Canadian Manufacturing

Swirltex announces a $3M contract with ARC Resources Ltd. for its filtration technology

Swirltex manufactures a membrane system that separates solids and liquids based on buoyancy, making it possible for wastewater treatment applications.

April 6, 2022   by CM Staff

CALGARY — Swirltex Inc., announces that they have been awarded a project to supply their proprietary “Buoyancy Enhanced Membrane Filtration” technology for produced water treatment with ARC Resources Ltd., a Canadian energy producer in the Montney region. The project is valued at $3 million with potential upside for scale up at higher treatment volumes. The system is expected to be online by Q3 2022.

Swirltex’s membrane system separates solids and liquids based on buoyancy. The distinctive flow pattern within the tubular membrane allows for treatment of suspended solids, oil, and bacteria, resulting in clean and consistent high-quality water. This makes the system a possible alternative for a wide range of difficult wastewater streams such as produced water.

“This is an important milestone for Swirltex. ARC has been a great partner and incredibly supportive of our solution. They have been a progressive organization when it comes to their ESG commitments and minimizing water use. The implementation of the Swirltex system provides a scalable solution for produced water treatment, that reduces freshwater use and provides an ESG benefit, while adding business value for energy producers in North America,” commented Rob Budianto, Swirltex’s Chief Executive Officer.

“ARC is committed to responsible development practices across our operations. The Swirltex system offers the opportunity to improve our water recycling capabilities, and ultimately, reduce freshwater usage,” said Armin Jahangiri, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ARC Resources. “Innovation and the application of clean technologies will play an important role in achieving improved environmental performance in our industry.”

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