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Scalable waste water treatment for the oil and gas industry

July 2020
Gallery MagnetoSponges 1
Gallery MagnetoSponges 1


MagnetoSponges provide an innovative solution for waste water and gas stream treatment to reduce the presence of pollutants, including hydrocarbons, organic compounds and metals

Industry accounts for almost the 30% of global water demand. Improper treatment of this water can lead to environmental and human health problems. MagnetoSponges aims to provide a competitive, environmentally sustainable and scalable waste water treatment solution. MagnetoSponges are micron-aggregates of magnetic functionalised nanoparticles between 10 and 50 nm. This gives to the technology advantages both in terms of extremely high surface area of nanomaterial (high efficiency), and in terms of easy removal of micro-material. The use of this technology enables water to be recycled directly on site; sharply reduces the amount of space needed for purification infrastructure; and is suitable for use on-site, as a turn-key service, or even in mobile water-treatment plants. This delivers clear environmental and financial benefits for industrial companies. MagnetoSponges can also be used for gas stream treatment and purification to reduce the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Label Date July 17, 2020
From Italy
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For End users that can be partners to develop pilot tests. This will help to validate the technology in different sectors and to obtain a series of successful case studies to enhance the Solution's credibility.

The environmental benefits

  • Up to 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to mainstream alternative
  • Presents opportunity to re-use water in factories without internal waste water treatment plants

The Financial benefits

  • Up to 40% cost saving for treatment on-site compared to disposing the waste through external providers
  • Up to 30% saving for gas stream treatment by reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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Captive Systems SRL

MagnetoSponges the innovative technology for wastewater and gas stream treatment based of tailored magnetic particles

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Headquarters 24121 Bergamo, Province of Bergamo, Italy
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