MemTech

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
  • Maura Rosenfeld, VP Business Development: Over 20 years’ business experience
  • Gilad Lando, Ph.D., CTO: Experienced developer of novel polymer systems and advanced membrane units
  • Dikla Zadaka-Amir, Ph.D., 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

Advisors

  • Andy Shipway, Ph.D., 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

Status

Stage: Revenue
Founded: 2010
Investors: The Trendlines Group, private investors

Achievements

  • Commercial pilots for reverse osmosis pretreatment with Mekorot, Israeli water company (also an investor)
  • Tests from leading water companies (including Veolia) confirm high flux of our membranes
  • Term sheet from leading European strategic partner
  • Awards:
    • 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

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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. Global demand for membranes is projected to increase 9% annually to over $19 billion in 2015, with ultrafiltration membranes increasing 15% annually to reach $5.8 billion. Membrane sales will be driven by depleting water supplies and increasing demand for water globally (Freedonia Group).

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Contact

Moshe Kelner, CEO
+972.54.540.0788
info@memtech-water.com
www.memtech-water.com

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