Wastewater

MENA Desalination Projects Forum 2024

Energy Recovery will be at the 2024 MENA Desalination Projects Forum, the region’s largest desalination conference. Meet our water treatment experts at Booth 21 and learn about our industry-leading solutions, including our PX for low, high, and ultrahigh pressure applications.

Juan Cifuentes, Energy Recovery’s Technical Manager for Europe & MENA, will present “Leading Energy Recovery Solutions for Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis Systems” at 12:45-13:30 on March 4.

International Water Conference – Energy Recovery


Join Energy Recovery and DuPont Water Solutions at the International Water Conference for a collaborative workshop where we will discuss market trends and key topics around optimizing reverse osmosis systems in Lithium, Reuse, Green Hydrogen and High Recovery applications.

The workshop will take place Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00-5:00 PM. When registering for the conference, be sure to sign up for Design Optimization for Industrial Water and Wastewater SystemsWorkshop W9

Energy Recovery will also have a vendor table in the exhibit hall of the conference where we will showcase our pressure exchanger solutions and meet with representatives from leading companies in the water industry and related fields.


W-9 Workshop Details: Design Optimization for Industrial Water and Wastewater Systems
DuPont Water Solutions and Energy Recovery (Erik Desormeaux, Eric Kadaj, Juan Miguel Pinto)

The objective of the workshop is to provide an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practices involved in optimizing the design of membrane based industrial water and wastewater treatment systems. This will include example applications and case studies for lithium, water reuse, green hydrogen and high recovery applications.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the key components of industrial treatment systems, including membranes and energy recovery devices (ERDs), different membrane and ERD configurations, and available products. Participants will learn how to select the right technology for a given application and the key design principles involved to optimize performance.

In addition, the workshop will provide an overview of the various modeling and simulation tools available for optimizing the design of reverse osmosis systems and how to use these tools to model system performance under different operating conditions. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and practices involved in optimizing the design of membrane industrial water and wastewater reverse osmosis treatment systems.

After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning and knowledge sharing during our complementary networking drinks reception.

Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 – Energy Recovery


Visit our experts in Hall 1, Stand 1.403 to learn more about our full suite of energy recovery devices for desalination and wastewater treatment.

Juan Cifuentes, Energy Recovery’s Technical Manager for Europe & MENA, will present our line of low-pressure PX Pressure Exchangers, as well as our next-generation PX Q400 for SWRO desalination. The PX Q400 is our most efficient, highest-capacity PX available for SWRO, enhancing efficiency, capacity, reliability, and value to ensure it remains the most trusted ERD in desalination.

“Next Generation Energy Recovery Device Solutions for Sea Water Reverse Osmosis” 
Industrial & Corporate Water World Pavilion – Hall 7, Booth 07.246
November 6, 15:25 – 15:40

Leading Energy Recovery Solutions for Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis Systems
Waste Water & Resources World Pavilion – Hall 7, Booth 07.508
November 8, 13:35 – 13:50

IFAT India 2023 – Energy Recovery


Our wastewater treatment experts will be at IFAT India 2023 in Mumbai, showcasing energy recovery solutions for low pressure, high pressure, and ultra-high pressure applications.

Energy Recovery’s Mayank Srivastava (Sales Manager, India & SEA) will be presenting at the Speaker’s Corner on October 18, 10:30am:

Q400 PX® Pressure Exchanger® (Energy Recovery Device): Improving and Optimizing Performance for Greater Energy Savings

Stop by booth #B25 to learn more, including a recent case study around the Pali Common Effluent Treatment Plant in Rajasthan. To achieve more efficiency and cost savings, Detox Group and Pali CETP partnered with us to install a suite of energy recovery devices, including both turbochargers and pressure exchangers, bringing higher uptime and availability to the system.

WEFTEC Water Quality Exhibition – Energy Recovery


Join Energy Recovery at WEFTEC 2023 in Chicago from October 2-4, and get a first-hand opportunity to learn how our team and products are taking on the current difficulties that the global water community is facing.

