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Top Water Treatment And Purification Companies To Work With, Across The World

June 29, 2023


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Here is a list of 35 water treatment companies that provide innovative solutions to address water-related challenges and have a positive impact on society. The OmdenaImpact Tech Leaders Seriescomprises game-changing startups, stories, and thought-leadership pieces from leading impact ventures solving real-world problems.

A Brief Introduction To Water Treatment and Purification Solutions

Clean and safe water is a vital resource for various purposes, from drinking and sanitation to industrial processes. With the increasing global population, urbanization, and industrialization, the demand for effective water treatment solutions has been steadily rising. Water treatment companies play a crucial role in ensuring that water from various sources is purified and made safe for consumption or other applications.

In this blog post, we will explore the top water tech innovators to watch for in 2024. These companies have established themselves as leaders in the industry and are at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to address water-related challenges.

Overview of the Water Treatment Industry

The water treatment industry encompasses a wide range of activities aimed at treating and purifying water from different sources such as rivers, lakes, underground reservoirs, and even seawater. According to market research reports, the global water treatment market is expected to reach US$ 81 billion by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 6.4%.

Some of the key players in the water treatment industry include multinational corporations and specialized firms that offer a wide range of products and services. These companies provide solutions for residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial clients.

Factors driving the growth of the industry include increasing population, urbanization, industrial development, environmental concerns, and stricter regulations related to water quality. The need for sustainable practices in water management has also led to advancements in technology and innovation within the industry.

Treatment Plant Wastewater, Refinery, Aerial Photo. Water Treatment Companies

Treatment Plant Wastewater, Refinery, Aerial Photo. Image sources: Max Pixel

How AI Technology is Revolutionizing Water Treatment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been rapidly transforming various industries with its ability to analyze vast amounts of data quickly and make predictions or recommendations based on patterns identified. In recent years, AI has found its way into the field of water quality and treatment as well.

AI technology enables real-time monitoring of various parameters such as pH levels, turbidity, chemical dosages, and flow rates, allowing for proactive and precise control of water treatment processes. By analyzing historical data and patterns, AI algorithms can optimize treatment strategies, reduce energy consumption, and improve overall efficiency.

A Water Availability Dashboard in Logos, Nigeria

A Water Availability Dashboard in Logos, Nigeria. Image sources: Omdena

The Benefits of Using AI Technology in Water Quality and Treatment

The incorporation of AI technology in water treatment processes offers several benefits:

  • Enhanced Efficiency: AI algorithms can optimize treatment processes by automatically adjusting parameters in real time. This leads to reduced wastage of resources such as chemicals and energy.
  • Predictive Maintenance: AI-powered systems can detect equipment failures or deviations from normal operating conditions, enabling proactive maintenance and avoiding costly breakdowns.
  • Improved Water Quality: With the ability to analyze complex data sets quickly, AI technology can identify potential contaminants or anomalies in water quality and take immediate actions to rectify them.
  • Cost Savings: By optimizing treatment processes, reducing energy consumption, and minimizing chemical usage, AI technology helps water treatment companies achieve cost savings over time.
  • Real-time Monitoring: Through sensors and IoT devices connected to an AI system, water treatment plants can monitor various parameters continuously and receive alerts in case of any abnormalities or deviations from set standards.

The water treatment industry is continually evolving to keep up with changing environmental regulations and emerging technologies. Here are some future trends and innovations expected to shape the industry in 2023:

  • Advanced Filtration Systems: Traditional filtration methods are being replaced by advanced technologies like membrane-based filtration systems that offer higher efficiency, longer lifespan, and better removal of contaminants.
  • Membrane-based Processes: Membrane technologies such as reverse osmosis (RO) have gained popularity due to their ability to remove dissolved solids from water effectively. These processes find applications in desalination plants as well as industrial wastewater treatment.
  • Smart Water Management Solutions: IoT-enabled devices and smart meters are being deployed to monitor water usage, detect leaks, and optimize water distribution networks. These solutions help in conserving water resources and reducing wastage.
  • Water Reuse and Recycling: With the increasing focus on sustainability, water treatment companies are investing in technologies that enable the reuse and recycling of wastewater for various purposes such as irrigation or industrial processes.
  • Energy-efficient Treatment Processes: As energy costs continue to rise, there is a growing emphasis on developing energy-efficient water treatment systems. Technologies like anaerobic digestion, advanced oxidation processes, and energy recovery from wastewater are gaining traction.

