H2O Innovation: professional water technologies develops three new membrane products

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Source: H2O Innovation

Vista, California, April 14, 2010—H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Company”), a complete water treatment solutions company providing custom designed systems along with specialty chemicals for membrane filtration systems, announces that its California business unit Professional Water Technologies (“PWT”) has developed three new membrane cleaners targeting the growing reverse osmosis (“RO”) and ultrafiltration/microfiltration (“UF/MF”) membrane markets.

“After over fifteen years of developing unique chemical technologies, PWT is proud to release three exciting new products to accommodate the growing RO, UF and MF global membrane markets,” says Stephen Dunham, PWT's founder and H2O Innovation’s Vice-President, After-Market Sales and Maintenance Solutions. “These markets are expanding at an annual rate of 11% for RO and 8% for UF/MF. All three new cleaners represent the most advanced, economical and effective of our membrane cleaner product lines which account for approximately 10% of the revenues derived from the sales of services and consumable products of the Company.”

The OptiClean line of powder membrane cleaners now includes OptiClean D, which aims at removing inorganics, particularly iron and manganese, from RO, UF and MF membrane systems. “OptiClean D is buffered to reduce pH fluctuation during cleanings and uses powerful chelating and detergency technology to aggressively remove inorganic foulants,” says Ryan Furukawa, PWT’s Technical Support Manager. “This product is a valuable new asset in PWT’s extensive line of membrane cleaners.”

In addition to OptiClean D, PWT has developed two additional products for its Lavasol line of liquid membrane cleaners. Lavasol VII is a new high-performance alkaline liquid membrane cleaner designed to remove silt, metal precipitants, sugars, and other organics such as oils or greases from RO, UF and MF membrane systems. Similar to OptiClean D, Lavasol VII is a low-foaming formulation with advanced chelating properties. It is also buffered to maintain a consistent pH throughout the cleaning process.

PWT is also releasing Lavasol VIII, a new alkaline liquid membrane cleaner designed to remove acid insoluble foulants from chlorine-tolerant MF/UF membranes such as those found in a variety of municipal and industrial applications. According to Jim Beckman, PWT’s Product Development Engineer, “Foulants such as silt, colloids, organics, microbiological, mucilaginous material, and other acid-insoluble materials are detrimental to the performance of MF and UF membrane systems. The addition of Lavasol VIII accommodates the growing need to remove such foulants in these important markets.”

About H2O Innovation
With 10 years of experience developing water treatment solutions, H2O Innovation is establishing itself as a key player in sustainable development and clean technologies in North America and abroad. H2O Innovation designs, develops, produces, and integrates state-of-the-art custom-built water treatment systems for the production of drinking water, the reclamation of water, the treatment of wastewater and industrial process water in the municipal, commercial, industrial, oil & gas, mining, and energy markets. Additionally, the Company offers complete operating and maintenance solutions for membrane filtration and reverse osmosis systems. H2O Innovation has approximately 100 employees and eight offices including three manufacturing plants in Canada and the United States and is a founding partner of H2O Innovation India, a joint venture with Chembond Chemicals of Mumbai, India. Shares of H2O Innovation are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (HEO) as well as on the NYSE Euronext Alternext Exchange (MNEMO: ALHEO). For more information about H2O Innovation, visit the Company's website at www.h2oinnovation.com.

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