SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII), a leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination and other industrial processes, today announced that the Southern Seawater Alliance (SSWA) will expand the original Binningup facility in Western Australia with PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX(TM)) devices. By utilizing ERI's PX devices, the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) will virtually eliminate costly unplanned downtime and reduce the energy and costs required to produce an additional 140,000 m3/day (37 million gallons) of fresh water for a total new capacity of 300,000 m3/day of water (79.2 million gallons) for the greater Perth region.
"Energy Recovery's PX devices have a proven track record for high-performance and reliability. After successfully operating ERI's PX technology in the initial Binningup plant, we realized that ERI devices offer substantial advantages in performance, energy savings and uptime. The operational benefits of installing and running a maintenance-free technology allow us to produce water more reliably and economically," said Pablo Abril Martorell, general manager at Valoriza Agua. "Energy Recovery's PX devices are the ideal choice in high-performance technologies for large desalination plants."
The Southern Seawater Desalination Plant is the sixth desalination project in Australia to include the PX technology. In total, PX devices are contracted to produce an estimated one million cubic meters of fresh water per day (264 million U.S. gallons).
"We consider the Water Corp of Australia and the key players in the Southern Seawater Alliance as thought leaders towards furthering the mission of providing fresh water reliably and with the highest energy savings. ERI's PX technology is the best-in-its-class for delivering high performance energy saving devices with maximum plant availability," said Borja Blanco, senior vice president of ERI.
About Energy Recovery Inc
Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) designs and develops energy recovery devices that significantly reduce energy consumption for desalination and other industrial processes. Energy Recovery's prominence in the desalination market includes notable technologies such as the PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX(TM)) devices, the ERI(TM) TurboCharger hydraulic turbine energy recovery devices and the ERI(TM) AquaBold(TM) and ERI(TM) AquaSpire(TM) high- pressure pumps. In total, Energy Recovery has more than 12,000 devices installed worldwide, helping to save more than 9.5 billion kilowatt hours of energy per year. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in key centers worldwide, including Madrid, Shanghai, and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Energy Recovery Inc, please visit http://www.energyrecovery.com.
SOURCE: Energy Recovery Inc