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GE partners with memsys to develop membrane distillation technology

GE will invest in testing the technology and in return receive an exclusive licence to use the technology in these applications.

Germany and Singapore-based memsys has developed a multi-effect MD process in which conventional thermal process engineering has been transferred into an industrial design.

“memsys is the first company to develop a commercially viable, scalable solution for large projects using MD technology,” said Jeff Connelly, vice president, engineered systems - water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “Their technical expertise, combined with our own water technology leadership and business presence in the unconventional resource segment, make our agreement with memsys a unique, exciting collaboration.”