Newalta Corporation and DuPont Canada have signed a development agreement to test an innovative water processing technology in the Alberta oil and gas industry.
"Fresh water is a critical issue in the oil and gas industry and we are collaborating with DuPont Canada to find the most creative environmental solutions we can for our customers," Doug Pecharsky, Newalta's Senior VP of New Markets, said in an October 17, 2013 statement to media. "The water processing technology removes solids from water and facilitates a higher level of water re-use for customers at their sites."
The collaboration between the companies will combine DuPont's innovative scientific and technical expertise with Newalta's operating capabilities and customer relationships.
"As a dynamic science company, DuPont is focused on helping to secure the world's energy future. One specific goal is to provide meaningful and sustainable solutions to the most significant productivity, environmental and safety challenges in oil and gas production," Basil El-Borno, Director of Oil and Gas for DuPont Canada, said in the joint statement. "Collaborating with Newalta gives us an opportunity to rapidly demonstrate technologies in an operating environment where we expect to make a significant difference in the recovery and re-use of valuable water resources."
Newalta is North America's leading provider of innovative, engineered environmental solutions that enable customers to reduce disposal, enhance recycling and recover valuable resources from industrial residues.
DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.