Stop by booth 8447 where we’ll be showcasing our trusted Pressure Exchanger technology with products such as the PX L220—specifically engineered for low-pressure applications. Don’t miss your chance to see it for yourself and ask how our proven and reliable solutions can help solve challenges by optimizing energy and maximizing cost savings for your operations.

Energy Recovery Announces Appointment of Refrigeration, Water Executives to Board of Directors

Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) today announced the appointment of refrigeration executive David Moon and water solutions leader Colin Sabol to its Board of Directors.  

“Mr. Moon and Mr. Sabol’s extensive expertise in their respective fields will be a great asset as we continue expanding our PX technology into new markets and advancing the environmental sustainability of our customers’ operations,” said Robert Mao, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery. “With decades of combined global experience in management, commercial engagement, and technology, we look forward to their contributions to our innovation and growth.”  

Mr. Moon has led and advised commercial heating and cooling companies around the world. Most recently, he served as President of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, a division of Carrier Global Corporation and leading supplier of high-efficiency CO2 refrigeration systems in Europe and Asia. In this role, Mr. Moon improved Carrier’s technological capabilities and built relationships with top food, pharmaceutical, and logistics customers. Prior to Carrier, Mr. Moon was an independent advisor at Ares Management, focusing on acquisitions in the HVACR and building products markets. Before his time at Ares, he served for nearly 20 years in multiple executive roles at Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, a division of Lennox International Inc., and began his career at Tenneco, Inc. and AlliedSignal Inc.

Mr. Moon previously served as a Board Member for CoolSys, the parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies, and for American Woodmark Corporation, one of the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturers. Mr. Moon holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

“I am thrilled to be part of this visionary team that is ushering in the next generation of climate-friendly solutions in commercial refrigeration,” said Mr. Moon. “This is an exciting time for Energy Recovery as its technologies enable customers to choose more sustainable refrigeration systems and do so in a way that future-proofs their operations and reduces cost. I look forward to playing a role in our continued progress.”

Mr. Sabol is an accomplished business leader, strategist, and dealmaker with over 20 years of experience in the global water and energy markets. He was President of Measurement & Control Solutions at water technology provider Xylem Inc. from 2017-2022. He previously led Xylem businesses including Analytical Instrumentation, Water Treatment, and Dewatering Pump Rentals, building and maintaining a $2 billion backlog by launching five new product platforms and leveraging the company’s position in utility-grade communications. Before Xylem, Mr. Sabol enjoyed a 17-year tenure with General Electric, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for GE Water from 2002-2006.

His board experience includes nearly a decade with Faradyne Motors, a joint venture between Xylem and Pentair, and as Board Chair of Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate social responsibility program focused on addressing natural disasters, clean water access, and community resilience. Mr. Sabol holds a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Alfred University and completed MBA Studies in business and finance at Ohio State University and Union College.

“Energy Recovery’s 30-year legacy in desalination has built an incredible foundation for its impressive wastewater treatment capabilities, and I am delighted to help further the company’s industry leadership in this and other markets,” said Mr. Sabol. “It is a pleasure to join this distinguished group of directors and I look forward to contributing to Energy Recovery’s mission to develop more efficient, sustainable, and customer-oriented solutions to the world’s most critical industries. This goal has been a passion of mine throughout my career, and I could not imagine a better place to further this shared vision.”

For a full list of Energy Recovery Board of Directors members, please visit https://energyrecovery.com/about-us/board-directors/.  

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for commercial and industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make commercial and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing and research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally.

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Aquatech China – Energy Recovery


Energy Recovery will be exhibiting at Aquatech China 2023, Asia’s leading tradeshow for desalination and wastewater treatment. This includes a collaboration with Dupont Water Solutions, featuring their FilmTec Membranes and our PX U Series for UHPRO wastewater treatment.

