Kemco Gets Patent for Water-Recycling Process

Posted July 31, 2022 at 4:51 pm

TRSA supplier partner member Kemco Systems, Clearwater, FL, recently announced the award of a patent for its KLEENWATER™ system. The patented process employs the combination of Kemco’s ceramic membrane filtration system and specialized reverse-osmosis technology which conserves water and thermal energy, according to a news release.

Kemco is the only company in the industry with the ability to combine these treatment systems while maintaining thermal energy, the release said. The KLEENWATER™ system presents a cost-effective means of combating rising water, sewer and energy costs by removing emulsified, suspended and dissolved contaminants including PFAS and microplastics from wastewater without utilizing high volumes of chemicals. The process has demonstrated consistent reuse of 75-85% of a plant’s water and thermal energy in the same process, all while reducing their consumption of wash-aisle chemistry.

“This patent is recognition of Kemco’s pioneering approach to recycling wastewater and recovering thermal energy within the laundry market,” said Kemco CEO Tom Vanden Heuvel.

This patented approach not only delivers solid returns but also enables plant operators to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship. The process reuses water and significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the plant’s heating load.