Water Treatment Technologies

Clean TeQ’s innovative water treatment technologies are specifically developed to solve some of today’s most pressing water issues. These include increasing the rate of recycling from waste water treatment plants in dry areas, treatment of highly polluting brine streams, and reduction of nutrient loads in effluent to prevent algae blooms and subsequent ecological dead zones.

Our water treatment technologies focus on three core areas, continuous ion exchange, biological treatment and evaporation/crystallisation. Our technology portfolio allows us to deliver tailored solutions to customers in a wide range of applications.


CIF® (Continuous Ionic Filtration)

CIF® enables contaminants in water to be effectively removed using a combination of physical and ionic filtration. The technology is continuous, fully automatic and allows for direct treatment of variable quality input waters and compensation for variable produced water requirements. It is highly resistant to scaling and fouling, directly capturing solids and dissolved ions typically without pre-treatment. Low capital expenditure, low power requirements and high recoveries are also features of the CIF® technology.

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DESALX® (2-Stage CIF®)

DESALX® consists of two CIF® modules in series, removing both anion and cations from the stream. Along with the benefits of CIF®, DESALX® performs efficient removal of sulphates, salinity, and total dissolved solids from water. It can also be paired with high density sludge (HDS) systems, gearing towards minimum or zero liquid discharge (ZLD).

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HIROX® (High Recovery Reverse Osmosis)

HIROX® combines our CIF® technology with reverse osmosis (RO) to provide a low cost, highly effective water treatment process. CIF® removes cations such as calcium and magnesium from the water, which are usually responsible for the scaling that occurs on RO membranes at high recoveries. With these cations removed, RO can be run without scaling occurring at high water recovery (typically 95-99%). The brine from the RO can also be used to regenerate the ion exchange resin, reducing the amount of waste produced.

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BIOCLENS™ (Encapsulated Bacteria Lenses)

Our BIOCLENS™ lenses contain encapsulated bacteria, which is immobilised in a stable, porous PVA gel matrix. Substrate media diffuses through the wall of the lens and comes in contact with the bacteria, speeding up natural reactions that occur between bacteria and organic matter. The lenses are capable of treat ammonia and nitrates in separate stages, and have a high bacteria biomass. The unique lens shape eliminates diffusion limits associated with most other bacteria immobilisation techniques.

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BIONEX™ (Bio + Ion Exchange)

BIONEX™ uses ion exchange resins to remove nutrients from the water, and then treats the nutrients in the brine using BIOCLENS™. This allows very low total nitrogen levels to be achieved using ion exchange, and for the ion exchange brine to be reused after treatment.

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EVAPX™ (Evaporation/Crystallisation)

High salinity water can be treated by EVAPX™ to create high purity distilled water and a solid residue by-product. Waste streams are fed into a low temperature, ambient pressure humidification chamber where water is evaporated by a dry air stream. Subsequently, the evaporated water is recovered, together with the heat energy in the dehumidification chamber. The process reduces costs associated with heating and using pressure vessels, making it an efficient way to achieve minimum or zero liquid discharge (ZLD).

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For more information about our water technology, please visit the Clean TeQ Water Website