The collaboration was announced during Singapore Water Week and will involve the joint development of the tubular based Aquaporin Inside™ forward osmosis technology. Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes both have an office in Singapore to support customers in the Asia-Pacific region and have a long history of treating industrial process streams and wastewater.
 
The aim of both partners is to increase the profitability of end-users by lowering the costs of industrial water treatment. Aquaporin Asia and Berghof Membranes aim to utilize the inherent low-fouling properties of the tubular membrane geometry to develop forward osmosis modules. Currently, high-fouling wastewater streams are treated at high costs for technology end-users; with this innovation both companies believe that they can provide the best solution for sustainable industrial growth.