Low-cost, membrane-less water purification
Clean Technology 2008

Low-cost, membrane-less water purification

M. Lean
Palo Alto Research Center, US

water treatment, coagulation, flocculation, membrane-less filtration, asymmetric inertial migration, neutrally buoyant, agglomeration kinetics, fluid shear, vortex flow, tubular pinch effect

Conventional municipal water treatment is a multi-stage process, requiring large amounts of land and/or expensive filtration processes. PARC has developed a compact, low-cost purification system that reduces maintenance down-time, increases throughput, decreases power consumption, and shrinks real estate requirements. Alternate applications exist for the core IP.