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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