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Water Risks in Canada

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Clean water is becoming increasingly scarce the world over, spurring on the advancement of technical solutions like our Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) to help enable water reuse and recycling. At BioLargo Water's laboratory space and offices in Edmonton, AB, the looming threat of fresh water scarcity can seem quite distant, with the North Saskatchewan River flowing fast and clean through the city and the recent years of steady rainfall. The reality, however, is that clean water scarcity is closer than most people in the city realize (both in terms of time, and geographically).

A recent story published by CTV News reports that the Northern Canadian cities like Iqaluit, Nunavut, might soon run out of clean water, an effect attributed to rising average temperatures in the North due to climate change. The Apex River, which provides Iqaluit's fresh water, is projected to have reduced flow by the year 2024.

This trend has inspired many researchers to develop and advocate water re-us…

Meet the BioLargo Water Team

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The BioLargo Water research and development team met for a weekly lab meeting on Friday, and it happened to be a (rare) warm and sunny day in Edmonton, AB. The company R&D team is comprised of hardworking PhDs and MScs and undergraduates in a variety of fields, including chemical engineering, environmental engineering and microbiology.

Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) Alpha in Action!

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Carter, a BioLargo Water Research Technician monitors probe readings from the AOS Alpha prototype in the company's laboratory space at Agri-Food Discovery Place, on the University of Alberta campus.

The AOS Alpha prototype was developed by BioLargo Water in collaboration with the Centre for Sensors and System Integration (CSSI) at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). It features an array of state-of-the-art sensors that track electrochemical and water quality parameters, and custom software to automatically monitor and record water quality readings.

What sort of work is ongoing with the AOS Alpha? Our research scientists and technicians are hard at work validating the efficacy of the AOS Alpha at higher flow-rates, and proving its efficiency in treating real-word wastewater sources from industrial facilities such as dairies, poultry processing, poultry production, and municipal wastewater.

It's hard work, but every test brings the AOS closer to its commercial …

Meet Ken Code, Chief Science Officer at BioLargo Water, Inc.

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BioLargo Water is made up of numerous talented individuals working toward a common goal, building a disruptive, affordable water treatment system to impact countless industries. Behind the scientists and engineers of our R&D team is Ken Code, the Chief Science Officer of BioLargo. Ken is the inventor of the Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) and the innovator behind nearly every BioLargo patent and technology to-date, and an intrepid entrepreneur. Ken has worked, one way or another, in chemistry since the mid-sixties, and is an enthusiastic teacher for every intern and student that comes through BioLargo Water’s doors. I’ve interviewed Ken about his role at the company, and transcripts of that interview can be found below. This is the first in a series of posts, which we’ll produce over time, introducing the people behind BioLargo water, including engineers, scientists, management, and even students.

Q: What was your first experience with research (to the best of your memory)?

Ken Cod…

Biolargo Water Joined by Leading Researchers Across North America

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It takes an enormous amount of time, money, and talent to carry a new technology from concept to commercialization. To surmount these hurdles, we engaged brilliant, hardworking university researchers across the continent. The result? We’ve created the most ground-breaking water treatment system in recent memory, the AOS, which is looking to disrupt countless water markets in ways that some of our largest competitors cannot dream.
              How did we get here? A substantial amount of AOS R&D was done by BioLargo Water’s own science staff, but a good portion of it required specialized equipment, niche research expertise, and years of arduous work, so we took a collaborative strategy. We fostered an extensive network of leading researchers across North America to further our research goals using world-class equipment and techniques. Much of this is attributed to Dr. Richard Smith, President of BioLargo Water with a keen eye for R&D talent. Under his guidance, w…

Welcome to the BioLargo Water Blog!

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Welcome! You've found yourself on the blog of BioLargo Water, a life sciences company dedicated to developing uncompromising water treatment technology. Here you'll find updates on the research and development efforts of BioLargo Water, insights into the science behind the company's Advanced Oxidation System (AOS), articles on pressing water treatment issues, and highlights of our wonderful science and engineering staff. In short, this page acts as a means to connect the R&D team at BioLargo Water with the stakeholders interested in its success.
BioLargo Water is the developer of the Advanced Oxidation System (AOS), a revolutionary water treatment platform conceived to deliver incredibly high water disinfection and decontamination rates while consuming very little electrical energy. The goal of the AOS is to provide a powerful, reliable water treatment system for applications where other treatment systems are either prohibitively costly, or are unable to eliminate certa…