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Energy Recovery wins $2.5m of Chinese industrial water projects

  • Energy Recovery wins $2.5m of Chinese industrial water projects

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Energy Recovery
Energy Recovery develops reliable, high-performance solutions in the desalination and wastewater industries. Their innovative products include energy recovery devices that serve low, high, and ultra-high pressure water treatment applications.


Energy Recovery has announced new project awards totaling over $2.5 million. The Company will supply PX® Pressure Exchanger® devices and related equipment and services to multiple desalination facilities in China with a combined capacity of more than 140,000 cubic meters per day, or more than 37 million gallons per day. 

“Despite the challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic, our team has adjusted rapidly, and we continue to win new projects, fulfill orders, and do everything in our power to support our customers. Our products play a key role in the operation of domestic and international water treatment infrastructure, supplying much-needed water to communities and businesses around the world. These projects, which will service China’s industrial sector, were awarded in March and April of this year as China’s coronavirus outbreak began reaching a more manageable level, and the country was beginning to open up. This makes me cautiously optimistic about the future,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.  

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be one of the fastest growing regions for desalination in the coming years. Throughout the region, rapid industrialization and urbanization have created a significant increase in the need for freshwater, and seawater reverse osmosis (“SWRO”) desalination can play a key part in meeting this demand. Oxfam, an alliance of NGOs focused on the alleviation of global poverty, recently singled out SWRO desalination as one of the most efficient methods to provide clean, potable water for communities in need in this region.  

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be one of the fastest growing regions for desalination in the coming years

“China was one of the earliest adopters of our PX Pressure Exchanger. For over 20 years we have viewed China as an exciting market, and it’s encouraging to see industry continuing to invest in desalination as the country slowly resumes business activities,” commented Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery Senior Vice President of Water. “Thanks to innovations like our PX, SWRO is beginning to rival the cost of some traditional water management sources and is far more energy efficient today than in the past. Once these facilities are in operation, our PXs are expected recycle hydraulic energy equivalent to over 120 gigawatt hours of energy annually, an amount associated with approximately 70,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. These facilities add to our already strong presence in China, and we are proud to continue to be the technology of choice and an integral part of China’s rich desalination past, present and future.” 

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