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Swirltex awarded $3 million water treatment project with ARC Resources

  • Swirltex awarded $3 million water treatment project with ARC Resources

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Swirltex
Swirltex Inc., headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a clean-technology company that provides and manufactures water treatment solutions.

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Swirltex has been awarded a project to supply their proprietary "Buoyancy Enhanced Membrane Filtration" technology for produced water treatment with ARC Resources, a leading Canadian energy producer in the Montney region. The project is valued at $3 million with potential upside for scale up at higher treatment volumes. The system is expected to be online by Q3 2022.

Swirltex's partnership with ARC highlights the value of the Swirltex solution for produced water treatment for re-use. The unique membrane system separates solids and liquids based on buoyancy. The distinctive flow pattern within the tubular membrane allows for treatment of suspended solids, oil, and bacteria, resulting in clean and consistent high-quality water. This makes the system a perfect solution for a wide range of difficult wastewater streams such as produced water.

"This is an important milestone for Swirltex. ARC has been a great partner and incredibly supportive of our solution. They have been a progressive organization when it comes to their ESG commitments and minimizing water use. The implementation of the Swirltex system provides a scalable solution for produced water treatment, that reduces freshwater use and provides an ESG benefit, while adding business value for energy producers in North America," commented Rob Budianto, Swirltex's Chief Executive Officer.

The system is a perfect solution for a wide range of difficult wastewater streams such as produced water.

"ARC is committed to responsible development practices across our operations. The Swirltex system offers the opportunity to improve our water recycling capabilities, and ultimately, reduce freshwater usage," said Armin Jahangiri, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ARC Resources. "Innovation and the application of clean technologies will play an important role in achieving improved environmental performance in our industry."

The project has been recommended for funding by the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) through its Reducing Environmental Footprint technology competition (https://acceleratingcleanenergy.com/projects/tubular-membrane-system-swi...). It has also been supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

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