California’s APTwater develops patented technology to destroy tough-to-treat contaminants such as pharmaceutical by-products, trace organics, nitrates and hexavalent chromium.
 
Rochem, based in Hamburg, Germany, designs and manufactures proprietary and patented membrane process separation technologies and services to treat water on ships and in landfills, chemical plants and wastewater facilities. The membranes deployed by Rochem are made by Sepro Membranes Inc, a joint venture between Rochem AG and Japan’s Sojitz Corp. Sepro Membranes is also part of the merger.
 
“Our new company brings together an exciting combination of proven solutions, innovations ready for market, and ideas under development,” said David Stanton, the CEO of the new enterprise. “And with more of our clients looking to save capital by deploying our solutions through water-by-the-gallon contracts, we now can offer the full service solutions in Europe and North America.”