CNFO expands technology to clean water from tar sands

Jan. 30, 2009
Centriforce Technology Corp. has been engaged by Premere Resources Corporation to develop a new application of its desalination technology to clean wastewater from heavy oil and tar sands processing. Large amounts of brine water are created in the processing of heavy oil. CNFO will adapt its desalination process to clean this wastewater so that it may be reused instead of discarded as an environmental waste product...

MIAMI, FL, Jan. 29, 2009 -- Centriforce Technology Corp. has been engaged by Premere Resources Corporation to develop a new application of its desalination technology to clean wastewater from heavy oil and tar sands processing. Large amounts of brine water are created in the processing of heavy oil. CNFO will adapt its desalination process to clean this wastewater so that it may be reused instead of discarded as an environmental waste product.

Forty percent of Canada's oil production is from tar sands. The large amount of salt water produced in this process has become an increasing threat to the environment. CNFO's technology will address this threat by separating the clean water from the pollutants so that the fresh water can be reused. This will reduce the amount of water consumed in production and the amount of environmental waste produced by the process. There is more oil stored in tar sands than in all conventional reserves combined. Production of oil from tar sands is expected to increase significantly in the next several years.

"We look forward to addressing this important environmental issue through the adaptation of our desalination technology to clean wastewater from heavy oil production," stated Matthew Schulman, President. "This is a huge industry and we feel this could become a very profitable additional income stream for the Company," he added.

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