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SideStroem and SIT Collaborate to Optimise Industrial Wastewater Treatment Through Nanofiltration-type Forward Osmosis Membranes

SideStroem Water Technologies and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) have embarked on a research collaboration to develop nanofiltration-type forward osmosis (NF-FO) membranes for resource recovery, an emerging technology that enables productivity gains in industrial wastewater treatment. The technology presents several advantages that enable simultaneous recovery of both water and valuable solutes from wastewater streams […]

Journey with SideStroem as we reinvent resource recovery

Why SideStroem Water Technologies? Earth’s capacity to regenerate resources is currently vastly exceeded, which is resulting in a host of environmental crises such as climate change, dwindling freshwater resources, widespread pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Action is needed. Enter SideStroem; a water technology company founded with the purpose of reducing global ecological overspending by means […]

Resource recovery and efficiency gains contribute to reversing Mankind’s ecological overspending

Resource recovery from wastewater is more than recovery of water, energy, nutrient, and bio-solids According to State of Green, about 2% of the world’s combined energy consumption goes to collecting and treating wastewater. Increasingly, wastewater is seen as a source of resources besides water. Recovering resources such as energy, bio-solids, and nutrients all contribute to […]

Continuous ethanol removal from fermentation broths

Ethanol selective forward osmosis membrane

Why is forward osmosis a good enabling technology for unlocking productivity gains from more efficient industrial processes? Membrane filtration is a process where substances are physically retained on a filter surface with small pore sizes. In industrial processes membrane filtration is used to isolate, refine & concentrate product streams at various production stages: Extraction of […]

Selective recovery & recycling of water and sodium chloride from industrial wastewater

Sodium chloride and water selective forward osmosis membrane

Why is forward osmosis a good enabling technology for resource recovery & recycling from industrial wastewater? Generally speaking, membrane filtration is a simple filtration process with physical retention of substances on a filter surface with small pore sizes. Extensively used for industrial wastewater treatment, membrane filtration is a separation process where unwanted substances (e.g. bacteria, […]