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UK-based technology company G2O Water Technologies has won its first commercial order to improve water filtration membranes with graphene oxide.

G2O Water Technologies

UK-based technology company G2O Water Technologies has secured its first commercial contract to improve water filtration membranes with graphene oxide.

This is particularly significant for both the technology company and the water sector worldwide, as it is the first commercially successful application of the recently developed material for water treatment.

The benefits of using graphene oxide are to improve membrane performance by mitigating the effects of fouling – one of the biggest challenges facing operators of membrane-based water filtration systems.

A graphene oxide coating, successfully developed and trialed by the company in the northwest of England in collaboration with Hydrasyst Limited, enables operators to improve operating efficiency, reduce energy consumption and cut chemical use.

This is expected to extend membrane life and significantly reduce the cost and environmental impact of water treatment.

Hydrasyst, the early adopter of the technology, is a UK-based provider of turnkey solutions for advanced membrane technology systems, particularly for industrial processes.

Commenting on the collaboration with G2O, Kyle Wolff, managing director of Hydrasyst, said:

“We are pleased to have been closely involved in the testing and application of G2O Water Technology’s graphene oxide coatings for some time. They have succeeded in proving their value for some of the most difficult water treatment challenges our customers face, for example in the industrial laundry sector. With the graphene oxide coating, our ceramic hollow fiber membrane systems offer significant operational benefits that allow end users to increase the efficiency of their water use while achieving substantial savings in energy costs.”

“This is an important milestone for the company and the entire water sector. It is the first commercially successful application of graphene oxide for water treatment,” said Chris Wyres, CEO of G2O Technologies.

“The results of the industrial trials with Hydrasyst confirm the real-world benefits that the solution offers. We will work closely with Hydrasyst to introduce Nanopulse systems for a range of water treatment applications. We anticipate that the widespread use of this breakthrough solution can help address the challenges of water scarcity and climate change.”