BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
TSX : BQE

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.

October 08, 2009 08:30 ET

BioteQ Presents Paper at International Water Conference Outlining Ion Exchange Applications for the Power Generation Industry

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2009) - BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has presented a new technical paper entitled "Innovative ion-exchange systems for cost-effective increase in water re-use in power plants" at the 70th annual International Water Conference in Orlando, Florida. A copy of the paper is available on BioteQ's website at www.bioteq.ca.

The paper, written by Dr. David Kratochvil, Michael Bratty, David Sanguinetti, Songlin Ye, and Teryl Murray, profiles three case studies that apply BioteQ's Sulf-IX(TM) technology to power plant cooling water, make-up water, and ash pond water, demonstrating significant cost savings for treatment of water in power plant operations. The paper was presented by Michael Bratty, BioteQ's Manager of Development Engineering.

The International Water Conference is an annual event organized by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. This year, the conference includes more than 80 technical papers and reports, profiling leading technologies and practices in the treatment and management of industrial wastewater. The event is attended by water treatment professionals from around the world.

BioteQ Corporate Profile

BioteQ is a water treatment company that applies innovative technologies and operating expertise to solve challenging water treatment problems, reducing environmental liabilities while delivering lower life cycle costs for water treatment. The Company's commercially proven technologies treat industrial wastewater contaminated with dissolved heavy metals and sulphate, producing saleable by-products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. BioteQ has built 8 plants at sites in Canada, the US, China, Australia and Mexico, with additional projects in design and construction.

BioteQ has been named one of Canada's Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations by Jantzi Research and Maclean's, and the company's sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with the Globe Award for Environmental Excellence, the PDAC Award for Environmental and Social Responsibility, the China Mining Environmental Protection Award, and the Mines & Money Sustainable Development Award. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, please go to www.bioteq.ca.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Brad Marchant

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Contact Information

  • BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
    Tanja McQueen
    Corporate Development
    604-685-1243 or 1-800-537-3073
    or
    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
    Caren Holtby
    Investor Relations
    604-685-1243 or 1-800-537-3073
    604-685-7778 (FAX)
    investor@bioteq.ca
    www.bioteq.ca