Volume 90 Issue 51 | pp. 18-19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 17, 2012

Canadian Center Spins Off Company

Department: Business
Keywords: green chemistry, reverse osmosis
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GreenCentre scientist Preston Chase at his fume hood.
Credit: GreenCentre Canada
This is a photo of GreenCentre scientist Preston Chase at his fumehood.
 
GreenCentre scientist Preston Chase at his fume hood.
Credit: GreenCentre Canada

GreenCentre Canada, a government-backed green chemistry development lab in Ontario, has founded a water desalination company, Forward Water Technologies, which is based on a “switchable salt” invented at Queen’s University by chemist Philip Jessop. The firm’s technology uses a concentrated salt solution to draw water across a membrane without using heat or energy. The salt can then be switched off, removed, and collected for reuse. An earlier spin-off, Switchable Solutions, markets a green solvent also discovered by Jessop.

 
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