22 Apr '11, 5pm

Seven cleantech companies Silicon Valley just learned about

Aquavive Technologies has developed nanoscale encapsulants that it says trap and remove suspended and dissolved solids in water larger than 15 Angstroms in a simple mixing process. In other words, it claims to have developed a vastly more effective flocculent than currently available. The company says pilot tests show it can remove pollutants, including bacteria, for much less energy than other approaches. And because it can remove dissolved salts from water, its same technology promises desalination at 30 percent the energy costs of today, without the performance limitations (like fouling) inherent in membrane-based reverse osmosis. The company persuasively fielded hard questions from skeptical investors. Awesense Wireless has developed a sensor system to help power utilities improve their transmission grid efficiency and reduce theft. Unlike other grid sensor networks, t...

Full article: http://www.cleantechblog.com/2011/04/seven-cleantech-comp...

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