BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., a leader in the treatment of mine impacted waters, has secured a contract with a Canadian company to conduct pilot scale testing of its Selen-IX™ technology for selenium removal. Under the terms of the agreement, BioteQ will once again deploy its mobile pilot plant that was built in 2013 for the first demonstration campaign with another major mining company.
The pilot testing will demonstrate the capacity of the Selen-IX™ process to meet stringent discharge limits for selenium and provide engineering design data required for evaluating the overall capital and operating costs of a full scale plant that would treat up to 43,000 m3/day of wastewater.
The current value of the contract is $890,000 CDN and work is already under way to allow the pilot plant to begin operating in August and complete the pilot campaign by the end of October 2014.
David Kratochvil, President and Interim Chief Executive Officer at BioteQ commented, "We are very pleased with the interest from the mining industry to evaluate our Selen-IX™ process as a treatment option for some of the most challenging issues related to selenium in mine wastewater, and we are excited about opportunities such as this to deploy our fully integrated and automated mobile pilot plant on new streams."
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global mine water treatment, serving the mining, metal smelting, refining and hydrometallurgical sectors. The company has commercially proven patented technologies and operational capabilities to help customers achieve compliance with stringent regulations cost effectively while minimizing waste and maximizing water recovery. Over the past decade, BioteQ has designed and commissioned plants at mine sites for leading organizations including Glencore-Xstrata, Freeport McMoran, Jiangxi Copper and the US EPA and is currently operating four plants under long-term contracts. These plants remove dissolved metals and sulphate to well below the required regulatory discharge limits while reducing or eliminating the production of waste sludge and/or recovering valuable metals from waste streams for sale which reduces the life cycle cost of water treatment. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at www.bioteq.ca for additional information.
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