Member - OxyMem

Solving OPEX intensive Wastewater treatment, facilitating rapid scalability of legacy infrastructure with Drop-in MABR

Type Company
Founder 2013
Company Size 63
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Wayne Byrne, Prof. Eoin Casey, Dr. Eoin Syron
Headquarters Moydrum Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
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OxyMem

About

OxyMem solves energy intensive wastewater treatment with an innovative ‘Drop in’ solution for wastewater aeration, the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR). OxyMem MABR complements existing treatment systems and delivers up to 50% additional biological capacity in an existing aeration or alternatively enables you to replace a legacy system. Conventional wastewater treatment consumes 2-3% of a nation’s electricity production. This is due a 100 years reliance on bubble diffusion for conventional treatment plants which will typically suffer energy losses of 65-70% in the process because of the oxygen transfer limitations in the process. OxyMem does not have any such limitations. OxyMem uses hollow fibre gas permeable membranes to support a fixed film ecosystem for the biology which allows for direct delivery of oxygen to the micro-organisms. OxyMem can achieve 95% oxygen transfer rates which results in superior energy performance (75% saving), lower sludge production (50% less sludge), along with impressive process resilience.
Headquarters Moydrum Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from OxyMem

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.