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Posted: March 18, 2009

CSIRO's Mesoporous Oxide Technology to be Commercialized

(Nanowerk News) NanoVic Commercial Pty Ltd announce that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement to commercialise CSIRO’s mesoporous oxide technology in all fields other than in the field of electro-active materials. The mesoporous oxide technology, which removes arsenic from water, has been validated in the laboratory. NanoVic Commercial Pty Ltd intends to assess the feasibility of scaling up the technology for commercial applications in the field of removing, reducing or limiting materials in water in order to enable that water to be used for potable, industrial or other purposes.
The technology was developed by CSIRO and has been evaluated by NanoVic over the last two years. NanoVic’s license is for exploitation in all fields other than in the field of electro-active materials.
The performance of the mesoporous oxide technology in removing arsenic from water has been validated in the laboratory and initial economic assessments indicate that it may provide a low-cost and reliable solution for industrial or community use. NanoVic Commercial Pty Ltd intends to assess the feasibility of scaling up the technology for commercial applications in the field of removing, reducing or limiting materials in water in order to enable that water to be used for potable, industrial or other purposes.
CEO of NanoVentures Australia and NanoVic Commercial, Dr Peter Binks , highlighted the importance of the technology: “The CSIRO mesoporous oxide is a simple but powerful mechanism for removing arsenic from water. We believe it has immediate application to water purification for communities, as it is safe, readily and cheaply manufactured, and may be recycled once the captured arsenic is removed”.
Source: Envisage NanoSystems (press release)