ZwitterCo opens Early Access Program for new BWRO membrane

ZwitterCo has launched an Early Access Program for its new brackish water reverse osmosis (BWRO) membranes.

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The US company says its BWRO elements are the first organic fouling-immune brackish water membranes in the world that reduce cleaning frequency by as much as 90%, resulting in lower operational costs while delivering proven and reliable BWRO performance. 

The Early Access Program will enable ZwitterCo to partner with a limited number of customers and OEMs for field applications before the product's commercial launch in 2024. Customers with distressed RO systems, or OEMs working on tough BWRO applications, who participate in the program will have the opportunity to install a full train or pilot system. Additional benefits of the Early Access Program include special pricing and terms, involvement in ZwitterCo's technology development program, technical review of system operation, and optimization of system cleaning and maintenance.

ZwitterCo's unique zwitterionic membrane technology directly solves the long-standing challenges of maintaining BWRO systems. With their immunity to irreversible organic fouling, ZwitterCo's BWRO elements have been shown in testing to restore membrane performance with only a water flush, even after filtering high-fouling streams. This enables longer run-times between required maintenance, full performance restoration, and longer membrane life. ZwitterCo's BWRO elements are a drop-in replacement, making them fast and easy to implement without needing any system modifications.

"We look forward to working with our Early Access Program members who share our mission of making water treatment more efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective," said Jon Goodman, Vice President, Commercial Development of ZwitterCo.