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Aqua Membranes

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Unattributed VC | Alive

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About Aqua Membranes

Aqua Membranes produces spiral wound membrane elements utilizing 3D spaces printed directly on the membrane surface. Its technology reduces capital and operational costs by improving the efficiency of spiral wound membranes and minimizing fouling potential.

Headquarters Location

5601 Midway Park Place NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109,

United States


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Aqua Membranes Patents

Aqua Membranes has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Membrane technology
  • Water treatment
  • Fluid dynamics
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Fluid dynamics, Membrane technology, Water treatment, Fluid mechanics, Water technology


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Related Topics

Fluid dynamics, Membrane technology, Water treatment, Fluid mechanics, Water technology



Latest Aqua Membranes News

Membrane Treatment Expert Joins Aqua Membranes As Chief Technology Officer

Sep 22, 2021

Christopher “CJ” Kurth brings more than 25 years of experience to the startup Aqua Membranes, the developer of Printed Spacer Technology for water filtration, is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher “CJ” Kurth as chief technology officer. A 25-year veteran of the membrane separation industry, Kurth will embark on his new role Sept. 20, overseeing technology development, intellectual property (IP) creation and defense, production, and quality control. “We are grateful CJ has chosen Aqua Membranes as the next step in his professional career,” said CEO Craig Beckman. “He’s had decades of experience and a proven track record of success in the reverse osmosis membrane market with new and innovative technologies. His customer knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we launch new products for various applications.” A Minnesota native, Kurth has previously held leadership roles at privately held and publicly traded companies well-known in the water sector, including: Osmonics, GE Water, NanoH2O, Nanostone Water, and Solecta. He’s been awarded 26 US patents over the course of his career, leading teams from early-stage lab work through full-scale commercial launches. Kurth has also been involved in the hiring, training, and laboratory set-up for new membrane research and development groups across the US, as well as abroad in China and Germany. He has extensive experience in IP strategy development and portfolio management, corporate strategy planning, and technology licensing. Beckman adds, “As a startup, we are constantly looking at ways we can improve, from making tweaks to our technology or operational improvements. We are confident CJ’s technical expertise will accelerate innovations and enhance customer value at Aqua Membranes.” Kurth earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. About Aqua Membranes With its unique Printed Spacer Technology, Aqua Membranes is revolutionizing membrane water filtration in home RO systems, desalination, food and beverage and industrial processes. Applying a unique customized raised pattern to flat sheet membranes, the new technology replaces conventional mesh feed spacers in spiral-wound elements. This simple innovation dramatically lowers user operating expenses and capital costs and increases water throughput capacity. For more information, visit Source: Aqua Membranes

Aqua Membranes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Aqua Membranes founded?

    Aqua Membranes was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Aqua Membranes's headquarters?

    Aqua Membranes's headquarters is located at 5601 Midway Park Place NE, Albuquerque.

  • What is Aqua Membranes's latest funding round?

    Aqua Membranes's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did Aqua Membranes raise?

    Aqua Membranes raised a total of $4.49M.

  • Who are the investors of Aqua Membranes?

    Investors of Aqua Membranes include Micron Technology, Clean Energy Ventures and Pentair.

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