In North America, 70% of municipalities treat their wastewater with aerated ponds, and there are more than 3,200 municipal aerated ponds in Canada alone. Ponds face many challenges related to population growth and climate change.
Technologies Ecofixe has developed an ecological and energy-efficient process to address these key problems with a modulable system that is installed directly into aerated ponds. This system integrates several bio-augmentation modules that maintain a large amount of biomass permanently in the aerated pond. This biomass increases the performance and the treatment capacities of the ponds. With this system, 15% to 30% more water can be treated in the same pond while removing 95% of the organic load.
The company works with municipalities as well as industrial clients. They have been having great traction over the past 4 years, in Canada, Morocco and Benin, and will take the next 6 months to validate and test different commercialization channels, particularly in the USA and rest of Canada.
Capital raised figures include amounts raised both on and off platform.
- A saturation of the treatment capacity of the ponds;
- The difficulty of maintaining purification performance in winter and during major hydraulic flows such as heavy rainfall or snowmelt;
- Tighter regulations on contaminant loads that may be released to the environment.