Blue Water is proud to offer a broad platform of water treatment technologies, from primary wastewater treatment to advanced effluent polishing steps to environmental remediation processes. We strive to meet our customers` needs cost-effectively, considering both capital expense and ongoing operations and maintenance costs. Additionally, we keep an eye on the future by looking for sustainability in our technologies, including environmentally friendly materials and energy conservation. Blue PRO Phosphorus removal, Blue NITE Nitrate removal, Mercury and Arsenic removal technologies for water and waste water treatment plants featuring the Centra-flo continuously cleaned gravity sand filter. Effluent polishing filters
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US
Blue Water has built a platform of proprietary, complimentary products for emerging water treatment markets. With more than 300 installations around the world, our focus is the wastewater marketplace for primary treatment, filtration, and nutrient removal in both municipal and industrial settings. Blue Water continues to develop new technology, expand into international markets, and develop cost-effective solutions for sustainable water re-use and waste-to-energy.
Blue Water was founded in February of 2003 as a technology transfer vehicle, licensing a patent-pending water treatment technology from the University of Idaho. The Blue PRO process had been in development at the University for approximately five years before Blue Water was founded. The process was successfully piloted at multiple sites in Idaho to remove phosphorus from wastewater and arsenic from drinking water.
By the end of 2003, Blue Water opened an office in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with four employees and one completed pilot project at the wastewater treatment plant in Moscow, Idaho. In 2004, three additional patent-pending technologies were licensed from the University of Idaho and several treatability studies and pilot projects were completed, including out-of-state pilots in Washington, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. During this time, Blue Water was awarded a $65,000 grant from the EPA for a pilot study on metals and phosphorus removal due its growing reputation in the wastewater treatment industry.
In May 2005, Blue Water completed the construction and startup operation of the Hayden Wastewater Research Facility (HWRF) in Hayden, Idaho. Blue Water's system exceeded all expectations, delivering treatment results that are only achieved at a handful of the most advanced wastewater plants in the nation. HWRF’s substantial success tests provided customers and engineering firms proof that the Blue PRO process worked at full-scale.
In 2006, Blue Water acquired Centra-flo™ Filters, and in 2009, Blue Water expanded internationally through a licensing agreement with Ilshin Environmental Engineering in South Korea.
Over the course of just a few years, Blue Water grew from a basic technology transfer company to an industry leader with an integrated system of water treatment technologies, ranging from primary wastewater treatment to advanced effluent polishing steps to environmental remediation processes. We strive to meet our customer’s needs cost-effectively, considering both capital expense and ongoing operations and maintenance costs. Additionally, we keep an eye on the future by consistently developing sustainability in our technologies, including environmentally-friendly materials and energy conservation.
We now have multiple complimentary technologies targeting specific market segments, including Centra-flo Filters for water reuse, the Blue NITE and Blue PRO processes for nutrient removal, and EcoMAT Rotating Belt Filter for primary treatment. These systems are offered in a variety of sizes, ranging from small package plants to multi-million gallon per day municipal and industrial facilities.
We are currently developing products targeting newly restricted contaminants and energy production. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are often found in today’s pharmaceuticals and personal care products (e.g., birth control pills, anti-depressants, antibiotics, cancer drugs, anti-bacterial soap). These chemicals enter the environment through wastewater discharge, causing reproductive and developmental abnormalities in animals and, potentially, humans. Our Blue CAT™ process has shown efficacy in the destruction of EDCs and other organic contaminants.
Water treatment requires energy, and the generation of energy from wastewater provides balance enabling environmental sustainability. From the Salsnes Filter™ byproduct, energy can be created to power wastewater plants, and excess power can be supplied to a municipality’s grid. While our management stresses execution for success, we are also firm believers in aggressively pursuing new technologies and intellectual property and have multiple patents issued and pending.
Blue Water has assembled a strong management team, and our Board of Directors consists of individuals who were carefully chosen for their significant financial and industry expertise.
Clean water is essential to sustaining our standard of living, and protecting this most valuable resource is the primary goal of Blue Water Technologies. Wastewater treatment is clearly a large and growing market, and at Blue Water we believe our best-in-class primary treatment, filtration, and nutrient removal products will maintain our position as a leader in the wastewater treatment industry.