374Water seals MoU with Merrell Bros for the manufacturing of AirSCWO systems

374Water, a North Carolina company, and Merrell Bros, an Indiana corporation, have entered into a strategic relationship to collaborate on the commercial manufacturing and service of AirSCWO Nix systems. The latter will manufacture and service units sold in the US and Canada. The partnership will focus on the deployment of the first commercial units to municipal and industrial customers.

AirSCWO is an oxidation method that treats a variety of organic wastes, in particular, wet wastes in concentrated slurries such as wastewater sludge, biosolids, landfill leachates, and industrial wastes. 374Water claimed the process has proven effective at eliminating emerging contaminants and chemicals such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane, pharmaceuticals, microplastics, and pathogens.  

Kobe Nagar, CEO and co-founder of 374Water, commented: “Merrell Bros is an ideal strategic partner for 374Water. Their North American footprint and client base, servicing entities in their areas of expertise – biosolids, municipal drinking water, wastewater sludge, and landfill leachate – support us in changing the waste paradigm from treatment to resource recovery while eliminating emerging contaminates of concerns like PFAS and 1,4-dioxane.

“The Merrell’s facilities, encompassing hundreds of thousands of square feet equipped with modern machine shop appointments and fabrication infrastructure is capable of producing our AirSCWO systems to a quality control level unmatched by most companies. Furthermore, Merrell Bros will inventory parts and offer after-sale support with their office’s coast to coast.”

Merrell Bros will fabricate the first commercial units at its facility in Kokomo, Indiana. The systems will be compact and modular so they can be deployed and operated within the footprint of an existing plant.