ERI's PX technology contracted for largest membrane desal plant in China

Energy Recovery Inc. announced that its PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery device solution will be installed in one of China's largest seawater desalination plants to date. Hyflux Ltd. and ERI entered into a first time agreement for the Tianjin project which will provide 100,000 m³/day of potable water to the region. The Tianjin Dagang Newspring Desalination Plant will be located along China's north eastern border in a coastal city near the capital city of Beijing...

• 100,000 m³/day (26.4 million gallons per day) seawater desalination plant in Tianjin to use energy recovery solution

SAN LEANDRO, CA, July 30, 2008 -- Energy Recovery Inc., a global leader of ultra-high-efficiency energy recovery products and technology for desalination, announced that its PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery device solution will be installed in one of China's largest seawater desalination plants to date. Hyflux Ltd. and ERI entered into a first time agreement for the Tianjin project which will provide 100,000 cubic meters per day (m³/day) of potable water to the region.

The Tianjin Dagang Newspring Desalination Plant will be located along China's north eastern border in a coastal city near the capital city of Beijing. The plant, considered to be the largest in the country, will produce 100,000 m³/day (26.4 million gallons per day) of fresh water for domestic and industrial use. The build-own-operate project will supply approximately 10% of the city's daily water consumption. Project completion is scheduled for late 2008. The project is designed with 144 PX-220 Pressure Exchanger energy recovery devices to reduce energy and lifecycle costs. These devices will save the project an estimated 8.6 mega-Watts of energy.

ERI has focused on the Chinese desalination market since 2002 with the goal of providing affordable water solutions to a country that has a growing population and an increased demand for water. Their first large desalination installation at the Dalian Petrochemical complex started up in 2003. ERI has a regional sales and technical center located in Shanghai, China.

"In China, and particularly in some of the big coastal cities, the shortage of traditional water resources has made desalination a necessary choice. This is the first large membrane desalination project of many that are already planned and approved in the government's five-year-plan," stated Borja Blanco, ERI Vice President and GM of the Mega Projects Division.

Energy Recovery Inc. (ERI) is a leading manufacturer of energy recovery devices which help make desalination affordable by significantly reducing energy consumption.

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