LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced that new testing at the La Kretz Advanced Prototyping Center demonstrated real-time removal of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, at concentrations of parts per billion ? a quantum increase over previous testing in the range of parts per million. A summary report of the test is available at http://www.originclear.com/tech/microtoxin-test-2.
Analysis of the treated water by a certified third-party laboratory showed the glyphosate level as non-detectable (ND) after only three minutes of treatment, just one-third of the initially planned test duration. A second test, conducted with an experimental reactor configuration, showed the same ND result after only 45 seconds of treatment by our proprietary advanced oxidation process, AOxtm.
Initially patented by Monsanto for Roundup®, glyphosate has since become generic and is the world's leading herbicide, used in weed-control products by global chemical companies. As a result of widespread use, glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are now found in both groundwater and drinking water across the United States and, increasingly, the world over.
"This second test indicates the effectiveness of AOxtm in the removal of glyphosate at levels that are currently found in the foods we eat every day," said Jean-Louis "JL" Kindler, President of OriginClear Technologies. "It is unlikely that the world will stop using glyphosate in the near future. Therefore, we should try to eliminate it from the water we drink."
OriginClear engineer Ayush Tripathi synthesized glyphosate as found at different stages in the food chain, by mixing a commercial to create a glyphosate concentration of 270 parts per billion (ppb), with 300 ppm salt. The solution was then processed on a continuous flow basis using Direct Oxidation methods with a lab-scale model of OriginClear's AOx patent-pending Advanced Oxidation process.
The detection limit at this lab is 1.8 ppb (parts per billion). One ppb is approximately equivalent to a drop of water in 13,200 gallons, the size of a 14-by-28-foot swimming pool.
OriginClear recently filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cover new configurations which make it possible to treat water with very low concentrations of contaminants, and, potentially, to eliminate the need for salt injection, thus making it possible to locate systems in commercial and domestic environments.
About OriginClear, Inc.
OriginClear is a leading provider of water treatment solutions and the developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology serving the rapidly growing $500 billion world market. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide range of industries, such as municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, and oil & gas. To rapidly grow this segment of the business, we strategically acquire profitable and well-managed water treatment companies, which allow us to expand our global market presence and technical expertise. To enable a new era of clean and socially responsible water treatment solutions, we invented Electro Water Separationtm, a breakthrough high-speed water cleanup technology using multi-stage electrolysis, that we license worldwide to water treatment equipment manufacturers. Water is our most valuable resource, and the mission of the "Family of OriginClear Companies" is to improve the quality of water and help return it to its original and clear condition. To learn more about OriginClear®, please visit our website at www.originclear.com.
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