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New calculator for estimating structural parameters (S-values)

The structural parameter (S-value) of a forward osmosis membrane determines how severely the membrane is affected by concentration polarization This makes the S-value one of the 3 most important FO membrane performance...

ForwardOsmosisTech’s guide to measuring FO membrane performance

ForwardOsmosisTech has made an extensive guide on how to determine FO membrane performance in a standardized way And we're very proud of our most recent work. The guide covers the following topics: Membrane form...

Suppliers needed for bench scale forward osmosis system

Who can supply a bench scale forward osmosis system according the specifications below? Recently, ForwardOsmosisTech was approached by Peter F. Nasr, a PhD student at the American University of Cairo. Peter is...

FO systems are now one step closer to mass adoption

An industrial size FO-based Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system is now operational in the Changxing Power Plant Skeptics towards the commercial viability of forward osmosis water treatment systems need look no further....
A typical scanning electron microscope cross section of a porous membrane

Inquiry: Annual production volume of FO membranes

What is the annual production - and sales - volume of FO membranes inside and outside of the U.S.? This question was recently presented to the ForwardOsmosisTech team by Jean-Matthieu from Kurt...

Forward osmosis systems for nitrate removal

Industrial request for forward osmosis based nitrate removal in desalination ForwardOsmosisTech recently received a request from an Austrian company (see below) who is interested in a forward osmosis system capable of Nitrate...

Is time running out for Hydration Technology Innovations (HTI)?

HTI, a forward osmosis pioneer Ever since Hydration Technology Innovations (HTI) was founded in 1986 the company has pioneered the commercialisation of forward osmosis technologies. As a direct result many of the...

New information received on Modern Water’s forward osmosis plans

ForwardOsmosisTech corrects its Modern Water & Oasys article published on May 1st 2015 after receiving new information. Dear readers. On May 1st 2015 we published the article "FO commercialization: Oasys Water speeds...

FO commercialization: Oasys Water speeds ahead while Modern Water repositions

Oasys Water to double revenue in 2015 - from 10 to 20 million USD In a recent WaterWorld article ("Forward Osmosis: Rethinking a Maverick technology"), Jim Matheson - CEO and president of...
Water scarcity in 2025

How forward osmosis can help cut energy usage in industrial water treatment processes

The main challenge with today's water treatment technologies Today's water treatment technologies are effective but not always efficient. As a result, considerably more energy will be needed to replenish ever dwindling fresh...