Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business accelerating the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are a global team with sales and on-site technical support available worldwide.

We have in-house research & development (R&D) and manufacturing, including vertically integrated ceramics manufacturing, in several locations.

Generating Cost Savings and Increasing Efficiency

Our company started in water desalination, where our flagship PX® Pressure Exchanger® (PX) energy recovery device today saves water desalination customers approximately USD $2.6B in energy costs annually. The reliability and lifetime value proposition of our PX make it seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination’s most trusted and industry standard energy recovery device.

Delivering Environmental and Social Impact

Our customers do not have to sacrifice quality for sustainability. Our technology makes industrial fluid-flow processes more efficient and environmentally sustainable, saving energy, reducing waste and minimizing emissions. We are proud of our role in accelerating the environmental sustainability of our customers’ operations and, where applicable, supporting customers to meet environmental regulations and requirements.

Our PX, which generates no emissions when operating, allowed our desalination customers to avoid 26 terawatt hours and approximately 12.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions in 2020 – equivalent to removing more than 2.7 million passenger vehicles from the road annually*. Thanks in part to our PX, SWRO is a cost-effective, energy-efficient option to deliver clean water to people in water-scarce locations.

*Energy Recovery estimates

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2020 ESG Report
2019 ESG Report

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