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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Startup company IX Power Clean Water Inc. has received nearly $1 million from angel investors to begin marketing a new water treatment system for handling produced water from oil and gas operations, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
The “OrganiClear” system incorporates a new process created at Los Alamos National Laboratory to remove dangerous carcinogenic organic hydrocarbon compounds from produced water.
According to IX Power, the technology can reduce costs by 20 to 80%, depending on the location and needs of oil and gas operators.
The system relies on a three-step process involving a zeolite filter and two bio-reactors, which contain specialized microorganisms that consume organic compounds in the water.
IX Power plans to deploy its first pilot units at oil and gas fields in the Middle East, West Africa and the U.S. Southwest.
“We’ll set up a manufacturing facility in New Mexico,” said President and CEO John “Grizz” Deal. “Our intent is to build the units here and sell them all over the world.”