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Membrane Filtration and UV Water Treatment - Patent Landscape Report

Membrane Filtration and UV Water Treatment - Patent Landscape Report

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The UN General Assembly explicitly recognized access to water and sanitation as a basic human right. UN Member States and international organizations are called upon in this Resolution to facilitate capacity-building and technology transfer aiming to help countries, foremost developing countries have access to safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation.

Various water treatment methods are required and used to make water safe and clean for drinking and irrigation purposes. The present landscape report focuses on a selection of water treatment technologies, namely UV disinfection and micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration. The report identifies patents that claim inventions related to these water treatment technologies. It also looks at patents on inventions that form part of desalination (pre- or post- desalination) treatment in particular. In that it complements another WIPO patent landscape report on desalination and renewable energies, one of the major technologies used for water treatment in an increasing number of countries.

The patent search results reveal innovation patterns and patenting trends in the selected technological areas, and are supplemented by a technology and market analysis, case studies and the results of a survey on the industry views on innovation in the field of water treatment.
The UN General Assembly explicitly recognized access to water and sanitation as a basic human right. UN Member States and international organizations are called upon in this Resolution to facilitate capacity-building and technology transfer aiming to help countries, foremost developing countries have access to safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation.

Various water treatment methods are required and used to make water safe and clean for drinking and irrigation purposes. The present landscape report focuses on a selection of water treatment technologies, namely UV disinfection and micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration. The report identifies patents that claim inventions related to these water treatment technologies. It also looks at patents on inventions that form part of desalination (pre- or post- desalination) treatment in particular. In that it complements another WIPO patent landscape report on desalination and renewable energies, one of the major technologies used for water treatment in an increasing number of countries.

The patent search results reveal innovation patterns and patenting trends in the selected technological areas, and are supplemented by a technology and market analysis, case studies and the results of a survey on the industry views on innovation in the field of water treatment.

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Traditionally water treatment technology has been dominated by large equipment and
chemicals suppliers. This is reflected in the large number of legacy patents by some of
the larger industrial conglomerates globally. However, increased innovation in the water
treatment industry globally has seen the entry of a number of exciting new players, as
well as the lateral migration of consumer goods companies into this space. Survey
respondents were asked to identify companies that they thought were at the cutting edge
of innovation. While the survey results indicate that big players such as GE and Siemens
were involved in a lot of innovative R&D, and that there are a number of smaller players
who are also developing innovative technologies. It was interesting that a number of
engineering integrator and services companies were also identified as innovative.
Membrane developers that were cited as particularly innovative included large
membrane suppliers, including Dow, Toray and Kuboto as well as a number of smaller
companies, such as NanoH2O.

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The case studies below show the diversity of players in the membrane and UV
technology fields, including major multinationals (Philips, LG), universities (MIT) and a
geographic cross section of other corporations – Amiad (Israel), TrojanUV (Canada) and
Metawater (Japan)36
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