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OxyMem 2020 Highlights

2020 a Milestone Year for OxyMem

2020 brought new challenges for everyone across the world, with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic we all faced an unexpected new reality. We had to learn to adapt to our new normal and find new for our business and essential services to continue. Even with all the challenges that it brought OxyMem had several reasons to celebrate as success continued in 2020, and the company achieved some exciting milestones.

Lets take a look back at what we have achieved in 2020.


DuPont Complete Acquisition of OxyMem Limited 

On January 10th, 2020 DuPont announced it had completed the process of acquiring full ownership of OxyMem Limited.

The DuPont acquisition marks and exciting step in the future of OxyMem and MABR 

“OxyMem has benefited from working with DuPont, as an investor, for the last four years. A world-class water business, DuPont helped us refocus our development efforts to advance our Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology,” said Wayne Byrne, CEO OxyMem Limited. “With the ownership of DuPont, we look forward to scaling MABR to meet the growing demand for the treatment and purification of municipal and industrial wastewater.”

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OxyMem Wins Water and Energy Exchange (WEX) Global Innovation in Process Technology Award

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OxyMem were awarded the Innovation in Process Technology Award. The company was honoured to receive this recognition of achievement in the water sector.

“The judges were particularly impressed by the OxyMem drop-in MABR modules that enhance the capacity of wastewater treatment plants”, commented Mark Barker, CEO of WEX. The technology helps operators cope with fluctuating process loads without having to expand the plant. The MABR delivers oxygen to the established biofilm via the millions of gas permeable membrane tubes; a mechanism capable of saving considerable energy consumption over traditional bubble aeration. 


OxyMem Wins “Breakthrough Technology Company of the Year” from Global Water Awards  


On September 17th it was announced that OxyMem won Breakthrough Technology Company of the Year” by theGlobal Water Intelligence (GWI) Awards for its innovative Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology for the treatment and purification of municipal and industrial wastewater.

This recognition marks the successful journey from a 2013 spinoff out of University College Dublin to a commercially viable solution to deal with lower nutrient discharges requirements and increased treatment capacity demands without additional land use,” said John McConomy, Commercial Director of DuPont’s OxyMem product line. “As part of DuPont, we have a golden opportunity to upscale our activities and meet the massive demand for MABR.”


We showcases MABR across the world

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In 2020 virtual events became the new normal and OxyMem took park in several key events such as WEFTEC, IWA, and WISA.

We also had the opportunity to showcase at Aquatech China, one of the few events to take place as planned.



OxyMem membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) at Severn Trent’s Spernal site– the largest MABR in the UK

July marked a milestone for wastewater treatment in the UK, with the installation of 10 OxyMem membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) modules from DuPont Water Solutions at Severn Trent’s Redditch Spernal site in Worcestershire. Thus, this central treatment plant has become the largest MABR in the UK, all during a period of restricted access to the site due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Spernal_July_2020 Resized-1


To learn more about how OxyMem can help your transform your WWTP in 2021 contact us today 

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Sandra Murray
Sandra Murray
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