Höganäs and Envirogen Technologies partner on advanced metal removal system

Höganäs and Envirogen Technologies have signed an agreement to partner on the sale of Höganäs' Cleanit® technology as the key component of the Envirogen Advanced Metals Removal System (AMRS). Höganäs has granted Envirogen exclusive rights to market and sell, in North America, the highly engineered Cleanit® technology to power, refining and mining customers who are seeking a solution for selenium and other heavy metals.

Cleanit particle

The Cleanit® technology features proprietary Zero Valent Iron based particles that serve as the media in Envirogen's Advanced Metals Removal System. Together the solution delivers extremely high removal efficiencies allowing customers to comply with stringent wastewater discharge permit limits. Several pilot studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the Envirogen Advanced Metals Removal System (AMRS) featuring Cleanit® to reduce selenium levels to single digit parts per billion, even when faced with the more difficult-to-treat species such as selenate.

Cleanit has also been proven to be effective in removing arsenic, chromium and other heavy metals, with full-scale applications in Brazil and additional successful pilot studies in California and Brazil. In many applications, the Cleanit media can be recycled for reuse, thus avoiding a disposal issue for the user site. Both companies are prepared to offer this advanced treatment on a warranted basis in terms of performance, operating requirements and asset life.

According to Ronald Riley, North American CEO of Envirogen Technologies, "Envirogen is excited about the opportunity to partner with Höganäs, and the addition of their outstanding Cleanit technology to our extensive solutions portfolio. Our mining, refining and power customers will be able to achieve discharge limits they did not think were economically possible," he said.

Avinash Gore, President Höganäs Business Area Environmental, shared Ron Riley's enthusiasm by saying "Envirogen is the perfect partner based on their expertise in solving difficult wastewater treatment problems. Cleanit will deliver a whole new level of performance in removal of heavy metals."

In the last 20 years, Envirogen has installed and operated over 100 water treatment systems in North America, treating a wide range of contaminants, including selenium, nitrate, perchlorate, chromium, mercury and arsenic.

More about Envirogen Technologies, Inc.

Envirogen Technologies, Inc. is an environmental technology and process solutions provider that combines experience in water and vapor phase treatment with process development expertise. Primary applications for Envirogen’s systems include treatment of groundwater for the delivery of high-quality potable water, groundwater remediation, wastewater treatment, water re-use and nutrient removal for municipal and industrial markets. In industrial markets such as food and beverage, mining, power, hydrocarbon processing and chemical processing, Envirogen also specializes in process water treatment, byproduct recovery and chemical purification. The company conducts business throughout the United States.

For more information on the company, visit www.envirogen.com.