Aqwise is Israel's Fastest Growing Technology Company


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Aqwise is a world leader in the development and implementation of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions for the Industrial and Municipal markets. Aqwise's proprietary AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) family of solutions significantly increases the capacity and efficiency of existing wastewater treatment plants, while offering compact and scalable deployments of new plants. The company offers a wide range of services, from process design through full turn-key project management. Aqwise's solutions have been successfully installed in dozens of municipal and industrial plants around the world, serving a variety of industries including Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and more. Aqwise is headquartered in Israel and has regional offices in Latin America, as well as commercial representation in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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  • סדר העניינים : אגן חביב ורגיל מערכת אוורור מיושנת מחליפים לדיפיוזרים ( או משתמשים בקיימים ) מתקינים מחיצות או אלמנט ורטיקלי אחר שיוצר אפקט airlift נוצר משטר זרימה עולה / יורד לוקחים חלקיקים מתאימים ( צפים , פורוזיבים ) ממלאים באיזורי הזרימה היורדת הם מרחפים " הפוך " ביומסה גדלה על החלקיק במצב יציב ולאורך זמן – עודף הביומסה הוא החלקיק שנשחקים או נופלים מעל פני החלקיק רק הבוצה העודפת הזאת מגיעה למשקע לפיכך זרם RAS אינו נחוץ בתפעול שוטף
  • Aqwise is Israel's Fastest Growing Technology Company

    1. 1. Extending Nature’s Capacity Advanced Wastewater Treatment Solutions November 2009
    2. 2. Wastewater Treatment Industry – Main Trends Environmental awareness Regulation (Nutrients & odors) Energy costs Sludge disposal costs Chemicals costs Fresh water price Fresh water availability Available land for wastewater treatment plants Infrastructure quality (aging)
    3. 3. Existing Solutions for Wastewater Treatment Extensive Intensive Simple to operate Resistant to shock loads (Industrial wastes) Small footprint Lower quality effluent Operational problems (odors, clogging) Good treatment capabilities More space required More complex to operate Less Resistant to shocks Oxidation Ponds Low O&M cost Simple to operate Lower quality effluent Operational problems (odors, vectors) Real Estate Attached Growth Suspended Growth
    4. 4. <ul><li>Advanced Biomass Carriers – Increased effective surface area </li></ul><ul><li>Unique aeration design (airlift double role) </li></ul><ul><li>Software simulation based design </li></ul><ul><li>Patented Process </li></ul><ul><li>Various configurations (MBBR, IFAS, etc) </li></ul>The Unique AGAR ® Technology AGAR® - Attached Growth Airlift Reactor
    5. 5. Innovation that works: Aqwise Biomass Carriers <ul><li>Material: HDPE (virgin or recycled) </li></ul><ul><li>Size: 12 mm </li></ul><ul><li>Surface area (effective): 650 m²/m³ of carriers </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry: Highly open external surface </li></ul>
    6. 6. Versatile AGAR® Configurations MBBR MBBR: Moving Bed Bio-Reactor IFAS IFAS: Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge
    7. 7. Versatile AGAR® Configurations FFAST™ MBBR-BNR FFAST™: Fixed Film Activated Sludge Treatment BNR: Biological Nutrient Removal
    8. 8. Compact Unit – Package Plant <ul><li>Full containerized solution (with and without nitrogen removal) </li></ul>Filtration, disinfection and dewatering as an option Flow, (m 3 /day) Effluent Quality – BOD/TSS/TN (mg/l) 50 20/30 10/10/15 100 20/30 10/10/15
    9. 9. The AGAR® Advantage     
    10. 10. Municipal Solutions Municipal WWTPs New Plants Upgraded Plants Small Footprint Future Expansion Expansion for bigger flows Retrofit for better quality
    11. 11. Industrial Segments Industrial WWTPs Pulp and Paper Food and Beverage Oil and Gas - Petrochemical, Biofuel refineries Pharmaceutical Aquaculture High loads waste streams treatment Small plants Pre-treatment ZLD
    12. 12. A Proven Track Record of Success <ul><li>Dozens of installations worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industrial: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food & Beverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulp & Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil & Gas </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Monclova WWTP (58,000 m3/d) – Mexico, 2006 AGAR® Solution IFAS Configuration
    14. 14. Aqwise Compact Sludge Dewatering Solution <ul><ul><li>Plug and Play - fully automatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple to install </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepackaged, skid-mounted or containerized, assembled in site within hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight & small foot print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No civil, mechanical, electrical or process engineering is required; all included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technology is in patent pending status </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Research & Development <ul><li>R&D Center in an active WWTP </li></ul><ul><li>Development of new applications </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Drinking Water Treatment solutions </li></ul><ul><li>4 new Patent Applications in 2008-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving Eureka funding (2008) </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Founded in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Solid financial backing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elron (Nasdaq: ELRN): one of Israel’s largest Hi-Tech holding groups, a member of IDB group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AHMSA - largest steel integrator in Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICV - Israel Cleantech Ventures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Headquarters and R&D facilities in Israel, subsidiary in Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering, Hydraulics, Chemistry, process, Microbiology </li></ul></ul>Company Profile
    17. 17. <ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul>
    18. 18. CASE STUDY – Marines Municipal WWTP Spain, 2007 IFAS Configuration (380 m 3 /d)
