TechConnect Innovation Program

Water Purification Technology for Rapid Removal of a Broad Spectrum of Toxic Chemicals

Chemica Technologies, Inc, OR, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Our technology is comprised of specially designed ligands tethered to a felt-like material. The base material adsorbs common contaminants while the ligands efficiently "snatch up" organic and inorganic toxins; including arsenic, mercury, lead and a broad spectrum of organic chemicals. The adsorbent is flexible, scalable and regenerable with low back-pressure.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Chemica's proprietary adsorbent technology quickly and thoroughly removes a broad range of organic compounds, including many TICs, as well as inorganic toxic metals/metalloids, with a simple and lightweight system. Unlike competing technologies, Chemica's system is highly robust, has very little energy or pressure requirements, and reduces overall treatment cost.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 34M

Website: www.chemica.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: $1.1M in NIEHS SBIR Phase I & II grants and i6 grant.

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners