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Remote communities, industries, agriculture and mining sites can all benefit from fit-to-purpose water treatment stations. They all have opportunities to recover clean water from saline groundwater or industrial water sources using reverse osmosis (RO).

However, a series of pre-treatment steps – including the addition of chemicals – is typically required to meet strict water quality requirements for the RO process to achieve an acceptable standard.

Our FO-RO technology integrates RO with forward osmosis (FO) at the pre-treatment stage to eliminate the usual, extensive pre-treatment steps. This integration reduces operational costs and reduces the volume of disposable waste brine. It produces a consistent quality of reusable water as a result.


FO-RO offers a range of benefits. The technology:

  • provides a modular and scalable solution with a low treatment footprint
  • eliminates the extensive pre-treatment requirement of reverse osmosis 
  • is an excellent treatment solution for challenging wastewater
  • reduces waste brine volume 
  • provides double barrier protection for microbial contaminants.  


  • Provides potable water for remote communities.
  • Remediates wastewater produced by industries including mining, abattoirs and feedlots.

Intellectual property

Design, construction and operational knowhow from fundamental to large-scale demonstration.

The team

The technologies have been developed by a team of chemical, mechanical and electrical and control engineers, chemists and environmental scientists.

Could this technology provide you with a competitive edge?

Contact us to find out more about our licensing and investment options.

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