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ITV Participants

The US Department of Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) is announcing the first participants of its Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) program, manufacturers who agreed to host field validation testbeds of innovative technologies. These host sites that have set and achieved meaningful energy reductions at their facilities recognize that leveraging innovation is integral to truly decarbonizing the industry. Innovation is key towards tackling some of these tough challenges and by hosting these testbeds it will help to de-risk and accelerate technological adoption.

These initial testbeds, hosted by the following host sites will evaluate innovative energy and water treatment technologies under real-world conditions to help catalyze technology adoption and decarbonize the industrial sector. 


Click here for an inside look, and see the host sites participating in Phase I of the program, below. 

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Participating Partners
 

 Better Plants Partner: Ahlstrom Munksjo 
Facility Location: Mosinee, Wisconsin
Innovator: Via Separations
TechnologyMembrane System for Black Liquor Concentration
Description: Via Separations’ innovation is a black liquor concentration system that uses graphene oxide membranes to efficiently remove water and concentrate valuable liquor solids.

Project Objectives*:
Validation of performance and benefits:

  • Energy requirements for black liquor concentration
  • Mill throughput by expanding evaporator capacity
  • Production of coproducts used as heating source
 

 

 Better Plants Partner: Cleveland Cliffs
 Facility Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Innovator: Dynamic Water Technologies, LLC
 
Technology 1: Electrochemical Water Treatment
Description 1: Dynamic Water Technologies’ electrochemical water treatment solution will help manufacturers operate their chillers and process cooling towers at decreased operational costs.
 
Technology 2: Electrocoagulation for Oil and Hydrocarbon Removal
 Description 2: Dynamic Water Technologies’ electrocoagulation technology helps manufacturers efficiently remove oil and other hydrocarbons from wastewater streams. 
  
 

Project 1 Objectives*:
Validation of performance and benefits:

  • Makeup water
  • Wastewater
  • Energy consumption
  • Chemical use for water treatment
  • Equipment life

Project 2 Objectives*:
Validation of performance and benefits:

  • Chemical use and equipment to treat wastewater stream
  • Wastewater generation
  • Transportation for treatment and disposal of chemically treated effluent stored in UST

 

 Better Plants Partner: Nissan North America 
 Facility Location: Canton, Mississippi
Innovator: ElectroCell Systems
TechnologyCooling Tower Side Stream Particle Precipitator
 Description: ElectroCell’s proposed technology coagulates and collects total suspended solids (TSS) and total dissolved solids (TDS) from the cooling tower water, and thereby reduces biogrowth and fouling resulting in an improved heat transfer.
 

Project Objectives*:
Validation of performance and benefits:

  • Energy efficiency (air compressors)
  • Chemical use for water treatment
  • Cooling tower make-up water
 

 

 Better Plants Partner: Toyota North America
 Facility Location: Blue Springs, Mississippi
Innovator: ElectroCell Systems
TechnologySide Stream Particle Precipitator and Water Enhancement System Evaluation
 Description: Electrocell’s proposed technology coagulates and collects total suspended solids (TSS) and total dissolved solids (TDS) from the cooling tower water, and reduces bio-growth and fouling thereby resulting in an improved heat transfer.
 

Project Objectives*:
Validation of ElectroCell performance and benefits:

  • Energy efficiency (cooling tower fans/pumps, chillers, and air compressors)
  • Chemical use for water treatment
  • Tube fouling
  • Cooling tower make-up water
  • Cooling tower water quality
 

 

*Parameters under consideration and subject to change