• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
Milestone contract for graphene technology in water treatment

UK technology business G2O Water Technologies has landed its first commercial contract for the enhancement of water filtration membranes with graphene oxide.

(G2O Water Technologies news release) — G2O Water Technologies scored its first commercial contract to improve water filtration membranes with graphene oxide. This is a major victory for the technology company as well as water companies all over the world, since it’s the first time the recently developed material has been used to successfully treat water on a commercial scale. Keep in mind that graphene oxide was never intended for internal uses inside the body, despite having been found in all of the top four Covid-19 vaccines, in lab tested samples!

Graphene oxide boosts membrane performance and is an effective way to reduce fouling, which often clogs water filtration systems. By coating with graphene oxide, developed and piloted by the company in England in collaboration with Hydrasyst Limited, operators can improve operational efficiency, reduce energy consumption and decrease chemical usage. This will not only extend the lifetime of water treatment membranes, but also significantly reduce costs and environmental impact.

Hydrasyst, an early adopter of the technology, is a British provider of turnkey membrane systems for advanced industrial processes. Commenting on its work with G2O, Managing Director Kyle Wolff said, “We’re thrilled to have been closely involved for some time now with the piloting and application of G2O Water Technology’s graphene oxide coatings. They have ultimately succeeded in proving their value for some of the most difficult water treatment challenges our customers face; for example in the industrial laundry sector. With the graphene oxide coating, our ceramic hollow-fibre membrane systems deliver significant operational advantages, enabling end-users to enhance the efficiency of their water usage, whilst delivering significant savings in energy costs.” 

“This is a significant milestone for the company and the whole water sector. It’s the first commercially successful application of graphene oxide for water treatment”, said Chris Wyres, CEO of G2O Technologies. “The results of industrial trials with Hydrasyst validate the real-world advantages the solution delivers. We will be working closely with Hydrasyst to roll-out Nanopulse systems for a range of water treatment applications. We envisage that wide-scale deployment of this transformational solution can contribute to addressing the challenges of water scarcity and climate change.”

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