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Aquaporin Inside® CLEAR reduces energy use by 30% in municipal wastewater treatment

17. April 2024

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Aquaporin works to preserve the Earth’s most valuable resource – water – by combining advanced bioengineering, open innovation, and natural aquaporins, nature's own water purifiers, which they embed into water purification membranes and solutions.

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Increasing efficiency and quality in municipal wastewater recycling.

Reducing the energy consumption of a reverse osmosis operation while maintaining the permeate quality is a delicate balancing act. Municipal wastewater treatment plants often use conventional anti-fouling brackish water membranes to improve operational stability. However, these membranes have high rejection rates and are not energy efficient.


Aquaporin’s solution is the Aquaporin Inside® CLEAR series. Utilizing biomimicry, advanced membrane chemistry and smart element design, Aquaporin Inside® CLEAR membranes bring energy efficiency, stable operation and high permeate quality to municipal reverse osmosis wastewater recycling.


Lower pressure reduces energy use by 30%. A 30% reduction in energy consumption results in important potential benefits for companies and local authorities running municipal wastewater recycling operations. At a 100,000 cubic meters a day wastewater treatment plant, Aquaporin Inside® CLEAR Plus BWRO membranes could deliver savings of more than 4,000,000 kWh per year compared to conventional membranes, while still ensuring high permeate quality.

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Aquaporin Inside® CLEAR reduces energy use by 30% in municipal wastewater treatment