The WFI Group delivers water treatment and reuse solutions at the forefront of innovation to enhance public health and sustainability, via fresh thinking, breakthrough technologies, genuine care and drive. WFI`s water value creators deliver proven game-changing water and wastewater treatment solutions for water pollution, ranging from design to O&M, including financing tools, based on proprietary technologies. Shifting from savings to growth, WFI enables mitigation of global water scarcity and pollution for a safe and healthy environment, promoting the circular economy. With headquarters in Israel, and representatives in the US, Africa, China and Europe, we have the capability to solve water issues almost anywhere in the world.
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WFI GROUP - CLEAR WATER VALUE
Water nourishes life. It’s vital to our health, ecosystems and economy. Coming from a dry country, we care deeply about conserving water and maintaining a healthy environment.
Committed to making a real difference, we bring innovation to everything we do. This stretches from developing breakthrough technologies and solutions, to bold thinking in our novel financial models.
Leveraging our profound know-how and proven experience, we work closely with global customers to create sustainable, economically viable, water treatment and reuse solutions. We also structure project financing to meet customers’ specific criteria.
By promoting the circular economy and creating financial and environmental value from water, we transform water challenges into opportunities for growth.
TECHNOLOGIES THAT TACKLE THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST WATER CHALLENGES
Big challenges call for big thinking. Our in-house, long-term investment in R&D focuses on finding and delivering game-changing water treatment solutions that generate economic value and support both public health and the environment.
Discover our flagship technologies that are already transforming how water is treated and learn more about the exciting new developments in the WFI pipeline that are poised to drive global progress.
Israel’s water scarcity has long been a major driver of innovation in water technology, and there was much more that can be achieved. Nathan Parsons, Marc Perlman and Ofer Avidan founded WFI, taking a unique approach to solving water challenges. As passionate philanthropists, they dreamed of using Israeli water and wastewater treatment technologies to promote sustainability and public health worldwide. As successful businessmen, they knew that solutions had to be cost-effective to be sustainable.
Rather than looking at water as an expendable resource, we strive to create new value from water, offsetting investment costs by minimizing operational expenses and generating revenue from residuals. Our solutions minimize the eco-footprint of water treatment and focus on reusing resources and promoting public health.
Continually investing in R&D
We also know that game-changing innovation is fueled by robust R&D. Therefore, we invest over 30% of our budget in the long-term R&D that has already led to the development of several revolutionary technologies. We leverage our expertise to provide customized project planning and wastewater management services, including full turnkey responsibility.
Innovative thinking that drives change
In every aspect of our work, we are committed to making a real difference. Beyond our breakthrough technology developments, we also boldly embrace new ways of doing business to generate maximum value for our customers and partners. From novel financial models and the highly responsive way we implement and manage projects, we strive to exceed expectations and drive continuous improvement.
A TRUSTED GLOBAL WATER PARTNER
Established in 2009 and backed by US shareholders, WFI is a solid financial and professional partner.
Our dedicated team of top-notch experts adheres to ISO, MoH and NSF standards in projects on five continents.
With headquarters in Israel, and representatives in the US, Africa, China and Europe, we have the capability to solve water issues almost anywhere in the world.
Our customers include: Coca Cola, Jacobs, Strauss Group, Nestle, WSC Malta, PUB Singapore, Suez, Kurita, MSI US, Teva, Mekorot, IDF, as well as municipalities, councils, agricultural and industrial plants, tourist sites and more.
CREATING NEW VALUE FROM WATER TO ENHANCE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
Research & Development
In line with the WFI Group vision to leverage Israeli innovations to achieve clear water value and enhance public health and sustainability around the world, we invest over 30% of our budget in R&D.
Our highly skilled and devoted researchers, scientists, engineers and water experts have decades of multi-disciplinary experience. Together with the Group’s founders, they are driven to make a real difference for a more sustainable future for people everywhere. Our team has already developed breakthrough water and wastewater treatment technologies such as MAC, TAYA and Flow Reversal. Now we’re hard at work on the next generation of water innovation, including the technologies and solutions detailed below.
Ammonia Manure Removal – extraction from agricultural wastewater
Ammonia is one of the most prevalent pollutants in agricultural wastewater. It is a significant threat to the environment as it acidifies soil and is highly toxic to aquatic life. On the other hand, it is also an effective fertilizer for intensive agriculture, and as such, is in high demand. The WFI team is working on solutions for efficient removal of ammonia from agricultural wastewater so that both the water and the ammonia can be reused, recovered and regenerated to valuable assets.
Nitrate Brine Removal – converting pollution into valuable fertilizers
Our team is working on augmenting our selective pollutant removal to enable efficient nitrate removal. Although it is a pollutant in water, nitrate is also a valuable resource that can be converted into fertilizer. By efficiently extracting it from wastewater, companies can both reuse the water and utilize the nitrate.
We use a technique in which nitrate is removed with the conventional ion exchange (IX) process. The regeneration brine is then fed into our proprietary carbon-based reactor, where the nitrate is eliminated from the brine. This allows the brine to be reused for the regeneration process and the nitrate to be recovered as a high-quality potassium nitrate fertilizer. Conducted at near zero cost, this method enables our customers to shift from savings to growth
Perchlorate Extraction & Reuse – converting pollution into clear water value
Perchlorate is another contaminate in water that is a valuable commodity as a raw substance, as it can be used as a propellant. We are developing a technique in which a chemical precipitation agent (PA) is added to water polluted by high perchlorate concentrations. The PA enables the extraction of the perchlorate, and the PA itself can be recovered for reuse. The operational costs of this perchlorate removal method can be as low as one-tenth of traditional extraction methods like biological reduction. The extracted perchlorate can be refined as potassium perchlorate for increased market value, creating an additional revenue stream.