Top 35 Water Treatment Technology Companies to Watch for 2024

The order does not follow a ranking.  

1. EOMAP

EOMAP

EOMAP

EOMAP is a German company that provides optical remote sensing of marine and freshwater environments. The company uses Earth observation data to map and monitor water quality, bathymetry, seafloor, and habitat characteristics. EOMAP applies artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning to process and analyze satellite imagery and deliver customized solutions for water management, environmental monitoring, offshore industry, and research.

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founder(s): Thomas Heege
  • Headquarters: Seefeld, Germany
  • Funding: Grant

2. Arvia

Arvia Technology

Arvia Technology

Arvia Technology is a water treatment company that specializes in removing toxic organic chemicals from industrial wastewater to below trace levels. The company offers two products based on the Nyex™ technology: Nyex Rosalox™ and Nyex Ellenox™. Nyex Rosalox™ uses adsorption and oxidation to regenerate the media in situ, eliminating the need for chemical dosing or media replacement. Nyex Ellenox™ uses only oxidation to treat wastewater with high organic load or color1. Both products are effective in removing recalcitrant organic pollutants such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, biocides, and pesticides from various industries, including life sciences, specialty chemicals, manufacturing, and aquaculture.

  • Founded: 2008
  • Founder(s): Dr. Nigel Brown and Dr. Ted Roberts
  • Headquarters: Runcorn, Cheshire, UK
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

3. Halogen Systems 

Halogen Systems

Halogen Systems

Halogen Systems is a water monitoring technology company that specializes in using chlorine sensors to solve challenging problems in water quality and treatment. The company offers two products based on its technology: the TRO™ sensor and the MP5™ sensor. The TRO™ sensor is designed for ballast water management systems (BWMS) for ocean-going shipping vessels, where it provides the reliable, accurate, and flexible measurement of total residual oxidant (TRO) levels. The MP5™ sensor is designed for drinking water and wastewater applications, where it provides NSF-61-certified and EPA Method 334.0-compliant measurement of free chlorine or total chlorine levels. Both sensors use amperometric principles and do not require membranes, reagents, flow control, or waste streams

  • Founded: 2013
  • Founder(s): Dr. Michael G. Semmens, Dr. William A. Arnold, and Dr. Timothy M. LaPara
  • Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Funding: Seed

4. Applied Ecology

Applied Ecology

Applied Ecology

Applied Ecology is a water quality and treatment consulting company that provides scientific and engineering solutions for environmental challenges. The company offers a range of services, such as water quality monitoring and modeling, watershed management, stormwater and wastewater treatment, ecological restoration, wetland delineation and permitting, environmental impact assessment, and litigation support. The company uses various technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and data analysis to address water quality and treatment issues

  • Founded: 2004
  • Founder(s): Dr. Paul Steinbrecher
  • Headquarters: Titusville, Florida, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

5. Clean TeQ Water

Clean TeQ Water

Clean TeQ Water

Clean TeQ Water is a water treatment technology company that provides innovative solutions for metal recovery and water purification. The company offers a range of technologies, such as continuous ion exchange, membrane filtration, encapsulated bacteria, and low-temperature evaporation. These technologies can be used to treat various types of water, such as industrial wastewater, mine water, groundwater, surface water, and municipal wastewater. The company’s solutions can achieve high water recovery, low waste production, and selective removal of contaminants, such as hardness, sulfate, nitrate, phosphate, ammonia, and heavy metals

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founder(s): A subsidiary of Clean TeQ Holdings Limited
  • Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

6. Hydroinformatics

Hydroinformatics Institute

Hydroinformatics Institute

The company offers a range of services, such as data analytics, hydrological and hydraulic modeling, real-time forecasting and control, optimization and decision support, and digital twin development. The company uses various technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things to address water management challenges

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founder(s): Dr. Vladan Babovic
  • Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
  • Funding: Debt Financing

7. Nanostone Water

Nanostone Water

Nanostone Water

Nanostone Water is a company that provides ceramic ultrafiltration solutions for water quality and treatment. The company uses nanotechnology to create ceramic membranes that are rock solid, hydrophilic, and oxidant stable, and can remove suspended solids and pathogens from even the most challenging waters. The company claims that its technology can reduce costs, increase reliability, and simplify processes for various applications, such as seawater desalination, municipal water treatment, and industrial water reuse.

