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Genesis Water announced that the company’s dewatering technology has been granted European Patent No. 1286924 by the European Patent Office.

The patent, awarded for the “apparatus and method for high-speed dewatering of slurries,” covers a particular component of the company’s Rapid Dewatering System, according to Genesis Water’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Hodges. Specifically, Hodges said, the newly granted patent covers the shape of the riser, which moves the slurry to the top of the AquaScreen and helps enable even distribution across the screen.

This is the first European patent issued for Genesis Water’s technology, and comes on the heels of a U.S. Patent awarded earlier in 2014. The company now holds patents throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia and Africa, and has patents pending in other countries, including Canada.

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