SnowPure manufactures and sells advanced water purification technologies, providing multiple components for high purity water systems. Founded in 1979, the company sells Electrodeionization (EDI) Modules, UV, GTM, and other high technology pure water products to system integrators in over 40 countries. SnowPure sells EDI modules to qualified OEMs and pure water system integrators. Because SnowPure only sells the components for ultrapure water systems, and not the systems themselves, we do not compete with the OEMs we serve. We carefully select and qualify OEMs, focusing on established and reputable pure water system companies.

About Us

Since our inception in 1979 SnowPure has been focused on one thing: providing innovative ultrapure water technology products.

These products include Electropure™ Electrodeionization (EDI), Zapwater™ EDI, Excellion™ ion-exchange membranes, innovative ultraviolet (UV) devices, ED, GTM, DC power supplies, and components for high-purity water systems.

Harry O’Hare founded the company as an innovator of water products serving the ultrapure water market. Today we continue his vision as an independent, private company by selling our products to Pure Water System Integrators (OEMs) around the world. SnowPure continues to develop and supply components for its customers, who in turn sell full systems for a common success.

SnowPure is dedicated to providing our OEMs comprehensive training, both at the beginning of our relationship and into the future as we add new products and technologies. We also offer our customers marketing support with educational and promotional materials.

Innovative Products

Our Electropure™ and Zapwater™ electrodeionization modules are installed in ultrapure water systems worldwide in many applications including pharmaceutical, power generation, industrial, and laboratory environments.

In addition to EDI, we provide other ultrapure water products including: ExcellNano NF membranes, ExcellPureRO Reverse-Osmosis membranes, ExcellUltra UF membanes, Excellion ion-exchange membranes, DC Power Supplies, UV (ultraviolet), ED (electrodialysis), and GTM (gas-transfer membrane) products.

History

It started with a prototype

In 1977, Harry O'Hare began experimenting with Electrodeionization, or EDI, and created the first working prototype. Prototype testing was done at Southern Research Institute (SRI). This ground-breaking work led to the founding of HOH Water Technology, Inc. in 1979. HOH applied for the first EDI patents in 1981, which were issued in 1984, preceding the Millipore/Ionpure patents by two years. During the product development years of 1981-1989 a wide variety of EDI prototypes were designed and tested, including cylindrical EDI in a pressure vessel. With its new technology launched, the company went public in 1987.

Electropure was born

In 1996, HOH changed its name to Electropure and began aggressively marketing the EPM™ product line which became popular with a number of the 'early adopters' in the pure water industry. Electropure licensed its technology to Glegg Water in 1994, enabling Robert Glegg to develop E-Cell®.

Continued innovation

In 1998 Electropure finished development and patented its Excellion™ Ion-Exchange Membranes and process, which enabled the XL™ product line to be developed in 1999.

The next step

2004 marked the introduction of the Electropure XL-HTS™ (High Temperature Stable) product line. SnowPure’s product line expanded again in 2005 with the introduction of Zapwater™ EDI for laboratories. SnowPure, a private corporation, was formed in 2005 and via a management buyout, acquired Electropure’s EDI division. In 2006, SnowPure embarked on an aggressive expansion in China, opening up its sales office in Shanghai.

Celebrating our past, building our future

In 2007, SnowPure celebrated the 30th anniversary of Electropure EDI, and simultaneously launched the XL-R industrial electrodeionization product line. SnowPure International was formed in Hong Kong in 2008. The next year was highlighted by the addition of a revolutionary low-energy, compact UV product to the SnowPure line. In 2011, SnowPure launched the EXL series worldwide and opened a global production and logistics facility in China. SnowPure continues to create new innovations while expanding its world market presence in the pure water industry.

SnowPure Applications

Power Generation

SnowPure has been providing Electrodeionization for power plants since 2002. Power plants around the globe are utilizing our Electropure EDI including locations in the United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and China. With the introduction of our higher-capacity EXL product we are now able to serve a greater share of the power plant market including larger installations.

Pharmaceutical & Laboratory

SnowPure has been providing Pharmaceutical Electrodeionization technology to the  market since 1997. We have installations in over 40 counties including the United States, Canada, South America, India, Europe, China and Southeast Asia.

