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Amphiro (Switzerland) is a start-up company which operates in the field of smart water metering. Amphiro brings ICT to the high volume market of showerheads, bathroom and kitchen faucets. The Amphiro A1 is an innovative component that fits well between a shower hose and a showerhead. There is a self-powered water meter that displays the water consumption and the energy consumption which promotes energy saving in households. The smart shower monitor has been tested in 700 households in Switzerland.
For further information please visit Amphiro website
LG Sound (The Netherlands) produces algae control devices that emit ultrasound sounds to control common algae including the toxic blue-green algae. Recently, a new device, the MPC-Buoy, has been developed within the FP7 program, which builds on water quality monitoring, prediction of algae blooms, and control of algae. This technology is successfully installed on different locations.
For further information please visit LG Sound website
OxyMem (Ireland) has developed the OxyMem technology, a Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor which is capable of achieving up to 95% oxygen transfer efficiency in waste water treatment. OxyMem, a patented technology, does not rely on a bubble to transfer oxygen. OxyMem uses gas permeable membranes, which allow oxygen to be transferred directly to the wastewater treating bacteria. This technology is capable of achieving up to 95% oxygen transfer efficiency, as no oxygen is lost to atmosphere. OxyMem’s bubble-less aeration may reduce the operating costs (OPEX) for wastewater aeration by up to 75%.
For further information please visit OxyMen Limited website
Sansox Oy (Finland) is a relatively young company that aims to commercialize its four-stage oxidative system, Oxtube. Oxtube aerates or mixes any gas with water or any other liquid efficiently. Theoretical studies, feasibility studies and pilot cases have shown that the Oxtube oxidizes water more rapidly and energy efficient compared with exisiting systems, which may boost its market potential. The Oxtube can be applied with various treatment plants and natural water flows. Investments are relatively low. Sansox is a modular solution that can be retrofitted, easily removed, cleaned or installed in many of the stages of the water treatment process.
For further information please visit Sansox Oy website