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Overview of our comprehensive integrated algae based wastewater solutions for sustainable communities. This technology will revolutionize the wastewater treatment nutrient pollution agenda. We turn waste into valuable biotech products.
Battelle is working in many innovative water technology programs including, a current USEPA project to “Evaluate Advanced Oxidation Processes to Treat Contaminated Drinking Water Including Assessment of Treated Water Toxicity”. In this project, Battelle is evaluating three advanced oxidation processes to determine their effectiveness in destroying chemical contaminants. Battelle is also assessing the toxicity of the treated water to determine if there are concerns with the disposal of this water in wastewater treatment plants.
CDM Smith provides innovative solutions across the water spectrum from drinking water treatment to water reuse and sustainable stormwater management. Massachusetts-born-and-bred, our local expertise extends across the globe to improve the water industry. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value throughout the entire project life-cycle.
Cleantech Open is the oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program, with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges. Through our annual business competition and accelerator program we use mentoring, training, and coaching to connect cleantech startups with the people and resources that will accelerate their success.
Crowd.io – Crowdsourced Water Diagnostics Toolkit *HIP Finalists
934 Massachusetts Ave, Unit 2,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Jose Gomez-Marquez
Crowdio is democratizing water quality diagnostics with distributed, real-time,
affordable diagnostics that enable anyone to test and report via their mobile
phone. We augment conventional citizen reporting using Crowdio Water
Sensors able to detect chemical and bacterial agents in the water. By
designing the tests to be machine-readable, we can ensure the user is focused
on testing, while our app takes over colorimetric and shape analysis of the
results. By aggregating many user-generated data points we can create realtime
water quality maps that enable transparency, long-tail environmental
diagnostics, and ensure standards compliance.
Industry is responsible for almost 60% of the fresh water withdrawals in the US, putting tremendous pressure on water resources. Desalitech’s Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD) reverse osmosis products reduce brine waste by up to 70%, reduce energy consumption by 30%, provide unequaled flexibility and reliability, and do so at competitive capital costs. This can result in 20-60% total life cycle savings. CCD systems are used for seawater, brackish water desalination, water purification and wastewater treatment for domestic, agricultural and industrial use, and they can work at any scale.
Drinkwell *HIP Finalists
231 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton MA 02135
Contact: Nicholas Soilleux
Drinkwell transforms the global water crisis into economic opportunity by using
a micro-franchise model to establish local water businesses in arsenic-affected
areas. By providing affected villagers with water filtration technology and
business tools, Drinkwell taps into the entrepreneurial spirit within these
communities to create jobs, generate income, and improve health outcomes.
Drinkwell aims to save the 200 million people from drinking arseniccontaminated
water from death by giving them a healthier, profitable future.
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has been a partner in the development of the Massachusetts Water Industry Cluster since day one, and welcomes all to SWIM 2013.
The Department of Environmental Protection has been promoting innovation throughout Massachusetts. Come hear how they incorporate the promotion of innovation in their work.
The Massachusetts Environmental Trust funds research on water related issues through the sale of the special license plates. Learn how to sign up for a plate and promote research and environmental restoration throughout the Commonwealth!
There are 884 million people around the world who suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. We aim to provide purified water to both developing countries as well as disaster relief efforts. Our product, FilterLight is a low cost, human powered, water purification system that works in minutes.
Goodwin Procter’s Clean Tech Practice brings together a team of specialists in environmental law, energy, intellectual property, tax, real estate, technology, private equity, corporate finance and litigation. We counsel early stage companies developing clean technologies as they access financing, secure intellectual property rights and build expansion plans. Goodwin Procter hosted the first Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts in May 2012, and the firm is proud to sponsor the Headwaters Innovation Prize and efforts to promote the Massachusetts water innovation cluster.
Greentown Labs is an incubator space in Boston’s up-and-coming Innovation District. Located next to the downtown financial and business nexus of the city, we are easily accessible from all parts of Boston and Cambridge. 337 Summer Street is currently the home to over twenty exclusively cleantech start-up companies. Within the Greentown Labs community, engineers working on clean technology development have a physical space to connect, coordinate, and share, which helps them to launch their companies faster. Greentown Labs is a locally treasured one-of-a-kind institution in Boston’s unique academic and innovative environment.
337 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Contact: Manuel Rivera
HYDRORECOVERY is a Boston based start-up company with the latest innovation in hydro technology. Our product produces electricity by utilizing the existing water pressure differential in most buildings that utilize a public water supply. The pressure differential is the disparity between the pressure entering the building from the water supplier and the pressure required by the building. The technology is scalable and can be installed virtually in any building and or any municipal water distribution system. The technology produces electricity entirely from the existing surplus water pressure without affecting the quality or characteristics of the water for the consumer. The result is the production of clean, useful electricity without any combustible fuel source, with zero greenhouse emissions and at zero operating cost.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy center was created in 2008 by the Massachusetts Green Jobs Act and is dedicated to accelerating the success of water and clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth, while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth. The MassCEC aims to advance the water technology industry through support and collaboration. In an effort to grow the sector in Massachusetts and bolster efforts that aim to develop solutions to address local water challenges, MassCEC helps to foster research partnerships between the water industry and universities and help to create job growth via pilot testing facilities and existing incubators, grant opportunities and events.