Energy Recovery will be exhibiting at Aquatech China 2023

Energy Recovery Inc. Announces Expanded U Series Product Line

New models include the U20, U80, and U250 for enhanced efficiency and reliability in industrial applications

Energy Recovery Inc., a market leader in energy recovery devices (ERDs), has announced the expansion of its pressure exchanger (PX) Ultra High-Pressure Series (U Series) product line, tailored for ultra high-pressure reverse osmosis (UHPRO) applications.

The expanded U Series product line now includes the U20, U40, U80, U250 models. Flow ranges for the suite of models range from 2.3-56.8 m3/hr (10-250 gpm) with a maximum operating pressure of 120 bar (1,740 psi).

With government-mandated zero or minimal liquid discharge (ZLD or MLD) requirements increasing globally, the PX U Series drives ZLD/MLD operational efficiency by using the cutting-edge energy recovery technology of the PX® Pressure Exchanger® to reduce operating costs from UHPRO.

Energy Recovery’s PX U Series works by recovering the otherwise wasted energy in the concentrate stream and transferring it to the RO feed stream, significantly reducing overall energy costs and consumption.

Other key benefits of the expanded PX U Series include:

  • Efficiency – industry-leading performance in all flow conditions, energy-recovery efficiency above 93%
  • Reliability – no scheduled maintenance required due to the PX’s elegant design comprised of one moving component and a corrosion-resistant alumina core
  • Versatility – compact size that is both modular and scalable
  • Customer Profitability – low operational costs and a fast payback

“The expansion of our PX U Series product line is a significant milestone in our commitment to providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions for the broader wastewater treatment market,” said Rodney Clemente, Senior Vice President, Water, at Energy Recovery. “These products provide an efficient way of sustainably treating toxic wastewater while optimizing operational expenses. By offering additional device configurations, we are expanding our addressable markets while helping water treatment plants overcome challenging conditions in plants of all sizes.”

To learn more about the expanded selection of U Series products, visit https://energyrecovery.com/u-series/

Webinar: Making Potable Reuse Sustainable with Innovative Energy Recovery Solutions

Potable reuse is growing rapidly in the US and globally. It typically uses significantly less energy than seawater desalination and can occasionally use less energy than other alternative water supplies. Despite the prevalence of energy recovery efforts in seawater reverse osmosis applications, few potable reuse plants are implementing these practices. Hesitations include the fear of a long payback period or higher maintenance, but those perspectives are outdated based on the current equipment available.

This complimentary webinar will showcase how isobaric energy recovery devices can be used to realize significant cost and energy savings in potable reuse, making the process more sustainable and affordable.

On-Demand Webinar: Reverse Osmosis ERD System Design – Power Model Pro Demonstration

Power Model Pro, a new cloud-based design software from Energy Recovery, Inc., helps users design and optimize Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems for energy consumption. The user can enter basic hydraulic parameters (flow rate, pressure, temperature) to design energy recovery device (ERD) systems for various RO configurations and select Energy Recovery products (Pressure Exchangers, Turbochargers, and Pumps) to project estimated cost savings of the RO system.

This free webinar is a demonstration with a step-by-step guide on using the various software features to design and optimize an ERD system, and selecting Energy Recovery products that best fit the application to maximize energy and cost savings for their RO systems for desalination, wastewater treatment, and beyond.

Webinar: Sustainable Textile ZLD – Reduce Energy and Improve Reliability In Textile Wastewater Minimization

The textile industry has historically been a large consumer of water resources and produces wastewater with harmful chemicals and dyes that end up in the environment. As water scarcity increases globally and discharge regulations become more strict, water reuse, brine concentration, and a circular economy are critical for companies to not only reduce costs but be good global corporate citizens. Minimum and zero liquid discharge (MLD and ZLD) are two strategies gaining popularity to help industry comply with these regulations.

