Our approach 

Water scarcity poses a significant challenge worldwide and among the available technologies to address this problem, membrane desalination stands out for its lower energy requirements. However, it has one major issue: membrane fouling.

Membrane fouling significantly jeopardizes the efficiency and sustainability of the membrane desalination plants worldwide, which leads to significant economic losses for operators and an increase in the final price of such a common good as water.

To face this global problem SURPHASE revolutionizes membrane monitoring by providing a real-time and non-invasive detection, as well as an analysis of fouling and cleaning. This detection surpasses existing sensitivity limits reaching nano levels.

Our unique sensor system and AI-assisted software shows the state of the membrane surface at every moment. It predicts potentially harmful fouling levels while the plant is still operating efficiently and provides actionable inputs for successful operational strategies. In this way, it empowers operators with predictive, automatized and self-optimizing maintenance.

Our technology enables the plants to operate in a “greener” and cost-efficient way. As the sole provider of such precision and versatility, SURPHASE emerges as the go-to solution for enhancing fouling and cleaning monitoring and optimizing water treatment processes, setting a new standard for the desalination industry.

a. Nano-level sensor system:

SURPHASE technology uses a disruptive sensor-based technology that monitors and detects membrane fouling in real time and in a non-invasive way. This system has a sensitivity in the nanoscale range, with 1000 times higher sensitivity than existing methods. As the device performs in parallel to the industrial process, the system provides actionable inputs to plan preventive cleanings avoiding the risk of reaching irreversible fouling levels.