KMX and Sumitomo Enter MOU to Commercialize KMX’s Membrane Distillation Modules
KMX Technologies, LLC (“KMX”), a global market leader in membrane distillation, watertreatment, and critical mineral recovery, today announced the execution of an MOU withSumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. to commence commercial production of KMX’s proprietaryGeneration III membrane technology with PTFE hollow fiber membranes.
KMX Technologies, LLC (“KMX”), a global market leader in membrane distillation, water treatment, and critical mineral recovery, today announced the execution of an MOU with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. to commence commercial production of KMX’s proprietary Generation III membrane technology with PTFE hollow fiber membranes.
The partnership combines Sumitomo’s PTFE POREFLON membrane manufacturing leadership with KMX’sproprietary next generation membrane distillation module, process, and design to create market leading advanced treatment solutions.
Sumitomo’s underlying POREFLON materials coupled with KMX’s Generation III membrane module andprocess designs create a cost competitive commercial solution for delivering zero-liquid discharge (ZLD).
The underlying product gives KMX a unique tech-enabled water-as-a-service offering that allows industrialcustomers a low-cost option for high-end and challenging water treatment needs.
Dr. Sean Ghayeni, Head of Technology at KMX said, “we are excited about this partnership as Sumitomo’s PTFE membranes can tolerate harsh solutions with high and low pH values, higher water temperatures and high salt concentrations.” Dr. Ghayeni continued, “KMX’s membrane distillation technology uses Sumitomo PTFEmembranes for a broad range of applications, such as treatment of harsh and concentrated wastewater streamsincluding acid mine drainage, and recovery of valuable products such as lithium, gold, silver, nickel and Rare EarthElements from waste streams.”
About KMX Technologies:
KMX Technologies is a global leader in membrane distillation, water treatment, and critical mineral recovery. Our patented technology and processes were developed to address the world’s toughest industrial water treatment and mineral recovery challenges. Utilizing a low temperature thermal process and a low-pressure operating system gives KMX an energy efficient design allowing us to deploy cost-saving solutions to various end markets.
About Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.:
Founded in 1897 in Osaka, Japan, Sumitomo Electric has extensive business operations in five industries:Automotive, Infocommunications, Electronics, Energy and Environment, and Industrial Materials.