This webinar will cover how pressure exchanger technology can help facilitate the adoption of MLD and ZLD. We will discuss the current state of water treatment in the textile industry, existing pain points, and the value of utilizing energy recovery devices to significantly reduce the CAPEX and OPEX costs of MLD and ZLD, without sacrificing system reliability. We will discuss process theory and look at real world case studies demonstrating the advantages and payback of our technology.

Energy Recovery Launches Online Tool to Help Customers Optimize RO Systems


“Power Model Pro” software aids professionals in design, optimization, and product selection, resulting in better performance and energy savings

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (January 31, 2023) – Industry professionals will now have more peace of mind in the energy recovery device (ERD) purchasing process, thanks to the launch of a new web design tool from Energy Recovery, Inc., Power Model Pro.

This all-new tool aids in the design and optimization of reverse osmosis systems, ensuring that customers get the right equipment for their operation. Users can login and enter a short list of information, including flow rate, pressure, temperature, and water source, and the software will suggest the Energy Recovery products and configuration that best fits that application. 

“This new software offering does much more than help you select the optimal equipment for your application,” said Rodney Clemente, Senior Vice President, Water, of Energy Recovery. “It’s a design tool that allows our customers to maximize the hydraulic pumping system over a wide range of RO operating conditions. And in addition to the ultimate goal of energy and cost savings, we’re striving for an excellent experience for our customers from beginning to end.”

In addition to suggesting the appropriate product, the software will show a display of how the ERD will fit into the equipment configuration and projected performance metrics, as well as estimated energy and cost savings.

This software supports the company’s effort of providing high-performance, sustainable products for the desalination industry. In their recent ESG report, Energy Recovery reported nearly $4 billion saved in energy costs and 14.5 million metric tons of emissions avoided for its customers in 2021.

For more information on the new Power Model Pro software, reach out to desalsales@energyrecovery.com or visit them online at www.energyrecovery.com/resource/power-model-pro, and to learn more about Energy Recovery, visit www.energyrecovery.com.  

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for commercial and industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make commercial and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

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On-Demand: Energy Recovery Devices for Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis Systems

Energy is one of the highest operational costs of Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis (LPRO) plants, so it’s critical for designers, OEMs, Consultants, and the end-users to design the plant to minimize operational expenses by taking into account the benefits of energy recovery devices.

This webinar gives viewers a guideline on how to maximize water production, flux balance, and operational flexibility while reducing energy consumption.  Furthermore, the webinar explains several cases (potable and industrial) where low-pressure energy recovery devices can offer a Return on Investment (ROI) below 3 years.

Private companies and water treatment municipal plants are facing new challenges related to improving water efficiency and reducing operational costs. This webinar presents some alternatives to increase water efficiency by using energy recovery devices and RO membranes. Some options will reduce operational costs by reducing specific energy consumption and increasing the operational life of the membranes. Other options will increase water efficiency by increasing membrane recovery rate and reducing operational costs.

Energy Recovery Launches PX Q400 Pressure Exchanger


SAN LEANDRO, CA (October 11, 2022) – Energy Recovery, a market leader in energy recovery devices (ERDs), has announced the launch of the PX Q400 Pressure Exchanger. The PX Q400 is the next evolution of Energy Recovery’s trusted and industry-leading PX® Pressure Exchanger® technology and will be the new flagship solution in the PX family of products.

The PX Q400 will be Energy Recovery’s highest-performing and highest-capacity PX available for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination and industrial wastewater facilities. As the market leader of ERDs in SWRO desalination—and with 30 years of experience in the industry—the PX Q400 marks a continuation in the pursuit of making SWRO desalination more efficient and sustainable. 

Key advantages of the PX Q400:

  • Highest average efficiency compared to other PX technology products
  • At 400 gallons per minute (gpm), it is the highest capacity PX yet, which results in 25% fewer devices compared to the PX Q300 (depending on plant size)
  • Less than 3% volumetric mixing
  • Offers the lowest projected life cycle cost of any ERD for SWRO desalination

“With the PX Q400, we’ve further innovated and improved upon the reliable, field-tested, and trusted PX models that preceded it,” said Rodney Clemente, Senior Vice President of Water. “The PX Q400 enhances efficiency, capacity, and value to ensure Energy Recovery remains the most trusted manufacturer of ERDs in desalination.”

