Who We Are
MyCelx Oil-Free Water Technology for the Oil and Gas Industry
MyCelx is a revolutionary oil-free water technology company solving the world’s toughest oil removal problems in the oil and gas industry. Our systems are based upon scientific breakthrough for a completely different approach to permanent oil removal. We created the patented MyCelx polymer using innovative molecular cohesion for removing oil from water far beyond what conventional systems have ever achieved. MyCelx systems remove oil to critically low levels in a much smaller physical footprint than conventional systems and in a virtually fail-safe process.
MyCelx can achieve oil removal to less than 1 ppm (part per million).
MyCelx is molecular cohesion, not just filtration. It’s true oil-free water technology.
We are the company that petroleum producers call when they can’t get to the low ppm levels that they need to reach, oil removal to less than 1 ppm. We can install MyCelx systems for emergency deployments worldwide. We can help you augment or replace conventional systems that simply aren’t meeting your needs. MyCelx is the perfect solution to retrofit systems for enhanced oil removal.
We invite you to learn more about MyCelx and see how we can help you achieve your water purification and oily water treatment goals.
A Leap Ahead
MyCelx is an environmentally responsible, oil-free water technology company whose scientific breakthrough in removing oil from water helps the oil and gas industry solve the toughest problems that no one else can – providing sustainable water treatment.
The MyCelx Polymer
MyCelx was founded with the creation of the patented MyCelx polymer. This scientific breakthrough allows for a completely different approach to removing oil from water. The MyCelx polymer does not simply filter or hold oil as other approaches do; it instantly and permanently binds with oil and contaminants upon contact through molecular cohesion. Once oil comes in contact with MyCelx it will never reenter the water stream.
How much oil can MyCelx remove? Down to 1 ppm or less – an unheard of level until now. MyCelx can help you achieve the lowest ppm levels of oil in water in commercial oil and gas production. MyCelx is a true clean water solution.
We founded MyCelx with the commitment to reduce harmful contaminants from entering water and from damaging the environment. Why? Because it was clear to us from the start that conventional systems were ineffective, expensive and unwieldy.
When we designed the MyCelx system we carefully surveyed the problems with conventional oily water filtration systems. The shortcomings of these approaches and products are widely discussed in the industry. They are huge, expensive to acquire and operate, unreliable, are prone to fouling and cannot function under varying loading rates. Conventional systems allow filtered oil to reenter the processed water stream and struggle with removing emulsified and small droplet sized oil and oil coated solids. Simply put: these systems can fail and allow the release of oil and hydrocarbons into discharged water.
And the most important problem with conventional systems: even when they’re functioning as designed they simply cannot reach critically low ppm levels.
Oil Removal, Not Filtration
MyCelx can remove oil at the required level, even down to critically low levels, achieving and maintaining less than 1 ppm of oil at any flow rate or droplet size. There are no systems on the market that are more energy efficient, that are easier to implement and operate or that offer more environmental benefits.
When you combine MyCelx’s small footprint, low cost of acquisition and operation, superior installation and support and environmental commitment with our unparalleled performance and complete oil removal, you’ll see that MyCelx should be your oily water treatment solution.
MyCelx’s leadership is widely experienced with the issues of the oil and gas industry. Our in-depth knowledge of the technologies, systems implementation and operations, as well as the management and regulatory issues has helped us create an oily water treatment solution system that exceeds the performance of anything else on the market.
Our oil and gas industry experience has helped us to design a solution that can augment any existing filtration systems at any point in the water treatment train or replace those conventional systems using only a fraction of their footprint and offering better performance. And MyCelx systems remove more oil.
MyCelx holds 36 patents worldwide. We’ve solved the most complex oil removal problems. The proof? Our patented oil removal technology is Lloyd’s Register certified for less the 5 ppm oil in water emulsion removal.
MyCelx systems have been implemented around the globe in several different industries. We have a proven track record of advanced oil removal solutions for the oil and gas industry. And our clients include some of the largest oil and gas companies who have tested, qualified and certified successful MyCelx implementations.
We invite you to review our leadership team and verify that we have the experience and expertise to address the most complex oil removal problems.
In 1989, in the wake of the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientist and inventor Hal Alper was distressed at the primitive and ineffective methods being used in the cleanup. Hal took action and began five years of research that led to the creation of the MyCelx polymer.
Working with the visionary oil executive, John Mansfield, Sr., the patented MyCelx polymer was commercialized and developed into an industrial-strength, advanced oil-removal solution for the oil and gas industry to safely and effectively separate oil from water both instantaneously and permanently.
MyCelx systems are used around the globe and are cleaning water in the most extreme environments. MyCelx systems are deployed as both emergency support for conventional systems failing to meet removal requirements and to replace conventional systems with a superior solution at a lower cost and in a smaller footprint.
MyCelx is a high tech, ecologically friendly, clean water technology solution for the permanent removal of oil from water.
Downstream Process Water
Petrochemical companies and refineries face extreme challenges. Achieving regulatory levels for environmental discharge, recycling and reusing water can be an operational burden. Reaching the required limits of low ppm of oil and hydrocarbons in water isn’t just a matter of water filtration. And the maintenance headaches and operational costs both have significant impacts on the bottom line.
Upstream Produced Water
The challenges for global national and independent oil companies are staggering. When you’re producing oil and gas, either on or offshore, the operational standards and environmental requirements are steadily increasing to seemingly impossible-to-achieve levels. And the increased economic benefit to scale up production makes the problems of water treatment a truly limiting factor. It’s a fact. Many producers are finding it increasingly ...