VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2013) - BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial water and process solutions, has secured the first testing contract for its mobile Sulf-IX™ pilot plant with a leading industrial company. The test work will be carried out at a customer site in the US and will focus on the removal of sulphate from wastewater generated from flue gas treatment. Completion of the test work is expected during the second quarter of this year.
The mobile pilot plant, a joint initiative of BioteQ and Newalta, provides on-site field testing for sulphate removal from wastewater. The unit applies BioteQ's novel ion exchange based Sulf-IX™ technology. The Sulf-IX™ process produces treated effluent with low residual sulphate concentrations for re-use or discharge. The only by-product of the process is a solid gypsum product. Data collected from pilot plant testing is used to generate design criteria for a full-scale facility.
"We are seeing greater scrutiny and regulation relating to sulphate discharge in many jurisdictions around the world. This contract provides an opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility and functionality of Sulf-IX™ technology in a new sulphate removal application," said BioteQ CEO, Jonathan Wilkinson. "The signing of this contract also represents an exciting opportunity to apply the technology in a market vertical outside of hard rock mining."
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global industrial water treatment, serving the mining and energy markets. The company's proven technologies have been applied at sites around the world to recover dissolved metals and remove sulphate, producing clean water and eliminating residual waste. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at www.bioteq.ca for additional information.
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