Breakthrough wastewater treatment collaboration sought
Open-innovation service-provider NineSigma is looking to identify and fund companies working on breakthrough water treatment technologies to collaborate with a group of four Global 500 companies and subsidiaries. Responses are required by 28 May 2010.NineSigma's Linked InnovationSM is an initiative to help companies build collaborative R&D communities with global innovators. The Water Treatment Group that is sponsoring the current search includes four multinational companies from the food product and consumer packaged goods sectors.
The group has identified 3 categories of water treatment as a high priority:
REQ# 66372 Industrial-scale Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Alternatives
REQ# 66375 Industrial Water Filtration Systems
REQ# 66378 Industrial Water Effluent Discharge Technologies
The RO request specifically requires improvements in current RO or alternatives. Specifically, the successfully technology will:
Additionally, it will either improve current RO technology by:
Any alternative technology must:
Contaminant profiles may include: food components (eg, protein, starches, fats, plant material), cleansers (eg, soaps, surfactants, sanitizers), inorganic solids and particulates, high conductivity salts, microbes etc, and pH ranges are typically neutral to alkaline. Engagements could be from 6 months to 5 years.
The Industrial Water Filtration Systems RFP is similar but less specific.
The Effluent Discharge RFP is seeking improvements or alternatives to industrial wastewater management and discharge, including repurposing wastewater components.
The successful technology will:
The Industrial Water Filtration RFP web page has links to the other two RFPs.