Aquatech International Corporation

Aquatech International Corporation

Aquatech International Corporation is an Original Equipment Manufacturer of industrial water and wastewater treatment systems and is located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in the USA. With offices across the US, Canada, India, the Middle East and China and with installations in over 60 countries worldwide, Aquatech is poised to be your preferred water and wastewater treatment solution provider. Aquatech offers full scope solutions in design & engineering, project management, manufacturing, turnkey installation and commissioning / field troubleshooting for the following product categories: Pretreatment, Ion Exchange Demineralization, Membrane Processes (reverse osmosis / ultrafiltration), Wastewater Recycle/Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge, Industrial Concentration and Desalination. With their broad range of technologies, services and extensive knowledge, Aquatech has been serving a wide variety of global companies in various markets in meeting their water treatment and wastewater needs.

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One Four Coins Drive , Canonsburg , Pennsylvania 15317 USA
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Water Treatment
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Globally (various continents)
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Aquatech is dedicated to bringing the most valuable and innovative solutions and water reuse practices, as well as performance excellence and best customer experience to solve customer water purification challenges.

Since it’s founding in Pittsburgh in 1981, Aquatech has grown to more than 600 employees and has established offices around the globe. State-of-the-art laboratories, piloting, and R&D facilities provide comprehensive service and support – from project concept to commissioning and beyond – to many of the world’s largest companies in major industries.

We are committed to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations by:

  • Continuous improvement with a focus on processes
  • Superior product quality
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Flawless execution and start-up


The power industry is one of the greatest consumers of water worldwide. Key issues in facing the power industry include:

  • Complying with increasingly stringent pollution guidelines by supplying Zero Liquid Discharge systems or other more traditional methods
  • Recycle reuse within the plant by implementing various technologies to economically address water scarcity and permitting issues
  • Providing plant operational services to address the growing concern of operational and labor risks

From oil fired to nuclear, boiler feed water to Zero Liquid discharge, Aquatech has the track record and experience to offer its client complete solutions and help them address the industry’s key water issues.

Oil & Gas

In recent decades, the Oil and Gas industry has undergone significant changes. Whether in the upstream or downstream sectors, water and water treatment has remained a key factor for successful operations.

For over 30 years, Aquatech has been providing integrated solutions to the Oil and Gas industry to ensure our customers’ production and refining processes operate in an efficient and safe manner. Through our wide range of technologies, services and extensive knowledge, Aquatech has been serving some of the largest global Oil and Gas companies in meeting their water and wastewater needs.

Water Management Solutions for Unconventional Gas

Good for the Industry & Good for the Environment

Global Commitment to the Energy Industry.

30 Years And Counting

Based in Pennsylvania, we are strategically located within the Marcellus Shale region. This enables us to leverage local and immediate knowledge of shale gas applications as it pertains to water, that gas companies can benefit from. With our broad portfolio of technologies and extensive experience, we can ensure the effective treatment of flowback and produced water.

Wastewater Reuse

Aquatech is actively engaged in wastewater treatment, recycle & reuse of Industrial as well as Municipal waste water. We are progressively making steps for completely integrated Waste water treatment and recycle / reuse systems under one umbrella. Systems consists of primary treatment for raw waste water, secondary treatment using aerobic and anaerobic processes having advanced technologies followed by Tertiary treatment consisting of Media filtration, Ion exchange & HEROTM processes.


50 years of Technology Leadership

Today more than ever, sea water is becoming a viable source of water supply around the world. Aquatech is ideally positioned to answer this demand.

Our history in desalination is almost as impressive as our technical capabilities. In the late 1950's we developed and patented Multistage Flash (MSF) technology, installing the first large MSF plants in the middle East in the early 1960's. We patented the Multiple Effect Distillation (MED) process and built plants in the Middle and Far East in the 1970's. Membrane technology development followed in the 1980's. All of this history has made us a company with first class references in MSF, MED, and SWRO on virtually every continent.


In micro-electronics industry ultra-pure water (UPW) is integral to the various manufacturing processes. UPW is essential to properly fabricate today’s integrated circuits, and is the primary solvent used to remove contaminants that decrease the yield of usable circuits. Aquatech’s integrated systems & solutions has played a critical role in providing UPW that meets the specific demand at the same time reducing wastewater produced & energy required to drive various unit operations.

Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage Product and Process waters require treatment of even the best water supply to guarantee the quality and purity of the final product … and with the added task of assuring a long shelf life.

