Carbon Block Technology acquires microbiological purification solutions

Dec. 29, 2015

The acquisition adds microbiological contamination solutions to Carbon’s portfolio of drinking water filtration products.

LAS VEGAS — Dec. 23, 2015 — Carbon Block Technology has acquired Nanomesh water filtration formerly held by Seldon Technologies, according to a press release. The acquisition adds microbiological contamination solutions to Carbon’s portfolio of drinking water filtration products.

"With our acquisition of Nanomesh technology, we add powerful microbiological purification without the need for external power or chemical additives, making it the perfect solution to growing consumer concerns about bacterial and viral contamination in drinking water," Carbon President Zachary Rice said in the release.

Founded in 2002, Vermont-based Seldon Technologies focused on the development of a next-generation water filtration medium. This includes Nanomesh, an inorganic nanostructured two-dimensional material similar to graphene that was discovered in 2003 at at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, stated the release. Its single sheet of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) features a a honeycomb structure and corrugates into a regular mesh during a high-temperature exposure of the clean rhodium to borazine. Its 3-nanometer (nm) unit cell pores have close contact between the BN and rhodium, and wires are lifted by about 0.1 nm.

"Seldon Technologies pioneered a tremendous technological advancement in water filtration, developing an elegant solution to one of the water treatment industry’s increasingly prevalent concerns," said Dr. Andrew Fenwick, Carbon’s vice president of technical services, in the release.

Since 1970, Carbon has manufactured and distributed drinking water systems and compressed solid carbon block filters from its Las Vegas headquarters, reported the release. The privately held company’s existing products options include treatment for aesthetic contaminants, health contaminant and emerging compounds.

Carbon is a member of the Water Quality Association, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

You can find the entire release here.

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