Nestlé Waters to partner with Imagine H2O to support water innovation
Nestlé Waters North America will partner with Imagine H2O (IH2O), the water innovation accelerator, to help provide entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility needed to launch and scale water solutions. IH2O is a nonprofit organization empowering people to deploy and develop water innovation to solve water challenges.
Imagine H2O offers its partners an exclusive channel to engage with emerging water entrepreneurs whose technologies have been vetted for both commercial viability and impact. Nestlé Waters will be a part of IH2O’s “Beta Partner” program, a global network of sector leaders focused on developing and deploying early-stage water technology.
Nestlé Waters North America joins IH2O’s global network of leading organizations in the industrial, agricultural and municipal sectors committed to supporting water entrepreneurs and innovators. The network provides members with accesses to vetted startups and technologies addressing critical water issues.
IMA & Microbe Detectives partner to advance microbiological solutions
International Microbial Associates (IMA), an Illinois-based industrial microbiological consultancy, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in metagenomic services, announced a multi-year partnership that will enable the two companies to collaborate on the delivery of a superior diagnostic service involving industrial process water, and pulp and paper microbiology.
IMA is led by Founder and President Linda Robertson, who brings more than 35 years of practical problem solving experience to clients, resolving microbial slime, spoilage and odor problems in numerous industries. IMA’s consulting profile includes industrial manufacturing sites in the paper industry, waxes, pigment dispersions, oil fracking water recovery, biocide manufacturers, the US Chemical Safety Board, as well several major paper/forest products companies.
Microbe Detectives is the only water testing company dedicated to next generation DNA analysis of microbiomes in drinking, surface, process and waste water. Microbe Detectives’ metagenomics testing provides IMA with a critical new tool to quickly help clients resolve costly problems, thereby minimizing downtime, rejected product, as well as repeat occurrences.
MICRODYN-NADIR acquires U.S.-based specialty membrane company
MICRODYN-NADIR has acquired specialty membrane company TriSep Corporation. The Goleta, California-based company has profound experience and expertise in the area of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration and has built a strong reputation for successfully customizing solutions to the need of their broad customer base.
The acquisition will allow MICRODYN-NADIR to be a one-stop shop with a wide range of membrane filtration products. Customers will benefit from having one membrane supplier to meet all of their requirements. MICRODYN-NADIR is the water treatment unit of global filtration group MANN+HUMMEL.
With 50 years of experience, MICRODYN-NADIR is now well equipped to meet all the purification needs of its customers, whether removing dissolved or suspended substances. The expanded company can provide all four cornerstone filtration technologies going forward — microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
TriSep will continue operating under the leadership of Peter Knappe, TriSep’s President, as managing director of TriSep, reporting to Walter Lamparter, CEO of MICRODYN-NADIR. The acquisition increases MICRODYN-NADIR’s product offerings and its global reach into the dairy, food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets as well as municipal and industrial water/wastewater treatment.
The acquisition announcement, made during the 2016 Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans, addresses the needs of many MICRODYN-NADIR customers and prospects that require downstream purification of effluent with reverse osmosis, a specialty of TriSep.