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Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchangers to be used in Mining Desalination Projects in Chile

  • Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchangers to be used in Mining Desalination Projects in Chile
    Chuquicamata mine in Chile (cc/Wikipedia)

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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, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, announced total awards of $2.7 million to supply its PX®Pressure Exchanger® technology for desalination projects in Chile. These desalination projects will be used specifically in the mining process and are expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Energy Recovery will supply its PX-Q300 Pressure Exchangers for multiple facilities, which will produce up to 148,000 cubic meters of water per day. Energy Recovery estimates the PX devices will reduce the facilities’ power consumption for all projects by 12.7 MW, saving over 110 GWh of energy per year, and helping the facilities avoid over 65,740 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Energy Recovery’s President and CEO Chris Gannon stated, “2018 is shaping up to be a potential record year thanks to the continued success of our PX Pressure Exchanger and the value it generates for our customers. These recent awards in Chile confirm the efficacy and strength of the PX technology.  We are excited about the growth opportunities for our Water business and the continued strength and activity level for desalination throughout 2018 and into 2019. Moving forward we will continue to aggressively pursue tactical initiatives across the broader water industry.”

Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery’s Vice President, Water, added, “Energy Recovery has had its eye fixed on Chile as a strategic market and accordingly has positioned our company to assist these facilities in maximizing the overall profitability of their operations through an increased understanding of the critical mining-water nexus. Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger technology has the lowest-life-cycle cost of any energy recovery device on the market today, and this industry-leading value proposition resonates well with both our customers and end-users in Chile. More specifically, our uptime advantage in mining applications is unmatched – vitally important when every day of downtime translates to millions of lost dollars for our customers. We are excited to add another critical project to our successful global reference list.”

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