Made with corrosion-proof ceramic and designed with only one moving part, the PX Q400 supports a 25-year design life with no scheduled maintenance, leading to incredibly low life cycle costs and maximum uptime.

To learn more about the easy-to-use and highly durable PX Q400, visit the product page: https://energyrecovery.com/px-q400/

For more media resources, including sell sheets and high-res images, visit the digital media kit at https://bit.ly/Q400MediaKit.

About Energy Recovery, Inc.

Energy Recovery, Inc., creates technologies that solve complex challenges for commercial and industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on an innovative pressure exchanger technology platform, they design and manufacture solutions that make commercial and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing and research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. To learn more, visit https://energyrecovery.com/.

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On-Demand: Making Lithium Sustainable with Innovative Energy Recovery Solutions


This on-demand webinar gives an overview of how new innovations in membrane reverse osmosis (RO) technologies offer a low energy, more sustainable solution in lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery production—from mining to battery manufacturing and recycling.

Our webinar will demonstrate how our energy recovery devices (ERDs) in conjunction with new types of nanofiltration RO and UHPRO systems can increase the output of lithium from brines, recover fertilizer from lithium iron phosphate battery wastes, and help recover lithium and other metals during recycling.

Energy Recovery Receives Industrial Wastewater Treatment Contracts Totaling $885K in New Market Verticals in Asia

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – February 17, 2022 – Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) today announced two awards to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® (PX) energy recovery devices and an array of pumps to support industrial wastewater treatment operations at a battery-grade lithium carbonate manufacturing facility in Tibet, China and a textile wastewater treatment facility in Rajasthan, India.

Both projects will utilize Energy Recovery’s flagship PX in the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination portion of their industrial wastewater treatment operations.  

The textile wastewater treatment facility in India will utilize a combination of Energy Recovery’s PXs, turbochargers, and boosters to maximize efficiency. The operation in China is at one of the largest salt lakes in the world and will produce lithium carbonate, a crucial ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles. Energy Recovery’s PXs will help make treating industrial wastewater associated with lithium mining operations more energy efficient.

“Energy Recovery’s technology has always accelerated the environmental sustainability of critical industrial processes,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery’s President and CEO. “Our products continue to bring affordable, drinkable water to communities around the world. Today, by making wastewater treatment more energy efficient, our products are also making industrial operations like textile manufacturing and lithium mining into cleaner, greener processes.”

More regions are prioritizing sustainable wastewater treatment as the world faces dwindling freshwater resources, and regulatory pressure to reduce pollution from industrial operations increases. The opportunity for industrial wastewater treatment is vast – more than 16%of global freshwater withdrawals end up as industrial wastewater, flowing back into the world’s aquatic ecosystems without being treated.

“The need to efficiently and sustainably treat wastewater is truly a global issue,” said Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery’s Senior Vice President of Water. “Particularly in fast-developing countries that have embraced industry and manufacturing – like much of South Asia – wastewater treatment will no longer be a nice-to-have, but a must-have. With Energy Recovery’s state-of-the-art technology, wastewater treatment can also be an energy efficient, economical, and more environmentally friendly process.”

The emissions and cost savings of the PX will enable industrial producers to better align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include targets that seek to improve water quality by reducing pollution and halving the proportion of untreated wastewater globally. Reducing the energy usage and emissions associated with wastewater treatment will be an essential step for a more sustainable future – according to estimates by the International Energy Agency, total energy consumption for the water treatment industry is expected to increase by 130% through 2040.

