David Bromley M.Eng., P.Eng has been selected for the 2019 “51 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management” at the World Water Leadership Congress & Awards February 2019.
DBE’s Nanoflotation technology, using Replaceable Skin Layer Membranes (RSL Membranes™) and High Intensity Froth Flotation (HiFF), is now recognized by the California based, Katerva Awards as one of the world’s most disruptive sustainable technologies. The Katerva Awards are known as a precursor to the Nobel Science awards. In addition, the China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has rated Nanoflotation technology as one of the “top 100 Environmental Technologies in the World”.
DBE attended the Singapore International Water Week in July 2018 and will also be presenting at the IE Expo in Guangzhou in Sept, 2018.
DBE has also entered into agreements with one Canadian University and one Private Sector manufacturer where it will be researching and developing its own RSL powder which is the material that makes the Replaceable Skin Layer on the RSL Membranes™ . In addition DBE is researching and developing its own polymeric membrane tube which is used to support the RSL powder that creates the Replaceable Skin Layer. These two developments will make the RSL membranes the lowest cost in the world to provide UF quality membrane filtration at any temperature.
DBE continues to work with Purlucid Treatment Systems Inc (PTS) in Calgary, the development of the $16 million project to use the Nanoflotation technology and particularly the RSL Membranes™ to replace the conventional warm or hot lime softening process typically used for SAGD oil operations. In addition the project will also apply the RSL Membranes™ as an inline high pressure, high temperature treatment system to remove Oil and Silica from produced waters so that they can be directly injected into the OSTG boilers for steam production. The RSL Membranes™ will also be used to treat evaporator and boiler blow down waters to remove Silica.
DBE has just completed numerous trials of the treatment of produced water from conventional oil and gas and metal finishing and etching facilities. The pilot tests were very successful. DBE is also undertaking work with PTS in Calgary on lithium extraction from oil and gas produced waters. The RSL™ membranes are key to this process.
DBE continues to work closely with the Canadian, US and China oil and gas industry regarding the introduction of cogeneration concepts where waste heat is used in conjunction with DBE’s RSL membranes™ to treat produced water. The overall benefit of this concept is that oil and gas facilities can convert to electrical generation facilities, thereby reducing capital and operating costs and significantly increasing the rate of return on investment.
DBE through its licensee, DBE Hytec Ltd, has opened a complete testing facility in Beijing where it has now tested numerous oil and gas produced waters and frac water, SAGD produced waters, produced waters from offshore oil rigs, Power Plant Scrubber Waters and Oil emulsion waters from Steel Rolling Mills, using the RSL Membranes™.
“Water and its controlling dominance in energy consumption”
from Elsvier Publishing
This volume is part of an overall book authored by
numerous experts throughout North America on
“Assuring Purity in Drinking Water.”
“Food, Energy & Water” Our existence will require Natural Gas Look for the interesting analysis of the impact of natural gas to reduce energy consumption & significantly increase fresh water inventories.
New Book Release in 2018
Water requirements and costs for all energy source generation