Technology Spotlight

Each month, the LIFT program features an innovative water technology from its collection of Technology Scans. LIFT Technology Scans identify and evaluate innovative technologies to inform water facility owners, funders, advisors, and end users in order to promote early adoption of the technologies.

Recent Technology Spotlights

vGis

Technology Spotlight
Alec Pestov
08/07/2019
What is your technology? vGIS is the leading augmented reality visualization platform for GIS. Using the vGIS system, field personnel can see an augmented view that includes holographic infrastructure objects,...

Rigid Seal

Technology Spotlight
James Ridgway
08/07/2019
What is your technology? Rigid Seal Technology ( www.RigidSeal.com ) is a trenchless pipe lining system that seals and strengthens failing water lines, sewer lines, storm sewers and process water...

BIOHAVEN Floating Islands

Technology Spotlight
Bruce Kania
06/13/2019
BIOHAVEN Floating Islands, a type of Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW), which is a subset of the constructed wetland family.

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Epic CleanTec

Technology Spotlight
Aaron Tartakovsky
05/29/2019
Epic CleanTec (Epic) has developed a novel approach to onsite wastewater treatment in the urban world. Epic’s onsite treatment system converts wastewater solids into a high-quality organic soil product, all...

Hydro MicroScreen™

Technology Spotlight
Anthony Kolanko
06/14/2019
The Hydro MicroScreen™ is a low-energy, small-footprint rotating belt screen that delivers exceptional solids removal from industrial process water and wastewater, maintaining efficiency even at peak design flow rates.

Fuzzy Filter®

Technology Spotlight
Andy Mitchell
06/14/2019
The Schreiber Fuzzy Filter® is an innovative and cost-effective compressible media filter for water and wastewater treatment systems. The Fuzzy Filter® system is compact, modular, and easily adaptable for numerous...

TECTA-PDS

Technology Spotlight
Teang Tang
06/14/2019
TECTA-PDS (Pathogen Detection Systems) develops fully automated, microbiology systems for performing onsite regulatory compliance and operational testing for bacteria in drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment and distribution system samples.

2Nform

Technology Spotlight
Nicole Beck, PhD
06/14/2019
2Nform is a purpose-built web-based software platform for direct use by municipal stormwater managers to make MS4 permit compliance more efficient and their actions more effective.

Omnivore®

Technology Spotlight
Yaniv Scherson, Ph.D., P.E.
06/14/2019
Omnivore® is a digester retrofit that triples the capacity of existing digesters with two components: (1) the addition of a screw press thickener and (2) advances energy efficient mixing system....

LuminUltra

Technology Spotlight
Jordan Schmidt, PhD
06/14/2019
LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP testing platform is an easy-to-use and accurate test that, through established conversions, provides a direct measurement of active biomass concentration in mg/L.

SUEZ Class A Biological Hydrolysis

Technology Spotlight
Michael Theodoulou, P. Eng.
06/17/2019
Class A Biological Hydrolysis is a retrofittable technology, ahead of conventional mesophilic digestion, which provides a platform to create an environment to enhance the rate-limiting step of anaerobic digestion, namely...

NVP Energy

Technology Spotlight
Joe Shinkwin
06/14/2019
NVP Energy is a low strength wastewater treatment solution that enables treatment and the generation of biogas at ambient effluent temperatures, as low as 40ºF (4ºC), a step change in...

SENTRY-AD

Technology Spotlight
Dr. Patrick Kiely, PhD
06/14/2019
SENTRY-AD is a real-time, bio-electrode sensor that allows for the monitoring of microbial metabolic activity in the anaerobic digestion (AD) wastewater treatment process. The data allows operators to monitor the...

Pluto

Technology Spotlight
Prateek Joshi
06/14/2019
Pluto is an intelligence platform for water and wastewater plants to reduce energy consumption and minimize operating costs. Pluto's cloud based system leverages existing data sources at the plant to...

