October 12, 2017
Höganäs AB has opened a new facility in Cary, N.C., that aims to improve water purification and soil remediation techniques. Höganäs has developed proprietary technology that uses highly porous iron particles to remove contaminants such as heavy metals from water and soil. This process has been shown to help rid groundwater and drinking water of contaminants like hexavalent chromium, arsenic, selenium, phosphates and radioactive isotopes.
"We believe that metal powder is both a sustainable and cost-efficient answer to the needs of cleaning both water and soil in today's society," Rask-Lindholm Ulrika, vice president for communications said.
Ulrika explained that Höganäs produces the metal powder in their proprietary water purification technology through a facility in Niagara Falls that is powered by hydroelectric energy. After the metal is used, it can be washed and reused or melted to create a new metal powder, making the process entirely sustainable. The process also requires less energy than competing technologies and does not use any water.
"All of this addresses current challenges in society," Ulrika said. "We want to be part of making the world a better place."
The new facility will serve as the global headquarters for Business Area Environmental, a division of Höganäs.