San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2014 -- Today, Evoqua Water Technologies Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with water treatment company HydroNovation to supply a newly developed ion-selective membrane pack for HydroNovation's HydroDI™ water treatment system.
The new membranes have ultra-low resistance and are highly selective for divalent ions, desirable for applications requiring reduction of hardness ions, such as calcium and magnesium. HydroNovation will incorporate these new membranes into the HydroDI systems to provide salt-free water treatment for residential and commercial point-of-entry applications.
"We are proud to bring the benefits of the groundbreaking membrane technology pioneered by Evoqua in the industrial and high purity markets to residential and commercial markets in our HydroDI solution." said Anil Jha, CEO of HydroNovation. "Evoqua's highly efficient membrane pack is a crucial element of our eco-friendly water treatment solution and brings us closer to our goal of eliminating the traditional ion exchange softeners which pollute the environment."
Currently, there are more than 11 million traditional salt-based water softeners in the U.S., each dumping an average of 500 pounds of salt into the local groundwater each year. Salt discharge from softeners has become a major concern in Southwest US and several other states, increasing chemical contamination in groundwater.
The HydroDI system utilizes electrical potential combined with membrane filtration technology to remove hardness ions in addition to other harmful contaminants, such as nitrates, lead and arsenic, all without the use of any chemicals. The system includes the capability for the user to dial-in a preferred quality standard, producing ideal water quality for coffee, tea and soda preparation; the result is bottled water quality from every tap.
About Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
Evoqua Water Technologies, formerly Siemens Water Technologies, is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. Its comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services reduce fresh water demand, ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, and enable regulatory and environmental compliance. With a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile emergency water supply solutions and service contract options, Evoqua helps cities provide clean water and industrial plants to maintain productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.
San Francisco-based HydroNovation provides water treatment solutions for residential and commercial applications. Under exclusive license from Evoqua Water Technologies, HydroNovation has developed a unique demineralization technology enabling customers to save water and energy, improve water quality, reduce waste discharge and eliminate chemical handling. Visit www.HydroNovation.com for more information.