Commercial Advantages

The company’s technology offers numerous benefits to customers for the commercial implementation of advanced adsorbents.

Rapid Uptake. The company’s porous polymers rapidly adsorb micropollutants by forming well-defined host-guest complexes, with adsorption rates up to 200 times greater than activated carbon. Our CD-MP polymer binds and fully removes contaminants in seconds, allowing use in rapid flow, point of use water treatment applications.

Effective at Trace Concentrations. Our polymers’ high surface area, enhanced with strong binding affinities, enables removal of contaminants at environmentally relevant concentrations to less than 10 parts per trillion.

Broadly Effective. Our CD-MP polymer has shown removal effectiveness against nearly 200 different contaminants, including industrial chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products.

Cost-Effective Manufacture. The company’s materials are manufactured in a highly efficient single-step reaction process, using cyclodextrin, a low-cost and renewable material derived from corn starch.

Low Mass Uptake. Rapid removal speed, achieved with high surface area and binding affinities, enable the removal of contaminants with modest amounts of material compared with activated carbons.

Non-fouling. The company’s materials feature a size-exclusion mechanism that limits fouling by natural organic matter. NOM is adsorbed and often fouls activated carbon surface areas, negatively impacting performance.

Existing Infrastructure. The company’s materials do not require specialized equipment or devices in their use, but may be implemented into existing water treatment configurations and manufacturing infrastructure.

Flexible Configurations. The company has developed proprietary methods that allow the material particle size to be optimized for different filtration applications and flow requirements.

Efficient Life Cycle. The company’s cyclodextrin polymers have superior life-cycle characteristics, and can be regenerated on-site with no loss in performance using a mild washing procedure. In contrast, activated carbons must be removed off-site, and require energy intensive and degrading procedures to reactivate.