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 tested. Hundreds of prototype test have been performed. Test units have been operated in Saudi-Arabia and Qatar and lab equipment are presently used by researchers in Australia, Italy and France.

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 plants as a complement to the piped water supply.

 

The first demos will be installed in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Gambia in 2021. Full-scale commercial operations will start in 2022.

Board of directors

Carl-Henrik Arosenius, Member of the board
Aapo Sääsk, Chairman of the board
Jan Lundqvist, Member of the board

The management team

Aapo Sääsk, CEO
Daniel Woldemariam, CTO – PhD in Energy Technology

The team

Jaime Camalich, PhD in Marine Sciences, Project Manager

Ershad Khan, PhD in Energy Technology, Scientific Expert

Madeleine Eriksson, Administrative Officer

Peter Nobel, MSc in Material Science, Project Manager

Ekansh Sharma, MSc in Environmental Engineering, Project Manager

Ulf Larsson-Flink, Human Resources

Advisors

Imtisal-E-Noor, Doctoral Candidate, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Miriam Åslin, MSc in Biology, Xzero AB

Matilda Hedblom, MBA, Nextphase AB

Shorena Tsindeliani, MSc in Health Management

Natalia Gagliardi-Pettersson, Web Developer

Alaa Kullab, PhD in Energy Technology