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Newalta, DuPont collaborate on water processing technology

Will remove solids from water used at oil and gas sites for higher level of reuse.

October 17, 2013   by PLANT STAFF

CALGARY — Newalta Corp. and DuPont Canada have signed a development agreement to test an innovative water processing technology for Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

The companies said in a joint statement that the collaboration will combine DuPont’s scientific and technical expertise with Newalta’s operating capabilities and customer relationships.

Newalta, an environmental technology company with facilities across Canada, highlighted fresh water as a critical issue for the oil and gas industry.

“The water processing technology removes solids from water and facilitates a higher level of water re-use for customers at their sites,” said Doug Pecharsky, Newalta’s senior vice-president of new markets.

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Basil El-Borno, director of oil and gas for DuPont Canada, which has facilities in BC, Ontario and Quebec, said collaborating with Newalta gives DuPont an opportunity to rapidly demonstrate technologies in an operating environment “where we expect to make a significant difference in the recovery and re-use of valuable water resources.”


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