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New technology cleans up old water

BIG 5: Canada-based Waterworks Technologies is introducing new reuse technology that has the potential to corner the Middle Eastern market.

NEWS, MEP

Canada-based Waterworks Technologies is introducing new reuse technology that has the potential to corner the Middle Eastern market.

"We're involved in desalination, energy-saving systems, domestic wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment and recycling for some of the large developers on a number of regional projects," said Len Sukovieff, managing director of engineering for Waterworks Technologies.

Reusing water is a process of collecting water from a domestic source (usually sewage) and treating it to alevel where it is safe to be used for irrigation, laundries or cooling towers. According to current trends, it would seem that the market is moving more and more in this direction.

"This concept of reuse is thought of as fairly new, but any major water source in Europe or North America that services multiple cities has been recycling water for ages. The technology is the difference," added Sukovieff.

To this end, Waterworks has developed membrane technology and reverse osmosis systems where much smaller particles can be filtered out.

"We've also developed solar-powered reverse osmosis systems," said Sukovieff.

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