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founder(s): Jeffrey R. Castner and Christian Göbbert
  • Headquarters: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

8. LG Sonic

LG Sonic

LG Sonic

LGSonic is a company that provides chemical-free algae control solutions for water quality and treatment. The company uses ultrasound technology to reduce cyanobacteria and diatoms by up to 95% in various water applications, such as drinking water reservoirs, recreational lakes, power generation, irrigation reservoirs, wastewater reservoirs, hydroelectric dams, and oil and gas. The company claims that its technology can lower pH, total suspended solids, and chemical consumption, as well as prevent taste and odor events. 

  • Founded: 1999
  • Founder(s): Youval Leshem and Lisa Brand
  • Headquarters: Zoetermeer, South Holland, the Netherlands
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

9. Gradiant

Gradiant

Gradiant

Gradiant is a company that provides sustainable water treatment solutions for the industry. The company uses a proprietary technology stack that combines advanced physical, chemical, and biological processes with the power of artificial intelligence to reduce water consumption, reclaim valuable resources, and renew wastewater for various industrial applications, such as power generation, oil and gas, mining, food and beverage, and microelectronics. The company claims that its technology can lower capital and life-cycle costs, increase reliability and safety, and reduce environmental footprint.

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founder(s): Anurag Bajpayee and Prakash Govindan
  • Headquarters: Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series D

10. Membrion

Membrion, Inc

Membrion

Membrion is a company that provides ceramic desalination membrane solutions for water recovery. The company uses a novel material science approach to create ceramic ion exchange membranes that are thin, durable, and low-cost, and can treat harsh industrial wastewater sources with high efficiency and reliability. The company claims that its technology can reduce the high cost of treating wastewater by up to 90% and recover up to 98% of clean water in the electrodialysis reversal process for various applications, such as mining, oil and gas, cooling towers, and food and beverage. In 2020, Membrion announced a strategic partnership with Magna Imperio Systems, a US-based company that provides energy-efficient water treatment systems.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Greg Newbloom and John Plaza
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series B

11. Apana®

Apana®

Apana®

Apana® is a company that provides smart water management solutions for the industry. The company uses a cloud-based software platform that leverages big data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to monitor and optimize water use across various industrial applications, such as food and beverage, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing. The company claims that its technology can reduce water consumption, costs, and risks, as well as enhance operational efficiency, sustainability, and compliance.

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founder(s): Matt Rose and Frank Burns
  • Headquarters: Bellingham, Washington, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series B

12. Gybe

Gybe

Gybe

Gybe is a company that provides data automation solutions for water quality monitoring. The company uses a cloud-based software platform that leverages satellite imagery and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to track and analyze water quality parameters across various water bodies, such as lakes, rivers, and coastal areas1. The company claims that its technology can help businesses and governments reduce pollution, improve the health of watersheds, communities, and cities, and optimize water management decisions.

  • Founded: 2018
  • Founder(s): Bastiaan van der Roest and Johannes Reck
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Funding: Seed

13. Aquatic Informatics

Aquatic Informatics

Aquatic Informatics

Aquatic Informatics is a company that provides water data management software solutions for the water industry. The company uses a cloud-based software platform that integrates, analyzes, and visualizes water data from various sources and systems, such as sensors, gauges, models, and databases. The company claims that its technology can help water professionals achieve higher data integrity, defensibility, compliance, timeliness, and reporting for various water applications, such as source water, drinking water, stormwater, wastewater, and receiving environment.

  • Founded: 2003
  • Founder(s): Ed Quilty
  • Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Funding: Debt Financing

14. Infinite Water

Infinite Water

Infinite Water

Infinite Water is a company that provides water and wastewater treatment solutions through technology and innovation. The company uses a proprietary technology called Hydroxon™, which is an advanced oxidation process that can remove contaminants, pathogens, and microplastics from various water sources, such as industrial wastewater, sewage, stormwater, and environmental remediation. The company claims that its technology can produce high-quality water for potable use, industrial process use, or recycling and reuse while reducing costs, energy consumption, and environmental impact.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Founder(s): Dr. Paul T. Williams and Dr. David J. Dixon
  • Headquarters: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

15. SENTRY

SENTRY

SENTRY

SENTRY is a company that provides real-time water quality monitoring solutions for wastewater treatment. The company uses a patented sensor technology that measures the optical fingerprint of wastewater and detects changes in water quality parameters, such as organic matter, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, and pathogens. The company claims that its technology can help wastewater treatment operators make better, more timely decisions to protect their treatment works and optimize processes, such as aeration and anaerobic digestion.

