Magna Imperio Systems and Membrion Announce Strategic Partnership

By: MI Systems

HOUSTON – Oct. 5, 2022 – Magna Imperio Systems® Corp. (MI Systems) and Membrion® are partnering to provide the next generation of high-recovery desalination of groundwater and waste brines. The two companies will leverage Membrion’s CeramIX® ion exchange membranes with MI Systems’ END® technology.

Membrion’s CeramIX membranes provide industry-leading high flux, low scaling performance under harsh water treatment conditions, including low pH and high temperatures. When integrated with MI Systems’ END technology  –  a transformation of traditional electrodialysis reversal – the result is high quality and reliable water treatment with maximum water utilization and efficiency. The tandem effort is a plus for areas with drought impacts, brine minimization needs, or challenging groundwater conditions, particularly in the U.S. West and Southwest.

Together, the companies will provide customers with a comprehensive solution from plant evaluation through installation and ongoing service. “This partnership enables our customers to further achieve their economic goals while enhancing sustainability,” said MI Systems COO and CTO Chad Unrau. “Membrion has demonstrated success meeting water reuse targets in a cost-effective and energy efficient manner across multiple industries,” he added.

Membrion’s COO Phil Pickett explained, “We are excited to partner with MI Systems, a company with significant experience and leading technologies in addressing complex water treatment needs. By integrating Membrion’s technology with MI Systems END technology, water recovery can be expanded, saving resources and creating sustainable water conservation programs.”

While it has been possible to use each company’s technology in the past, the strategic partnership will allow for more efficiencies in designing and deploying water treatment solutions that utilize CeramIX ion exchange membranes and END technology.

About Magna Imperio Systems
Magna Imperio Systems Corp. (MI Systems) is a Texas-based company working to solve the world’s water crisis through innovative solutions and technology. MI Systems develops and implements custom treatment solutions to provide the right efficiency mix of water quality, recovery, disposal, sustainability and economics for each customer’s specific needs, creating a more sustainable water lifecycle and Transforming The Value of Water.

The core of MI Systems’ water treatment solutions is its patented END® process, which is establishing new benchmarks in energy efficiency and recovery for desalination technology.

About Membrion

Created to help industrial facilities recycle more of their water, Membrion manufactures ceramic desalination membranes that can recover of up to 98% of water in the harshest conditions. Membrion’s flexible, ceramic ion exchange membranes yield endless possibilities for water recovery, allowing manufacturers to recycle water at previously inaccessible temperatures, pH ranges, and challenging trace chemicals. The membranes that Membrion creates are low fouling, require less cleaning, are oxidizer resistant, have ultra-low pH stability, can withstand high temperatures, and are economical.

Chad Unrau, PhD., Chief Operations & Technology Officer
MI Systems