Pittsburgh, PA, USA – Today, Green Swan Partners LLC (GSP), a Pittsburgh, PA, based venture builder announced the formation of a technology spin-out, Aquatherm Technologies, LLC, (www.aquatherm.us) which will commercialize GTI’s Transport Membrane Condenser (TMC) technology for the recovery of enthalpy and water from moisture-laden gas streams.
GTI’s TMC technology is a nano-ceramic tube designed to promote capillary condensation of moisture on the tube surface. This is then transported through the tube wall, collected as pure water, and recycled back into the process. The system improves process efficiency by 5% to 15% and can recover as much as 40% of the moisture in the gas stream.
Applications for this technology include natural gas combustion stacks such as boilers, food, and beverage operations such as steam blanching, commercial laundries, and other industrial processes that produce moisture and temperature-rich gas streams. The technology has been developed and refined over the past decade+ through several pilot and commercial installations and is now ready for global deployment.
“This technology is a natural fit for the GSP sustainability mandate,” said Lala Faiz, Green Swan partner and sustainability expert. “There is a shortage of fresh water globally. A recent UN report indicates that the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water in just 15 years. Any technology that can recover and reuse water in industrial processes can alleviate the constraints on already stressed water systems.”
“Green Swan Partners, with their focus on cleantech and greentech technologies and their capabilities in building successful commercial operations, aligns well with GTI’s commitment to develop and promote technologies that address important social and environmental concerns worldwide,” said Tyler Manley, GTI’s business development lead. “GTI is focused on meeting the dual imperatives of decarbonization and economic development by leveraging gasses, fuels, and infrastructure to bring meaningful new technologies to market. The TMC technology is an ideal solution that can help corporations achieve their ESG goals.”
“Not only does the TMC technology improve process efficiency, it also recycles and reduces the water required for industrial and commercial processes, a win-win solution,” said Chetan Chothani, partner at
GSP. “Recovering moisture going up a stack in the form of clean water can alleviate the impact of droughts by providing water that would otherwise have been lost.
About Green Swan Partners, LLC: Green Swan Partners (GSP), established in 2020, is a venture builder focused on generating wealth and planetary health. GSP invests its time, talent, and capital in ventures that meet a critical industry need while making a positive impact on the environment. GSP takes equity positions in these ventures and builds long-term shareholder value. www.Green-Swans.com
About GTI: GTI is a leading research, development, and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for 80 years. www.gti.energy