ABOUT KETOS

KETOS is a frontier tech company pioneering in providing water intelligence for Industry.

KETOS offers a vertically integrated solution combining robotics, data science, materials and IoT for water. Its software-enabled hardware and predictive intelligence enables operators to optimize process control, improve water treatment/ reuse, meet compliance requirements and boost efficiency through 100% autonomous (labor-free) monitoring and being affordable as a $0 CapEx/Purchase offering.

Founded in Sep 2015, KETOS is a venture-backed company led by CEO Meena Sankaran and recognized by Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs, Forbes, Global Water Awards, World Open Innovation Conference and others.  Through insight-driven decision making, KETOS is adding significant value on industrial discharge, municipal recycling, agricultural crop yield, food safety and public health with specificity, sensitivity and accuracy comparable to labs in real-time.

"You can't act on what you don't measure". Smart water grids and management can be built with the very crux of effective data sensing, collection, mining and analysis with interoperable systems. KETOS helps customers to focus on the value of their data through a holistic architecture as part of their unique digital journey.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

When it comes to understanding water utilization or measuring leaks directly, compared to just estimations or having partial data from acoustic and noise logging measurements, our innovative KETOS Wave Fabric (patent issued) provides the necessary data real-time for customers to take action.  

Understanding water quality is paramount across private and public sector globally. With a unique and patented approach, that’s EPA compliant, our KETOS Shield Fabric (patent issued) allows for providing real-time and on-demand monitoring of several ionic, environmental, water health parameters, amongst other contaminants.

CONTACT INFORMATION

KETOS

420 S Hillview Dr.

Milpitas, CA 95035

UNITED STATES

Contact: Meena Sankaran

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Water sustainability, conservation, and resiliency have become essential focus areas for many companies. While the US was once a water-rich country, certain areas are seeing what used to be an abundant resource become scarce.

  • More and more people have learned about the so-called “forever chemicals,” known as PFAS, or Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Over the years, PFAS have become widespread in water supplies around the world.

  • Food company leverages the KETOS SHIELD to stabilize water quality, reduce chemical costs, and ensure compliance with proactive water quality monitoring.

  • Data center operators and many of the world’s largest tech companies are taking steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of water supplies by quantifying water usage -- while reducing overall water usage.

  • In soilless conditions, such as vertical farming scenarios, crops rely on water to receive the vital nutrients they need to grow and bear fruit. That doesn’t mean they use a lot of water. In fact, vertical farming utilizes up to 95% less water than traditional open field farming methods due to recycling methods and highly efficient systems.

  • Water is an essential component to oil and gas operations around the world. While it is integral to production, effluent water is often regulated and must be properly treated before it can be released back into the environment.

  • Municipalities have a distinct role to play in the protection of public health. They are both a major source of information for the public as well as a critical provider of water infrastructure - providing both delivery of safe, clean drinking water, and the treatment of stormwater and wastewater. While water is a basic human need that is classified as a public good, when it comes to water quality monitoring, municipalities face a variety of challenges.

  • Columbia Water Center says that while many industries rely on water for operating processes, water is a particularly crucial component of the mining industry. At KETOS, many of our mining customers are faced with challenges that include increasing water maintenance costs. There’s also an ever-increasing focus on sustainability within the industry. Mining companies are already increasing their collaboration with local communities to improve existing infrastructure, reduce costs, and monitor local water supplies alongside governmental entities. However, there is still much to be done to streamline water usage across the industry, says International Council on Mining and Metals.

  • Water in meat processing is used for a variety of purposes, including chilling, scalding, washing, cleaning, and waste removal/ conveying. As the final product is to be consumed, stringent regulations surround the slaughtering, cleaning, and processing of meat products.

  • When considering the resources needed for manufacturing for industrial purposes, we often overlook one of the largest and most important commodities used at almost every stage of the production process - water. Pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and smelting facilities all use water as an essential component of their processes. Manufacturing accounts for almost 25% of global freshwater withdrawals with that number only projected to increase with time says Fluence. However, with water scarcity a real threat to the global water supply as well as increased attention to sustainability in water by regulators and key stakeholders, the manufacturing industry must focus on managing their water usage efficiently and effectively.

  • Data generation has exploded in recent years. In fact, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone, and estimates predict that the Worldwide Big Data market will double in the next several years. According to a recent McKinsey report, organizations can realize significant returns by investing in BI Analytics. In fact, investing in analytics will realize “a higher rate of return than other recent technologies have yielded, surpassing even the computer investment cycle in the 1980s.”

  • The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) serves more than 2.2 million residents in Southern Nevada. The SNWA is responsible for water treatment and delivery, as well as acquiring and managing long-term water resources for Southern Nevada. The KETOS SHIELD has been a key piece to their water treatment operation.

  • Water is an integral part of the agricultural sector. Agriculture uses the majority share of global freshwater resources - a staggering total of 70%. According to UNESCO, as an enormous consumer of water, the agricultural sector has been condemned for their seeming lack of efficiency in water usage despite intersectoral competition for water and an increase in water scarcity.

  • Columbia Water Center says that while many industries rely on water for operating processes, water is a particularly crucial component of the mining industry. At KETOS, many of our mining customers are faced with challenges that include increasing water maintenance costs. There's also an ever-increasing focus on sustainability within the industry. Mining companies are already increasing their collaboration with local communities to improve existing infrastructure, reduce costs, and monitor local water supplies alongside governmental entities. However, there is still much to be done to streamline water usage across the industry, says International Council on Mining and Metals.

  • When considering the resources needed for manufacturing for industrial purposes, we often overlook one of the largest and most important commodities used at almost every stage of the production process - water. Pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and smelting facilities all use water as an essential component of their processes. Manufacturing accounts for almost 25% of global freshwater withdrawals with that number only projected to increase with time says Fluence. However, with water scarcity a real threat to the global water supply as well as increased attention to sustainability in water by regulators and key stakeholders, the manufacturing industry must focus on managing their water usage efficiently and effectively.

  • The average U.S. farm spends between $300 and $1,000 per acre on all of the equipment and inputs needed to grow crops in an openfield system. For a vertical farming system, this cost commonly reaches millions of dollars per shelf acre equivalent.

  • The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) addresses regional water issues serving more than 2.2 million residents in Southern Nevada. Including in its scope of responsibility, SNWA manages the Searchlight water treatment and distribution system which services Searchlight, Nevada. 

  • Large, distributed water networks are not well-suited for conventional water monitoring processes which rely on manual sampling and lab testing. In particular, this midstream oil and gas company had a need to detect Iron, Selenium, and other heavy metals at a precise level comparable to a lab. In addition, it wasn’t feasible to manually test the entire water system at the requisite frequency. Finally, instrument reliability and unplanned downtime were an issue.

  • A microbrewery utilizing groundwater as one of the water sources in the brewing process had difficulty receiving permits. A full lifecycle remediation and monitoring process needed to be in place to receive permits. 

  • A private company that provides water via privately-owned-and-operated well fields with enough annual water supply to provide sustainable drinking water to more than 200,000 people faced a number of sampling, testing, and monitoring challenges. Lab tests and environmental monitoring costs were high and the data collected was not easily integrated with their SCADA system.