Harnessing Biofilms for Efficient Wastewater Treatment
Did you know?
Around 80% of wastewater worldwide is released untreated into the environment.
This leads to significant public health and environmental problems.
Urbanization and population growth will add billions of people to cities in the coming decades which will overwhelm existing wastewater treatment infrastructure without rapid, widespread updates.
Time to act is now
“In a world where demands for freshwater are ever growing, and where limited water resources are increasingly stressed by over-abstraction, pollution and climate change, neglecting the opportunities arising from improved wastewater management is nothing less than unthinkable”
- Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO
Implement low-cost, reliable wastewater treatment solutions that can provide energy generation and water reuse potential to a wide array of industries and municipalities.
Aquora's retrofittable solutions will provide municipalities an economically-sustainable solution to meet future treatment demands.
Need more treatment capacity without expanding footprint?
Aquora is designing MagnaTree dynamic membrane cassettes to be retrofit to biological tanks to provide process intensification at a fraction of the OPEX of existing technologies.
Need a low-maintenance, on-site treatment solution?
Aquora is pursuing development of a packaged treatment system. The patent-pending technology efficiently removes pollutants and filters wastewater by utilizing its unique dynamic membrane biofilms. The technology's small footprint and reliable treatment make it a great fit for many industries.
Sustainably eliminate wastewater treatment challenges by removing pollutant loads and enabling renewable energy generation. Provide data transparency to allow potential clients to assess how the technology has performed and determine if it will meet their needs.
Developed out of University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Lab, Aquora's core technology is the product of a decade of research conducted by Drs. Lutgarde Raskin and Steven Skerlos. Their performance, microbial, and life cycle assessment research on anaerobic membrane bioreactors spurred this breakthrough in wastewater treatment.
Through detailed comparison with state-of-the-art technologies and multiple lab-scale studies, Aquora's technology was created to overcome the hurdles facing existing solutions.
Aquora Biosystems is eager to work with individuals who are passionate about tackling challenging problems. If interested in interning for Aquora, please email your CV and a brief description of your interest to Tim Fairley at