CALGARY, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Wescorp Energy Inc. (Wescorp) (OTCBB: WSCE), a clean water technology company focused on implementing cost-effective solutions into several markets, including the oil and gas and marine industries, announced today that the second generation 10,000 barrel per day (bpd) H2Omaxx when paired with a reverse osmosis (RO) unit achieves high standards of water decontamination required for surface water discharge.
The water from an industrial site contains a wide range of contaminants, including hydrocarbons, dissolved metals and suspended solids. The objective was to enable the client to be able to treat the contaminated water on-site, and to meet stringent surface water quality standards. Achieving these standards means that the water can be safely discharged into rivers, lakes and harbours, rather than being hauled away for remote treatment as hazardous fluids. The Canadian Hazardous Waste Removal (HWR) and Contaminated Site Regulation (CSR) standards and the Province of British Columbia Contaminated Site Regulations were applied in defining the trial results.
"Based on the demonstration, the capability of the H2Omaxx to efficiently remove the hydrocarbons and suspended solids from water contaminated with a wide range of contaminates is a significant benefit for clients that need the highest standards of water cleaning and water quality" stated Vern Graham, Vice-President of Formation Fluid Technologies Inc, owner of the advanced membrane technology process used in the test. "Membrane technology has powerful water cleaning capability for a wide range of contaminants, but its capability can be impaired, and often made uneconomical as a solution for clients, by the presence of hydrocarbons and/or suspended solids in the water needing treatment. By working with the H2Omaxx technology, we are able to deliver to the customer a mobile, compact, on-site treatment system that provides the customer with the option to avoid trucking large volumes of contaminated water to expensive off-site treatment facilities".
Wescorp wanted to determine if the H2Omaxx could be combined with other technologies to provide a clean water technology solution for a customer base beyond the oil and gas industry. The H2Omaxx technology has proven to clean contaminated oil field produced water that includes hydrocarbons, paraffin and waxes. Suspended solids, including sand, metal fragments and other particulate matter, can also be removed. The water remediation challenges faced by the oil and gas industry are not unique and exist in other industries.
"We have now demonstrated that there is another treatment option for complex contaminated water challenges faced by industrial sites. Industries that have a need to return their used water to the environment can now look to Wescorp's H2Omaxx technology coupled with RO technology for a scalable, mobile solution that will facilitate on-site water treatment," said Robert G. Power, Executive Chairman of Wescorp's Board. "With increasing regulatory and economic pressure to reclaim industrial waste water, Wescorp has been approached by industrial and environmental remediation companies interested in utilizing the H2Omaxx technology. Wescorp will explore these opportunities further in the coming months."
Third party sampling of the water before and after treatment, and reporting of the analytical results, was conducted by a national environmental consulting firm hired by the industrial customer directly.
About Wescorp Energy Inc.
Wescorp (www.wescorpenergy.com) is a clean water technology company focused on implementing its superior, low-cost, water purification solutions for the oil and gas production industry and for marine remediation projects across North America. Wescorp's innovative clean technology is designed to meet increasing government regulations needs of our industry and society in general.
About Formation Fluid Technologies Inc.
Formation Fluid Technologies Inc. (formationfluid.com) is a specialized water engineering and services company focused primarily on the oil and gas industry. The company provides onsite water purification services for energy producers to recycle and reuse the water produced during extraction. Formation Fluid's mission is to create, develop and cost-effectively solve a significant industry and environmental challenge.
About the H2Omaxx Technology
H2Omaxx utilizes proprietary next generation aeration technology to clean and separate oil and solids from water. It has been proven to be safe, effective, economical and an environmentally-friendly process. Independent test results have shown the H20maxx technology will reduce the oil content in oil well produced water to less than 10 parts per million without the use of chemicals, filters or heat.
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