About us

History

1973. The Swedish research company Scarab Development AB started development work in water technology. The main target was solar desalination.

1979. The first patent was approved. After that more than 20 international patents have been approved.

1980. An article was published in the EU magazine – The Courier – about Solar Desalination for Irrigation.

1990. HVR Water Purification AB was hived off to develop equipment for purification of drinking water.

 

Since then:
Dozens of research papers have been published. All types of contaminants have been successfully tested. Hundreds of prototype tests have been performed. Test units have been operating in Saudi-Arabia and Qatar and lab equipment are presently used by researchers in Australia, Italy and France.

Since 2010. Two demonstration equipment have been in operation in Stockholm and Odisha (India).

Since 2016. Based on these experiences a design for the first commercial equipment for production of pure drinking water was started and will be completed during this period.

2015-2020. A pilot has been in trouble free operation in Stockholm for six years.

2016-2020. Based on these experiences a design for the first commercial equipment for production of pure drinking water was started and will be completed during this period.

Future

The aim is a daily supply of 2 – 4 litres of absolutely pure and healthy drinking water to everyone. The water will be supplied by local drinking water appliances as a complement to the piped water supply or in autonomous off grid solutions.

 

HVR business development will likewise be decentralised and realised through a network of local partners around the world. HVR welcomes contact with manufacturers, service providers, brands, distributors, investors and NGOs willing to be part of the solution. Pilots will be installed in Egypt, Italy, Portugal and India, starting from 2023. Full-scale commercial operations will start in 2024.

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HVR Team

Philippe Thibault, MBA CEO, Marketing, New Product Development and Business Development
Daniel Woldemariam, PhD Energy Technology (Technology Officer)
Ershad Khan, PhD Energy Technology (Scientific Expert), Energy, Water and Resources Recovery Nexus
Sharang Kolathur, MSc Project Assistant
Ulf Larsson-Flink HR
Madeleine Eriksson Administrative Officer

Advisory Board

Urban Rydholm, Professor at Lund University Medical Research
Peter Nobel Design and manufacturing, Business Strategy, Management Consulting, Change Management
Sven Bausewein Environmental process Engineering, Business development
Alaa Kullab, PhD Energy Technology, R&D