DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voltea, the global leader in electro-desalination water treatment technology, was named the Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) at this week’s Global Water Awards ceremony in Paris.
The awards, which recognize companies that make a significant contribution to the worldwide water industry, were part of GWI’s Global Water Summit. GWI cited Voltea’s “successful commercialization of its CapDI© technology” as a key factor in earning the award.
“2017 saw Voltea’s capacitive deionisation (CapDI) technology take off as one of the most successful alternatives to reverse osmosis in recent years,” GWI said. “It gained significant market traction in the industrial and commercial sectors, with over 100 systems being shipped. The company also closed a $10 million funding round to further accelerate its growth, and brought the full capacity of its robotic module assembly plant in Dallas online.”
Voltea’s industrial and commercial CapDI© systems run with patented CapDI technology, which monitors incoming water quality in real time, and self-adjusts performance to ensure it delivers consistent, precise water quality.
“We’re extremely grateful to be recognized by GWI for our disruptive technology, which has transformed the way many industries treat water,” said Voltea CEO Bryan Brister. “Our salt-free, chemical-free technology is being used by some of the top companies in the world for a variety of uses, from cooling towers to point-of-use water treatment for coffee and fountain drinks.”
CapDI technology is a simple, two-step process wherein water flows between electrodes. The electrode surfaces are separated from the water by ion-selective membranes that allow positive or negative ions (salts) to pass. The system is tunable, allowing adjustable salt removal and continually adjusts to account for any fluctuations in feed water characteristics.
The winners of the GWI awards were chosen by GWI subscribers and Global Water Summit delegates.
“Voltea brings a compelling value proposition to clients who have traditionally favored RO, particularly given the need for less pretreatment and no remineralisation,” GWI said.
Voltea, which opened its production facility in the Dallas area about 18 months ago, has about 30 local employees and continues to grow.
Voltea has been delivering electro-desalination water treatment equipment to institutional, commercial and industrial customers for more than 10 years. Voltea’s CapDI© systems remove dissolved salts from water using electricity with less environmental cost than any other available technology. Voltea was recently named Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year at the 2018 Global Water Summit in Paris. Also, the company was recognized as one of the 21 Technology Pioneers 2013 at the World Economic Forum, listed in the 2011 Global Cleantech 100 and won the best new technology award at the 2010 Global Water Summit.