Microvi Completes Shipment of Australia's First Biological Drinking Water Systems

Two aboriginal communities are the first in Australia that will get clean drinking water thanks to Microvi’s transformative water solutions.

The two projects are the first biologically-based water treatment solutions to be used in Australia and use Microvi’s nitrate removal technology.

Each system provides 70 gallons of clean drinking water per minute to an area where only well water saturated with naturally-occurring nitrates was available before. Microvi’s solution not only purifies the water and removes 75 mg/L of nitrates, but it does so without producing any secondary wastes, an industry first.

“These projects demonstrate the vast potential of Microvi’s technologies for communities across the globe. We have shown that our biotechnology solutions are efficient, effective and economical, and we look forward to deploying more systems in the future,” said Ali Dorri, VP of Business Development & Strategy.

Microvi’s nitrate technology degrades nitrate in water to nitrogen gas, a harmless byproduct, safely and efficiently using an advanced proprietary biocatalyst that houses billions of natural nitrate-degrading microbes in a reactor.

The technology has hundreds of potential applications, from reducing nitrate pollution in rivers and groundwater, to reducing the risk of disease, to reducing eutrophication of rivers, which can cause fish kills.

These first two projects are in remote areas of Australia, demonstrating the technology’s adaptability and mobility.

The installations follow on the heels of Microvi’s certification by the Australian government as the first provider of commercial drinking water solutions that employ biotechnologies.

Microvi’s solutions are designed to overcome the problems associated with conventional systems by transforming the way the world produces clean water. Its solutions eliminate waste streams, have lower treatment times and higher removal efficiencies than conventional systems, significantly decreasing the overall costs.

Microvi’s technologies are the most economical, sustainable, and technically superior water solutions on the market today.

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.



Karin Kidder, VP of Marketing, Microvi Biotechnologies