Aqua Dyne bids for Aussie Gold Coast desal project

Aqua Dyne Inc., through its Australian subsidiary which specializes in thermal desalination, has provided a submission to the Gold Coast Desalination Investigation Study...

Sep 10th, 2004

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 9, 204 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Aqua Dyne Inc., through its Australian subsidiary which specializes in thermal desalination, has provided a submission to the Gold Coast Desalination Investigation Study.

Aqua Dyne Australia is Brisbane-based and operates a pilot plant and production facility at Stapylton, which is mid-way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The 22-page Registration of Interest was submitted to the Gold Coast Water on Aug. 27.

Aqua Dyne managing director Jim Wilson said he believed Aqua Dyne had fully answered the questions posed by Gold Coast Water in over 50 areas, including the capacity of the company's JetWater system to desalinate and purify sea water, water from the Council's waste water treatment plants and brackish ground water.

"We clearly emphasised the benefits of our system, ranging from operational, maintenance, social and environmental. The fact that our JetWater system has been designed on a modular basis with few moving parts and no membranes to clog and foul, was seen as being of distinct advantage," Mr Wilson said.

The Gold Coast submission by Aqua Dyne follows the recent independent report by international environmental and engineering consultants Maunsell, which rated the JetWater system as being one of the world's best.

The report by Maunsell and their Chicago affiliate Metcalf and Eddy, made a cost and technical comparison of the Aqua Dyne JetWater system with a range of other commercial water desalination technologies available around the world. Maunsell rated the Aqua Dyne system as one of the best overall in the market based on both technical and cost criteria provided by Aqua Dyne.

Thermal desalination of water is based on evaporation, which duplicates nature's own purification process, by heating water and condensing the steam.

In a recent article in Business Acumen magazine, Gold Coast Cr Mayor Ron Clarke said that he wanted his region to lead the way with water desalination. He acknowledged that he had already had some direct preliminary discussions with Aqua Dyne about how it could meet the water challenges of the Gold Coast region, including paving the way with a pilot plant installation.

High Quality, state-of-the-art high pressure industrial pumps and accessories have been the speciality of Aqua-Dyne, Inc. for over 25 years. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

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