Ammonia Treatment Demonstration at Gold Mining Operation in Central Canada
April 23, 2018, Guelph, Ontario: Dr. Gene Shelp, President and CEO of Current Water Technologies Inc. (TSXV:WATR) (“CWTI” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has received a contract to install and demonstrate its patented ammonia treatment system at an active mining site in Central Canada. CWTI has successfully mobilized and demonstrated the efficacy of the AmmEL system under varying industrial site conditions, including near freezing waste-water conditions characteristic of winter months in Canada and the northern USA. The technology is a cost effective strategy for year-round management of ammonia by North American and global mining companies.
The versatile, state-of-the-art AmmEL demonstration scale unit is designed to treat approximately 100 m3 per day of mine effluent containing elevated levels of ammonia.
The AmmEL-LC Electrochemical Ammonia Treatment System is a two-stage process consisting of ion exchange, followed by electrochemical oxidation of ammonia to environmentally friendly nitrogen gas (N2). Designed to achieve high ammonia removal rates in industrial and municipal wastewater, groundwater sources and industrial process waters, the technology does not produce nitrate, a known carcinogen, or the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). Unlike conventional biological systems, the technology is also not affected by low water temperatures (0°C) and has the ability to achieve very low ammonia levels (<1 mg NH4-N/L) in treated streams. The system can be implemented as a full-scale, stand-alone treatment plant for ammonia or as a complimentary upgrade to conventional methods at new and existing water treatment facilities.