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MEDIA RELEASE 29 April 2005

Desalination specialists at OzWater 2005
Desalination specialists Aqua Dyne will be on Booth d188 at the Australian Water Association’s OzWater 2005 Exhibition to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8-12 May 2005.

Aqua Dyne believes it has an important role to play in Australia’s water industry, particularly in the area of water reuse and the OzWater stand will provide visitors with an opportunity to talk with the Aqua Dyne team as well as view a range of material which will visualise the unique thermal desalination technology.

Aqua Dyne’s Australian developed JetWater System can recover high purity distilled water from a range “wastewater” sources including:

  • Mines
  • Mineral processing
  • Power generation
  • Food manufacture
  • Municipal landfill leachate
  • Other water desalination processes eg. Reverse Osmosis

Aqua Dyne has been operating a pilot plant at Stapylton (between Brisbane and the Gold Coast), but this facility will be transferred to the CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technology in the Brisbane suburb of Pinjarra Hills later this year to undertake research into the use of solar energy for water desalination.

The CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining will be responsible for the research activities with Commonwealth funding to be applied for on a project-by-project basis.

The use of solar energy for water desalination has enormous potential for remote mining areas and more widely for remote townships in coastal and inland Australia and throughout the world.

CSIRO Research Scientist Mr Pat Glynn said that combining known solar technology to the Aqua Dyne thermal MVC desalination technology has very wide potential as it overcomes the greenhouse gas issue which occurs as a result of the use of electricity or diesel power for desalination.

“The solar collectors will also produce surplus steam with the potential to run a generator capable of an output of sufficient electricity that could be used in the mine, or township, or sold to the grid,” Mr Glynn said.

Released on behalf of Aqua Dyne by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please contact Dennis Rutzou
or David Lizzio on (02) 9413 4244.

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