Enpar signs technology development, testing deal with French firms
Enpar Technologies, in Guelph, Ont has entered into a three-party co-operation agreement with two French companies, Anjou Recherche and Water Treatment and Technology (2V2T); the latter firm was recently named as Enpar's European distribution and sales representative. The terms of the agreement call for Anjou Recherche to fund the design and construction of Enpar's AmmEL-HC and DesEL pilot units, as well as the test program, to be carried out at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.
Anjou Recherche is the research centre for Veolia Environment, a leading French multi-national company in the environmental services industry, focusing on the water, waste, energy and transportation sectors. Veolia Water, a division of Veolia Environment, has 150 years experience in the water industry, providing water and wastewater services to municipalities and industrial and service companies. The company has particular expertise in the design and construction of water and wastewater facilities.
Anjou Recherche will conduct the evaluation over a period of six months. Pending successful test results, Enpar will have an opportunity to negotiate a commercial exclusivity agreement with Veolia Environment for the territories currently managed by 2V2T.
Enpar specializes in applying its specially-developed, patented electrochemical technologies to the treatment of waste water and drinking water contaminated by metals or nutrients i.e., nitrate/ammonia associated with the mining, metal processing, chemical, agricultural, municipal and waste management sectors.
Its AmmEL-HC system is proving to be highly effective in directly converting toxic ammonia, found at high levels in municipal waste streams, into environmentally friendly nitrogen gas. This will help municipalities achieve year-round compliance with environmental regulatory standards and regulations.
The company's DesEL system offers a proven alternative to conventional water treatment systems for removing both dissolved contaminants such as arsenic, mercury and nitrate, and other dissolved ions from industrial waste water, process water and drinking water sources.