    19. 19. <ul><li>Upgrade of plant capacity (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade of quality (Nitrogen and Phosphorous removal) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal down time – upgrade completed in 5 days (!) </li></ul>CASE STUDY – Marines Municipal WWTP Spain, 2007 IFAS Configuration (380 m 3 /d) Actual Value (Avg.) Requirement Parameter 5.7 < 20 BOD 5 6.0 < 25 TSS 7.6 < 15 TN 0.9 < 10 NH 4 -N 0.8 < 5 TP 21.0 - COD 3.4 - NO 3 -N
    20. 20. <ul><li>” The AGAR® system by Aqwise was deployed </li></ul><ul><li>in just five days. It immediately reached desired </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen and Phosphorus biological removal levels” </li></ul><ul><li>” Aqwise’s solution stabilized the effluent quality </li></ul><ul><li>below EU requirements, despite food industry </li></ul><ul><li>discharge peaks and 20% flow over design” </li></ul><ul><li>Ignacio Bernacer and Francisco Martinez </li></ul><ul><li>Government Municipal WWTPs </li></ul><ul><li>Marines Area Responsible, Valencia, Spain   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>CASE STUDY – Marines Municipal WWTP Spain, 2007 IFAS Configuration (380 m 3 /d)
    21. 21. CASE STUDY - Europaper Italy, 2005 MBBR-RBC Configuration (2,000 m 3 /d)
    22. 22. <ul><li>Client : Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (branch - Foxy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Production : Tissue </li></ul><ul><li>Feedstock : Recycled paper </li></ul><ul><li>Wastewater flow: 2,000 m 3 /d </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges : Changes in production processes increased organic load and reduced RBC performance </li></ul><ul><li>Effluent requirement : 60% COD removal </li></ul><ul><li>Design : DAF-MBBR-RBC </li></ul><ul><li>Results : Process was stabilized and quality improved to meet requirements </li></ul>CASE STUDY - Europaper Italy, 2005 MBBR-RBC Configuration (2,000 m 3 /d)
    23. 23. Tissue production Fiber source: Secondary fibers Q = 2,000 m 3 /d HRT = 4.3 h CASE STUDY - Europaper Italy, 2005 MBBR-MBR Configuration (2,000 m 3 /d) Value 1,450 COD in [mg/l] 100 COD out [mg/l]
    24. 24. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Winner of Israel Technology Fast50 2009 and EMEA Technology Fast500. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first water technology company ever to win. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finalist of Europe’s Red Herring 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Guardian’s Global Cleantech 100 </li></ul>Brand Recognition
    26. 26. Various Business Models
    27. 27. <ul><li>New Wastewater processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DANA ( Dynamic Anaerobic Aerobic Solution) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Targeting industrial markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal footprint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-effective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking Water Denitrification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-effective biological solution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with National Water Company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iron bio-filtration </li></ul></ul>Research & Development - Highlights
    28. 28. Research & Development – DANA <ul><li>DANA (Dynamic Anaerobic Aerobic System) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with a Dutch company (WESTT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Anaerobic technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Equity funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 patent applications expected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique offering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gradual launch during 2010-11 </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Target Markets – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly industrial segments (high organic loads) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will be applicable also for municipal applications in some countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two parallel on-site industry pilots planned </li></ul>Research & Development – DANA
    30. 30. <ul><li>SBBR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of SBR plants installed around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target Market: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small to medium flows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both Municipal and Industrial applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers: Implementation of TMDL to small flows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch during 2010 </li></ul></ul>Research & Development – SBBR
    31. 31. <ul><li>MBCR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market: Suitable for small footprint & medium TSS requirements applications (mainly industrial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective (no clarifier) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplicity of operation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patent application submitted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launch during H1 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul>Research & Development – MBCR
    32. 32. <ul><li>Accessibility to completely new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water Denitrification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global water scarcity – Nitrate contaminated wells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-effective biological solution (CAPEX, OPEX) vs. ED/RO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with Israeli National Water Company (funding and Beta trials) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch during 2010 </li></ul></ul>Research & Development – Drinking Water
    33. 33. <ul><li>Drinking Water Iron Removal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A major problem in many countries (color, odor & taste) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in CAPEX and OPEX (energy savings, chemicals savings, increase in filtration life cycle between backwashes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with a leading filtration company – Amiad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch during 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Removal of other elements (e.g. Perchlorates, Sulphides) </li></ul>Research & Development – Drinking Water