Envirogen, Suez partnership to deliver comprehensive water solutions to power industry
Envirogen Technologies announced that it has entered into a Collaborative Alliance with Suez Environnement, where the companies will work together to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment solutions to the North American power industry.
KINGWOOD, TEXAS, May 20, 2015 -- Envirogen Technologies, Inc., an environmental technology and process solutions provider, recently announced that it has entered into a Collaborative Alliance with Suez Environnement, a global specialist in resources management, where the companies will work together to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment solutions to the North American power industry. Further, they will carry out major environmental projects for electrical power generation facilities, with each company contributing proven, proprietary technology and extensive experience in developing high-performing, low-lifecycle cost solutions.
The Alliance will combine Suez Environnement's capabilities in physical/chemical treatment technologies with Envirogen's expertise in biological treatment, but can extend to include the breadth of the technology portfolios of both companies. Near-term project targets for the Alliance include groundwater and landfill leachate treatment related to coal combustion residuals (CRRs) and flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater treatment. Both of these areas will be governed by new federal regulations coming online in the next 48 months.
"This Collaborative Alliance will offer a unique opportunity for the power industry. When power companies work with us, they will be working directly with world-class experts in the systems and technologies that are critical to their projects," said Richard Reese, Envirogen president & CEO. "At the same time, the teams we put together will have hands-on experience in the process design, engineering, installation, and operation of these systems. We will provide a new type of resource to the power industry, where we can not only deliver guarantees for performance and asset life of these installations, but where we can do so at [low] capital and lifecycle costs."
Envirogen has a long track record in biological treatment, with numerous installations of its fluidized bed reactor technology in North America. This includes compelling performance and economic advantages in commercial installations and pilot work in treating selenium at coal mines. The ability to reliably remove selenium, nitrate and other metals to very low levels will be critical to helping the power industry meet their regulatory goals as the new FGD and CCR regulations come online.
According to Reese, one of the keys to deploying biological treatment to achieving selenium, nitrate and metals reduction targets in the power industry is integration with a range of pre- and post-treatment processes seamlessly and in a synergistic fashion. "The waste streams that are present in the power industry are incredibly complex and differ from site to site," he said. "It's important that the best technology, tailored in multi-component solutions, is brought to bear to meet treatment requirements cost effectively."
About Envirogen Technologies, Inc.
Envirogen Technologies, Inc. is an environmental technology and process solutions provider that combines experience in water and vapor phase treatment with process development expertise - delivering long-term, guaranteed solutions in a broad range of treatment and process-related applications. In industrial markets such as mining, hydrocarbon processing and chemical processing, Envirogen also specializes in process water treatment, byproduct recovery and chemical purification. For more information, visit www.envirogen.com.