OTA’s engineers and scientists offer a unique combination of scientific, engineering and business expertise related to conserving water though toxics use reduction, pollution prevention, and advanced energy and water conservation techniques. Advanced technologies can result in substantial water and financial savings for certain high volume and/or high purity applications. These technologies include process modifications to close loop/zero discharge and often use high efficiency membrane filtration systems to purify and recover water for reuse.
MWRA provides wholesale water and sewer services to 61 communities in Eastern and Central Massachusetts. MWRA will provide information about its day-to-day system operations, renewable initiatives and the sort of innovations that would be of interest to a municipal water and sewer agency.
MIT Water Club
Contact: Simon Choong
The MIT Water Club is the leading clean water network of the nation’s top technological institution. Join a hub of students, faculty and professionals dedicated to bridging the gap between cutting-edge academic research and real-world challenges in the clean water sector. Based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Water Club plays a key role in fostering partnerships and promoting discussion, education and collaboration around water technology and solutions.
Come visit the MIT Water Club exhibit to learn about recent developments in water research at MIT and to learn about our club’s upcoming thought-provoking talks, networking events and more.
NanoMembranes *HIP Finalists
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 13-4066
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Shreya Dave
NanoMembranes is a research team from MIT working to develop and
commercialize nanoporous graphene membranes to improve the performance
of current and future desalination and filtration plants. Graphene, a singleatom
layer of carbon, has been shown to serve as an ideal molecular sieve,
enabling desalination operation to occur at up to 60% lower energy, 5 times
higher throughput, or increased recovery conditions. In order to be
manufactured at scale, these membranes must be fabricated with repeatable
and continuous processes both to create and to functionalize the pores.
NanoSpun Technologies Ltd. uses nanotechnology to develop products for advanced biological water and wastewater treatment. By encapsulating active biological and other enhancing elements within its smart nano/micro scale platform (rather than merely immobilizing them), NanoSpun products make water and wastewater bioremediation (i.e. the use of micro-organism metabolism to remove pollutants) more cost-effective, efficient and easier to use than ever before.
NBD is a venture-backed startup developing advanced surface coatings to control water in a range of applications, more specifically enhanced condensation and improved heat transfer performance. With a diverse team of chemists, MechE, and Material Scientists, NBD is well positioned to tackle the coating needs of a variety of markets.
We will present work on solar-powered electrochemical technologies for groundwater treatment that have been developed under support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences through the PROTECT SRP Center. SWIM attendees will find the proposed approach of value as 1) it is sustainable and driven by a renewable energy source, 2) it does not require the addition of solutions or chemicals into groundwater, making it environmentally friendly.
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Contact: Ming Wang
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University has developed sensor technologies for several critical water-related engineering challenges. In this exhibit we will demonstrate both chemical and biological sensors that provide represent significant advanced over current technology in cost and performance.
Oasys will showcase innovative desalination technology by providing an animated look at how the company’s breakthrough technology lowers the cost to produce fresh water from highly saline sources. Delegates will learn how to incorporate new technology and renewable energy sources to assist in areas of drought and for turning industrial waste streams into valuable products.
7 London Lane
Contact: Ralph Dumke
Our patent pending Seromix System will treat and remove all metals like arsenic, florite, iron, manganese and other metals from water to non-detect by using our system and a simple sand filter.
Our exhibit highlights a new way to drink water: a machine that filters and bottles water at the point of sale. Delegates should be interested because we’re adding monetary and environmental value onto existing water infrastructure. We will present a poster and designs of the machine that we’re prototyping.
Rentricity is a renewable energy company that engineers in-pipe hydropower solutions. Rentricity’s solutions generate clean electricity by recovering energy from excess pressure in water pipes, and also provide opportunities for smart water monitoring and data management within water-piping systems. Rentricity showcases the significant potential of a smart, sustainable water grid.
We have an attractive display which we use to promote our business activities at conferences and shows. The display includes banners and posters that explain what RME is doing in the water sector. Our booth will be staffed by senior members of RME (CEO and COO).
We believe our exhibit will be of interest to delegates who are interested in the water/energy nexus and in technology solutions that address the needs of remote and off-grid communities in developing countries.
This exhibit will display the integration of ultra filtration membranes in to packaged, modular systems that significantly lower the cost of entry to the use of membrane technologies. The modularity of the systems is allowed by an integrated chip technology(controls) that is the “brains” of the systems. These systems run at less operating costs, higher water recovery as well as reduced capital. Systems can handle flow rates from 2 gpm to 2,000 gpm.
Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems since 1906. Sloan is at the forefront of delivering cutting edge water and energy efficient products to the marketplace. The Exhibit space would include some of our latest technologies including solar, turbine, and upgrade technologies that support water efficiency.
Programs and resources to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs. Including, business advisors and mentors; access to capital; government contracting assistance; export assistance; health care and innovation & research programs.
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, creating innovative solutions to meet our world’s water needs. We move, treat, analyze, and return water to the environment, and we help people use water efficiently. On display will be some of our innovative products backed by our depth of applications expertise.