The Aquaporin Inside® Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis membrane progresses with impressive results on the road to a strong commercial product.

Aquaporin was in October 2017 granted the EU-funded project, AMBROSIA (Aquaporin-Inside® Membranes for Brackish water Reverse Osmosis Application) with a budget of DKK 10.5 million. The project has reached the technical goals and is ready to be scaled up in 2019.

The global fresh water reserves are dwindling – a situation the AMBROSIA project and Aquaporin work against by developing a more efficient membrane for brackish water treatment. “Brackish water” is between fresh water and salt water in term of salinity, and the market spans desalination and many industrial and municipal water treatment applications.

According to Global Water Intelligence (GWI) not only scarcity of water, but also global economic growth is challenged by the need to develop new sources of energy and mineral resources. The role of treated water and recycling is more and more important as it becomes the vector for energy and materials recovery. Turning low quality waste water or raw water into high quality process water is top priority for everyone in the industry.

With the coming Aquaporin Inside® BWRO membranes, Aquaporin will provide a superior membrane product to new market segments, further expanding the reach and impact of Aquaporin Inside® technology. In the next phase of the project, validation with test partners of the Aquaporin Inside® BWRO membrane elements for various applications will be made.

Yunfeng Li, Senior Strategic Alliance Executive at Aquaporin comments: “Developing the new Aquaporin Inside® BWRO membrane is a great accomplishment, made possible thanks to the effort and expertise of the project team. It feels great to see our unique technology come alive in these products, bringing membrane technology to the next level. This represents great commercial opportunities for Aquaporin, but more important provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution for customers and users all over the world”.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 783848.

Further information:

If you wish to learn more about the AMBROSIA project or are interested in testing the new Aquaporin Inside® Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis membranes, please contact:

Senior Strategic Alliance Executive, Yunfeng Li, Aquaporin A/S, Nymøllevej 78, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Website: www.aquaporin.dk Phone: +4582303082