Fresh, potable water is a sacred, yet scarce, resource that brings life to the world. The successful foundation of every community is reliant on the crucial interconnected relationship between water, food, and energy known as the water-food-energy nexus. Gaining and maintaining access to a reliable source of fresh water has become increasingly difficult, putting additional strain on the water-food-energy nexus. Magna Imperio Systems Corp., founded by Grant Page in June 2014, was established for the purpose of solving the World’s water crisis through innovative technology that can treat any type of water anywhere, anytime in a socially acceptable, sentimentally beneficial, and economically feasible manner. This groundbreaking system redefines how the World obtains fresh, usable water. Through years of experimentation and development at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy Research Labs, Page was able to perfect the World’s most efficient water treatment process known as Electrochemical Nano Diffusion (END®). The END® process is designed to remove total-dissolved salts (TDS), heavy metals, and certain bacteria and viruses, thus purifying water while generating energy through a unique combination of electrochemical reactions and nanofiltration. MI Systems’ remarkable technology design promotes an affinity to recapture energy while purifying water. MI Systems strives for exceptionally high process recovery and has achieved very high efficiencies. Comparatively, the END® process is up to three times more efficient than traditional reverse osmosis (RO) systems and consumes roughly 10% of the energy. In recognition of these astonishing advancements in energy conservation and sustainability efforts, Page and his technology were awarded the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy “Excellence in Energy Award”. Additionally, units are modular and scalable containers comprised of stackable cells, meaning this technology can be scaled to fit any size operation. This key logistical attribute allows MI Systems to cater to a wide variety of applications within diverse markets. For example, some of these target markets include industrial waters, such as chemical plants, aerospace manufacturers, power plants, mining operations; oil and gas organizations; agricultural waters such as irrigation, livestock, and stressed aquifers; brackish water desalination; and sea water desalination. The goal that many of these target markets consistently share ties back to increasing availability of safe drinking water in regions where fresh water supplies are insufficient. Due to close proximity of many of these operations to the surrounding environment and communities, MI Systems has also implemented real-time monitoring of the health and efficiency of the process to further its long-standing pledge to be a responsible citizen of the world. Fresh water supplies must support exponentially growing populations and their demands in order to promote survival and sustainability across the globe. MI Systems is committed to reinventing water treatment worldwide in the interest of the millions of people who struggle without access to clean drinking water, while simultaneously alleviating unnecessary pressure to the water-food-energy nexus. The END® process is the future of water desalination. Our Planet is in dire need for reliable, sustainable solutions, and MI Systems is ready.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2018
Published: May 13, 2018
Pages: 165 - 167
Industry sector: Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Water Technologies