EcoMister Evaporators  

Penticton,  BC 
Canada
https://ecomister.ca
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A powerfully effective combination of science, nature and engineering, the EcoMister Wastewater Evaporator is a patented, Turbine-driven, liquid atomizing evaporator system that offers the highest evaporation efficiency at the lowest cost to operate.


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  • EVERYTHING THAT COMES HERE, STAYS HERE

    How a landfill managed by a not-for profit association exemplifies progressive fiscal, environmental and community values.
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    While it may sound a like a reference to Hotel California, our story comes from a place far north of Todos Santos, the small town on Mexico’s Baja peninsula, home to the hotel made famous by the Eagles. Emile Saindon oversees a staff of 11, 3 stormwater ponds, 2 leachate ponds, and manages the Municipal Solid Waste for two towns in southern Alberta. Pincher Creek sits in a mining, oil & gas community in western Canada, a region hit hard by low oil prices and the myriad challenges of building new pipelines to get its product to market. Originally built in 1976, by the mid-1990’s the site became a Class 2 Registered Landfill and began accepting industrial waste. Today the Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill site manages over 100,000 tonnes of commercial and municipal waste in a typical year. Commercial contractors come from as far away as Vancouver, BC, some 600 miles to the west, and from all points in between. “We have the lowest tipping fees in Alberta,” Emile admits, which is a reflection of the best in class technology, innovation and cost containment that has been implemented to achieve the operating goals of the site.

    “All of our equipment is GPS tracked by our suppliers; we don’t have down time, we have advance notice of servicing and we plan for every contingency,” says Emile. Operating 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year in a rugged northern climate requires some advanced planning, but it also demands innovation. “As a member of SWANA Northern Lights Chapter, and as a member of Alberta Recycling Management Authority, we have extremely high standards we are measured against. Our staff and engineering partners are always looking for ways to work smarter, reduce our footprint and generate operational savings; we receive no funding from any level of Government, so working smart isn’t an option, it’s the only option.”

    “We’re saving $200,000 to $250,000 a year, from a one time investment of $75,000 all in. Our 5 year net return will be roughly $1 million in savings.”

    One of Emile’s cost saving plans came into effect in 2016, in the form of a customized EcoMister Evaporator (formerly known as the Turbo-Mister), from Slimline Manufacturing, an OEM company known for engineering custom wastewater management solutions. With two 55 x 55 meter (150’ x 150’) leachate ponds naturally running high in spring, the site would truck excess liquid from the ponds starting in early March to a deep-well site to be treated and disposed of, the volume of which was dependent on the severity of the winter snows, and the amount of rainfall. Disposal costs averaged out at $200,000 in low years, to $250,000 or more in heavier years. Emile recalls the decision point as a small but meaningful eureka moment: “One of our consulting engineers suggested the EcoMister evaporator as a solution, allowing us to dramatically enhance natural evaporation, and bring the pond level down by 3-6 inches a week. We knew we’d need a custom application, and as our ponds are remote, we’d need a self-contained power source. The Slimline Manufacturing team created a model that met all of our criteria. For the past 2.5 years we’ve run the Evaporator 10 hours a day, 6 days a week for 6 months each year, powered by a small diesel generator. Our maintenance costs have totaled about $2,000, and we haven’t had to truck of a single drop out of the ponds since.” With some highly corrosive materials contained in the ponds, Emile expected some breakdowns, even if modest in scale, but none materialized. “We haven’t even changed a nozzle”, said Emile, “after constant use over two and half years. We spent $2,000 rebuilding the pump after the first year, because we didn’t want to take any shortcuts, but that’s about it. With the small diesel generator, we run the Evaporator for pennies an hour, every day, all through the season. We’re looking at getting a second Evaporator now.” In an era where industry is being challenged to demonstrate a newfound commitment to environmental protection, and with cost minimization always the overwhelming priority, Emile and his team found a way to meet the challenge head on, saving fuel, saving money and reducing their footprint. No wonder they have the best tipping fees in Alberta.

    For more information on Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association, please visit www.crowsnestpincherlandfill.com

    To learn more about Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. and the EcoMister Evaporator series, please visit www.ecomister.ca or www.slimlinemfg.com


 Products

  • EcoMister Evaporator
    A powerfully effective combination of science, nature and engineering, the EcoMister Wastewater Evaporator is a patented, Turbine-driven, liquid atomizing evaporator system that offers the highest evaporation efficiency at the lowest cost to operate....

  • WHY THE ECOMISTER

    RELIABILITY MATTERS. CHOOSE THE PROVEN SOLUTION.

     To extend the life of a pond. To avoid the cost of an additional pond. To reduce or eliminate the need for a water treatment plant. To avoid the prohibitive costs of trucking and disposal of excess water. To safely contain contaminants and maintain abundant freeboard in your pond, for pennies a day. The EcoMister evaporator is the proven solution to safe, controlled and affordable wastewater disposal.

    Inspired by nature, the EcoMister is available in either electric or engine power, and in heavy duty, light duty or custom applications.

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    INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

    THE ECOMISTER AT WORK

    Harnessing the natural process of evaporation is the future of wastewater disposal. The EcoMister Evaporator series from Slimline Manufacturing uses our patented Turbine technology to loft wastewater into the air, creating optimal ‘hang time’, and allowing nature to evaporate the water, while the solids are returned to the pond.

    PRECISION ENGINEERING. PREDICTABLE RESULTS.​

    Slimline’s patented Turbine and wind tunnel technology are combined to dramatically outperform any other evaporation system available. The Turbine in every handmade EcoMister Evaporator is engineered and manufactured to a clearance of 1/50th of an inch. With this precision, the EcoMister Evaporator generates 160 km/hour (100 MPH) air velocity through the wind tunnel, the nozzling atomizes the liquid exposing the maximum volume of water particles to the air creating optimal hang time to enable evaporation. Having the ability to precisely engineer water droplet size and control spray direction and loft results in maximized evaporation while simultaneously minimizing the potential for drift.  

    Based on prevailing winds, pond size and desired evaporation volumes, Slimline Manufacturing will customize a solution that best meets your goals of cost savings, pond maintenance and environmental safety.

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    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    The EcoMister offers a significant cost advantage for your wastewater disposal. By enhancing the natural evaporation process, the EcoMister evaporates wastewater in multiple industries such as Mining, Solid Waste, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Municipal Wastewater, as well as Food Processing.

    UTILIZING THE ECOMISTER EVAPORATOR AS THEIR WASTEWATER DISPOSAL SOLUTION, OUR CUSTOMERS SPEND ON AVERAGE $0.0010 PER US GALLON ($0.0038 PER CUBIC METER) ON DISPOSAL.

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    SLIMLINE OFFERS WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES TO MEET CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS.

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    HEAVY DUTY MODELS

    The HD Solutions are built for the harshest operating conditions, and highly contaminated water. High quality stainless steel and a specially blended powder coating allow our systems to stand up to the toughest environments. Built with a patented “Turbo-mist” turbine, Heavy Duty Solutions are the most durable and corrosion resistant evaporators available, period.

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    LIGHT DUTY MODELS

    The LD Solutions are designed to mirror the performance and functionality of the HD Solutions however they are typically for environments that have low to moderately contaminated water. Also built with a patented “Turbo-mist” turbine, Light Duty Solutions provide a lower cost, robust solution for your wastewater disposal needs.