Microvi

Technology Spotlight
Andrew Findlay
06/14/2019
Microvi has developed a process, the MicroNiche™ Engineering (MNE) platform, to irreversibly retain selected microorganisms in polymer composites called biocatalysts. Microvi has developed biocatalysts to address BOD reduction, nitrification, denitrification,...

PONDUS

Technology Spotlight
Gerhard Forstner
06/14/2019
PONDUS is one of the commercially available technologies for thermochemical hydrolysis process. PONDUS thermochemical hydrolysis (TCHP) process utilizes heat (60-70°C) and sodium hydroxide.

AirPrex

Technology Spotlight
Gerhard Forstner
06/14/2019
AirPrex® reactor is designed to treat anaerobically digested sludge and recover phosphorus in the form of struvite. The precipitated struvite crystals are extracted, washed, and dewatered by a struvite washing...

Quick Wash

Technology Spotlight
Michael W. Schmid
06/14/2019
Renewable Nutrients’ Quick Wash® system recovers phosphorus from human and animal waste solids, and allows low-phosphorus biosolids to be tailored to suit the needs of specific crops and/or geographic regions....

Class A Hydrolysis

Technology Spotlight
Michael Theodoulou, P. Eng.
06/14/2019
Class A Hydrolysis is an advancement of GE’s proprietary Biological Hydrolysis (BH) where performance benefits of BH are maintained, namely increasing digester efficiency by 3X, and biogas yield by 25%...

Optimatics

Technology Spotlight
06/14/2019
Optimatics is the world-leading provider of infrastructure planning software that enables water and wastewater utilities around the globe to avoid billions of dollars in costs while ensuring optimal performance. Our...

Deragger

Technology Spotlight
Graham McIvor (UK) and Todd Sturtz (US)
06/14/2019
Deragger Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Clearwater Controls – a company set-up in 2011 for the purpose of bringing new innovation to the waste water industry around the globe.

AvN

Technology Spotlight
Daniel Dair
06/17/2019
AvN is an aeration control strategy that allows for the lowest effluent total nitrogen at the lowest total energy input based on the facility’s influent C:N ratio.

BLU-X

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
BLU-X is the Smart Water Platform for the Utility of the Future and is the culmination of EmNet’s previous 13 years of work building real time decision support systems (RT-DSS)....

NuReSys

Technology Spotlight
Chuck Wanstrom
06/17/2019
NuReSys technology removes orthophosphate from anaerobic sludge streams through a two-tank method that includes an air stripper and a crystallizing reactor. The air stripper uses diffused air to increase and...

Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis

Technology Spotlight
Kevin Litwiller
06/17/2019
Lystek International Inc. (Lystek) is a division of the Tomlinson Group (Tomlinson). Tomlinson is 60-year-old family-owned construction and environmental services company that has been managing biosolids and organics for over...

Pasteurization Technology Group

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) applies cogeneration principals to the problem of disinfecting wastewater using a process that is safe, toxic free, and has a low carbon footprint. First off, PTG’s...

BioBarrier

Technology Spotlight
Reza Shams, PhD
06/17/2019
The technology is the membrane bioreactor (MBR) which utilizes activated sludge biological process in combination with the submerged membrane filtration system. Our technology, HSMBR BioBarrier® by Bio-Microbics, Inc., is designed...

RainGrid

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
RainGrid Stormwater SmartGrid provides proactive, community-scalable, climate adaptation infrastructure for municipal stormwater management and MSD’s. The system delivers cost-effective stormwater management at a significantly lower capital cost, requires a fraction...

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Technology Spotlight
Derek Laan
06/17/2019
Doosan’s LENA MBR offers advances in energy efficiency and membrane performance utilizing the inertial force generated by reciprocating motion on membrane fibers as an alternative to energy intensive air scouring...

Nereda Technology

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
Aerobic granular sludge (AGS) is seen as the modern standard for wastewater treatment. Subsequently, research efforts are quickly developing in this field. A coordinated research public-private partnership in the Netherlands...

HydroFLOW USA

Technology Spotlight
Chuck Glessner
06/17/2019
The eco-friendly HydroFLOW water conditioners are powered by the patented Hydropath technology. The devices induce an electric signal of ±150kHz into the liquid inside the pipe on which they are...