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founder(s): Dr. David Stensel and Dr. Mari Winkler
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Funding: Grant

16. Pani

Pani

Pani

Pani is a company that provides a smart water system for enhancing and conserving water. The company uses a cloud-based software platform that connects to smart water devices, such as Pani Source and Pani Smart Water Monitor, to track and optimize water usage, quality, and taste1. The company claims that its technology can help users create their own craft water with minerals, vitamins, and flavors, as well as monitor their water consumption, detect leaks, and save money1.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Allen Tsai
  • Headquarters: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Funding: Seed

17. Kando

Kando

Kando

Kando is a company that provides wastewater intelligence solutions for water quality and public health. The company uses a cloud-based software platform that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning tools on data from wastewater to support organizations in adapting a more data-driven strategy to address environmental and public health challenges. The company claims that its technology can help utilities and wastewater treatment plants monitor and optimize wastewater quality, detect pollution events, prevent blockages and infiltrations, and track virus outbreaks in communities.

  • Founded: 2011
  • Founder(s): Ari Goldfarb, Eran Hacham, and Yair Poleg
  • Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series B

18. BlueGreen Water Technologies

BlueGreen Water Technologies

BlueGreen Water Technologies

BlueGreen Water Technologies is a company that specializes in restoring, safeguarding and optimizing the health, safety, accessibility, and biodiversity of water bodies worldwide by pioneering and applying proven scientific ingenuity and deep tech solutions. The company has developed a technology suite that reverses the effects of climate change on water bodies, such as harmful algal blooms, and drastically reduces greenhouse-gas emissions (CO2 and methane). The company also offers a Net Blue™ methodology, which is the world’s first deep water, nature-based climate solution for atmospheric carbon removal and produces Super Carbon Credits.

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founder(s): Eyal Harel and Moshe Harel
  • Headquarters: Miami, Florida
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

How do you measure impact?

“Harmful algal blooms are a growing global threat, producing dangerous toxins that can sicken or even kill people and pets, hurt property values, and damage businesses, livelihoods, and economies. Climate change is escalating outbreaks and increasing levels of toxicity worldwide.

Water scientists with BlueGreen Water Technologies (BlueGreen) have been successfully eliminating toxic algae from water bodies around the globe by using a unique, floating, time-release algaecide that eliminates toxic species and restores the health and biodiversity of the aquatic environment.

After years of research, we have learned how to treat these blooms by surgically targeting the toxic cyanobacteria. Our product has a biodegradable coating, which allows it to float on the surface of the water. This enables faster contact with cyanobacterial populations. We don’t need to pump gallons of treatment into the water to get the job done.” Eyal Harel, CEO of BlueGreen Water Technologies.

19. Fluence Corporation

Fluence Corporation

Fluence Corporation

Fluence Corporation is a company that specializes in providing plug-and-play, high-quality, and cost-effective water and wastewater treatment solutions that can be quickly installed, automatically operated, and easily maintained. The company offers an integrated range of services across the complete water cycle, from early-stage evaluation, through design and delivery, to ongoing support and optimization of water-related assets. The company also offers energy-efficient technology that lowers CAPEX and OPEX, as well as tailored financing packages to finance water and wastewater treatment plants.

  • Founded: 2017
  • Founder(s): Eyal Harel and Moshe Harel
  • Headquarters: New York, USA
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity

20. InovaYa

InovaYa

InovaYa

InovaYa is a company that aims to preserve water resources and improve access to drinking water for isolated communities around the world by developing and providing sustainable membrane filtration technologies. The company offers solutions for both water and industrial effluent treatment, as well as water recycling systems for hydroponic greenhouses. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Khaled Al Mezayen, Justine Vidil and Guillaume Lonchamp
  • Headquarters: Lyon, France
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

21. Puraffinity

Puraffinity

Puraffinity

Puraffinity is a company that creates smart materials for environmental applications, such as removing harmful pollutants from water and wastewater1. The company has developed a novel platform technology that facilitates surface modification of select substrates with tailored molecular groups that exhibit high affinity and selectivity towards target compounds, such as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)12. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems1.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Founder(s): Henrik Hagemann, Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez and Agi Brandt-Talbot
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

22. Aquisense

AquiSense

AquiSense

Aquisense is a company that provides UV-C LED disinfection solutions for water, air, and surface applications. The company uses state-of-the-art LEDs that are chemical-free, mercury-free, energy-efficient, and instant on/off. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Founder(s): Oliver Lawal, Jennifer Pagan, and Richard Simons
  • Headquarters: Erlanger, Kentucky
  • Funding: Grant

23. Klir

Klir

Klir

Klir is a company that provides water management software that helps water utilities monitor, analyze, and report their regulatory compliance data in one web-based application. The software also helps utilities optimize their performance, mitigate risks, and plan their asset investments. The company uses data science and artificial intelligence to provide insights and recommendations for water quality, wastewater treatment, drinking water, and other water-related issues.

