On October 23, 2019, the TCC held a workshop on Water Quality & Purification, hosted by Ecolab in Sugar Land.  At this workshop presentations were made on the latest water technology developments and unmet challenges.  During two interactive strategic challenge sessions, 28 areas of potential collaboration were identified:

  • Desalination:
    • Desalination of drinking & produced water
      • Objectives:  Lower cost, society benefits, reduce disposal
  • General industrial water challenges:
    • Collaboration of entrepreneurs & hi-tech
    • Confirm effectiveness of Advanced Oxidation Systems (AOS)
      • Objectives:  Confirm effectiveness of  advanced oxidation systems to specific contaminants in specific water
    • Iodine for biocide & H2S removal offshore oil & gas cooling towers
    • Odor & VOC control in space
      • Objectives:  Can this become a recycle system?
    • Post spin pilot cooling tower
      • Objectives:  Prevent biofilm, scale & corrosion; promote heat transfer
  • Recycle, reuse & reclamation:
    • Bio-electro oxidation technology for urine treatment
    • Green pre-treat water monitoring system
    • Hi-efficiency filtration
    • Remove oil sheen from frac pits
    • Ultra high purity reverse osmosis (UHPRO): options & limitations
      • Objectives:  Exchange insights in UHPRO issues & potential solutions
    • Water pre-treatment to remove total dissolve solids
  • Water challenges in the energy sector:
    • Desalination to enable operational flexibility
    • Drilling completions vis-à-vis water management discover
    • H2S & disinfection using iodine in the oilfield
      • Objectives:  Cost, regulatory, ingredient compatibility, monitoring, dosage
    • Recycle water & reduce cost
    • Scouting exercise for new tech
  • Water quality monitoring:
    • Bacteria real-time detection in lab & field
    • Connected smart sensors for novel measurement applications
    • More robust, flow through, turbidity monitoring
    • Mussels for water quality monitoring
    • Turbidity monitoring online
      • Objectives: Determine of non-contact turbidity monitoring method will be robust enough to measure various sources of PW
    • Water quality data cloudification for analytics & predictive maintenance
      • Objectives: Learn if Water Quality sensor/measurement systems data can be easily put in the data ecosystem  (AWS Cloud) to be readily visualized on web/mobile devices, enabling PM and advanced analytics
    • Water sensors to enable water quality data to cloud
  • Water purification:
    • Advanced oxidation system for water soluable organics & oxidation alternatives
    • JV or channel partner for PFAS capture remediation & destruction

If you are interested in joining the discussions on potential partnerships in any of the above areas, please complete the form below or contact the TCC.

The TCC's Collaboration Committee will review the list of potential collaboration areas and select those areas where the TCC will provide additional assistance to facilitate the formation of new partnerships.

To facilitate discussions, your contact information (name, organization, e-mail, phone) will be provided to others interested in this collaboration opportunity. If you are unwilling to provide TCC permission to release your contact information to this group, the TCC will not be able to help you.
On the TCC's website, please indicate if the TCC can publish your company or organization name indicating an interest in this collaboration.
Select the general collaboration areas, which will list the collaboration opportunities for that area. For each selected area, select the specific opportunities in which you have an interest.