MemTech has developed a game-changing new ultrafiltration (UF) membrane aimed at industrial and commercial water treatment, point-of-use systems, and reverse osmosis pretreatment applications.

The Product & Advantages

MemTech’s UF membrane, which is based on a hydrophilic polymer, has over 2x higher flux capacity (at similar quality) compared to leading commercial membranes. This creates strong competitive advantages —

  • 50% lower capex and opex
  • Smaller membrane footprint
  • Lower pressure operation

MemTech’s next-generation nanomaterial-based membrane has the potential to double this flux rate (to 4x current flux rates), reduce compression, and minimize chemical cleaning.

The Team

  • Moshe Kelner, CEO: Over 25 years’ extensive business and entrepreneurial experience
  • Gilad Lando, PhD, CTO: Experienced developer of novel polymer systems and advanced membrane units
  • Dikla Zadaka-Amir, PhD, Senior Chemist: Experienced developer of nano-composites for water and wastewater filtration
  • Claudio Kohn, Project Engineer: Experienced membrane system project engineer
  • Prof. Raphael Semiat, Founder: Dean, Wolfson Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Head, Rabin Desalination Laboratory, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Moris Eisen, Founder: Samuel O. Friedlander Academic Chair; Former Dean, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Trendlines’ director: Steve Rhodes


  • Andy Shipway, PhD, Senior Advisor, Industrialization and IP: Highly experienced in IP creation and protection
  • Denis Vial, Advisory Board: 25 years in major global water treatment companies; expert in water treatment membranes
  • Kenneth Rubenstein Esq., Advisory Board: Co-head, Patent Law Group and partner, Proskauer Rose LLP


Founded: 2010
Stage: Revenue; sent first Membrane Bioreactor product to Latin America
Investors: The Trendlines Group, Mekorot (Israel’s national water company), private investors
IP: 1 issued patent; 2 pending (United States)


  • Started project with Chinese partner for home purification market
  • Increasing sales of membrane products; initial sales of integrated filtration system; expanding partner relationships and product offerings
  • Growing list of industry partners and of customers include Mekorot (Israel’s national water company) and SEB Alliance
  • Commercial pilots for reverse osmosis pretreatment with Mekorot, Israel’s water company
  • Tests from leading water companies (including Veolia) confirm high flux of our membranes
  • Term sheet from leading European strategic partner


  • 2014 Best Start-Up, Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy
  • 2013 Founders Prof. Raphael Semiat and Prof. Moris Eisen, awarded the prestigious Innovative Applied Engineering Research prize by the Board of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

In the Media

Background & Market

Membrane filtration plays a key role in meeting water treatment needs. Products that can reduce capital and operating costs, and footprints, will bring about even wider implementation of membrane solutions in the market.

The Company is entering a market that is poised for significant growth.  The global membrane wastewater treatment technology market is estimated to reach $12 billion by 2020 with annual growth of 10.2%.* Membrane sales will be driven by depleting water supplies and increasing demand for water globally (Freedonia Group).

*Frost Perspectives, June 2016. Augmentation of Membrane Filtration Technology Market. 

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