Clean TeQ Acquires Encapsulated Bacteria Lens Technology
23 October 2018
Clean TeQ expanded its water technology platform with the acquisition of an encapsulated bacteria technology from LentiKats, comprising technology licences and a production plant for the manufacture of encapsulated bacteria BIOCLENS®.
The LentiKats technology is focused on encapsulated bacteria, which is useful in water treatment applications given the bacteria’s ability to break down and remove over 90% of harmful nitrates and ammonia from waste water. Through the application of the LentiKats technology, the bacterial organisms are coated in a PVA-gel, providing protection against other chemicals in the water stream which would otherwise harm the bacteria.
BIOCLENS® lenses are an important and high potential reagent used in Clean TeQ’s existing proprietary water purification processes. The acquisition of the LentiKats technology will enable Clean TeQ to produce BIOCLENS® lenses in-house, removing the reliance on using a third-party supplier and improving reliability, quality control and reducing cost. Internal production will also deliver improved efficiency by further customizing the product for different uses.
Clean TeQ is setting up a production facility for BIOCLENS® lenses in China for applications in its growing pipeline of global projects.