  • Founded: 2017
  • Founder(s): David Lynch, Conor O’Riordan, and Ronan Skillen
  • Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
  • Funding: Grant

24. Cambiran

Cambrian

Cambrian

Cambrian Innovation is a company that provides water quality and treatment solutions based on cutting-edge biology that mimics the planet’s natural cycles. The company offers products and services that transform wastewater into clean water and renewable energy, while reducing costs, carbon footprint, and environmental impact. The company also offers a Water-Energy Purchase Agreement (WEPA), which is a wastewater treatment as a service model that eliminates customer capital expenditure and guarantees performance.

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founder(s): Matthew Silver
  • Headquarters: Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown 

25. KETOS

KETOS

KETOS

KETOS is a company that provides water intelligence solutions that enable real-time monitoring and analysis of water quality and quantity. The company uses data science and artificial intelligence to provide actionable insights and recommendations for water management, conservation, and safety. The company also offers a Water-as-a-Service (WaaS) model, which allows customers to access the KETOS platform without upfront capital expenditure or maintenance costs.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Founder(s): Meena Sankaran
  • Headquarters: Milpitas, California, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown 

26. Andion Global

Andion Global

Andion Global

Andion Global is a company that provides renewable energy solutions based on advanced waste processing technologies that upcycle organic waste and create biogas, electricity, and heat1. The company uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems. The company also offers a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) model, which allows customers to benefit from the Andion platform without upfront capital expenditure or operational risks.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Javier de la Morena
  • Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada
  • Funding: Private Equity

27. Gross-Wen Technologies

Gross-Wen Technologies

Gross-Wen Technologies

Gross-Wen Technologies is a company that provides a sustainable algae-based wastewater treatment solution that can recover nutrients from wastewater and produce algae biomass that can be sold as fertilizer or bioplastic. The company uses a patented technology called the Revolving Algal Biofilm (RAB™) System, which consists of vertically oriented conveyor belts that grow algae on their surface and rotate in and out of the wastewater. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founder(s): Dr. Martin Gross and Dr. Zhiyou Wen
  • Headquarters: Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Funding: Series A

28. Bluewater Bio

Bluewater Bio

Bluewater Bio

Bluewater Bio is a company that provides water and wastewater treatment solutions based on proprietary technologies that are cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and adaptable to various applications. The company offers products and services that can treat and reuse water for municipal and industrial customers, as well as monitor and optimize the performance of water assets. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to enhance its solutions and provide insights and recommendations for water management.

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founder(s):  Daniel Ishag
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Funding: Secondary Market

29. ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo is a company that provides membrane solutions for the treatment of highly-impaired wastewater and the recovery of valuable products from industrial and agricultural processes. The company uses a patented technology based on zwitterions, which are molecules that have both positive and negative charges and can repel organic components that cause fouling. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2017
  • Founder(s):  Alex Rappaport and Adam Straus 
  • Headquarters: Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Funding: Series A

30. 120Water

120Water

120Water

120Water is a company that provides a digital water solution that helps government agencies, public water systems, and facilities to manage their drinking water or wastewater programs. The company combines cloud-based software and digital sampling kits to help execute water safety, compliance, and wastewater monitoring programs. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to provide insights and recommendations for water management.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Megan Glover and Chris Baggott
  • Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Funding: Debt Financing

31. Aquacycl

Aquacycl

Aquacycl

Aquacycl is a company that provides decentralized wastewater treatment solutions that can rapidly treat wastewater, eliminate primary sludge, and recover energy as direct electricity (no methane). The company uses a proprietary technology called the BioElectrochemical Treatment Technology (BETT™), which consists of modular reactors that use electroactive bacteria to break down organic matter and generate electricity. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founder(s): Orianna Bretschger, Sofia Babanova, and Ryoji Naito
  • Headquarters: San Diego
  • Funding: Non-equity Assistance

32. Epic Cleantec

Epic Cleantec

Epic Cleantec

Epic Cleantec is a company that provides decentralized water reuse solutions that enable building owners to conserve water, reuse resources, and save money. The company uses a proprietary technology called the OneWater System, which consists of a compact and modular unit that treats wastewater onsite and produces recycled water for non-potable applications, recovered energy from wastewater heat, and high-quality soil amendments. The company also uses data science and artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and maintenance of its systems.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Founder(s): Aaron Tartakovsky and Igor Tartakovsky
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Grant

33. VAPAR

VAPAR

VAPAR

VAPAR is a company that provides a cloud-based platform for pipe inspection and asset management. The company uses artificial intelligence to automate the analysis of CCTV footage of pipes and detect defects, such as cracks, roots, and debris. The company also uses data science to provide insights and recommendations for pipe maintenance, repair, and replacement.

