Lower-Cost Less-Polluting Onsite Nitrogen Fertilizer

Low-Wattage Air/Water Plasma Without Heat

Patented Aqueous Plasma Technology

mineralization of organic compounds
Direct Atmospheric Nitrogen Capture Instead of Fossil Fuel Ammonia to Decouple Fertilizer and Fuel Prices
Water filtration
Less Water Pollution, Improved Soil Health
Fresh Cold Water Splash on White Solid Background.

More Effective Water Treatment Without Chemicals


Who We Are

Symbios Technologies is a privately-held startup technology company that developed the first energy-efficient aqueous plasma technology platform in the world for water treatment and decarbonized nitrogen fertilizer. Our leadership team, Board, and Scientific Advisory Board are seasoned experts with deep industry experience in energy storage, plasma technology, pharmaceuticals, water, wastewater, and renewables who have commercialized R&D to more than $10 billion in revenues.

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 technology, the Symbios Tubular Plasma Reactor™ (TPR™), to protect human health, preserve the environment, and  clean water as well as improve production economics and sustainability.

Why We’re Different

Symbios Technologies’ modular Tubular Plasma Reactor is more than an order of magnitude more efficient than other plasma reactors due to its low-wattage operation via nanobubbles and no wasted heat resulting in a unique volumetric plasma with air-water mixing. It is is low in capital cost, able to replace existing energy-hungry or poor-performing advanced oxidation processes, reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals, and reduce the overall maintenance cost of fertilizer manufacturing and water treatment systems. The resulting operating cost of the Symbios system is as low as one twentieth of the cost compared to competitive options and less than 1/4 the cost and carbon footprint of fossil-fuel ammonia fertilizers.

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. 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. The TPR is now being re-applicated to the generation of low-cost decarbonized nitrogen fertilizer onsite using only air, water, and electricity.

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 by application
  • Low-power and compressed air requirements for seamless integration
  • Automated and microprocessor-controlled with a user-friendly control interface
  • In-line monitoring of effluent quality and composition
  • 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