Microvi Featured in Global Water Intelligence (GWI) Article


Feb. 23, 2017 – Microvi’s nutrient removal technology, which uses a revolutionary biological process, was featured in a recent issue of Global Water Intelligence magazine.

The article, entitled “Is New Nitrogen Removal Tech Just Hot Air?”, examined different nitrogen treatment technologies. It appeared in the December 2016 issue of the magazine, which is available by subscription or on a trial basis.

Microvi’s technologies, based on its proprietary MicroNiche Engineering platform, can remove nitrate, perchlorate, dioxane, phosphorus, ammonia, and many other nutrients in water. The company recently unveiled a commercially-scaled treatment installation using the world’s most advanced nitrate removal technology, DenitroviTM, at Sunny Slope Water Company in Pasadena, Calif.

The article:

• Distinguishes Microvi’s technologies from encapsulation technologies, which only seek to retain organisms.

• Explains how Microvi’s MicroNiche Engineering platform tailors the micro-environment to the most effective organisms that remove pollutants.

• Discusses how Microvi’s technologies works by introducing and maintaining a high density of the most effective organisms responsible for the degradation of many pollutants in water and wastewater.

It also includes comments from Microvi CEO Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, who elaborated on what differentiates Microvi’s treatment technologies. “We bring a population of the single most effective organism for removal of pollutants,” she told GWI.

The entire article is available at Global Water Intelligence’s site (subscription only).

About Microvi
Microvi is a leading green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that develops next-generation bioconversion technologies in the water, wastewater and bio-based chemical industries. Microvi’s approach has been demonstrated in a wide range of applications, including at large scale, to enable smaller footprints, increased productivity and disruptive economics compared to current methods. Microvi has formed partnerships around the world with public and private firms, academic institutions and municipal agencies. For more information, please visit www.microvi.com.


Media Contact:
Kevin Kidder, Director of Communications & Marketing, Microvi Biotechnologies