Eco-Tec systems incorporate advanced, proprietary designs that provide resource-recovery and purification solutions to industries around the world. We are designers, developers, and builders of equipment for industrial water treatment and purification of chemicals and gases, celebrating over 40 years of manufacturing excellence. Our products provide clients with improved performance, economy, and reliability in their operations, while facilitating environmentally responsible approaches to using natural resources. In business since 1970, Eco-Tec has supplied over 2,000 systems to more than 60 countries.
Innovation Is Our Foundation
Eco-Tec’s beginnings are rooted in ground-breaking ideas going back to 1968, by individuals that drive the company today. More than 40 years ago, a Master’s and PhD by Dr. Phillip (Rocky) Simmons – Eco-Tec’s current president and CEO – on reciprocating flow ion exchange (now known as Recoflo®) provided the foundation for the company. This proprietary technology represents a huge advance that breaks the mold of traditional ion exchange, and has evolved into various other leading concepts that enable clients to economically, efficiently, and effectively manage valuable industrial resources.
The company formed soon after the invention of Recoflo, when Lloyd Nourse, president of former Canadian manufacturer Wix Corporation, created a joint venture between his company and professors from the University of Toronto in 1970 – calling it Eco-Tec. Dr. Simmons was brought on as R&D manager, and the first Chromic Acid Recovery system was soon under development. From there, a wide range of end-to-end industrial treatment products using Recoflo, absorption, electro-chemical, crystallization, evaporation, and membrane technologies would be designed and brought to market.
Resource Recovery & Purification Solutions
for Industrial Processes Worldwide
Over the years, Eco-Tec has firmly established itself in numerous major markets worldwide, through products such as High-purity Water Treatment Systems for steam, power generation, and chemical processes; Acid Purification equipment used in steel and aluminum finishing, electroplating, and mineral processing; Metal Recovery & Purification for nickel and chrome plating, copper electro-refining, and hydrometallurgy; and Chemical Purification for pulp & paper applications and caustic-etchant regeneration.
Increasingly, as today’s industries adopt more efficient, environmentally responsible approaches to managing resources, Eco-Tec’s systems continue to evolve and enter new markets. These growing sectors include Treatment of Produced Water (representing a more practical, eco-friendly source of boiler-feed) for heavy oil processing; Heat Stable Salts Removal for the production of low-sulfur fuels for petrochemical companies looking to meet emissions standards or other process requirements; and Biogas Purification from industrial gases for reuse in energy applications.
Full Quality Design and Manufacturing Capabilities
Products are developed and continuously improved in Eco-Tec’s development department with full laboratory and pilot-facility testing. Standard equipment designs are adapted to market and client needs, and manufactured under an ISO 9001 registered quality process in Eco-Tec’s own factory. Equipment is designed as compact modular skids to minimize site construction and is completely assembled and tested in Eco-Tec’s factory prior to shipment.
Eco-Tec staff provides on-site commissioning supervision services as well as operator training and performance demonstration of each system. Technical support is available 24/7 on-line or on site of required.
Eco-Tec Inc. is headquartered in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. It maintains sales offices in Alberta, and India, with representatives and distributors around the world.