Title: Green Water Treatment Intermediates Produced by A Novel Clean Manufacturing Process
Green Water Treatment Intermediates Produced by A Novel Clean Manufacturing Process
Presenter 1: Dr. Frederyk Ngantung, PhD
Presenter 2: LoongYi Tan
One of the defining themes of twenty-first century industry is the impact of industrial activity on climate and the environment. The water treatment industry has been and will continue to be a leader in the movement towards mitigating this impact. The environmental profile of water treatment products has been on a steady positive trend from the days of chromate treatments to the metal and phosphorus-free products that are gaining acceptance today. This paper will examine various properties of a useful class of water treatment actives produced by a novel process. This process based on biochemical reactions observed in nature is “carbon negative” and produces a class of hydrophilic organic acids from sustainable feedstocks. Some of the properties which are of interest to the water treatment industry are discussed, and applications are described.
Dr. Frederyk Ngantung led and commercialized over 10 bio-based products including corrosion inhibitors and metal cleaners during his time at Amyris, Solazyme/Corbion, and Elevance/Wilmar. He is one of the youngest MIT PhD graduates and has over 15 years of industrial experience.
Mr. LoongYi Tan manages product development efforts at Solugen. He has extensive experience at Solugen in all aspects of commercialization from scoping, to operations and has over 6 years of industrial experience.
(references are for Dr. Frederyk Ngantung)