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including our belief that with the Company’s state-of-the-art technology, wastewater treatment can be an energy efficient, economical and more environmentally friendly process. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates, or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. Potential risks and uncertainties and any other factors that may have been discussed herein regarding the risks and uncertainties of the Company’s business, and the risks discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the year ended December 31, 2020 as well as other reports filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from the predictions in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

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Membrane Technology Conference 2022 – Energy Recovery


From February 21-24, Energy Recovery will be exhibiting at MTC22 in Las Vegas.

Our experts will be hosting presentations at Booth 700, showcasing applications of our energy recovery devices for desalination and industrial wastewater treatment.

Tuesday February 22 (3PM): “Industrial Wastewater Treatment with MLD/ZLD
– Eric Kadaj (Energy Recovery) and Tina Arrowood (DuPont Water Solutions)

Wednesday February 23 (3PM): The First U.S. Installation of a BWRO Pressure Exchanger
– Juan Miguel Pinto (Energy Recovery) and Kimley-Horn

Webinar Replay – Reducing Energy Costs for Wastewater Treatment

Energy Recovery hosted a webinar titled “Reducing Energy Costs for Wastewater Treatment: Meeting MLD/ZLD Goals with UHPRO.”

This webinar will give an overview of ZLD/MLD for industrial wastewater treatment and its treatment drivers. It assesses Ultra High Pressure Reverse Osmosis (UHPRO) technology as the emerging technology for brine concentration in ZLD/MLD processes. The webinar will also introduce Energy Recovery’s ERD solutions for UHPRO systems, including the PX U Series, that further reduces the energy cost (OPEX) for UHPRO process.

Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX™ to Support Greater Sustainability in Battery Manufacturing

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — October 14, 2021 — Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) today announced an award to supply its Ultra PX™ energy recovery devices to support industrial wastewater treatment operations at a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in China.

As the world continues to rely more on intermittent renewable electric generation and to electrify more industries such as transportation, the demand for energy storage technologies is growing in tandem. With Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX, manufacturing facilities – including lithium-ion battery manufacturers – can meet this rising demand while ensuring their operations are more cost-effective and sustainable.

In countries like China, which is adopting some of the world’s most stringent liquid discharge requirements, the Ultra PX enables our customers to optimize their wastewater treatment process for minimal liquid discharge (MLD) and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) standards, with lower costs, lower emissions and greater reliability than incumbent technologies.

“The strength of our technology comes from its ability to drive efficiencies in critical industries around the world. The growing momentum of our Ultra PX product speaks to both the need for greater sustainability and our PX technology’s ability to deliver a reliable solution,” said Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery’s Senior Vice President of Water. “We see the movement to MLD and ZLD wastewater treatment requirements continuing to grow, as the need to reduce pollution is a top global priority. We are proud to support this movement by offering a suite of products that make industrial fluid-flow processes less costly and more reliable for a broad group of critical industries.”

This most recent award follows the signing of several other contracts for the Ultra PX. Energy Recovery previously announced contracts to supply its Ultra PX to a natural gas plant in China and a chemical manufacturer in India, as well as to three other Chinese manufacturers.

Forward-Looking Statements 

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including our belief that the Ultra PX technology delivers a reliable solution, that MLD and ZLD wastewater industries will continue to grow; and that our products make industrial fluid flow processes less costly and more reliable. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates, or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, our actual results may differ materially from the predictions in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and we assume no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. 

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

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Energy Recovery Wins Additional Awards to Boost Sustainability of Chinese Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facilities

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — August 3, 2021 — Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) today announced new awards to support the industrial wastewater treatment operations of lithium-ion battery manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and landfill leachate facilities in China. All three facilities will purchase Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX™ energy recovery devices (ERD), while the lithium-ion battery facility will also purchase PX® Pressure Exchanger® (PX) ERDs.

China requires industrial wastewater facilities to adopt Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) treatment processes in which most to all wastewater is purified and recycled, leaving little to no discharge at the end of the treatment cycle.

