Aqwise to treat paper wastewater effluent with DAF-MBBR technology

Herzliya, Israel, July 1st 2010 Aqwise, provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions, will design and commission a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 1,000 m3/d to treat effluents from a Tissue paper mill in Portugal. The wastewater treatment plant, treating AMS Goma Camps paper mill and converting, consists of a DAF-MBBR (Moving Bed Bioreactor) system which is based on Aqwise’s AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) technology.

The AGAR® technology, a result of more than a decade of intensive multidisciplinary research and development, integrates Fixed Film and Suspended Growth technologies. It combines a unique fully open and fully protected biomass carrier with a highly efficient aeration and mixing design.

Moreover, Aqwise is pleased to announce its cooperation with EnvambienS.A., a leading environmental engineering company inPortugal.EladFrenkel, Aqwise’s CEO, says: “We are pleased to establish a base inPortugalwith a major company such as EnvambienS.A.. Combining the two companies technologies will create an ability to supply better solutions for wastewater treatment”.


About Aqwise


Aqwise is a world leader in the development and implementation of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions for the Industrial and Municipal markets. Aqwise’s proprietary AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) family of solutions significantly increases the capacity and efficiency of existing wastewater treatment plants, while offering compact and scalable deployments of new plants.

The company offers a wide range of services, from process design through full turn-key project management.

Aqwise’s solutions have been successfully installed in dozens of municipal and industrial plants around the world, serving a variety of industries including Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical and more.

Aqwise is headquartered inIsraeland has regional offices in Latin America, as well as commercial representation in North America, Europe, theMiddle Eastand Asia Pacific.


Aqwise’s shareholders are AHMSA Steel Israel Ltd., Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELRN) and Israel Cleantech Ventures.


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About AHMSA Steel Israel

AHMSA Steel Israel Ltd., a subsidiary of Altos Hornos de Mexico, the largest integrated steel producer inMexico, was founded in February 2004 as an investment and holding company, for diverse industrial sectors, from mining through wastewater solutions.

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About Elron Electronic Industries

Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE & NASDAQ: ELRN), a member of the IDB Holding group, is a high-technology holding company traded in the Nasdaq and in the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Elron’s group companies currently comprise a diverse range of publicly-traded and privately held companies primarily in the fields of medical devices, information & communications technology, clean technology and semiconductors. Included in our group companies are well established companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Given Imaging and 013 NetVision, together with innovative start-up companies who possess growth potential in Israeland the rest of the world. For further information, please visit


About Israel Cleantech Ventures

Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV) was established in 2006 to provide value added growth capital to exceptional entrepreneurs buildingIsrael’s energy, water and environmental technology leaders.

ICV’s investment professionals combine industry expertise gained through decades in senior management positions atIsrael’s outstanding cleantech companies, with proven abilities in identifying, investing in and supporting VC-backed companies.

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Noa Gershon

MarCom Manager, Aqwise

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