Membrane Technology and the Revolutionary Aquaporin Membrane with Claus Helix-Nielsen

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Claus Helix-Nielsen, the Vice President of Public-Private Partnerships for Aquaporin A/S, joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss the state of membrane technology and the Aquaporin A/S forward osmosis membrane. Claus’ depth and breadth of experience will impress you as he provides the history of how these membranes are deployed to provide commercial benefits. Claus also provides unique insight into the research and development process and how funding is such a critical element of technology development.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The history and uses of reverse osmosis filtration
  • How desalination is accomplished using membrane technology
  • The energy required to desalinate seawater using reverse osmosis
  • Why membrane operators are always concerned about the feed water
  • What forward osmosis is
  • The many commercial applications for forward osmosis
  • How forward osmosis can act as pretreatment for reverse osmosis desalination
  • How forward osmosis can filter pharmaceuticals and other nano-pollutants
  • What an aquaporin is
  • The membrane technology developed by Aquaporin A/S
  • How technology companies deal with venture capital and funding from an R&D perspective

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