OUR LEGACY
THEIR FUTURE
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REPAIRING THE WORLD'S WATER CRISIS
LIMITLESS
POSSIBILITIES
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FLEXIBLE APPLICATIONS
FOR STEWARDING OUR MOST CRITICAL RESOURCE
INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE
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REIMAGINING WATER MANAGEMENT
FOR GLOBAL ACCESS TO FRESHWATER
BIOMIMICRY
MEETS AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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HARNESSING THE POWER OF NATURE
TO PRODUCE CLEAN WATER

the world's first power-independent clean water solution

ECOVAP MATRIX TECHNOLOGY:
harnessing THE POWER OF nature to produce clean water

EcoVAP Evaporative Matrix™ technology harnesses radiant solar energy for off-grid water evaporation and recovery.

This wholly new approach to water challenges enables operations of all sizes to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint while stewarding our planet's most critical natural resource--fresh water.

EcoVAP's biomimicry-based innovations facilitate multiple industrial and municipal applications, evaporating, purifying and capturing clean water through a simple and scalable model. Evaporative Matrix solutions mimic cloud formation by creating increased convection, rapid evaporation and high humidity within a closed system, so brackish water can be restored and fresh water freely supplied for local use, or returned to the hydrological cycle naturally. This technology eliminates energy and land-intensive approaches to water management along with the costs and environmental risks of these conventional methods.

The result is ethically and economically sound clean water solutions available anywhere around the globe.

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ELIMINATING THE COSTS, RISKS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TRADITIONAL APPROACHES

Our power independent technology restores, recovers and returns clean water to the hydrological cycle without the use of chemicals, filters, or the transport of water for disposal. Constructed with patented, interlocking HDPE panels, EcoVAP Evaporative Matrix™ structures and Water Recovery Units™ provide scalable installations to suit any location with the operational advantage of maintenance free, passively powered performance. In addition, EcoVAP EM panels can be reconfigured as water management needs change and recycled at the end of life.
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APPLICATIONS FOR ECOVAP TECHNOLOGY

SOLVING WATER CHALLENGES AT ANY SCALE

ECOVAP EVAPORATIVE MATRIX™ TECHNOLOGY

ENGINEERING A BETTER TOMORROW WITH BIOMIMICRY

EcoVAP’s patented Evaporative Matrix™ technology is at the forefront of a revolution in the availability of freshwater. By replicating the water cycle of cloud formation and rainfall, the Evaporative Matrix uses naturally available convection and solar radiation to convert contaminated water to freshwater.
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OUTPERFORMING CONVENTIONAL SOLUTIONS

TO RESTORE THE WORLD'S WATER BALANCE

EcoVAP is applying new technology to the monumental challenge of water scarcity. Rather than making incremental improvements to old technology, we pursued an entirely new approach—a radical combination of engineering, hydrological science, and observation of the natural world—to develop a technology that delivers exponential improvements on ethical and operational measures.

Our team is committed to making environmental water management solutions viable for organizations of all sizes, democratizing access to fresh water around the globe. With proven results in multiple sectors and strong partnerships, EcoVAP is poised to forever alter the way we steward our world’s most critical resource.
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ELIMINATING THE COSTS, RISKS, AND EVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

OF TRADITIONAL APPROACHES

Our power independent technology restores, recovers and returns clean water to the hydrological cycle without the use of chemicals, filters, or the transport of water for disposal. Constructed with patented, interlocking HDPE panels, EcoVAP Evaporative Matrix structures and Water Recovery Units™ create the physical conditions to desalinate water through evaporation. These scalable installations can be built to suit any location with the operational advantage of 50-year life, maintenance free, passively powered performance. In addition, EcoVAP EM panels can be reconfigured as water management needs change and recycled at the end of life.
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“With fluid dynamics, aerospace, and mechanical engineering in his DNA, it was only natural for Patey to combine the three disciplines, developing simple biomimicry technology in a segment dominated by complex chemical treatments, thermal evaporation, porous filters, and osmotic membranes“
Utilities Tech Outlook magazine article showcasing ECOVAP technology

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

EXTENDING OUR TECHNOLOGIES WITH STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS

Industry leaders in multiple sectors have recognized the potential of our technologies, validating our solution with strategic partnerships. Tallgrass Energy and Sumitomo Corporation have engaged in large-scale commercial contracts with EcoVAP to provide water handling for the industrial sectors.

