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Technology Demand

The Need for Industrial Waste Water Services

Waste water is a growing problem as industry, agriculture and communities expand, droughts force the need for reclamation, and aquifers and reservoirs become polluted. Meanwhile, previously lightly-regulated regions of the world are enforcing much stricter environmental regulations.

Better water treatment technology  can solve these challenges.

Our mission is water clarity. We do the heavy lifting at the beginning of the process, making filters and membranes in the rest of the system last much longer, because they won’t clog up as fast. We do this by efficiently removing most of the solids, oils and grease that are suspended in wastewater flows, and destroying much of the bacteria. We also oxidize organic compounds, including those that conventional treatment methods, such as activated sludge, cannot handle, and which eventually end up in our water systems.

The Technology

Electro Water Separation with Advanced Oxidation

OriginClear’s breakthrough water cleanup technology, called Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), is a high-speed, primarily chemical-free process that efficiently extracts suspended contaminants from very large quantities of water.

EWS targets the one to twenty-five micron size oil droplets and suspended particles for coagulation and flotation. Other treatment technologies are less effective at removing these small particles.

We also developed AOx™, our original Advanced Oxidation process. AOx can be integrated downstream of EWS, or operated as a stand-alone module when the effluent contains only dissolved or miscible contaminants that can be oxidized without having to remove suspended solids or oils.

Our process effluents are:

  • Clarified water that filters and membranes can treat for dissolved solids and some remaining trace contaminants.
  • Concentrated waste that can be economically turned into energy, for example.

An Effective Process

As an example, the chart below shows a dramatic reduction of Ammonia Nitrogen in an animal farming effluent done by our Licensee in Spain. Ammonia is reduced by more than 96% in 30 minutes, from 3,219 mg/l down to 47 mg/l.


Accessing Our Technology

If you have existing processes for waste water treatment, consider integrating EWS:AOx into your systems to make them more efficient and scalable. We will license our technology to you under private label. Simply click on the banner at the bottom of this page.


Test Results


  • Up to a 99.9% reduction in free oil and other organic chemicals
  • Up to a 99.5% reduction in suspended solids.
  • Up to a 98% reduction of bacteria levels.
  • Improved regulatory compliance.
  • Reduction of wastewater treatment method fees.
  • Increased efficiency in removals of downstream dissolved solids.
  • Reduced footprint compared with settling tanks, gravity separators or biological treatment basins.
  • Ennesys successfully implemented a prototype EWS Waste system to process liquid human waste sewage into nutritious water for growing algae in its integrated sustainable energy system in Paris, France.
  • Microalgae harvesting for nutritionals, feed, food and soil improvement.
  • Ammonia-loaded cattle farming wastewater effluents.
  • Leachate from Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems.

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Disaster Cleanup


OriginClear Successfully Treats Disaster Cleanup Water

Recent floodwaters completely invaded an electrical manufacturing plant, leaving behind industrially-contaminated mud. Deploying its self-contained mobile unit incorporating EWS, OriginClear cleaned up the water that disaster crews used to wash away the mud.

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The Results

In The Field

EWS has been successfully tested in a wide range of produced and frac flowback waters in the gas fields of Western Colorado, West Texas intermediate oil fields and the San Joaquin heavy oil fields of California.



Video: OriginClear Introduces EWS for Petro

Each of these waters has been unique, but EWS technology has proven flexible and robust enough to handle these widely varying challenges within the oil and gas industry.

In San Joaquin, third party lab results confirmed that EWS reduced all measures of treated water's non-soluble contamination to very low, or undetectable levels.

Case study: a demonstration system based on OriginClear™ technology effectively decontaminated Produced water in a pilot program at a storage and disposal site in Kern County, California. The client, a regional water treatment entity, commissioned the 60-day test, which began in July, 2016. View or download the report here.

oil gas water separator results

Independent Testing Results

  • Turbidity reduced by 99.96%
  • Total suspended solids reduced by 97%
  • Total recoverable petroleum hydrocarbons reduced by 97%
  • Biological oxygen demand reduced by 71%
  • Chemical oxygen demand reduced by 92%
  • Diesel range organics reduced by 99.3%
  • Gasoline range organics reduced by 86%
  • Motor oil range organics reduced by 99.5%

Summary here. Full report available on request.

Additional Information

Application Note – Electro-Oxidation
Application Note – Enhanced Separation
White Paper – EWS for Petroleum
Petroleum Applications Presentation


Water Tech Network

OriginClear's Water Tech Network™

OriginClear licenses its core technologies to forward-looking and innovative technology companies and offers a limited number of exclusive partnerships to proven water industry professionals that are driving the advancement of solutions and water treatment systems to fill the urgent need of the people of our planet for clean and reliable water. Find out if your company or operation qualifies to join our Water Tech Network. Become part of the team that operates Above and Beyond Clear Water™. Complete the form at bottom of page HERE.

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