Blue Water Technologies

Technology Spotlight
Gregory Möller
06/17/2019
N-E-W Tech™ is an innovative water treatment process at the nutrient, energy, and water nexus that integrates hydrous ferric oxide reactive filtration in a moving bed sand filter with added...

WesTech

Technology Spotlight
Mark Boner
06/17/2019
The FlexFilter™ is a downflow filter that uses fibrous compressible media coupled with an engineered bladder that uses the potential hydraulic energy in the flow to be treated. The bladder...

HydroTORR

Technology Spotlight
Reza Shekarriz
06/17/2019
Our technology, Zero Input Process Carbonization (ZIP-Carb™), is a modular, scalable, skid-mounted system, which uses a hydrothermal process to convert wet biomass waste to a phosphorus-rich hydrophobic solid product and...

Evoqua Water Technologies

Technology Spotlight
Argun Erdogan
06/17/2019
The Captivator® system combines enhanced primary treatment and sludge thickening in one unit, resulting in up to an 80% footprint reduction as compared to conventional technologies. The system is a...

Ostara

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
Ostara's WASSTRIP® technology turbocharges nutrient removal and recovery, enhancing Ostara's Pearl® nutrient recovery process. The WASSTRIP process releases phosphorus and magnesium upstream of the anaerobic digester and sends it directly...

CNP-Technology Water and Biosolids Corp.

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
AirPrex® is a sludge optimization process that removes and recovers orthophosphate through controlled formation of struvite (NH4MgPO4·6H2O). AirPrex is provided by CNP-Technology Water and Biosolids Corp.

ClearCove Systems

Technology Spotlight
Alex Wright
06/17/2019
Municipal ClearCove’s Harvester™ technology is a new disruptive technology in the wastewater industry that performs enhanced capture of organics in the primary treatment process to reduce plant energy consumption and...

Mango Materials

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
Mango Materials, a California-based startup company, produces biodegradable plastics from waste biogas (methane) that are economically competitive with conventional petroleum-based plastics. Mango Materials uses excess methane gas from wastewater treatment...

Environmental Dynamics International

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
The Intermittently Decanted Extended Aeration Lagoon (IDEAL) is an advanced water resource reclamation technology pioneered by Environmental Dynamics International (EDI).

Atomes FD, Inc.

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
BioElectro is a patented process to treat biosolids with the application of a low-voltage gradient combined with a chemical additive that generates exothermic reactions leading to disinfection and stabilization. The...

Kore Infrastructure

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
KORE Infrastructure (KORE) is a service-based biosolids management solution that supports a diverse portfolio of disposal options available to wastewater agencies. KORE’s innovation is a three-stage thermochemical conversion process that...

Infosense, Inc.

Technology Spotlight
George Selembo
06/17/2019
The Sewer Line – Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT®) is a preliminary inspection tool for gravity-fed sanitary sewer lines. It uses acoustics to estimate the blockage condition of the pipe. A...

ElectroCell Technologies

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
ElectroCell Technologies provides a patented BioElectric cell lysis system that uses discrete amounts of shaped electrical pulses to disrupt the ionic bonds that hold organic cell walls together, allowing carbon...

Opti RTC

Technology Spotlight
06/17/2019
Opti is a cloud technology platform for real-time environmental monitoring and control of civil infrastructure. Opti’s flagship product, OptiNimbus, provides intelligent stormwater retention based on precipitation forecasts and on site...

I. Kruger, Inc.

Technology Spotlight
Michele Kline
06/17/2019
EXELYS is an innovative technology for sludge thermal hydrolysis. Thermal sludge hydrolysis has been recognized as being one of the most effective ways to enhance biogas production and solids destruction...

ClearCove Systems

Technology Spotlight
Alex Wright
06/17/2019
Municipal ClearCove’s Harvester™ technology is a new disruptive technology in the wastewater industry that performs enhanced capture of organics in the primary treatment process to reduce plant energy consumption and...