NW Innovation Works Implements Zero Liquid Discharge Technology to Protect the Columbia River

NW Innovation Works Sets Clean Manufacturing Standard by Implementing Zero Liquid Discharge Technology to Protect the Columbia River

KALAMA, Wash. --- Oct. 17, 2016 – Today, NW Innovation Works announced it will implement Zero Liquid Discharge technology at the proposed Kalama methanol facility. Zero Liquid Discharge, (ZLD), technology eliminates all water discharge into the Columbia River.

ZLD uses a combination of technologies that will remove contaminants from the wastewater stream. The wastewater will then be recycled and reused in the facility. As an additional benefit, the implementation of the technology will reduce raw well water usage at the Kalama Facility by over 150 million gallons annually.

“We are deeply committed to protecting the environment and driving resource efficiency,” said Vee Godley, President, NW Innovation Works. “By incorporating Zero Liquid Discharge technology that eliminates all water discharge into the Columbia River combined with the facility’s use of Ultra Low Emissions technology to reduce carbon emissions, we continue to make significant leaps forward in making environmentally responsible manufacturing a reality.”

“NWIW has shown great leadership by investing in new technologies that will make the Kalama facility more environmentally responsible,” said Ted Sprague, President, Cowlitz Economic Development Council. “The decision to implement Zero Liquid Discharge technology further reinforces NWIW’s commitment to building a safe, world-class facility, while also protecting our natural resources.”