August 21, 2017 – Our 3rd annual technical symposium was a huge success! There we announced that performance validation testing of our AOS system in collaboration with a major engineering firm on industry-provided water samples from a poultry farm, a dairy farm, and a major west coast municipality showed it beat the “best in industry” performance metrics on both disinfection and energy use.
|AOS used in commercial validation trials|
We gave symposium attendees, which included stakeholders, industry experts, government representatives, and renowned academics, a glimpse of AOS scale-up design options to manage higher flow rates for a wide range of potential industrial and municipal customers. These design options include compact AOS reactors in their current physical configuration in an array (below, top), as well as fluid bed designs for low-footprint, low-pressure processing (below, bottom). With these preliminary designs and proper funding in place, we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get down to the practical engineering work required to produce client-ready buildable “beta” designs.
The symposium also showcased the AOS’ efficient removal of some difficult-to-treat micro pollutants, compelling evidence of complete virus elimination, and three independent academic studies that help explain why the AOS achieves such astounding oxidation rates. We were also pleased to report promising results for the removal of BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) concurrent with high-level disinfection, a remarkable and rare value proposition for water treatment systems. More than 30 scientists, collaborators, and students were a part of these studies, all of which were funded by provincial or federal Canadian or US grants.
|AOS 500 gpm array of canisters design|
|AOS fluid bed design for batch processing|
|AOS Mini (solar-powered)|
In keeping with BioLargo’s mission to “Make Life Better”, BioLargo’s team of talented engineers debuted and demonstrated a solar-powered AOS prototype. With some development, the AOS Mini has the potential to inexpensively provide clean water in extremely water-scarce or disaster-prone areas. The ability to use a small solar array to power a water filter of this caliber highlights the flexible design and ultra low power requirements of the AOS, and was commented as “incredible” by conference attendees.
The company’s Chief Science Officer, Kenneth R. Code pointed out, “With continued validation from academics and leading water engineers in North America that our science is now proven effective and that it can offer a low-cost alternative to incumbent technologies. Data continues to point to the AOS as a best in class water treatment solution. We are poised to advance our system with engineering for commercial on-site trials.”
Dennis P. Calvert, BioLargo’s President & CEO commented, “We are also thankful for our shareholders that consistently support our mission to Make Life Better and deliver value to our stakeholders. Our exceptional team continues to break records and set new high standards. Our future is bright as we continually advance and refine all of our sustainable solutions for clean water, clean air and advanced wound care”.
|Attendees at Agri-Food Discovery Place- our research facility|
About BioLargo, Inc.
BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) is a sustainable science and technology company that makes life better by delivering award-winning products for clean water, clean air and advanced wound care. More information can be found about the company and its subsidiaries at www.BioLargo.com. Its subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. (www.BioLargoWater.com) showcases its emerging technology, the Advanced Oxidation System “AOS”, an award-winning product, having been awarded more than 35 research grants and counting, specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminants in water in a fraction of the time and cost of current technologies. BioLargo's subsidiary Odor-No-More Inc., features sustainable odor elimination products including its CupriDyne Clean (www.CupriDyne.com) Industrial Odor Eliminator, a product currently serving the leading solid waste handling and wastewater treatment companies as well as any industry that must contend with malodors, VOC’s or similar air quality related problems. Its personal care products are finding adoption through white labeling or early market entry in the pet, equine, military supply and consumer markets, and include the Nature's Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands (www.OdorNoMore.com). BioLargo's subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc. (www.ClyraMedical.com) focuses on advanced wound care management featuring effective and gentle solutions for chronic infected wounds and other uses to promote infection control. BioLargo also owns a 50% interest in the Isan System, a fully automated iodine dosing system being commercialized under a license to Clarion Water, Inc.
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