- UK technology business awarded first commercial business contract for industrial wastewater treatment
- Graphene technology slashes energy costs and reduces fouling for water treatment
- Initial applications in commercial laundry, produced water, food, beverages and dairy industries
UK technology business G2O Water Technologies has landed its first commercial contract for the enhancement of water filtration membranes with graphene oxide. This is particularly significant for both the technology company as well as the water sector globally, as it is the first commercially successful application of the recently developed “wonder” material for water treatment.
The advantages of using graphene oxide lie in the enhancement of membrane performance, as it mitigates the effects of fouling – one of the biggest challenges operators of membrane-based water filtration systems face. With a coating of graphene oxide, successfully developed and piloted by the company in the northwest of England in collaboration with Hydrasyst Limited, operators can improve operational efficiency, reduce energy consumption and decrease chemical usage. It is anticipated that this will extend the lifetime of the membranes, as well as significantly reducing the cost and environmental impact of water treatment.
Hydrasyst, the earliest adopter of the technology, is a British turnkey solution provider of advanced membrane technology systems, particularly in industrial processes. Commenting on its work with G2O, Managing Director Kyle Wolff stated, “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.”
About G2O Water Technologies
G2O is a fast-growing technology business with a portfolio of products that reduce the cost and environmental impact of water treatment. Our products harness the transformational potential of 2D materials, such as Graphene Oxide, to enhance the performance of membranes, delivering significant improvements to operational efficiency, reducing energy consumption and extending equipment lifetime. For more information, visit https://g2owatertech.com/.
Hydrasyst is a global water technology company which specialises in industrial fluid purification. The company’s headquarters are in West London. It was founded in 2006 by Kyle Wolff, who identified the opportunity to develop a water recycling device which could cut high water and energy costs and deliver environmental benefits. Hydrasyst has installed its systems in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.