According to Osmosis Energy UK, Pressure Retarded Osmosis using hollow fibers is now a...

UK-based company Osmosis Energy UK reports on recent commercial progress within the field of Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) In this article, Raymond Carter, Director of UK based Osmosis Energy UK summarizes his...
Forward osmosis system commercialization

Forward osmosis systems and their commercialization opportunities

Review of commercialization opportunities for forward osmosis systems Today, FO based systems are primarily used in niche applications where traditional pressure driven filtration membranes cannot be used. The US based company Hydration...

Q & A with FO system supplier – Darco Water Technologies

During 2018 an increasing number of commercial players have entered the FO market. According to a recent press release, Darco Water Technologies - with headquarters in Singapore - are aiming to...

Forward osmosis draw solutions and draw solution recovery methods

Draw solutions and draw solution recovery methods are key to unlocking the business potential of forward osmosis I am a membrane enthusiast working in Aquaporin for the past 3 years. Previously, I...
Commercialization drivers in the water treatment market

Commercialization drivers in today’s water treatment market

Increased productivity is the main commercialization driver  in today's water treatment market We - humanity - find ourselves in a situation where, in order to solve the water challenges we have created...
Forward osmosis system commercialization

Forward osmosis system design

An introduction to forward osmosis system design In any given real life application, forward osmosis membrane performance will be quantified by the water flux Jw, the reverse salt flux Js, and the...
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...

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...

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...
Forward osmosis system commercialization

Why is it challenging to commercialize forward osmosis technologies?

Challenges when commercializing forward osmosis technologies Water treatment systems based on forward osmosis membrane technologies are situated very early in the introduction stage of the product life cycle, and have been so...