Clean Water through Free Radical Generation
The Problem of Clean Water
At this time, over 1.1 Billion people are without access to safe drinking water and throughout the globe, the gulf between demand and supply for clean water continues to grow. Millions die each year from conditions related to water scarcity while emerging fresh water contamination challenges are becoming ever more complex. Traditional water treatment systems and infrastructure are struggling to cope with increasingly complex industrial and pharmaceutical contamination, driving the need for new technological solutions.
Free Radical Generation Solution
Somnio’s patented Free Radical Generation (FRG) technology is a breakthrough in the Advanced Oxidation treatment of water. This technology is able to generate a range of highly reactive ‘free radicals’ which are able to oxidize virtually any compounds typically found in water. The most powerful of these, the OH radical, is extremely powerful and highly effective in purifying water with its highly reactive oxidation capability. Somnio’s initial product release that utilizes the FRG core technology is the Air2O3® generator, which focuses specifically on the production of oxygen radicals, utilizing them to form ozone, which in and of itself is a highly effective oxidation agent.
Oxidation technologies find application in a broad range of markets, most commonly water treatment—a USD $178 billion market. Oxygen and hydroxyl radicals are superior to chlorine and other sanitizing products in attacking and decomposing organic and inorganic materials found in water. Key water treatment application markets for FRG include:
- Water treatment: potable water, industrial wastewater, process water.
- Aquaculture: disease prevention, effluent treatment.
- Agriculture: livestock water, effluent control and ground water treatment.
The Air2O3 system alone is substantially different from existing technologies, able to generate ozone at low cost by using ambient air as feedstock, thus eliminating many of the prohibitive factors associated with alternative ozone generation technologies. This, highly reliable and low-cost water treatment approach is chemical free, has no toxic waste or by-products and is more reliable than competing ozone generation technologies. Importantly, the unique benefits of Air2O3 also afford a significant advantage over traditional methods of water treatment such as chlorination.