GUELPH, Ontario, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Gene Shelp, President and CEO of Current Water Technologies Inc. (TSX:WATR) (“CWTI” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has received a contract to install and demonstrate its patented ammonia treatment system at an active mining site in Central Canada. CWTI has successfully mobilized and demonstrated the efficacy of the AmmEL system under varying industrial site conditions, including near freezing waste-water conditions characteristic of winter months in Canada and the northern USA. The technology is a cost effective strategy for year-round management of ammonia by North American and global mining companies.   

AmmEL-LC unit
Pictured is the state-of-the-art AmmEL-LC 100 m(3) per day demonstration scale unit constructed in a 40-foot shipping container for use in this study.

AmmEL-LC unit
Pictured is the state-of-the-art AmmEL-LC 100 m(3) per day demonstration scale unit constructed in a 40-foot shipping container for use in this study.

The versatile, state-of-the-art AmmEL demonstration scale unit is designed to treat approximately 100 m3 per day of mine effluent containing elevated levels of ammonia.

The AmmEL-LC Electrochemical Ammonia Treatment System is a two-stage process consisting of ion exchange, followed by electrochemical oxidation of ammonia to environmentally friendly nitrogen gas (N2). Designed to achieve high ammonia removal rates in industrial and municipal wastewater, groundwater sources and industrial process waters, the technology does not produce nitrate, a known carcinogen, or the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). Unlike conventional biological systems, the technology is also not affected by low water temperatures (0°C) and has the ability to achieve very low ammonia levels (<1 mg NH4-N/L) in treated streams. The system can be implemented as a full-scale, stand-alone treatment plant for ammonia or as a complimentary upgrade to conventional methods at new and existing water treatment facilities.

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Dr. Shelp, Founder and CEO of the Company commented, “CWTI is extremely pleased to partner with the Canadian mining industry, which is a world leader in the early adoption of cost effective, innovative environmental waste management technologies. These mutually beneficial relationships will assist in establishing a solid platform for Canadian technology innovators to succeed within the Canadian and international markets."

About Current Water Technologies Inc.

CWTI is a “Technology Company” applying its patented and proprietary “Electrochemical Technologies” to the treatment of waste water, desalination water and drinking water contaminated by metals or nutrients, e.g., nitrate/ammonia associated with the mining, metal processing, chemical, agricultural, municipal and waste management sectors. The common shares trade on Tier ll of the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “WATR”.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Dr. Gene S. Shelp, Ph.D., P.Geo.
President and CEO
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