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Aqua Dyne, Inc.'s JetWater System Ranked Among World's Best Water Purification Technology
BRISBANE, Australia - August 27, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Aqua Dyne, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AQDY), , which specialises
in desalination and water purification, has had its JetWater system rated as being one of the world's leading
systems in an independent report by international environmental and engineering consultants Maunsell/Metcalf and
Eddy, affiliates of the world-wide AECOM group.
Aqua Dyne Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aqua Dyne Inc, has its head office in Brisbane in the
State of Queensland, and the organization has now expanded nationally and has opened an office in Sydney in the
State of New South Wales, with an appointed representative in Perth, in the State of Western Australia.
The independent report issued by Maunsell and their Chicago affiliate Metcalf and Eddy, made a cost and technical
comparison of the Aqua Dyne JetWater system against a range of other commercial water desalination and
purification technologies available around the world.
Maunsell rated the Aqua Dyne system as one of the best overall in the market, based on both technical and cost
criteria provided by Aqua Dyne.
Thermal desalination of water is based on evaporation, which duplicates nature's own purification process, by
heating water and condensing the steam.
Although the Aqua Dyne JetWater technology is based on well-known and widely understood chemical and thermo-
dynamic principles, the organization has refined the processes to greatly increase effectiveness and efficiency.
This has been achieved as a result of four and a half years of research and development involving significant
design and process improvements.
The current pilot plant at Stapylton, Queensland can desalinate or purify seawater, bore water or liquid waste,
making it suitable for:
- providing the drinking water needs for remote and
- mining and mineral processing;
- power generation demineralisation;
- food processing industries.
According to Aqua Dyne Managing Director Jim Wilson a major benefit of the technology is environmental as it can
purify up to 97% of brackish feed-water, compared to less than 80% for the reverse osmosis or membrane systems.
"This means that where membrane systems are used, significant volumes of waste water have to be stored or
disposed of as concentrated brine. This typically involves evaporation ponds, which are unsightly, costly to
construct and maintain and leave a long-term adverse environmental legacy. The JetWater can reduce the need for
these ponds by up to 90%."
"Our JetWater system has been designed on a modular basis with few moving parts and no membranes to clog and
"In looking at specific applications, our approach is to work with the client to develop an overall solution,
rather than just water purification. For example, not only can we clean up liquid waste, but extract important
process chemicals for reuse in their operations. By using surplus energy, such as waste heat or steam, an Aqua
Dyne JetWater system has the potential to generate greenhouse gas credits."
"We are convinced that we have state-of-the art, world-class water treatment technology," Jim Wilson said.
Note: The Executive Summary of the Maunsell Report
is available on the website of Aqua Dyne Inc., at
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