SnowPure Water Technologies
SnowPure manufactures and supplies ultrapure water and process membrane components, to be integrated by qualified OEMs in over 75 countries around the world. With detailed knowledge of the water and process industries, SnowPure works with our OEMs ensuring design optimization and best system performance. We are an independent manufacturer of EDI electrodeionization modules. Our technical expertise helps guide our clients before, during, and after the sale.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- 1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €
Since we began in 1979 SnowPure focuses on one thing: providing quality products using innovative water technologies. These products include Electropure EDI (electrodeionization), Zapwater Laboratory EDI, Excellion ion-exchange membranes. We also sell innovative ultraviolet (UV) devices, ED, 3M Liqui-Cel™ membrane degassifiers, DC power supplies, and components for pure and ultrapure water systems.
Harry O’Hare founded the company as an innovator of electronic water products. Harry is the inventor of electrodeionization with the first patents. Today we continue his vision as an independent, private company.
“SnowPure does not compete with our Customers”
- SnowPure Water Technologies (Worldwide HQ (Headquarters))
- Hong Kong (SnowPure International)
- Mainland China Sales Office
- Middle East Sales Office
- Asia Distributors
- Europe Distributors
- Sweden, Finland, Norway
- Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia
- Ukraine, Baltics
Ultrapure water systems worldwide use Electropure and Zapwater EDI products in applications including pharmaceutical, power generation, industrial, and laboratory environments.
It started with a prototype
In 1977, Harry O’Hare began experimenting with electrodeionization (filled-cell ED) and created the first working EDI 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 electrodeionization 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 marketed the EPM™ product line which became popular with a number of the “early adopters” in the pure water industry. Electropure licensed its electrodeionization technology to Glegg Water in 1994, enabling Robert Glegg to develop E-Cell®, now Suez Water’s EDI technology.
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) electrodeionization 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 launched the XL-R industrial EDI 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™ EDI series worldwide and opened a global production and logistics facility in China.
We are actively working to add technologies that make electrodeionization work better, for example for hemodialysis water, and reducing silica further for semiconductor and power generation. An example is the new ExcellPure™ RO, the highest silica rejection membrane available.
SnowPure continues to create new innovations while expanding its world market presence in the pure water industry.
SnowPure is a global leader in high-technology water products. Selling Electropure™ EDI modules to qualified OEMs and pure water system integrators. Ultrapure water products include ion-exchange membrane, DC power supplies, flow switches, instrumentation for high purity systems, and innovative ultraviolet (UV) products.
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 provide free onsite EDI training for our customers covering all aspects of EDI, ranging from fundamental principles and system design considerations to hands-on operation. Completing this training is the first step in becoming a Qualified SnowPure OEM customer.
SnowPure develops, manufactures, and sells advanced water purification technology products for high-purity water systems. Founded in 1979, we support system integrators in over 40 countries by providing training, support, and pure water high-technology products including EDI, UV and GTM. Our products are primarily used power generation, pharmaceutical, medical and laboratory applications.
SnowPure has developed a number of special modules for custom applications. These include:
- Removal of chloride from recycled antifreeze
- Recycling of plating rinsewater for reuse
- Concentration of trace metals for recovery
- Conversion of organic salts to their organic acids (conversion of sodium acetate to acetic acid)
- Conversion of inorganic salts to acid streams and base streams