October 31, 2013
The partnering leverage to advance new technologies and research in the energy area is an agile opportunity for development. Water, waste water and purification is more necessary as the demand for energy is pushing the use. The work of partnering on “New technology to better remove heavy metals from industrial waters” is important in the water-energy nexus.
“Siemens Water Technologies and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed an exclusive license agreement and a research and development agreement to continue the development and commercialization of a chemical-based technology that more efficiently and cost-effectively removes heavy metals from water and wastewater at industrial locations,” reports Water World.
It is reported that the work is to be used in a small focused environment. The method of application is “a single process unaffected by temperature or pH-levels, the technology can remove selenium, mercury, zinc, copper, chromium, and other heavy metals as well as metalloids to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) limits at power utility, mining, refinery, and remediation sites.”
The process is one step in removing hard water solubles that are being created from utilities and other contamination’s. “The technology is based on an Activated Iron Process™ for the removal of contaminants from water and wastewater developed by Dr. Yongheng Huang, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, and an AgriLife Research scientist.”