Koch Membrane Systems Inc., a developer and manufacturer of membranes and membrane filtration systems, was honored as the Water Technology Company of the Year 2010 by the International Desalination Assn.
KMS was recognized for its commitment to innovation in the membrane industry as demonstrated by its large diameter MegaMagnum reverse osmosis (RO) products, and Puron ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, used for membrane bioreactors.
“We are very pleased to accept this award, which recognizes our success and the difficult task of driving technology change in this market,” said David H. Koch, president of Koch Membrane Systems. “Our commitment to MegaMagnum elements, pressure vessels and systems allowed KMS to truly revolutionize RO and drive overall installed costs down. We have invested heavily over the last 10 years, developing outstanding technologies, improving our manufacturing capabilities and hiring world-class talent in all areas to create a company of enormous potential.”
The award recognizes the company that has made the most significant contribution in the field of water technology over the past year. It was presented at the Global Water Awards in Paris and voted on by International Desalination Assn. subscribers and members.
KMS received top honors for its commitment in the design, manufacturing and commercialization of large-diameter MegaMagnum elements and pressure vessels. The MegaMagnum elements aim to reduce the costs for RO systems by reducing building footprints and increasing membrane area.