Low-cost, membrane-less water purification
|Organization:||Palo Alto Research Center, California, US|
|I.P. Brief:||Conventional municipal water treatment is a multi-stage process, requiring large amounts of land and/or expensive filtration processes. PARC has developed a compact, low-cost purification system that reduces maintenance down-time, increases throughput, decreases power consumption, and shrinks real estate requirements. Alternate applications exist for the core IP. |
|Keywords:||Water treatment, coagulation, flocculation, membrane-less filtration, asymmetric inertial migration, neutrally buoyant, agglomeration kinetics, fluid shear, vortex flow, tubular pinch effect|
|Primary Industry:||Municipal water treatment, industrial water treatment – for use and reclaim, food and beverage, agricultural, cooling tower water treatment, pre-treatment for RO in desalination of brackish and seawater, and waste water reclaim|
|Specific Market:||Municipal water treatment, waste water reclaim, pre-treatment for RO|
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