  • Founded: 2018
  • Founder(s): Amanda Siqueira and Michelle Aguilar 
  • Headquarters: Sydney, Australia
  • Funding: Seed

How do you measure impact?

VAPAR is a SaaS company selling AI-powered software to the global underground pipe asset management market. The company has processed over 1,000,000 metres of underground sewer and drainage pipe inspection footage this year alone from water utilities all around the world. In that time, VAPAR’s AI software identified almost 7,000 pipes that were at high risk of sewer blockage, and almost 1,500 pipes that were at high risk of sewer collapse. Early identification of blockages and collapses ensures that sewer overflows do not impact our communities or environment.

34. Sensorex

Sensorex, Inc.

Sensorex

Sensorex is a company that provides sensor solutions for water quality measurement and control in various applications, such as industrial, environmental, pool and spa, food and beverage, and aquaculture. The company designs and manufactures electrochemical and optical sensors for measuring and controlling parameters such as pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, and turbidity. The company also offers accessories, such as transmitters, controllers, analyzers, and calibration solutions.

  • Founded: 1972
  • Founder(s): Dr. Yoram Cohen
  • Headquarters: Garden Grove, California, USA
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

35. LAT Water

LAT Water

LAT Water

LAT Water is a pioneering British industrial wastewater treatment company that is revolutionizing the way wastewater is managed, treated, and recycled. A key feature of LAT Water’s patented water separation technology is its ability to function at lower temperatures and pressures compared to conventional technologies. This unique aspect allows LAT Water treatment plants to operate using recycled low-grade waste heat from the site or other renewable sources, resulting in cost savings by eliminating the need for expensive pressurized structures and high electricity requirements.

Notably, the flagship LAT Unit wastewater treatment plant has demonstrated remarkable performance in extreme temperatures ranging from -25°C to +35°C, with an uptime of over 95%. It has also helped clients achieve significant reductions in energy consumption by up to 70% and overall business operational costs by up to 48%. For more information about LAT Water and its groundbreaking solutions, visit their website at https://latwater.com/.

  • Founded: 2018
  • Founder(s): Mark Hardiman, Peter Champness, and Stewart Block
  • Headquarters: Unit 1 Rivermead Business Park, Pipers Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, England, RG19 4EP
  • Funding: Investors and grants

Collaborations and Partnerships Between Omdena and Water Treatment Companies 

Building an NLP Tool to Improve Natural Disaster and Water Resources Management (with WEO)

In a collaborative effort, Omdena and WEO teamed up to address the challenge of improving Water Resource Management (WRM) by harnessing space data. Over a span of two months, a dedicated team of 50 technology experts worked together to develop a specialized tool. This tool aims to enhance our understanding of natural disasters such as droughts and floods, leading to improved water resource management strategies.

To learn more about this project and its outcomes, check out here!

Omdena also has other projects to tackle the pressing issues of water quality and treatment in various local communities:

If you’re interested in learning more about the analysis of pipe-borne water availability in Lagos, Nigeria, and the efforts to address water supply issues, check out this insightful article on Omdena’s blog: Analyzing Pipe-Borne Water Availability in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a great resource for understanding the challenges and potential solutions to improve access to quality water in Lagos. By utilizing various data science and analysis tools and techniques and complex artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms

The Future And Growth Of Water Treatment And Purification Service Providers

Investing in reliable water treatment solutions is essential for ensuring clean and safe water for our present and future generations. The top 35 water tech companies mentioned above are poised to lead the industry in 2024 with their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence in providing cutting-edge water treatment solutions.

As we face challenges such as population growth, urbanization, climate change, and increasing pollution levels, it becomes crucial to prioritize efficient water management practices. By embracing emerging technologies like AI-driven systems, advanced filtration methods, and smart water management solutions, these companies are paving the way for a more sustainable future.

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