WaterSurplus Receives Grant from Bureau of Reclamation

Davis Spillway USBR

LOVES PARK, ILLINOIS, August 23, 2020 – WaterSurplus was one of 22 grant award recipients announced by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop more innovative, cost-effective, and technologically efficient ways to recycle water. Over $5.8 million dollars was awarded to various universities, laboratories, and private sector companies to work with the Bureau of Reclamation Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) to enable broader deployment of desalination and recycled water technologies.

WaterSurplus was awarded the $272,775 Bureau of Reclamation grant for continued research into the advancements created with its patented ImpactRO system. The ground-breaking reverse osmosis (RO) technology provides an energy-efficient, low-fouling, high-recovery system calibrated for the treatment of challenging waters. This DWPR project is focused on testing ImpactRO and its membrane scaling characteristics under real operating conditions using the brackish well-water available at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility as feedwater. The total project cost is estimated at $545,575.

“WaterSurplus is honored to be selected amongst this elite group of worldwide experts in the field of water desalination and recycling,” stated John Barelli, President and CEO of WaterSurplus. “We are excited to begin our work with the Bureau of Reclamation to demonstrate how our innovative RO technology can greatly improve desalination and water recycling processes.”

WaterSurplus delivers sustainable water treatment solutions across industries and around the world. This includes engineering and design services, custom turn-key equipment solutions, NSF/ANSI 61 certified media filtration systems, a diverse rental fleet, and services such as plant optimization and membrane cleaning. Additionally, WaterSurplus created and maintains the leading global marketplace for buyers and sellers to create value by redeploying surplus water treatment equipment.


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