Clean Water For All


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Using low cost nanotechnology, CCT has developed passive water purification technology that can purify a contaminated river into certifiable clean drinking water affordable to the majority of the world's population.

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  • Presentations: 5,8, 12 Key Points: New technology coming from University of Oregon and the University of New Mexico Leveraging several advances in nano-technology applied to the problem of providing clean water, cheaply
  • Clean Water For All

    1. 1. CLEAN WATER FOR ALL Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc. New nano-coating technology. A breakthrough in low cost clean water. Contact: Lisa M. Farmen, PE Tel: 503-544-2330 Email: [email_address] Contact: James M. Harris, Ph.D. Tel: 650-575-2651 Email: [email_address] Crystal Clear Technologies Crystal Clear Technologies
    2. 2. CCT Company Overview <ul><li>NSF SBIR P1 & P2 Grant - 2005 & 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>California Clean Tech Open Winner </li></ul><ul><li>-WATER </li></ul><ul><li>ONAMI GAP Funding Winner </li></ul><ul><li>Lab-2-Market Winner </li></ul><ul><li>CRADA with U of O & NRL </li></ul>Crystal Clear Technologies
    3. 3. CCT Technology Roadmap <ul><li>Vision : low cost purification for drinking water one person/one year/$1 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology : Nano Technology/ Clean Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities : - Effective for all classes of contaminants - Passive technology </li></ul><ul><li>First step : </li></ul><ul><li>Inorganics - Ligand nano-coating technology for low cost metal adsorption & recycling. </li></ul>Crystal Clear Technologies
    4. 4. The Problem <ul><li>Strained resources </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing regulation </li></ul>Supply Demand Waste Return
    5. 5. Water Treatment Overview Public Water System Contaminant: Lead (Pb) Contaminants: Metals – Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Uranium, Selenium, Organics, MTBE, Perchlorate CCT Metal Removal CCT Contaminant Removal Solutions Outdoor CCT Purifier
    6. 6. Introducing NMX TM Filter Media Technology Features and Benefits ● Removal & recycle of heavy metals to meet drinking water standards ● High adsorbent capacity ● In-place regeneration capability up to 7 times to dramatically enhance capacity and reduce cost. ● Ability to “functionalize” other substrates to enable metal removal. ● Recover & recycle or non-hazardous disposal as solid waste. Applications ● Home Point of Use or Point of Entry ● Distributed Purification Systems ● Industrial - recycle process water ● Municipal water treatment ● Media specific applications Capacity: ≥ 8 times conventional media.
    7. 7. Crystal Clear NMX TM Technology <ul><li>Low cost substrate </li></ul><ul><li>NMX TM nano-coating (patent pending) </li></ul><ul><li>Remove targeted contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration capability </li></ul><ul><li>No waste stream </li></ul>Se Pb As Hg Cu U Pb As Se Hg Cu As Cu Water Flow Regeneration Flow H H O H H O H H O H H O Crystal Clear Technologies
    8. 8. Crystal Clear’s NMX TM Technology <ul><li>Low cost substrate </li></ul><ul><li>NMX TM nano-coating (patent pending) </li></ul><ul><li>Remove targeted contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration capability </li></ul><ul><li>No waste stream </li></ul>Result Low cost, high capacity, application specific filter media Low Cost Substrate Se Pb As Hg Cu U Pb As Se Hg Cu As Cu
    9. 9. Crystal Clear Technologies
    10. 10. Capacity Comparisons Today
    11. 11. Capacity Comparisons Today
    12. 12. The Water Treatment Opportunity Source: Goldman Sachs, The Freedonia Group <ul><li>Market Growth > $2B/Year </li></ul><ul><li>Market Drivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scarcity of clean water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of clean water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation </li></ul></ul>Filtration Chemical Technology 2005 Global Water Treatment and Distribution: $365B Treatment Products: $32B Industrial Municipal Residential/Commercial Markets Crystal Clear Technologies
    13. 13. Treatment Product Solutions Inorganic Chemicals <ul><li>Antimony </li></ul><ul><li>Arsenic </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos </li></ul><ul><li>Barium </li></ul><ul><li>Beryllium </li></ul><ul><li>Cadmium </li></ul><ul><li>Chromium </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Cyanide </li></ul><ul><li>Fluoride </li></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrate </li></ul><ul><li>Selenium </li></ul><ul><li>Thallium </li></ul>Cost Source: “Water Sector Primer”, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research, June 15, 2005, p.36, CCT estimates <ul><li>Reaction time </li></ul><ul><li>Process control requirement </li></ul>$0.80 Flocculation <ul><li>Energy intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Water waste </li></ul>$0.58 Reverse Osmosis <ul><li>Conventional Adsorbents </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Contaminants </li></ul>$0.15 - $0.75 $0.03 - $0.15 Adsorbents <ul><li>Hazardous waste </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul>$1.03 Ion Exchange <ul><li>Removes healthy components </li></ul><ul><li>Energy intensive </li></ul>$2.30 Distillation Issues Cost ($/1,000 gallons) Method Crystal Clear Technologies