Our EDI and UV products are integral components in installations that require complying with the harmonized USP (US Pharmacopoeia), JP (Japanese Pharmacopoeia) and EP (European Pharmacopoeia) standards for PW (Purified Water) and WFI (Water for Injection).

SnowPure's technologies can be used to replace or complement traditional non-membrane processes like resin deionization and distillation. By utilizing electrodeionization in the water purification process, improved performance at a reduced cost can be achieved.

Semiconductor & Electronics

High-technology industries use ultrapure water in their manufacturing. SnowPure's components help sell pure water systems to semiconductor, electronics, solar panel, hard disk drive, glass lens, and flat panel display industries. These industries often require “ppt” (part-per-trillion) level impurities. EDI and UV-TOC are key technologies in these systems.

SnowPure has been providing Electrodeionization for semiconductors and electronics markets since 1997. Our OEM customers have electronics installations in over 15 counties including the United States, Europe, Japan, and China.

SnowPure's technologies can be used to replace or complement traditional non-membrane processes like resin deionization. By utilizing EDI and UV-TOC in the water purification process, improved performance at a reduced cost can be achieved. Often the RO-EDI-UV system is centralized, and there is local polishing at individual tools to bring the quality up to 18.18 Megohm.cm.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

ExcellPureRO™ - Reverse Osmosis (RO) Elements

SnowPure's ExcellPureRO™ membranes are uniquely designed for high rejection of silica. Achieving low silica is important for many applications, including providing feedwater for electrodeionization (EDI) systems. We have matched these SXR™ membrane elements to specific Electropure™ EDI modules.

SnowPure - 3kW DC Power Supplies for Electrodeionization (EDI)

SnowPure has designed a modular DC switching power supply for its Electropure(tm) brand electrodeionization (EDI) modules. This economic & compact power supply is specifically designed for SnowPure's XL-400 (200VDC), XL-500 (300VDC), & EXL-600 (300VDC) Series.

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Advanced water purification technologies for power generation sector

SnowPure has been providing EDI technology to the power plant market since 2002. Power plants around the globe are utilizing our Electropure EDI including locations in the United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and China. With the introduction of our higher-capacity EXL product we are now able to serve a greater share of the power plant market including larger installations.

Advanced water purification technologies for pharmaceutical, medical, & laboratory sector

SnowPure has been providing EDI technology to the pharmaceutical and medical markets since 1997. We have installations in over 47 counties including the United States, Canada, South America, India, Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia.

FEATURED SERVICES

SnowPure - OEM Engineering Manual

Please visit our website at www.snowpure.com or email info@snowpure.com to request a copy of our OEM Engineering Manual.

Electropure™ - EDI Technical Support

SnowPure prides itself on having a small company. The close relationship we share with our customers is extraordinary. Our technical assistance department personnel have over 20 years experience in the ultrapure water industry and know the pretreatment, reverse osmosis, Electrodeionization process very well. No matter what the situation, the SnowPure Electrodeionization technical support team will help you solve your ultrapure water problems.

FEATURED SOFTWARE

EDICAD - Version v3.4 - EDI Performance Projections

SnowPure offers its OEM customers free software for developing Electrodeionization projections based on its Electropure™ XL & EXL product line. This Excel-based software is called EDICAD™. EDICAD™ 3 is available on request from SnowPure. When a system’s feedwater properties are entered into EDICAD™ 3, the software will: •Predict deionized water product quality, including silica •Predict pressures, amperage, power, and operating cost •Provide ...

FEATURED TRAINING

SnowPure - EDI Training from SnowPure

SnowPure offers EDI training to OEMs looking to progress in the high-purity water market. SnowPure's electrodeionization training is a hands-on learning experience at SnowPure's facility in beautiful Southern California.

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

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EVENTS ATTENDED

ACHEMA 2012, Aquatech Amsterdam 2013, Aquatech China 2012, ENVEX 2011, Pollutec Horizons 2011, WQA Aquatech USA 2012

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:
1979

Employees:
11-100

Turnover:
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

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