By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed regions, and by 2030 annual global water requirements will exceed current sustainable supplies by 40% with a surge in the global middle class from 1.8 to 4.9 billion people, resulting in an enormous increase in freshwater consumption.
Supported with a $1.2 million government R&D grant, Ionic has developed a graphene nano-filtration membrane technology in partnership with CleanTeQ over the past 18 months and has recently formed a joint venture company (75% CleanTeQ : 25% Ionic), NemaTiQ to deliver the technology to global markets.
- Uses Ionic’s expertise and experience in printable graphene oxide technologies
- Used with normal domestic water pressure, unlike existing reverse osmosis technologies that require expensive, inefficient pumps to provide pressure
- Fits current module configurations so they can simply be swapped into existing domestic arrangements
- Removes all organic materials and pathogens from water without the need to reintroduce important salts after filtration
- With a lower cost product, with superior performance to current reverse osmosis technologies, we can expect to achieve significant market share in the short-medium term.
- Products to be certified under US National Sanitary Foundation standards which are the default standards in all countries that NematiQ will target, including Australia, China and India.
Ionic has also conducted significant work around graphene adsorbent materials and graphene-oxide coated “SuperSand” for water treatment applications.