We are the micropollutant experts.
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Derived from corn, our HACP adsorbents use a renewable resource to remove pollutants from the environment.
We are a material sciences and technology company that develops High-Affinity Cyclodextrin Polymer (HACP) adsorbents to remove hazardous micropollutants from drinking water.
Our HACP adsorbents are sustainably made from corn-based sugar molecules called “cyclodextrins,” and selectively target micropollutants at concentrations below one part per billion. They resist fouling by inert materials in water, and offer instant uptake capability with low dosage requirements. These unique features make our HACPs ideally suited for use in industrial, municipal, and consumer flow-through water treatment systems that serve businesses, communities and households.
The novelty of our technology is to organize naturally “sticky” cyclodextrins into highly adsorbent networks, with porous, crosslinked pathways through which thousands of micropollutants are adsorbed within 0.78 nanometer cyclodextrin cups. The crosslinked pathways provide additional affinity for more rapid attraction of pollutants, and can be tuned to target specific contaminants through modification of the monomer to have greater association with the chemical properties of the contaminant.
Community Wastewater Treatment
Medical Wastewater Treatment
Food and Beverage
Residential & Assisted Living Drinking Water
Community water treatment facilities are ineffective against most micropollutants.
Municipal water treatment plants that supply tap water to over 85% of the U.S. population, are not designed to remove most micropollutants. As a result, many consumers have lost confidence in the safety of their drinking water and are resorting to in-home water filtration systems or simply using bottled water as their primary source of drinking water.
Responding to the threat of micropollutants presents a major challenge to municipalities responsible for providing safe drinking water to the communities they serve.
Clear water does not mean clean water. We can no longer take safe drinking water for granted.
A new class of hazardous contaminants called micropollutants are degrading drinking water systems throughout the U.S and the world.
Classified as “micropollutants” because of their extremely low concentrations in water (one millionth of a gram or less per liter of water), they include pesticides, pharmaceuticals, hormones, and industrial chemicals. A growing number, including perfluorinated compounds (PFOA, PFOS), are linked to various cancers, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems and endocrine disorders.
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