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SafeGuard™ H2O Advanced Intelligent Water Treatment Systems

The SafeGuard™ H2O system offers an economical, reliable remediation system proven to remove a wide range of contaminants to below non-detect in water, wastewater, industrial and airborne effluents.

The system can be scaled for a broad range of treatment flow options (from < 1 gpm to thousands of gpm, to > 1 mgd in capacity).

This advanced intelligent remediation system incorporates proprietary continuous, real-time monitoring of contaminant levels. The system can be fully controlled, monitored and optimized remotely; the presence of onsite staffing and supervision personnel is not required.

  • Online contaminant monitoring ensures optimal treatment and compliance with regulatory and operational targets 24/7/365
  • High-frequency, continuous monitoring of contaminants at critical treatment process steps supports process automation
  • Real-time monitoring gives remote visibility of system performance, ensuring optimization and reliability

Contaminants

  • Arsenic
  • Chromium-6
  • Copper
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Selenium
  • Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Monoxide
  • THMs

Markets

  • Cooling & Heating Systems
  • Municipal & Residential
  • Heavy Industry & Energy
  • Mineral Mining
  • Semiconductor

Applications

  • Anti-corrosion
  • Biocide
  • Groundwater
  • Leaching & Byproducts
  • Process Effluent
  • Process Gases, Flue Gas Recovery, Hydrocarbon Production
  • Resource Recovery
  • Wastewater

Innovation Spotlight: MetalGuard™ Intelligent Online Trace Metals Analyzer

MetalGuard™ is a fully automated online trace metals analyzer for monitoring municipal and industrial water and wastewater. This intelligent system serves as an essential element to ensure regulatory compliance and process control. MetalGuard provides real-time, multi-stream analysis for a range of trace metal contaminants; delivering accurate and reliable results in less than 30 minutes.

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AMS Delivers an Affordable Treatment Solution for Hexavalent Chromium Removal in California

Hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in drinking water is a controversial topic in California. More than 20 years after the film Erin Brockovich was released raising public awareness and concern about Cr6, high levels of the contaminant continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of consumers. To meet the need for an affordable treatment system that eliminates Cr6 from drinking water supplies and removes the barrier to a lower regulatory limit for this carcinogen, AMS developed SafeGuard™ H2O. The technology ensures a safe and affordable treatment approach to meet the Cr6 public health goal of 0.02 ppb while saving California taxpayers millions of dollars. During a pilot demonstration at the City of Los Banos, Calif., AMS’ SafeGuard H2O Cr6 treatment system proved to reduce Cr6 to non-detect levels at an annual cost per household in small communities of less than $5 per day.
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Technology Overview- SafeGuard™ H2O In-Situ Stannous and Tin Dioxide Generator

SafeGuard™ H2O is a fully automated, on-demand, in-situ generator of stannous (reducing agent) and tin dioxide (adsorbent), coupled with online monitoring capability developed by AMS to address waterborne and airborne contaminants. The system removes Cr(VI), Cu, and Pb from drinking water and Cr(VI), Hg and Se from wastewater; acts as corrosion inhibitor for lead pipes and cooling systems; adsorbs H2S, NOx, SO2 from industrial emissions. The fully integrated and online SafeGuard H2O treatment approach eliminates the pitfalls of conventional systems and aids in the delivery of an affordable and reliable remediation process. SafeGuard H2O is integrated with an online contaminant monitoring capability. There are no similar technologies to SafeGuard H2O that integrate a low life-time cost contaminant treatment system with real-time performance controls.

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When Contamination Comes a Knockin’ — SafeGuard™ H2O to the Rescue

In the fight to keep water safe and affordable, there is only one technology for the job! SafeGuard™ H2O is a fully automated, on-demand, in-situ generator of stannous (reducing agent) and tin dioxide (adsorbent), coupled with online monitoring capability. SafeGuard H2O removes As, Cr(VI), Cu, Fe, Pb, and Mn from drinking water and As, Cr(VI), Hg & Se from wastewater; acts as corrosion inhibitor for lead pipes and cooling systems; adsorbs SO2, H2S from industrial emissions. Tin and electricity are the only consumables. There are no similar technologies to SafeGuard H2O that integrate a low life-time cost contaminant treatment system with real-time performance controls. With SafeGuard H2O, contaminants have met their match!

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Los Banos, Calif. SafeGuard™ H2O Cr(VI) Treatment System Pilot Report

A SafeGuard™ H2O intelligent Cr(VI) remediation system demonstration unit with a treatment capacity of 10 gpm was installed with the City of Los Banos, California to evaluate the performance of the technology to treat Cr(VI) to non-detect levels (under 1 ppb) in unchlorinated well water.  SafeGuard H2O is an innovative technology based on a proprietary approach that generates on demand a stannous ion reagent in-situ via an electrolytic process. The pilot with Los Banos provided confirmation of the technology’s efficacy and third-party validation of the SafeGuard H2O system as a cost-effective alternative to traditional Cr(VI) treatment systems. Results are detailed.

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The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, published in August 2020 by The Global Tailings Review, provides a framework for safe tailings facility management while affording Operators flexibility as to how best to achieve this goal. The Standard strives to achieve the ultimate goal of zero harm to people and the environment with zero tolerance for human fatality.

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AMS Installs SafeGuard™ H2O Cr(VI) Remediation Full-Scale Pilot in California

AMS installed a full-scale pilot of its SafeGuard™ H2O intelligent Cr(VI) remediation system in a Central Valley California Community. SafeGuard™ H2O is an innovative technology based on a proprietary approach that generates on demand a stannous ion reagent in-situ via an electrolytic process. The goal of the pilot is to demonstrate the system’s ability to effectively and affordably treat water with elevated Cr(VI) levels to non-detect levels (less than 2 ppb) by converting toxic Cr(VI) to insoluble nontoxic Cr (III), which then can be removed by filtration along with tin dioxide — the product of the conversion. The stannous generator system features automatic dosing and incorporates continuous, real-time monitoring of Cr(VI) levels at the influent and effluent to ensure optimal treatment and compliance with regulatory and operational targets 24/7/365. Through the onboard online analyzer the technology’s ability to effectively reduce Cr(VI) was seen immediately.
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