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Aquatech selected for project at Mongolia coal-to-chemicals plant

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On 22 November, during the 26th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, representatives from Aquatech and Chinacoal Group convened in a signing ceremony on a new project.

Chinacoal Group, China’s second biggest coal producer, is developing a coal-to-chemicals conversion project in Inner Mongolia. The plant, a model of water efficiency and sustainability, will recycle over 9.6 million litres/day of wastewater generated by a nearby coal mine and eliminate all wastewater discharge. The recycled water will be treated to a high purity level and reused in the process facility.

Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has been awarded a second contract from Chinacoal to provide a water treatment facility that includes wastewater recycle and zero liquid discharge technology.

Aquatech will provide a fully integrated and automated system that it has developed specifically for the CTX market, using Aquatech's proprietary and advanced AquaEZ™ technology.

It will design, engineer and supply the integrated water facility, and will supervise installation and commissioning.

The Aquatech project will help Chinacoal meet statutory regulations and help address its environmental impacts. It is expected the project will reduce the compex’s overall water footprint, which is an important consideration since CTX projects require substantial amounts of water and are normally located in dry, water stressed regions.

"We are very proud to not only be involved with such a great effort in water optimisation and environmental sustainability for one of Asia's most water scarce regions, but also to do it as a repeat project at an existing facility. We see this as validation and recognition of the value we provide to our clients with our industry leading water recycling and zero liquid discharge technology," commented Devesh Sharma, Managing Director, Aquatech.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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