Evoqua participates in White House Water Summit
As part of the White House Water Summit, held on World Water Day on 22 March, Evoqua Water Technologies made a series of announcements surrounding its mission of improving the world’s water.
Evoqua’s membrane filtration and other technologies currently treat more than 9.46 billion L of water per day for water re-use and reclamation, helping to reduce the demand on potable water sources. Now, the company has committed to doubling this amount to 18.9 billion L of water a day by 2021 — enough to serve 50 million Americans a day at current consumption rates — by expanding development and adoption of its technologies.
Evoqua will also invest at least $50 million over the next five years to develop and bring to market new technologies such as its Nexed electrochemical desalination modules to treat and improve the USA’s drinking water, and expand water re-use and reclamation efforts across municipal and industrial applications. In addition, the company will donate 10 SkyHydrant water filtration units utilising its Memcor ultrafiltration membrane modules for emergency and disaster relief efforts and to help meet water needs of underserved communities in the United States.
The company further announced that it has successfully completed a pilot of its Nexed electrochemical desalination modules at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in New Mexico — the focal point for developing technologies for the desalination of brackish and impaired groundwater found in the inland states. The pilot’s goal was to test a variety of brackish water feed sources provided by the facility.
The knowledge gained from the testing demonstrated the viability of the desalination technology across a number of brackish water sources. The pilot results have led Evoqua to develop a larger pilot system using production Nexed modules that can be utilised to demonstrate the technology at facilities across the world.
“We appreciate the support of the administration, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Brackish Groundwater Desalination Research team in working with us toward a common goal of developing technologies to improve our country’s ability to protect and better utilise our nation’s water supply,” said Evoqua CEO Ron Keating. “We look forward to taking our work here to additional validations to help people all over the world.”
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