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BLUE SKY Means Clean Water. Solves Difficult Active or Legacy Contamination Problems Produces Results Beyond Capabilities of Currently Accepted Technologies Treatment Costs are Similar to Conventional Lime Treatments with Sludge Volumes and Disposal Costs Greatly Reduced.

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BLUE SKYMeans Clean Water

  • Solves Difficult Active or Legacy Contamination Problems
  • Produces Results Beyond Capabilities of Currently Accepted Technologies
  • Treatment Costs are Similar to Conventional Lime Treatments with Sludge Volumes and Disposal Costs Greatly Reduced

An Innovative, Precise Water Treatment Process

that Can Meet or Exceed

Most Discharge Requirements

ionic state modification
Ionic State Modification

Alters the chemical and physical properties

of metal contaminants within aqueous solutions

  • Pretreat influent when necessary
  • Ionic State Modification (ISM) Reactor designed based on the specific contaminants in the waste stream in order to change the ionic state of targeted metal ions
  • Reactor oxidizes or reduces specific ions with focused, strong electric and magnetic fields
  • As a result, ionic state of contaminants changes to allow precipitation with conventional chemistry
  • Collect post-treatment residue – may have some recycle value
  • Pure, clean water is produced that meets discharge standards
blue sky mill bull tunnel project 2001 02
BLUE SKYMill Bull Tunnel Project, 2001-02
  • Over 51 million gallons treated, just under 2 years of operation
  • Remote tunnel drilling site on USFS land in El Dorado County; El Dorado Irrigation District Project
  • Met NPDES permit discharge levels
  • Chemical Costs - >$.002 per gallon
  • Sludge Removed – 360 55-gallon barrels; ½ cubic feet / 1000 gallons treated
  • Electrical Costs - >$25,000 for entire project
  • Water released into nature at site; No on-site ponding or containment required
  • Effluent fluctuations of primary metals; Results:
blue sky leviathan mine bench tests 1999
BLUE SKYLeviathan Mine Bench Tests, 1999
  • In 1998, collected and treated four gallons of greatly concentrated AMD samples from #3 pond
  • Filtering treated AMD produced .825 pounds of 80% moisture metal hydroxide cake
  • Cake was reduced to .155 pounds or .05 pounds of dry sludge, less than 2 tons of sludge per million gallons
  • 3.5 gallons of the 4.25 gallon sample were treated with the membrane device
  • 2.65 gallons passed through as dischargeable water
  • .85 gallons of sulfate concentrate bypassed by the unit as a side stream.
  • Tests of side stream indicated sulfate concentration of 79,700 ppm; concentrate was treated and converted to 2.2 pounds of an agricultural sulfate product - 2.58 pounds of sulfate material per gallon of concentrate generated
  • Blue Sky method would bypass / make obsolete elaborate ponding measures
blue sky berkeley pit bench test 1996
BLUE SKYBerkeley Pit – Bench Test, 1996
  • Conclusions of EPA / DOE / MSE sponsored report
  • Dissolved / suspended metals & sulfates reduced by 99.98%
  • Method able to remediate AMD with environmentally safe chemical reagents
  • While not to EPA std., sulfate level reduced 1/3 compared to std. chemistry results
  • Sulfates converted to insoluble anhydrous calcium and magnesium sulfates
  • Metals and sulfates were removed in separate processes
blue sky mammoth mine ca bench site testing 1999
BLUE SKYMammoth Mine, CA – Bench / Site Testing, 1999
  • Approx. 100,000 gallons of AMD treated
  • Produced approx. 150 gallons of de‑watered metal oxide sludge
  • Initial lab analysis revealed sulfate levels of 1600 ug/l in the untreated AMD (removed with the metal cake)
  • Sulfate level of the treated AMD - below 500 ppm
  • Metal hydroxides and calcium sulfate were precipitated as a single sludge cake
blue sky iron mountain bench test 1998
BLUE SKYIron Mountain – Bench Test, 1998
  • AMD unusually high in copper - most in the Cu+1 ionic state; Cu+1 was oxidized to Cu+2 prior to hydroxide precipitation
  • Very high levels of three other toxic metals: arsenic, cadmium and nickel; had to raise the effluent pH above 9.5 for the formation of insoluble metal hydroxides
  • Demetallized AMD put through a second treatment stage for the reduction of residual sulfates
  • Two-stage treated water exceeded drinking water standards for heavy metals and significantly reduced sulfate levels
recent bench tests
Recent Bench Tests

Closed Northern CA Gold Mine

November 2007

Preliminary Results

benefits advantages
Benefits / Advantages
  • Flexible flow rates - from 5 gpm to 1k gpm
  • Small footprint for remote sites or large fixed facilities at accessible, high volume sites
  • Drastically reduces metal sludge and other post-treatment residues – like calcium sulfate
  • Saves money on additives, power and sludge handling costs
  • Can operate 24/7, 365, all-weather with minimal staff
uses wherever there s contaminated water
UsesWherever there’s contaminated water
  • Industrial
    • metal shops, light industry, recyclables
  • Construction
    • bridges, hydroelectric, buildings, tunneling, reclamation
  • Acid Mine Drainage
    • Copper, Zinc, Lead, Silver and other acid-metal mine effluents, etc.
  • Specialties
    • emergencies, floods, remote/portable
  • Difficult or Mixed Waste Streams
    • MTBE, selenium, arsenic, complex organic compounds
blue sky means clean water
BLUE SKYMeans Clean Water
  • Proven
  • Reliable
  • Effective
  • Safe

Contact - Bill Whiteside

Blue Sky Water Technologies, Inc.

916-988-1182

[email protected]

blueskytechnologies.biz

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