LiqTech’s ceramic membranes find Chinese partner

Ceramic membrane manufacturer LiqTech International Inc announced on 21 December 2012 that it has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply agreement with Shanghai Denovo Environment Protection Co Ltd of China.

The OEM agreement includes progressive minimum order quantities for the years 2013-2016 for Denovo to maintain the supply agreement.

The Chinese market, being one of the fastest growing markets for industrial wastewater treatment, has been earmarked as the focus region for Denovo, one of the leading industrial wastewater firms in China. With increasingly stringent discharge limits within the Chinese environmental legislation for water treatment, Denovo will be able to provide solutions to the industrial sectors using its advanced biological treatment systems and LiqTech’s advanced membrane technology.

Copenhagen-based LiqTech manufactures and globally markets ceramic membranes/filters using its developed silicon carbide (SiC) technology for drinking water, wastewater, produced water and reverse-osmosis pretreatment.

Dr Chen Yegang, chairman of Denovo, explains, “We have near-term projects at hand, where we will utilize the SiC membrane as a key process component. The LiqTech membrane technology is superior in its field and will add value for our customers.”

LiqTech International’s CEO, Lasse Andreassen, commented, “Denovo is a leading Chinese EPC contractor of wastewater treatment plants, and the company has shown remarkable growth in a strategic market for LiqTech. This agreement with Denovo is a milestone for LiqTech in our efforts to penetrate the Chinese market for water treatment with our SiC membranes.”

Denovo and LiqTech have already encountered a strong market demand for water treatment technologies requiring high-performance membranes to reduce costs and operate under harsh conditions, which are some of the trademarks of SiC membranes.