MANN+HUMMEL expands their Life Sciences & Environment (LS&E) pursuits with an investment in ZwitterCo, an early stage company focused on membrane solutions built to handle organic-heavy waste streams. The investment through MANN+HUMMEL Corporate Ventures boosts commercialization efforts of the up-and-coming technology for wastewater treatment.
“We are pleased to partner with MANN+HUMMEL as we bring our breakthrough zwitterionic membrane chemistry to the market,” said Alex Rappaport, ZwitterCo’s CEO.
A growing global population and increasing concern with water scarcity kindles groundbreaking ideas in membrane usage for applications such as water reuse. ZwitterCo’s innovative zwitterionic membrane chemistry offers remarkable fouling resistance, even in streams with a significant amount of oil and organic content, creating wastewater treatment opportunities that are not feasible with other membranes.
“MANN+HUMMEL is committed to being at the forefront of innovation with wastewater treatment and new membrane technology to enable membrane usage that has not been viable in the past,” said Fua Nipah, President & General Manager of MANN+HUMMEL Life Sciences & Environment. “Partnering with ZwitterCo gives us the opportunity to push innovations within membrane treatment and water reuse, where we see a bright future.”
The strategic partnership between MANN+HUMMEL and ZwitterCo will be handled through MICRODYN-NADIR US, Inc., operating as part of the LS&E group within the Membrane Solutions segment.
MANN+HUMMEL continues to invest in enabling technologies to address global challenges with their goal to achieve cleaner mobility, cleaner air, and cleaner water through their Corporate Ventures group.