“... daily water meter data indicate that the Evaporation Tower is 59 times more efficient in evaporating water..."

Golder Associates 2017 Engineer’s Certification Water Balance and Validation Test

VALIDATED AND CERTIFIED

TO GUARANTEE THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

In 2017 EcoVAP challenged one of the most respected engineering firms in the world, Golder Associates, to evaluate our technology’s performance under their most rigorous testing standards. Golder subjected an EcoVAP oil-field wastewater collection site near Myton, Utah to months of scrutiny and meticulous evaluation using a suite of sensors and 24 hour video surveillance. The results at the end of the testing period were astounding. Golder showed that the EcoVAP solution evaporated wastewater 5900% faster than the conventional control solution.

In this 2017 assessment Golder tested EcoVAP’s Generation 1 evaporation technology, which has undergone significant redesign and optimization. Based upon EcoVAP’s internal testing since that time, we are confident that during Golder’s next certification our Generation 3 solution will be shown to be almost twice as effective as Generation 1 at evaporating wastewater.

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EcoVAP commissioned the respected Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department at Ball State University to conduct a formal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of our Evaporative Matrix solution. After careful review, the department concluded that not only was the EcoVAP solution found to be “an environmentally sound technology for accelerated removal of oil and gas wastewater across a significantly reduced land area” but the study concluded further that EcoVAP’s proprietary approach completely eliminated or dramatically reduced many of the adverse environmental impacts and risks posed by the most popular disposal methods.

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Salton Sea: Possible Mega-Project Would Require Enormous Brine Disposal
June 2021
The Salton Sea in Southern California has been dubbed one of the worst human-caused environmental disasters, worsening every year as farm run-offs deposit more chemicals to the lake, with these chemicals and the lake’s salt concentrating to ever-more toxic levels as the lake slowly evaporates. The California government continues to mull a plethora of multi-billion dollar proposals to remediate the lake. This article discusses a plan to replenish the lake with saltwater from Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, coupled with building desalination plants to provide water for the severely constrained local agribusiness and 40mn people. With this plan, or with many other potential plans (such as evaporating the entire lake away), ECOVAP could be an ideal low-cost solution for disposing of the brine, either directly from the lake or from desalination plants.
ECOVAP: A Win-Win for the Rare Earth Market that is Critical for Green Energy
June 2021
ECOVAP is proud to have provided a financial/environmental win-win to a large producer in the rare earth mining business (see Mining Case Study: https://ecovap.com/ecovap-product/). This article summarizes the growing environmental importance of rare earths as critical elements in wind and solar power, EV cars and energy storage, and in dramatically reducing the weight of all transportation vehicles. On the other hand, rare earth mining itself is very environmentally challenging, particularly in the water of tailings ponds: "for every ton of rare earth produced, there are 2,000 tons of mine tailings”. As a result, 95% of the industry has migrated to the relatively lax or unenforced environmental regulations in China. However, as China increasingly addresses these environmental challenges, the concern is that rare earth costs will increase significantly such that green, renewable power becomes less competitive.
Earthquake “Swarms” Linked to Wastewater Injection in California
June 2021
The USGS has long established a strong link between wastewater injection and earthquakes in many states that previously had practically no seismic activity (i.e., Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana). However, this cause-effect analysis was much more difficult in California due to its many faults and history of natural earthquakes, thus making it much more difficult to separate out the “human induced” earthquakes from wastewater injection. This article points to “swarms” of earthquake activity around areas of California that occurred immediately after high levels of wastewater injection (mainly from the oil/gas “produced water”) occurred. ECOVAP is proud to have already had a significant impact on reducing the seismicity (and underground aquifer contamination, not covered in this article) risk as our second largest installation is located in Southern California, allowing our company to reduce the trucking and wastewater disposal volumes of a large mine by over 95% (see Case Studies - Mining https://ecovap.com/ecovap-product/).
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MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
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MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska