Water Filtration Tech Is Necessary For A Sustainable Future

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Water filtration technology can reduce the amount of water we need during filtration processes. (Image: Aqua Membranes)

Aqua Membranes, a startup changing the membrane filtration industry with its unique 3D printed spacer technology for water filtration, announced $2.1M in financing. The fundraise will accelerate the production of energy-saving water filtration technology.

Why does this matter?

  • Membrane filtration has become the leading method of treating water and wastewater streams for the last 40 years. However, there have been few solutions that reduce costs while minimizing membrane fouling, which results in decreased output and expensive maintenance.

What’s next?

  • Their next-gen water filtration technology increases the effectiveness of reverse osmosis while dramatically reducing the energy requirements.

Thoughts

Reverse osmosis seems to be an overlooked aspect in cleantech. However, the truth is that improvements in underlying process technology can have positive impact to inputs/resources to a process. Aqua Membranes’ underlying technology improvement decreases energy usage and increases system efficiency. Process hardware is ready for a disruption for the better — to innovate upon current processes to make them more resource efficient.

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Impact Investment Analyst at One World | Startup Weekend Facilitator | Climate Tech Enthusiast

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