Aquatech Projects Receive Nominations For Global Water Awards
Aquatech announced that it has received two nominations for this year’s Global Water Awards organized by Global Water Intelligence (GWI). The awards will be presented at GWI’s annual conference in Zurich, April 27, 2009.
Aquatech’s installation of advanced evaporation technology to recycle produced water for the Mukhaizna oil field in Oman received the “Water Reuse Project of the Year” nomination. The Mukhaizna Project is the world’s largest installation for produced water reuse application utilizing evaporation technology and it is also the first major application of MVC technology in the water reuse sector in the Middle East, according to Aquatech.
Aquatech’s multi-project contract with ENEL, one of Europe’s largest power utilities, was nominated in the “Industrial Project of the Year” category for zero liquid discharge (ZLD) solutions at five major power stations in Italy. The ZLD plants are treating Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) waste water, one of the most significant environmental challenges for a coal fired power plant. Prior to these projects, the concept of zero discharge for FGD waste water was not considered to be viable. Taking a hybrid approach and utilizing pretreatment to the evaporators allowed Aquatech to exhibit that ZLD could be achieved on this water for a reasonable cost and with ultimate reliability.