Microvi Nitrate Removal Technology Highly Effective, Independent Demonstration Shows

Microvi’s transformative water treatment solutions have once again been proven effective and highly efficient in removing nitrate from groundwater, an Arizona demonstration project shows. 

Microvi’s Denitrovi™ technology was successful in treating groundwater for the city of Avondale, Ariz. that had levels of nitrate ranging from 6.6 to 14.7 mg/L. Microvi’s solution, which is built on the company’s MicroNiche Engineering™ platform, reduced nitrate levels in well water to acceptable levels in three phases of testing. The demonstration lasted seven months. 

“We are excited that independent demonstrations continue to show that our innovative water solutions are effective, efficient and affordable,” said Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO of Microvi. “NCS Engineers did an outstanding job throughout this technically rigorous project.” 

The project was conducted by NCS Engineers and funded by the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the City of Avondale (Project #04578). It compared the performance of the Microvi technology with two different ion exchange technologies.

“This project has shown that Microvi’s technology is very effective in the way we treat nitrate in ground water,” said Ramesh Narasimhan, president of NCS Engineers. 

The successful results follow Microvi’s conditional acceptance by the state of California for use of its Denitrovi technology to treat drinking water late last year. The acceptance is considered a gold-standard in the drinking water industry. 

Microvi also has other projects in operation treating nitrate-contaminated water around the world, including commercial projects in Australia and California. 

About Microvi
Microvi is a green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that delivers next-generation biotechnologies for the water, wastewater and renewable chemical industries. Microvi offers commercial technologies around the world to reduce waste, increase productivity and provide disruptive economics across the value chain. Learn more at www.microvi.com.

About NCS Engineers
NCS is an experienced water and wastewater engineering consulting firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Baltimore, Maryland. They provide a wide range of civil, water, wastewater, environmental, stormwater, grant administration, financial assistance and research-related services to public agencies and private sector clients throughout the United States and Canada.



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