Energy Recovery technology headed to Chile

California, US-based Energy Recovery, developer of the PX Pressure Exchanger technology for desalination, has been awarded US$2.7 million to bring its innovation to what it feels is a strategic market for its growth: Chile
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Officials said this week that it will be supplying its PX-Q300 pressure exchangers for multiple desalination facilities in the country, which will produce as much as 148,000m3/d of water.

All projects, it added, are used specifically in the mining process. They should ship before the end of the quarter.

In total, Energy Recovery believes it will be able to help reduce the facilities' power consumption by 12.7 megawatts, or 110 gigawatt hours of energy annually, using the PX devices. The facilities will also avoid 65,740 tons (59,393t) or more of CO2 emissions each year.

President and CEO Chris Gannon said the recent Chile awards confirm the technology's efficacy and strength.

"We are excited about the growth opportunities for our water business and the continued strength and activity level for desalination throughout 2018 and into 2019," he said.

"Moving forward we will continue to aggressively pursue tactical initiatives across the broader water industry."

Water business vice president Rodney Clemente added it has been eyeing the Chilean market as part of its strategy for the future.

"Energy Recovery's PX Pressure Exchanger technology has the lowest-life-cycle cost of any energy recovery device on the market today, and this industry-leading value proposition resonates well with both our customers and end-users in Chile," he said.