Magna Imperio Systems Corporation (MIS) was founded to develop and commercialize the world's highest recovery and most energy efficient water desalination systems. Founded on groundbreaking electrolytic cells research conducted for the US Navy, the company's Electrochemical Nano Diffusion(TM) (END(R)) system significantly advances the performance and efficiency of traditional electrodialysis reversal (EDR) technology. END systems deliver up to 98% water recovery at up to 50% lower specific energy use than competing desalination technologies.
Based in Houston, TX, Magna Imperio is positioned to deliver high-efficiency desalination systems to a wide range of industrial and municipal clients throughout the US and worldwide.
Magna Imperio Systems Corporation
11302 Steeplecrest Drive
Houston, TX 77065-6749
Contact: Grant Page
Arsenic (As) is a naturally occurring element that can be found at elevated concentrations in groundwater aquifers beneath Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, India, Mexico, and the United States, per a 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) report (WHO, 2018). WHO estimates that at least 140 million people in 50 countries have been exposed to drinking water containing arsenic concentrations above the WHO recommended safe limit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter (μg/L) (MassDEP, 2019).
Industrial and population growth continue to outpace the supply of freshwater resources in many regions of the world. The need for additional freshwater resources is driving the need for desalination. When combined with concerns regarding climate change and harmful impacts associated with fossil fuels, desalination powered by renewable energy should be considered as a necessary part of the solution.
A growing number of regions with stressed water resources are focusing on improving their rate of recovery. Being able to tap into new technology to increase recovery will be key to meeting water demands while avoiding waste and practicing sustainability. In this Water Talk interview, Rick Myer, business development officer for Magna Imperio Systems, discusses new solutions for water recovery and energy savings. This includes systems for brackish water desalination, treatment of high-silica waters, and brine recovery applications which are now available to industries and municipalities worldwide.
Fresh water sources around the globe are becoming increasingly stressed due to population growth, industry use, and changing climate patterns. These stresses drive the need to make the most out of every drop of water available. Water treatment systems inherently produce a waste stream that contains contaminants removed during the treatment process. This waste stream can often constitute 20-30% of the total water fed to the treatment system, representing a significant loss of a precious resource both in human and economic terms. Minimizing this waste stream is a key part of the solution to solving the water crisis for both industry and people.
Water quite literally flows through every facet of life, being the key element for everyone and everything on Earth. The world’s population is increasing at 1.1 percent (roughly 83 million) every year, an incredible and alarming rate straining the world’s fresh water supply. The increasing pressures between what humanity demands and what is currently available emphasizes the importance of conservation.
Our planet continues to become increasingly more crowded. Pollution and waste are showing irreversible impact on a global scale, and it has become necessary to come up with solutions in all industries. It is widely known, though perhaps not publicly thought of, that the process of purifying water creates waste. As we remove the minerals and impurities from water, we inherently condense those impurities into a smaller body of water. This waste affects the environment in various adverse ways. The solution lies in a concept known as Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD).
Envision a world absent of a water crisis, an end to the threatened health and economic welfare affecting nearly 1.5 billion people due to water scarcity. Clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and we are only scraping the surface on achieving public awareness. As our global population increases, access to clean water decreases; a metric with diminishing returns.
Access to clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. By some estimates over 1.5 billion people face water scarcity issues that directly threaten their health or economic welfare on a daily basis. More concerning, the impacts of climate change and global population growth are expected to exacerbate these issues to impact over 2.3 billion people by the year 2050. These sobering facts are why six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are focused on providing access to clean, safe water. Part of solving this challenge is reducing industrial water consumption to conserve water resources.
Despite the tremendous advancements in water treatment technology over the past several decades, a handful of compounds remain significant challenges. Among the most challenging for water treatment systems is silica which can lead to irreversible fouling in modern (RO) treatment systems. Magna Imperio’s new Electrochemical Nano Diffusion (END™) process offers a simple and cost-effective solution for treatment of raw water and brine streams with high silica concentrations.
Because of their high treatment quality and simple operation, reverse osmosis (RO) treatment systems are very widely adopted across municipal and industrial water treatment. Unfortunately, these benefits usually come at the expense of relatively high operating cost and low water recovery. While many significant improvements have been made to reduce RO energy costs, brine handling and disposal are increasingly costly and difficult issues in many areas. Fortunately, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation has reinvented a well-proven technology that can recover up to 98% of waste brine streams.