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IDE Technologies Signs Contract with ENEL Generación Chile S.A. to Demonstrate Our MAXH2O Desalter Solution at ENEL’s San Isidro Power Plant

We are excited to announce the news that we have been selected to provide our MAXH2O Desalter technology for the San Isidro power plant, and to have the opportunity to commission a first of its kind demo unit for a facility of this size!

The scope of the ENEL Generación Chile S.A. San Isidro Power Plant project includes the fabrication, installation and operation of a fully advanced demonstration treatment unit implementing IDE’s MAXH2O Desalter technology. From the beginning, our MAXH2O technology impressed ENEL and interested them to further explore the applicability and performance on the complex cooling tower blowdown minimization needs of their power plants – a process that often poses challenges for many industries in general and for power plants, in particular.

By introducing IDE’s MAXH2O technology for this industrial application, we are able to minimize and reuse much of the cooling tower blowdown and offer a more economic and sustainable solution for ENEL. As one of the largest power and energy company in the world, we are helping ENEL continually strive to be more sustainable in their practices!

Our MAXH2O Desalter operates by recirculating treated water through the reverse osmosis system and a fluidized bed pellet reactor at high velocity, continuously precipitating supersaturated salts from the recirculated brine. The solution offers high recovery rates and flexibility without endangering the membranes’ service life, translating into low investment and operational costs for the facility. We are working hard on this installation and look forward to the positive impact IDE’s innovative water technologies will have on the plant’s sustainability in the coming years.

We want to thank ENEL Generación Chile S.A. for choosing IDE to build and operate a MAXH2O Desalter Demo unit in their San Isidro power plant. We are so excited to have this partnership and to be able to support more economic and sustainable water solutions for Chile!

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