Gallery MicroPoP  1
Gallery MicroPoP  1
October 2020
Headquarters West Vancouver, BC V7S 3C6, Canada

MicroPoP - MicroPoP converts a common waste (waste activated sludge) into food for microbes, allowing resource recovery, beneficial use and elimination on site.

The increasing amount of waste is currently a crucial challenge to address in cities planning for achieving climate action goals.

The MicroPoP technology focusses on the common and costly waste to dispose of from microbial waste water treatment processing called WAS (waste activated sludge), which is excess waste bacteria to be disposed of. MicroPoP simply lyses (or pops) 100% of the bacteria in the WAS, better than competitors, thereby making an easy food source for the bacteria back in the aerobic or anaerobic treatment system. The digester or waste treatment system bacteria can easily and quickly eat this new food eliminating the waste in a beneficial manner. MicroPoP can be applied beneficially from both an economic and environmental standpoint at almost every industrial facility that uses microbial wastewater treatment processes and that produces WAS. The savings that can be achieved over what is done today can be re-applied to other social purposes.

Key features

  • MicroPoP simply lyses (or pops) 100% of the bacteria in the waste activated sludge
  • Enables savings of 90% of polymer use


  • MicroPoP has a 1.5 to 2 year payback
  • provides 3X plant throughput capacity, and is one tenth cost of equivalent

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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North america

United States, Canada,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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