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REX™- is an XRF system for near real-time detection of dissolved metals in liquid flow systems. All AMDS technologies are Autonomous, Save Time, and consumables, testing and cost to operate. They are rugged, in-process, real-time detectors and are highly sensitive to the parts per billion. They require no labor, no consumables and no calibration.

Over the last 30 years, industrial production and processes have always had to solve for “Worst Case Scenarios” for understanding changes to water quality.

–It HAD to go to the lab–

Until now – there has been no laboratory instrument equivalent that could perform at the point of interest. REX™ and ToxicAlert™ are remotely emplaced non laboratory based solutions. There has been no technology that can move the accuracy and data acquired in the lab to the source of concern and transmit data to anywhere in the world in a user friendly format. REX™ and ToxicAlert™ allow for these breakthroughs.

The REX™ product line has No Real Competition. There are no devices available today that are capable of self-calibration and in-process analyses of dissolved metals in real time at the point-of-interest with no manpower required to operate it and is capable of remote data transfer.
The nearest competing technology for REX™ is ICP Mass Spectroscopy -is a type of mass spectrometry that is highly accurate and used for the detection of metals and non metals. ICP-MS instruments are laboratory based, highly sensitive, require consumable gasses, need constant calibration, require a sophisticated operator and cannot be deployed in the field. Instruments begin at around $145,000 and require a minimum of 6K/yr in gases.
  • XRF Competitors and Potential buyers:  Thermo Niton, Bruker Biosciences, Innov-X Systems, Spectro, Oxford Instruments
  • ICP-MS Competitors:  Agilent, Perkin Elmer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

AMDS does not compete directly with our competing technology providers. This makes IP issues irrelevant. AMDS competitors patent/technologies are well established and therefore suffer from maturity. Meager software improvements to their patents are only incremental 1-2% at best. Very few patentable enhancements have been made to our competitors product in years.

They are moving toward expanded capability and yet limited portability and typically consist of small costly software upgrades. Their technology base is exhausted.

REX™ is a patented technology with 147 claims. The enabling material, meso porous carbon aerogel, is nationally and internationally patented.
The Brains of the REX device is our patented flow cell.  Our cell utilizes a technique called capacitive deionization via meso porous nano cellular carbon aerogel foam. Captured Ions are analyzed by means of   proprietary x-ray analysis software. At the end of the analysis period, captured ions are released back into the flow stream leaving a pristine cell ready for the next analysis. The instrument self calibrates prior to each analysis cycle. Typically a low ppb measurement takes less than 1 hour.

  • Analysis Time
    • ~15 minutes for low ppm levels
    • ~ 1 hour for low ppb levels
  • Detection from aluminum to uranium
  • Programmable to monitor single elements or multiple elements
  • Output options
    • Text file with concentrations
    • Wireless alerts to phones or computers
    • Satellite uplink
    • End user selects elements to be  analyzed and frequency of analysis

Once set-up on location, REX is:
  • Autonomous
  • Needs No Supervision
  • REX does not require consumables of any kind
  • Reports directly to your Control Center (Water or Production Grid Ready)

Design REX into your aystem from the start or upgrade:

  • Self-Calibration prior to each analysis
  • Multiple layers of data connectivity
  • Power compatible North America, European, Asian Mkts
    • Wireless, G3, G4, Wi-Fi Ready
    • Internal security
    • Tamperproof
    • Direct switch circuits up-to 7 AMP, AC/DC
Wide Fields of Use for REX
  • Potable Drinking Water – Purification/Filtering
  • Chemical Processing Industrial Fluids
  • Mining and Petroleum
  • Ultra-Pure Water (UPW)
  • Waste Water Treatment in-flow and out-flow
  • Pharmaceuticals and Food Processing
 Real World Application

Fracturing: The Oil Company View

At a Glance: Trucking water cost $8.00/Plus a barrel

  • Fracturing = Constantly exposing new soils and formations to their Fracing Waters
    • Fracing Fluids break down rock and soil introducing Heavy Metals in the formations
  • Fracturing fluid is a mixture consisting of water, sand and a small amount of chemicals, some of which are found in common household items or even food products.
    • Some are potentially Very Hazardous
  • It takes 3 million to 5 million gallons of water to drill and hydraulically fracture a typical shale gas well.
    • That’s typically 20 thousand Barrels of waste-water an hour
    • It’s got to go somewhere (!) or be cleaned

REX in the Oil Field: Saving Time and Money

  • Waste Water Remediation in Fracturing Waters using Flocculation in Wyoming:
    • Studies have shown significant cost savings
    • Quicker turn times = $’s
    • Improved down-time
    • 1 cent per barrel savings = $1.7M year
  • REX could save the portable waste-water remediation companies on average 3.5 Cents per barrel
    • Annual savings with REX $5.9M

REX has no consumables, is self cleaning and self calibrating. No labor force is required and there are no user serviceable parts.  Data is in a text file format that can be sent to any IP address via Ethernet or wireless device.

Rugged, in-process, real-time detectors

  • REX dissolved metals
  • ToxicAlert hazardous chemicals

Highly sensitive to low parts per billion.

Real-time detection allows immediate intervention

  • Process fluids monitored to control quality
  • Process discharges monitored to control quality
  • Waste treatment monitored to slash treatment costs

Covered under broad U.S. Patent 7,016,462

Portfolio of product generations

  • Process control units
  • Portable units (GEN 2)

REX is capable of serving a wide range of industries with it’s precise metal detection capabilities. The automotive, energy, refinery, food service, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper and waste water treatment industries can all find uses for REX in meeting and exceeding their process control and regulatory requirements.

REX is the perfect choice for process control applications! Rex is also programmable to monitor single elements and will expand to cover all EPA regulated metals. With an analysis time of 15 minutes for low ppm levels to just under an hour for low ppb levels, REX detects trace metals from aluminum to uranium in record time.  Rex has numerous output options including:

  • Spectral
  • Text file with concentrations
  • Wireless alerts to phones or computers
  • Satellite uplink

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