Water technology company Aqua Membranes has closed a new round of financing from Kurita Water Industries, a global supplier of water treatment equipment, and Clean Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage climate tech innovations. Together, these investments will help Aqua Membranes address challenges faced by reverse osmosis (RO) membrane facilities across industrial sectors, accelerating the production of 3D printed spacer technology to reduce CO2 emissions.
Nobuyoshi Takiguchi, Kurita US vice-president of strategy and innovation said, “Their technology will bring innovation in power reduction, which has been a bottleneck in RO treatment. The partnership between Kurita group and Aqua Membranes lays a foundation for leading in water treatment.”
Ongoing R&D efforts have revealed that systems using printed spacer technology have a resistance to fouling. Less frequent membrane cleaning and replacement need reportedly reduce CAPEX and OPEX.