SideStroem Water Technologies on forwardosmosistech


SideStroem Water Technologies aims to make a positive environmental impact and contribute to reversing Mankind’s ecological overspending by reinventing resource recovery. This is achieved by applying advanced separation technologies in industrial wastewater treatment and industrial processes to decrease costs through energy savings combined with increased recovery of water & valuable solute side streams.

Initially, SideStroem will target India’s textile and tannery industries in Tamil Nadu and – at a later stage – partner with leading global players within the fermentation industry. Tamil Nadu alone represents a Total Addressable Market (TAM) in excess of $USD 3.5Bn and a Service Obtainable Market (SOM) in excess of $USD 50M.

head office

SideStroem Water Technologies

331 North Bridge Road, #12-03, Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720

forward osmosis activities

SideStroem Water Technologies is currently developing and scaling forward osmosis membrane technologies for advanced resource recovery within industrial wastewater treatment and process optimization within the fermentation industry.

Value proposition within industrial wastewater treatment

Forward osmosis is one of a handful membrane-based low-energy ZLD alternatives capable of significantly reducing ZLD costs. Additionally, SideStroem’s forward osmosis technology will enable simultaneous recovery of both water & valuable solute side streams from wastewater with the following value for industrial end users:

  1. Decreased OPEX costs of wastewater treatment leading to lower payback time of wastewater treatment systems using SideStroem’s forward osmosis technology.
  2. Superior resource recovery ensures compliance with discharge regulations while enabling increased production capacity.

Value proposition within industrial process optimization

SideStroem’s forward osmosis technology will enable continuous ethanol removal from fermentation broths with minimal loss of target product (most likely, low molecular weight organic compound, peptide, or protein) during the ethanol removal process. This will allow fermentation industries to switch to continuous fermentation processes with all the associated gains.