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Water droplet — Water treatment


yet2’s client is seeking state-of-the-art water treatment technologies that can purify wastewater from alternative water sources (fresh or saline water such as rivers, lakes, seawater etc.) or industrial processes (fermentation, pulp and paper, textiles, waste etc.) and generate clean water that is suitable for use in other industrial processes.


Water scarcity is a global problem that can be addressed by recycling industrial wastewater for reuse. However, post-industrial or alternative water sources can contain many contaminants that need to be treated before the water can be used in another industrial process. Therefore, approaches that can purify large amounts of contaminated water is sought.


Typical wastewater properties for treatment:

  • Acidic (pH 4.5-6)
  • High COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) from 20 g/L to 32 g/L
  • High BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) from 13 g/L to 20 g/L
  • High Nitrogen concentration from 1230 mg/L to 1920 mg/L

It is harder to summarise alternative water source properties, but typically these may include high levels of salt or biological matter.

Possible Solution Areas

Any novel and high-performing water treatment technologies may be of interest, regardless of their current industry of use. We will assess the suitability of the approaches for our client’s specific need.

We are open to early-stage and next generation technologies.

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