Clean Chemistry issued new patents for water treatment technology

June 20, 2017
Patents cover family of novel oxidant chemistries for superior water processing.

Patents cover family of novel oxidant chemistries for superior water processing

BOULDER, CO – JUNE 20, 2017Clean Chemistry, a chemical technology company, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent and Trademark Office of three patents that cover formulae, synthesis methods and use of unique oxidant chemistries.

Specifically, the patents for inventions numbered 9,551,076; 9,517,955; and 9,517,956 cover the only known production processes for large scale quantities of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in easy-to-use, liquid formulations.

"Reactive oxygen species are highly reactive, short-lived forms of oxygen that react quickly with target contaminants leaving benign residuals" said Dr. Wayne Buschmann, Clean Chemistry CTO and Co-founder. "Providing ROS in a liquid concentrate is a significant market opportunity and these patents cover a range of compositions providing a platform for the next generation of oxidants and disinfectants."

Marketed under the name PeroxyMAX, one of the chemistries covered under the patents is a safe, effective solution for the treatment of fresh and produced water for hydraulic fracturing. It enables separations in recovered fluids, floating oil and dropping solids in a more efficient manner than more dangerous and corrosive alternatives on the market.

Additionally, the process' tunability allows oil and gas companies to handle a wide range of source waters and consistently meet treatment specifications. Many of the capable treatment options for clean water are inefficient when it comes to the highly contaminated waste water streams considered for reuse with hydraulic fracturing.

"These patents protect our investment in developing economic chlorine alternatives for difficult, industrial problems ," said Damon Waters, Clean Chemistry CEO and Co-founder. "Shrinking budgets in oil and gas haven't made it easy for the industry to adopt new technologies that lessen the environmental impacts of fracking. Clean Chemistry's customers have been able to achieve better water with biodegradable chemicals at a lower cost, filling an unmet need in the market."

Clean Chemistry has commercialized this ROS technology in upstream oil and gas and continues to grow that market. Clean Chemistry is also starting to engage other markets with various challenging water re-use, oxidation and disinfection problems. Clean Chemistry has an extensive portfolio of additional pending patent applications covering the breadth of the opportunity for replacing chlorine products.

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About Clean Chemistry
Founded in 2012, Clean Chemistry is a chemical technology company based in Boulder, Colorado with offices and clients around the country. Their innovative, user-friendly PeroxyMAX solution is one of a family of chemistries utilizing Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) to outperform hazardous and outdated chlorine-based solutions in upstream oil & gas, pulp & paper, cooling towers, food & beverage, medical, and other industries. Their commercial field systems are unparalleled in tunability, relying on smart chemistry to provide cleaner, safer, cost-effective water management.

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