Multiple energy-intensive treatment stages are needed to achieve MLD and ZLD. Each treatment stage applies increasingly higher pressures to filter the wastewater, starting with pressures lower than seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO), to pressures similar to SWRO, to ultra high-pressures nearly double that of SWRO depending on the application. The Ultra PX and the PX significantly reduces energy consumption, costs and emissions associated with the latter two treatment stages. The PX reduces energy consumption by up to 60 percent for the SWRO stage, and the UItra PX reduces energy consumption by up to 60 percent in the ultra high-pressure stage.

“These awards are evidence that reverse osmosis adoption is accelerating, and with it, opportunities for our PX and new Ultra PX,” said Robert Mao, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery. “Heavy industry from battery manufacturing to textiles are working to green their wastewater treatment and meet stringent government regulations. With our versatile pressure exchanger technology, Energy Recovery can help industries meet this challenge and work together to define the ZLD and MLD system of the future.”

China’s overall industrial sector is expected to grow by almost 8 percent, including many industrial sectors that require wastewater treatment. This is especially true in the water scarce areas of Northern China. Lithium-ion battery production, landfill leachate, and coal-to-chemicals are just a few of the industries facing tremendous pressure to manage their wastewater. China’s 13th Five-Year Plan in 2016 committed to spend around 0.75 percent of its GDP on its water treatment industry. Other countries, notably India, are also moving to strengthen industrial wastewater requirements. Energy Recovery previously announced contracts to supply the Ultra PX to a natural gas plant in China and a chemical manufacturer in India.

Forward-Looking Statements 

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including our belief that the awards will ultimately convert into contracts; our belief that the adoption of UHPRO is accelerating and, in turn, that the Company will find opportunities for its Ultra PX; our belief that the Company can help industries meet stringent government regulations and green their wastewater treatment; and our belief that the Company can help define the ZLD and MLD system of the future. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates, or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, our actual results may differ materially from the predictions in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and we assume no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. 

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

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FilmTec™ Fortilife™ membranes matched with Energy Recovery Ultra PX™ provide breakthrough in Minimal Liquid Discharge affordability

Energy Recovery Partners with DuPont Water Solutions to Deliver Advanced Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technology

Knowledge sharing and collaboration are integral parts of maintaining effective water treatment operations and advancing our industry. We are thrilled to announce a collaborative Water Academy webinar with Energy Recovery titled, “FilmTec™ Fortilife™ membranes matched with Energy Recovery Ultra PX™ provide breakthrough in Minimal Liquid Discharge affordability.”

During the live webinar discussion, Eric Kadaj, Senior Director, Business and Applications Development from Energy Recovery, and Tina Arrowood, Principal Research Scientist from DuPont Water Solutions will share an overview of how their technologies provide a solution to technical challenges associated with Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) Ultra High-Pressure Reverse Osmosis (UHPRO) operations, generating significant energy and cost savings in industrial wastewater treatment systems.

Speakers

Eric Kadaj, Senior Director of Business and Applications Development Energy Recovery

Eric Kadaj is the Senior Director of Business and Applications Development with Energy Recovery. For more than 20 years, he has applied his engineering and technical expertise in energy recovery solutions to the desalination industry and beyond. With his industry knowledge, Eric has leveraged strategic partnerships to develop emerging markets while also introducing new products to existing markets that would enable greater operational efficiencies and provide holistic solutions to end users. Eric is passionate about driving greater sustainability within desalination and the industrial wastewater space utilizing technologies and methods that address the industry challenges, including process design and implementation, operational strategies, and novel discoveries that minimize environmental impacts. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Tina Arrowood, Principal Research Scientist DuPont Water Solutions

Tina Arrowood is a R&D Chemist with a passion for using science to solve pressing world challenges related to water sustainability. She partners with teams in regions (e.g., China and India) facing water scarcity head-on to define the pain points of industrial water management. These pain points are translate into targets for Research and Development. Today she leads membrane development projects to enable commercialization of advanced RO/NF membrane technology to improve industrial water management related to wastewater reuse, minimal liquid discharge (MLD) and brine recovery. She holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

