BQE Water is a service provider specializing in water treatment and management for the mining and metallurgical industry. We focus on reducing Life Cycle Costs through customized solutions that reduce risks and long-term environmental liabilities while introducing sustainability into the overall water management plan. We have extensive expertise in the removal, recovery, and/or recycle of a broad range of metals, sulphate, selenium, cyanide, ammonia and other nitrogen species. Over the past decade, BQE Water has helped mine owners comply with environmental regulations, reduce/eliminate waste sludge, recover value from waste streams and maximize water recovery.
BQE Water is a water treatment service provider that applies innovative technologies and operating expertise to solve challenging water treatment problems in the mining and metallurgy industry.The company was founded in 1998 as Biomet Mining, and became publicly traded as BioteQ Environmental Technologies in 2001 when the company secured its first commercial contract.
The company has since successfully commercialized its water treatment technologies and secured contracts with the world’s leading mining companies, utility operators, and regulators to build and operate industrial water treatment plants ranging in capacity up to 24,000 cubic metres per day at locations in Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia and China. Our customers include Glencore, Jiangxi Copper, Freeport-McMoRan and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
BQE Water continues to innovate and add to its portfolio of technologies which include BioSulphide®, ChemSulphide®, Met-IX™, Sulf-IX™, Sulf-IXC™ and Selen-IX™. These technologies have been developed in response to the evolving regulatory environment and its increasingly strict discharge limits for constituents in mine water, the addition of new constituents to be regulated, and the need for mining companies to meet these regulations in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
In 2017, the company changed its name to BQE Water to reflect the expansion of the company's service offerings to include technology development, operations and water consulting services.
BQE Water is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has office in Chile and China.