycling and Reuse Systems Market.
The Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award is bestowed upon the company that has pioneered the development and introduction of an innovative technology into the market – a technology that has either impacted or has the potential to impact several market sectors. The award recognizes a company’s successful technology development that is expected to bring significant contributions in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture.
With years of experience and expertise in integrated Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems, wastewater recycle/reuse and next-generation membrane/thermal technologies, Aquatech 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 Aquatech a one-stop shop for industrial water and wastewater treatment,” noted Frost & Sullivan in bestowing the award. “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.
Frost & Sullivan cited a number of Aquatech technologies that factored into the award designation:
Stringent wastewater discharge regulations have forced many industries to identify alternate solutions to discharge wastewater. Aqua-Chem ICD (Industrial Concentration & Desalination), an Aquatech division, offers evaporative technologies for applications such as ZLD and Steam Flood Applications for oil fields.
Wastewater reclamation/reuse has gained popularity to address increasing water scarcity around the world. Aquatech’s MVC (Mechanical Vapor Compression) 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.
Integrating its knowledge in membrane and thermal processes, Aquatech 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 offering differentiated technology solutions, the “Aqua-EMBR” (Enhanced Membrane Bio Reactor) provides an advanced biological treatment system for biodegradation of challenging contaminants frequently encountered in industrial wastewaters.
Aquatech possesses the capability to design both membrane and thermal desalination facilities with technologies such as seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO), Multi Stage Flash (MSF), and Multiple Effect Distillation (MED).
Aquatech offers diverse products encompassing various water and wastewater treatment technologies under the WATERTRAK™ umbrella. They include reverse osmosis (RO), RECOMAX™, HERO™, and Ultrafiltration (both tubular and hollow fiber), ion exchange, Electrodeionization, media filters, and activated carbon filters.
“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 lifecycle cost solution. We thank Frost & Sullivan for this prestigious award,” said Venkee Sharma, Aquatech President & CEO.
Aquatech International (www.aquatech.com), headquartered in Canonsburg, PA, specializes in industrial and infrastructure water purification. Primary product groups offered by Aquatech are Raw Water Treatment, Ion Exchange, Membrane Processes, Wastewater Recycle / Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge, Industrial Concentration and Desalination. In the past 25 years, Aquatech has executed over 450 projects, integrating several of its product groups, in over 45 countries across the globe for the power generation, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and other industries. Aquatech, through its subsidiaries and offices, has global sourcing and fabrication capabilities to suit logistics of project sites throughout the world.