Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Mazarine Ventures, Evoqua Water Technologies, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN), and Polsinelli Law Firm partnered to host an invite-only roundtable focused on technology innovations that address the monitoring and remediation of drinking water contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals, such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The small, invite-only guest list offered hosts and guests an opportunity to share insights on market potential, learn about research and technology innovations, and network around this growing commercial opportunity.
Evoqua, an early leader in this space, provided an introduction to their current market offerings, as well as needs and objectives over the coming years. ISEN, via their newly launched program on ‘Plastics, Ecosystems, and Public Health,’ provided a high-level introduction of their scientific research, commercial pipeline of innovations, and thought-leadership in this field via their network of global partnerships.
The program also included short, one-slide presentations by 5 early-stage technology companies that are bringing innovations to market, spanning monitoring and remediation. Each featured company’s executive briefly introduced their company, then lead a discussion on market trends and insights, and business opportunities they are pursuing in this growing submarket.
This luncheon’s roundtable format was intended to drive discussion amongst participants about where and how innovation can enable municipalities and utilities to get out ahead of this looming crisis, plus how schools, commercial properties, and households can ensure they have contaminant-free water at point of entry or point of use.