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Electro Water Separation

Electro Water Separation Diagram

EWS: A high-speed, low-energy, primarily chemical-free process.

OriginOil’s breakthrough water cleanup technology, called Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), is a high-speed, primarily chemical-free process that efficiently extracts organic contaminants from very large quantities of water.

EWS Works in Three Parts

1. Electro-Coagulation: contaminated water enters the first stage, which is a proprietary electro-coagulation process. In this stage, mild electrical impulses are applied in long tubes, causing the organic contaminants to coagulate, or “clump” together.

2. Electro-Oxidation: oxidizing agents are created that disinfects bacteria, oxidizes soluble ions and breaks molecular chain of dissolved organics.

3. Electro-Flotation: the clumped-up material travels into a second stage where low power electrical pulses generate a cloud of micro-bubbles that gently lifts the concentrate to the surface for harvesting.

The harvested concentrate can be made up of chemical waste, valuable petroleum, or useful algae feedstock.


OriginOil technology is generally distributed through licensing.

OriginOil also offers complete end-to-end products for licensees who want to test their markets before manufacturing, or for end-users who will never become licensees.

All licenses are non-exclusive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreements. They require the licensee to integrate EWS Petro into their total system.

Regional preferential treatment is negotiable (“Most Favored Nation”).

Effective in Water-Intensive Industries

Because of its impressive feature set, EWS is valuable in water-intensive industries such as oil & gas, algae, and waste management.

EWS is currently deployed in various industry applications ranging from cleaning up “frack” water in oil and gas well operations, to harvesting algae for beneficial products such as fish feed.

EWS is entirely developed in-house by OriginOil and is protected by patents pending worldwide.


Continuously Fast and Extremely Thorough Cleaning

This two-stage process is an energy-efficient, continuous system that advanced testing has shown can achieve up to a 99.9% removal of dispersed oil and a 99.5% removal of suspended solids.

EWS technology powers water cleanup systems that are marketed by OriginOil and its licensing partners.

OriginOil's PCU will help automate operations and enable remote support

Solid-State Process Control

The heart of EWS is a proprietary solid-state process control unit (PCU) that controls the entire process, and customizes the power requirements of each application.

The PCU is evolving auto-adaptive features that reduce operator intervention and standardize the operating parameters.

The system will feature secure communication with OriginOil cloud servers for authentication, remote operation, diagnostics, and software updates.

This control system is designed to maintain maximum operating uptime for all OriginOil systems in the field, and is an asset for both end-users and service companies.

  • "Just like petroleum, algae oil can be refined into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, solvents – all cleanly and with no carbon penalty." -

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