Plant wastewaters must consistently meet all regulatory requirements even when faced with highly variable loadings and flows.

Aquatech is committed to being the leader in membrane technology with a focus on breaking barriers related to pretreatment, energy recovery, and overall water recovery. We are progressively making strides in optimizing the lifecycle cost and increasing the reliability of Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) installations. Our approach is to take complete responsibility of SWRO installations to ensure complete design integration….. from intake to outfall, Aquatech can take single point responsibility.

More than a decade of experience with SWRO desalination installations on four continents

• Capability to design and execute integrated desalination projects on an EPC basis

• Potabilisation system design for Boron removal as per global standards

• In-House programming capabilities lower overall start-up costs, improve reliability and ensure better plant availability

• A dedicated Membrane Desalination Center of Excellence focused on the development of cutting edge solutions for large SWRO plants

Aquatech MSF desalination technology was developed more than fifty years ago, and we were amongst the first to install large size MSF plants in Saudi Arabia, a key market for desalination.   With our depth of technological expertise and experience in operating plants, we are positioned to offer the best support in design optimization and rehabilitation of existing facilities.

Uses low pressure steam as heat source

Highly reliable, and simple to operate and maintain

Simpler supply water pretreatment

Minimum down time; so, higher availability factor

High purity product water

Provides thermal energy efficiency similar to the MED process

Operates  at  a  top  brine  temperature    °C  to  minimize  scaling  and to prevent corrosion

Aquatech’s MED desalination technology using a spray film™ design has been developed  and improved over decades  of in- house  research  and  onsite experience  of such systems worldwide to provide an environmentally friendly system to meet the global challenges of a reduced carbon footprint.

Multiple Effect Distillation (MED)

Production capacity up to 10 MIGD (45,500 m3/day) in a single unit


Significantly lower electrical consumption  when compared  to other desalination processes


Design flexibility to use low to medium pressure supply steam


Minimum down time and therefore a higher plant availability factor


High purity product water


Operates at a low top brine temperature  (<70 °C) to minimize scaling and  to prevent corrosion


Allows use of lower cost but reliable and proven metallurgy

Use of Thermo Vapor Compressor to increase efficiency


Aquatech customers for water and wastewater treatment technologies
Aquatech’s customers include world leaders in a variety of sectors, from power generation to oil & gas (upstream), petrochemical and refining, and industry. Our work also includes major municipal and infrastructure projects around the world. The following represents a partial client list.

Power Generation

  • Brazos Electric Power
  • Duke Energy
  • Saudi Electric Company
  • PSEG
  • Reliant Energy
  • Southern Company
  • TATA Power
  • West Delta Electricity Production Company

Oil & Gas – Upstream

  • BP
  • China National Petroleum Company
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Husky
  • MEG Energy
  • OXY
  • Shell

Petrochemical / Refinery

  • Aramco
  • Reliance Industries
  • Shell
  • Valero
  • Yuntianhua


  • Ambatovy Minerals SA
  • America Soda
  • Dynatec Madagascar SA
  • Newmont Mining

Municipal / Infrastructure

  • General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia
  • Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)
  • PASS Engineering
  • Federal Electricity and Water Authority(UAE)
  • WEB Aruba

Engineering and Construction

  • Bechtel
  • Fluor Daniel
  • Foster Wheeler
  • JGC
  • KBR
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Technip
  • Worley Parsons


  • ABB Lummus
  • Atofina Chemicals
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizer
  • TCI Sanmar


  • LG
  • Lucent Technologies
  • National Semiconductor
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Tower Semiconductor


  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Cyanamid
  • Merck
  • Pharmacia & Upjohn


  • Ford
  • GM
  • Kia
  • Peterbilt Motors

Pulp and Paper

  • Mead
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rayonier
  • Southeast Paper Manufacturing Co.
  • The Packaging Co of America
  • Weyerhaeuser


  • AK Steel
  • LTV Steel
  • USX Corporation

Food & Beverage

  • ADM
  • Kraft Foods-Maxwell House
  • Pall-Cadbury Schweppes

Aquatech is dedicated to bringing the most valuable solutions and providing the best customer experience in meeting water and environmental needs through our innovative technology solutions, products and services. We will make deep positive contributions to industry, society and the environment.

Aquatech will be the most respected and valued company in the global water industry in the eyes of its customer, employees, stakeholders and the communities in which we work.

We are committed to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations by:

  • Continuous improvement with a focus on processes such as...
  • Superior product quality
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Flawless execution and start-up