Columbia Energy developed a nuclear-grade wiped film evaporator (WFE) system to consolidate and/or reduce liquid wastes prior to final treatment processing.  We designed, built, and tested both a pilot and full-scale evaporator.

The technology provides low-temperature processing and produces near drinking water standard condensate.  The equipment is designed to offer both transportable and permanent configuration. This technology would allow multiple units to be deployed in a parallel configuration to adjust to varying concentrates and quantities.



  • Recognitions in Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of River Protection (ORP) briefings on American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding
  • Recognitions in the DOE Environmental Management Recovery Act newsletter


  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)
  • Office of River Protection (ORP)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Permitting
  • Design
  • Fabrication
  • NQA-1 Oversight
  • Testing

Quality Standards

  • ALARA integrated design
  • Designed for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facility
  • ASME B16.5, 2009, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
  • B31.3, 2008, Process Piping
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), 2007
  • NQA-1, 2000, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications