Environmental Protection

Report Compares Vessel-, Land-based Desalination Systems

At the International Desalination Association’s World Congress in Dubai, Water Standard released a synthesis report (prepared by CH2M Hill) that compares the technical feasibility and the environmental effects of its Seawater Desalination Vessel (SDV) to land-based desalination systems.

Water Standards'vessel-based approach 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 typically associated with desalination. More recently the company has been focusing on delivering water treatment solutions to the offshore oil and gas sector.

The 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. The company's intake system and proprietary discharge designs ensure environmentally responsible and reliable delivery of water, when and where needed.

The synthesis report is available upon request by contacting Maria Cruickshank, Business Development manager, at mcruickshank@)waterstandard.com.

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