    14. 14. CCT Technology Differentiation <ul><li>Clean Technology </li></ul><ul><li>High capacity capability </li></ul><ul><li>Selective for a class of contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Passes TCLP test </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerable (in-situ recharge) </li></ul><ul><li>No waste stream generated </li></ul><ul><li>Reclamation of the metal </li></ul>
    15. 15. Core Intellectual Property <ul><li>Regeneration of conventional adsorbents using proprietary bi-functional ligands. </li></ul><ul><li>Mono- & bi-functional ligands for inorganic [now], organic [next] & pharmaceutical [next+] removal. </li></ul><ul><li>Water purification utilizing filtration with bi-functional ligands in combination with UV assisted pathogen deactivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary processes for mono-ligand preparation and application to enhance the performance of conventional adsorbents. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Product Strategy <ul><li>Proprietary Ligands </li></ul><ul><li>Media Recharge </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Removal & </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Purification™ </li></ul><ul><li>Designer Substrates </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Ligands </li></ul>Chemistry Purification Systems Services Development Timeline Conventional Media High Performance Adsorption Low Cost Substrate Se Pb As Hg Cu U Pb As Se Hg Cu As Cu
    17. 17. IWPS In-Line Filters Active Water Purification Efforts CCT & Cascade Design Develop an in-line filter with increased chemical and NBC-agent removal capability for integration in the Marine Corps (ILBE) and Army (MOLLE) hydration systems. Objective MIOX, Crystal Clear Technologies Partners Army PEO Soldier/MARCORSYSCOM Funding Agency Phase III SBIR Subcontract Type IWPS Block #2 Filter Project
    18. 18. CCT & Cascade Design Purifier for a Squad Develop a prototype squad-level water purification device utilizing micro-filtration, adsorption, and UV technologies. Objective Crystal Clear Technologies Prime National Science Foundation Funding Agency Phase II SBIR Subcontract Type Distributed Operations Purifier System Project
    19. 19. NMX TM Gets the Lead Out 1 Pound of Lead - recoverable Water for about 80 homes for 1 year Water for about 80 homes for 1 year 12 MG of Simply Clear Water TM 12 Million Gallons (MG) @ 10 ppb Lead Crystal Clear Technologies 50 pounds NMX TM Media
    20. 20. Go to Market Opportunities Value Chain Technology System Suppliers Crystal Clear Technologies NMX TM Media Personal Home/Village Industrial Media Suppliers System Integrators Channel/Operators Municipal
    21. 21. Status <ul><li>Global Filter Mfg. - in discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Clorox/Brita - joint testing underway </li></ul><ul><li>Cascade Designs, Inc. Metal Removal field trials - testing 2Q’07 </li></ul><ul><li>Transportable purifier for military- designing </li></ul><ul><li>China Global Water Affairs - preliminary discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Dow Chemical - meeting at R&D center -March </li></ul><ul><li>Naval Research Laboratory - designing new substrate </li></ul><ul><li>PATH - sharing product & market data </li></ul><ul><li>Sandia National Labs - will test dual filter </li></ul><ul><li>Siemens Water Technologies - meeting at R&D center -March </li></ul>
    22. 22. The Crystal Clear Opportunity <ul><li>Protected intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Unique, proprietary technology </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced team </li></ul><ul><li>Strong global market need </li></ul><ul><li>Right time. Right approach. Right team. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Company Overview Additional slides New nano-coating technology. A breakthrough in clean water. Crystal Clear Technologies
    24. 24. Everyone should care about lead Source: “Low Level Environmental Lead Exposure and Children’s Intellectual Function”; Environmental Health Perspectives, 113, #7, July 2005. The Impact of Lead on our children
    25. 25. Why Arsenic? <ul><li>Two Motivations: </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of specific chelators optimized for As(III) coordination geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of supramolecular main-group chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Found in association with Cu, Pb, Au Ore mining and refining; semiconductors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticides, agents of war, pharmaceuticals, CCA-treated lumber, minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-5 mg/day weeks-months—peripheral neuropathy, anemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>>400ppb 3-7 years—hyperpigmentation, hyperkeratosis, leading to lesions and cancer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>>10ppb 30-40 years—skin cancer </li></ul></ul></ul>Lane County
    26. 26. Arsenic in Drinking Water <ul><li>EPA imposed a new drinking water standard on Jan. 1, 2006, from 50 ppb to 10 ppb As . </li></ul>Most arsenic contamination of drinking water is natural, due to local geology and mining.
    27. 27. “ Nanocoated Materials” for Metal Removal <ul><li>TiO 2 granules (Metsorb ® ) are marketed for use in heavy metal adsorption. </li></ul><ul><li>Addition of a bifunctional ligand layer to metal-coated TiO 2 exposes a fresh metal binding surface which increases the capacity of the material for toxic metal adsorption. </li></ul>