New Energy Recovery Product Delivers Greater Efficiency and Sustainability in Industrial Wastewater Treatment – The Ultra PX™

Energy Recovery Announces Second Contract for the Ultra PX

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — February 3, 2021 — Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) today announced its second contract award for the Company’s new Ultra PX™ energy recovery device, which will support the industrial wastewater treatment operations of a natural gas plant in the Sichuan Province of China. Energy Recovery previously announced during the Company’s Q3 2020 earnings conference call its first Ultra PX contract to support the operations of a chemical manufacturer in central India. That project has shipped and is scheduled for commissioning by Q2 2021.

Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX is designed to dramatically reduce the energy needs, costs and environmental impacts associated with treating industrial wastewater in Ultra High-Pressure Reverse Osmosis (“UHPRO”) applications. The Ultra PX recovers up to 60 percent of wasted energy when applied to UHPRO systems.

UHPRO is increasingly used to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge (“ZLD”) and Minimal Liquid Discharge (“MLD”) industrial wastewater treatment requirements, which seek to eliminate or minimize wastewater discharge by purifying and recycling heavily concentrated industrial waste fluids. Many governments – particularly in Asia – are focused on improving water sustainability, mandating ZLD or MLD requirements for industrial wastewater treatment. Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX can enable the accelerated adoption of UHPRO in the growing ZLD and MLD market as it develops globally and in Asia.

“As governments across the globe increase their focus on water conservation and protecting water quality, they are establishing more stringent requirements for industrial wastewater treatment,” said Robert Mao, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery. “As the need for industrial wastewater treatment grows, the energy efficiency of these operations is becoming increasingly important. With the Ultra PX, our core pressure exchanger technology is tackling water quality and scarcity issues in a new way, while providing significant cost and energy usage reductions to our customers in this exciting new market.”

In traditional ZLD and MLD configurations, up to fifty percent of costs typically come from cost- and energy-intensive thermal treatments. ZLD and MLD systems that adopt UHPRO can potentially realize significant cost savings by lowering the energy intensity of treating industrial waste fluids. Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX enhances the efficiency and affordability of the UHPRO process versus a UHPRO system with no energy recovery device.

“Our technology is well-positioned to address the major pain points in the industrial wastewater UHPRO space: energy intensity and environmental impacts. We are confident our Ultra PX can help make UHPRO the preferred treatment option to achieve ZLD and MLD requirements, just as our PX® Pressure Exchanger® transformed the desalination industry by making Seawater Reverse Osmosis desalination an affordable and energy efficient alternative to thermal desalination,” said Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery’s Senior Vice President of Water. “We are excited to apply our trusted technology to new markets that can dramatically benefit from increased energy efficiency.”

The Ultra PX can be paired with Energy Recovery’s new Ultra High-Pressure circulation pump for maximum system performance. Product details are available on Energy Recovery’s website: http://www.energyrecovery.com/water/ultra-px/.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including the Company’s belief that the Ultra PX can enable the accelerated adoption of UHPRO in the ZLD and MLD market and that the Ultra PX can help make UHPRO the preferred treatment option to achieve ZLD and MLD requirements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates, or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. Potential risks and uncertainties and any other factors that may have been discussed herein regarding the risks and uncertainties of the Company’s business, and the risks discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 as well as other reports filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from the predictions in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

About Energy Recovery

For more than 20 years, Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) has created technologies that solve complex challenges in industrial fluid-flow markets. We design and manufacture solutions that reduce waste, improve operational efficiencies, and lower the production costs of clean water and oil and gas. What began as a game-changing invention for water desalination has grown into a global business delivering solutions that enable more affordable access to these critical resources. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research, and development facilities across California and Texas. In addition, our worldwide sales and technical service organization provides on-site support for our line of water solutions. For more information, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.