Mission

The Divaqua team is committed to mitigating environmental degradation and improving access to potable water by developing and commercializing higher performing, safer, and more cost-effective technology for toxic chemical removal.  We are currently focused on integrating MIT-developed polymeric materials to support wide-reaching water and wastewater treatment process innovation. 

Key Advantages

Performance 

99.8% heavy metal contaminant removal rate

High selectivity delays saturation and increases life-cycle capacity

Cost

Synthesized from cheap readily available material inputs

Regenerable and durable 

Safety

Safer to handle than standard precipitation chemistry


Enabling next-generation water treatment 

with new, higher performing chemistry

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bldg. 18-053, Cambridge, MA 02139
Direct: (617) 952-1572

Email: info@divaquatech.com

Household

Enabling reliable heavy metals filtration for refrigerator, faucet, and pitcher purification products

Municipal

Planning to integrate our polymer into existing municipal water treatment systems where metal contamination is problematic

Food & Beverage

Developing solutions for influent water treatment in food and beverage production  

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SUBMIT

“This industry (water treatment) needs more chemistry for selective removal.”

- Veolia Executive

"Much of modern water treatment still relies on 100 year-old precipitant technology"

- GE Water Executive

Potable Water

Mining

Working with international mining companies to develop solutions for mercury, lead, copper, and selenium removal

Coal-Fired Power

 Developing mercury, selenium, and arsenic removal solutions for FGD wastewater treatment systems and ash pond remediation

Petrochemicals

Working with oil & gas refinery operators to develop heavy metal removal applications for distillation wastewater 

Industrial Wastewater

William Ferrer

COO / Co-founder

MBA, MIT Sloan


Timothy Swager

Advisor

John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, MIT

Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneuriship


Kerry Murphy

Advisor

Retired GE Water Executive

Retired U.S. Army Captain

Solutions

Alejandro Garcia

Product Development

MechE, MIT

Our patent-pending polymer works by ultra-selective cation adsorption on the surface. The variant depicted above has high affinity for heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, copper, and cadmium.  We are developing a similar polymer technology for selective selenium and arsenic adsorption.

Team

Technology

Wen Jie Ong

CEO / Co-founder

PhD, Chemistry, MIT

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