1. Why should I choose Crystal Clear Technologies as our partner in solving wastewater pollution?
- CCT is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and ONAMI (Oregon Nano and Micro Technology Institute) to develop new nano-materials capable of meeting current needs for water treatment in drinking, industrial and agricultural water treatment.
- Our R&D partner is the University of Oregon chemistry department.
- Our technologies are patented, or patent pending.
- We own the right to practice the IP and have a good global supply chain.
2. How does Crystal Clear’s technology differ from other technology being used to solve these issues?
- We developed a technical roadmap using high surface areas substrates and then
functionalized them with patented nano-coatings that transform the materials to
adsorb different classes of contaminants such as metals, radionuclides and PPCP
(personal care products) and oxidizers.
- Our technology which an remove metals including selenium from power plant
wastewater containing high levels of sulfates directly competes for selenium
adsorption with other technologies available on the market.
3. Has it been certified?
- We have been certified for complying with all TSCA regulations (Toxic Substance Control Act).
4. How will the technology be implemented?
- Pressure vessels containing our NMX™ (Nano Media Extraction) materials will be installed on waste water streams containing ionized metals in a lead-lag arrangement. CCT will be the manufacturer of NMX and will ship to end users globally.
5. We already have many systems in place. Will Crystal Clear’s technology capture the impurities we are still struggling with?
- If the impurities are ionized metals and the end user need to meet low level ppb levels of metals, yes, NMX will get you there.
6. What is the cost of licensing the technology?
- This is a negotiated item and will vary by industry and application.
- See Contact page: IP Consultant
7. Can you help us determine the long term costs?
- We can help determine the capital equipment and operation and maintenance cost of an engineered system using NMX™.
8. Will your team be onsite during the implementation?
- We are available to consult during implementation.
9. How long will it take to achieve the results we’re looking for?
- A metal removal system can be engineered as soon as it is determined that NMX™ can meet the discharge goals. A turnkey system can be built and installed in a timely manner dependent upon its size.
10. Do you have other clients we can speak with?
- We have nondisclosure agreements in place with our clients. However, we can refer you to the National Science Foundation, ONAMI, the Clean Tech Open, the Nano Business Alliance, the Water Innovation alliance and EPA for more information.