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Technology Overview: SafeGuard™ H2O In-situ Reagent Generation

SafeGuard™ H2O is an advanced on-site, on-demand, automated non-toxic reagent generation system that is advancing the treatment of inorganic and trace metal contaminants and supporting carbon reduction targets by replacing the need to deliver and handle toxic bulk chemicals to treatment plants. The technology helps to remove a wide range of heavy metals and nutrients from water and wastewater as well as inhibit lead, copper and iron corrosion in water transport systems. The novel in-situ process produces reagents at a cost demonstrated to be significantly below that of the same reagents delivered in bulk form. On-site reagent generation is an affordable, non-hazardous and environmentally sustainable solution — providing a 60% cost savings and a rapid return on investment.

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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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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 Talks: The Value of Data to Monitoring Water Quality at Mines

In this episode of AMS Talks Value of Data series, Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, is joined by Gail Heath, Research Professor at the University of Arizona and Chief Operating Officer of Sub Rosa Monitoring, who discusses the importance of real-time monitoring of water quality for trace metals in mine and tailings pond management. Heath shares insights about Sub Rosa Monitoring’s effective and integrated approach for water quality monitoring of ground and surface water contamination at mining sites that enables companies to obtain advance warning of the potential environmental impact of their operations, as well as where he sees the future of online water quality analyzers for mine and tailings pond management.

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AMS Talks: The Environmental Impact of Abandoned Mines

In this episode of AMS Talks, Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, and Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director for the Mountain Studies Institute in Colorado, discuss the environmental impact of abandoned mines and efforts to protect water quality. Colorado has roughly 23,000 abandoned mines. Because of the financial scale of this challenge and the existential threat posed by these mines to human health and the environment, Bacon and Bidwell discuss the importance of bringing together the voice of governments, mining companies, and technology solution providers to share ideas and work together toward a solution to this pressing issue.

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Trace Metal Monitoring: How to Maximize Monitoring Results with Minimum Effort

Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, discussed the value of real-time, high-frequency metals monitoring during the Sensileau webinar in January 2020, “Metals Monitoring in Water.” The presentation focused on the AMS MetalGuard™ multi-stream online trace metal analyzer, which provides automated, unattended measurement of trace metal contaminants such as Arsenic, Chromium-6, Lead, Selenium and more across municipal and industrial sectors.

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AMS Radio: The Role of Real-Time Selenium Data for Reliable Selenium Removal Treatment Processes

Listen to the latest podcast from AMS Radio featuring Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, who discusses the role of real-time, continuous and accurate selenium data for reliable selenium removal treatment processes. Field-based sampling and laboratory analysis approaches to measuring selenium have struggled to accurately measure the contaminant. Online selenium analyzers provide timely and accurate data on selenium speciation at critical remediation process stages to help protect public health and the environment.

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AMS Annual Service Contracts (ASC)

The data from AMS online analyzers fulfill mission-critical functions of process control, risk management and contract compliance for its clients. With this in mind, AMS after-sales service support aims to maximize the uptime and minimize time to repair its analyzers.  Every AMS system is offered with an annual service contract (ASC).

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