Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 16, 2009
At the International Desalination Association’s World Congress in Dubai, WATER STANDARD released a synthesis report prepared by CH2M HILL which compares the technical feasibility and the environmental effects of WATER STANDARD’s Seawater Desalination Vessel (SDV) to land-based desalination systems.
WATER STANDARD’s innovative vessel-based approach to desalination was developed in response to the global water crisis to provide municipal and mining clients with reliable water supplies in large quantities, while mitigating the environmental impacts which are typically associated with desalination. More recently WATER STANDARD has been focusing on delivering water treatment solutions to the offshore oil and gas sector.
The CH2M HILL report addresses environmental concerns that should be considered in any desalination project including those identified by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environmental Programme.
According to the report, the SDV provides significant advantages over land-based plants, with regard to major environmental concerns such as source water intake, concentrate management and disposal. WATER STANDARD’s designs provide significant advantages dealing with these issues and also offer benefits in comparison to traditional land-based product water conveyance and the overall project construction impacts. In addition to the unique flexibility WATER STANDARD has as a function of its mobility, WATER STANDARD’s intake system and proprietary discharge designs ensure environmentally responsible and reliable delivery of water, when and where needed. WATER STANDARD is truly able to offer ‘water on-demand’.
WATER STANDARD’s CEO, Amanda Brock, commented that “in addition to highlighting our commitment to providing reliable, mobile water solutions worldwide, the CH2M HILL findings confirm our ability to offer clients an alternative that meets challenging international environmental requirements”.
As the leader in vessel-based water treatment, WATER STANDARD has been described as “redefining an industry”. The CH2M HILL report findings support the Company’s commitment to the development of innovative and environmentally focused alternatives to traditional water solutions. The synthesis report is available upon request by contacting Maria Cruickshank, Business Development Manager, at mcruickshank(at)waterstandard(dot)com.
About WATER STANDARD
WATER STANDARD is a global vessel-based seawater desalination company, which provides innovative solutions for the world’s growing water needs by building and operating vessels that deliver treated water to clients onshore or to the offshore energy industry. WATER STANDARD uses proven reverse osmosis membrane technology and proprietary water intake and concentrate discharge systems in its designs to provide a mobile, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective solution to address the severe water shortage that is challenging the world.