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Low Energy Aqueous Plasma Treatment
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Microbial Destruction

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Treatment without
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mineralization of organic compounds

Mineralization of Organic Compounds

Water filtration

Purification without
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Developing revolutionary plasma technology for water treatment

Who We Are

Symbios Technologies is a privately-held startup technology company developing world-leading dynamic aqueous plasma technology platforms for water treatment, specialty manufacturing, and biotherapeutic applications. Our leadership team and Business & Scientific Advisory Board are seasoned experts with deep industry experience in water, wastewater, energy, finance, business, engineering, and plasma technology.

What We Do

Strengthened by initial technology development and vetting—performed at a combination of institutions, such as the University of Wisconsin, Colorado State University, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and by its intellectual property portfolio—Symbios Technologies is commercializing its disruptive advanced low-cost aqueous plasma oxidation technology, the Symbios Tubular Plasma Reactor™ (TPR™), to clean water, preserve the environment, and protect human health as well as improve production economics and sustainability.

Why We’re Different

Symbios Technologies’ modular reactor is low in capital cost, able to replace existing energy-hungry or poor-performing advanced oxidation processes, reduce or eliminate the use of biocides, reduce or eliminate chemical additives, and reduce the overall maintenance cost of water treatment systems, in particular extending the life and reducing fouling of membranes. The resulting operating cost of the Symbios system is as low as one nineteenth of the cost compared to competitive options.

The Symbios Tubular Plasma Reactor 4000™ (TPR4000™)

The TPR4000™ is a low-power, plasma-based advanced oxidation technology. The unique design of the TPR combines a continuous-mixing mechanism with an air-enhanced plasma discharge system. Contaminated liquid enters from the top into the treatment chamber and is turbulently mixed and constantly exposed to the plasma nozzles. A low voltage is applied across the plasma nozzle and the discharge area while the plasma nozzle spindle continuously rotates and discharges under the support of air. The resulting plasma oxidation products are purged out of the chamber into the air as trace amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Testing has shown that the plasma generated in this reactor has the ability to simultaneously treat all major pollutant categories – pesticides, organic pollutants, PPCPs, and pathogens – without the need for any additional chemicals and without the formation of toxic byproducts.

Product Features:

  • Nonthermal plasma oxidation system
  • Microbial and organic contamination control without chemicals
  • Requires only air and electricity to directly and continuously disinfect process waters
  • Residual peroxone disinfectants for downstream control of microbial regrowth
  • Multi-mode action using UV light, radical oxygen species, and low-level oxidants (hydrogen peroxide, ozone, and others)
  • Modular and scalable to your application
  • Low-power and compressed air requirements for seamless integration into your facility
  • Automated and microprocessor-controlled with a user-friendly control interface
  • In-line monitoring of effluent water quality
  • Complete rack enclosure with included safety features

Product Benefits:

  • A safer alternative to acid- and chlorine-based chemical additives
  • No toxic byproducts – all components naturally break down to water and oxygen
  • Cost effective, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient
  • Adaptable to variable influent waters
  • Capacity to handle high levels of dissolved and suspended solids