Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Puralytics, an emerging leader in advanced water purification technology for light industrial applications, was named the winner of the CleanTech Open 2010 prize at their Awards Gala on November 17th in San Jose. Puralytics was selected by the judges based on four main criteria: Idea Concept, Innovation, Business Viability and Sustainability.
Mark Owen, Puralytics CEO, was elated and surprised to be named as the first water sector company to win this coveted award.
The same day, the U.S. EPA announced plans to test for 134 chemicals thought to disrupt the human endocrine system. According the EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "Endocrine disruptors represent a serious health concern for the American people, especially children. Americans today are exposed to more chemicals in our products, our environment and our bodies than ever before, and it is essential that EPA takes every step to gather information and prevent risks.” Puralytics’ new process effectively destroys these difficult compounds, a unique capability in water purification. Additionally, the process sterilizes bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens and removes heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury, and selenium. Essentially, all of the health related contaminants are eliminated in a small, simple, and easy to integrate system.
This award follows several other recent accolades received by Puralytics. A panel of industry experts named Puralytics as the Water Investment Idol at the American Water Summit 2010 Conference in Washington DC earlier in November. Also, the Artemis Project selected Puralytics as one of the Top 50 Global Water Technology Companies in 2009 and 2010, and they were a national finalist in the 2010 Imagine H2O business plan competition focusing on water efficiency.