GE expands HERO licensing agreement

GE Power & Water announced on 1 February 2011 that it has completed a new expanded licensing agreement to allow it to continue offering High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO™) systems to help more of its industrial customers increase their water usage efficiency and reuse capacity.

GE has long supplied HERO-based systems to customers seeking reliable and cost-effective supplies of ultrapure water for production and wastewater recycling. The new pact with Debasish (Deb) Mukhopadhyay, HERO’s process developer and patent holder, allows GE to feature HERO in even more of its growing portfolio of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions.

Compared with conventional RO systems, HERO offers higher recovery of feed water, higher production rates, higher product water quality levels and reduced scaling and fouling.

“Our new agreement with Deb Mukhopadhyay reflects GE’s commitment to support the development and commercial deployment of HERO and other clean water technologies to help customers around the world address its mounting energy and water resource challenges,” said Jeff Connelly, vice president, engineered systems–water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.