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Filtration+Separation May/June 2016

GE to provide ZLD
technology for Chinese
coal-to-chemical plant
Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Co
Ltds Hongdun wastewater
treatment facility in Yulin City,
China will install a GE zero liquid
discharge (ZLD) system to meet
new regulations.
GEs ZLD evaporator and crystallizer
system will eliminate liquid
discharge of waste and enable
water reuse at Shaanxi Future
Energy Chemicals coal-to-chemical
plant in Hongdun.
The GE wastewater treatment
system includes a vapour
recompression brine concentrator
followed by a crystallizer, providing
a ZLD solution.
The equipment is expected to be
delivered in mid-2016, with

commissioning in March 2017.

Once operational, the Hongdun
wastewater treatment facility will
treat wastewater feed at a rate of
40 m3/hr.

OriginClear partners with cleantech

incubator and relocates HQ
OriginClear Inc has formed a
strategic partnership with Los
Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
and moved its headquarters to the
La Kretz Innovation Campus in
downtown Los Angeles, where it
plans to mentor startups in the
water cluster.

This project is the sixth of this kind

in China for GE in recent years and
builds on our reputation as a
premier ZLD solution provider
worldwide. It is indicative of Chinas
desire to use innovative methods,
such as zero liquid discharge
wastewater treatment technology,
to expand the coal-to-chemical
industry while minimizing
environmental impact, said Kevin
Cassidy, global leader, engineered
systems water and process
technologies for GE Power.

LACI is a non-profit organisation

led by the City of Los Angeles and
its Department of Water and Power
(LADWP) that helps accelerate the
commercialisation of clean

We have built big, all the way to

commercial scale, at our mid-city
headquarters, said Riggs
Eckelberry, OriginClear CEO. Now
weve turned high tech and the
more than US$5 million in testing
and prototyping equipment at La
Kretz is exactly what we need to

The GE evaporator and crystallizer installation at the Hongdun wastewater

treatment facility.

At LACIs La Kretz Innovation

Campus, the water treatment
solutions company intends to
support the cleantech community
by mentoring entrepreneurs in the
newly-formed cluster of water
technology startups.

support our scientific programs,

and to export our technology.
We are excited that LADWP is
funding a major portion of La Kretz,
with an R&D lab and demonstration
labs. It is the most innovative
municipal utility in the nation,
making this the most exciting place
to be for water in the United States,
and perhaps the world, said
As we acquire more fast-growing
companies in water services, our new
base at La Kretz will be an important
resource, said Bill Charneski,
president of the OriginClear Group.
Our subsidiaries will be able to tap
resources here far beyond what is
available to them locally.
OriginClear also has an active
alliance with California State
University at Bakersfield (CSUB),
where it is helping to develop
methods to safely reuse produced
water for irrigation, and is also
helping oil industry workers train
for careers in water reclamation.

A scale model of the La Kretz Innovation Campus.

Ovivo awarded contracts worth over C$21mn in the US and China

Ovivo Inc has won two major
Energy and Electronics segment
contracts, together worth more
than C$21 million, in the US and

return system to allow fish to be

collected and safely returned
back to the water source. Project
delivery is scheduled for the
second quarter of fiscal 2018.

The Canadian companys Energy

group is to supply two complete
intake screening plants for a
pumping station located on the
east coast of the United States.
Ovivo will also provide a fish

Meanwhile, Ovivos Electronics

group is to design and supply an
ultrapure water system for a thin
film transistor liquid crystal display
( TFT/LCD) manufacturer in China.
The system will use Ovivos

technical processes and products

to reach ultrapure water
requirements, as well as to reduce
chemical and water consumption.
The modular Ovivo system will
allow for future expansion. The
system is scheduled for delivery
in the fourth quarter of fiscal
We are delighted to be selected
to execute these large orders in

two key geographical markets for

Ovivo, said Marc Barbeau, Ovivo
president and CEO. Our advanced
technological water treatment
solutions and our international
platform provide us with clear
competitive advantages to
support our global clients with
their projects across the world,
added Barbeau.