TEES, TCAT to serve as technology integrator and analysts on Laredo project

August 2, 2010
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Aug. 2, 2010 — The Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Center for Applied Technology (TCAT), a center within TEES, were part of an event held July 30 in Laredo to announce the benefits of a groundbreaking water treatment project that will purify 50,000 gallons per day of brackish water for potable use in Laredo’s water supply system.

Texas Governor Rick Perry also awarded $2.75 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to Terrabon Inc. for its innovative work in biofuel technology development.

Laredo’s Santa Isabel Water Treatment Plant will utilize Terrabon’s AdVE technology developed in partnership with TEES. The AdVE process will remove impurities using advanced vapor compression evaporation to produce drinkable water for Laredo. Further, the project will demonstrate the commercial viability of the desalination technology that also reduces the capital and operating costs of water purification.

TEES and TCAT are the technology integrator and analyst for this project.

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