Issue Date: December 17, 2012
Canadian Center Spins Off Company
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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