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The need for technological advancement in water treatment…

Over the past forty years, transformational advances have occurred in medicine, telecommunications and other sectors of the economy.  However, no such transformational advances have occurred in water treatment.  Many wastewater treatment facilities built in compliance with the Clean Water Act are still operated with the same basic understanding of water treatment. 

Classical chemical methods are the mainstay in current process systems for water treatment.  Although advances in technology continue to occur, they represent marginal advances in a mature industry that is besieged with ever greater technical challenges.

Plasma chemistry as the platform for the future…

Major changes in the water sector will not occur until the water treatment industry moves beyond classical chemistry toward a new platform based on plasma chemistry.  Plasma chemistry is a very reactive chemistry that can be applied to a broad base of water quality problems, where classical chemistry is limited, logistically untenable, or not feasible.  An example is the problem of organic compounds (e.g., PFAS) whose presence in effluent discharged by wastewater treatment facilities is of increasing concern to human health and the environment.  Removing an enormous number and diverse range of chemical compounds concurrently from solution cannot be achieved using classical chemical methods.  New water treatment methods are also necessary that can achieve  The constraints that exist in classical chemical methods do not exist in plasma chemistry.    

Why consider Pellucid Water?

Pellucid Water uses a unique cold plasma technology that removes organic and inorganic chemicals from solution, while at the same time providing disinfection.  It treats the whole chemical matrix concurrently using only an electrical discharge.  Thus, its application has potential to greatly reduce the costs of water treatment (in infrastructure and O&M) while at the same time increase efficiency and the range in application. 


Browse through our website to learn more about us and about our technology.  Contact us to address your questions and your specific water quality needs. 

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