Tax your citizens, not your water.

CarboNet chemistry eases municipal water treatment by cutting PAM 80% and cost-to-treat 50%—while helping preserve your CAPEX, reduce your OPEX, and hit your KPIs.

Something’s gotta give.

Public utilities are fighting a two-headed hydra with their water treatment: with dosing limits capped to meet stringent KPIs, operators must push their facilities to its limits at a time when their infrastructure is aging out. Yet CAPEX, like KPIs, are fixed.

Why it matters: Something has to give. If crews are pushing make-down and filters to their limits, either the equipment breaks or the KPIs are breached. It’s untenable.

CarboNet’s “adaptive chemistry” was built out of this challenge, creating an opportunity for municipal operators to remove pressure on their system while still hitting their targets:

  • Chemical spend: CarboNet flocculants alter the throughput of water treatment, reducing cost-to-treat by up to 50%.
  • OPEX: CarboNet chemistry requires no make-down and dramatically reduces time spent on dosing calibration and monitoring—or NPT when calibration or monitoring snafus lead to cemented polishers or other equipment malfunctions.
  • CAPEX: CarboNet flocculants don’t require make-down equipment and often improve the performance of other tools in the pipeline, helping maintain existing CAPEX or avoid new investments entirely.
  • Toxicity: CarboNet’s NanoNet platform reduces PAM by up to 90%, helping hit increasingly stringent regulatory targets.
  • Emissions: CarboNet’s chemistry reduces Scope 3 Emissions up to 70%. To date, the commodity chemicals we’ve displaced has cut 300 million tonnes of C02 production.
  • Health & safety: CarboNet products arrive pre-activated in plug-and-play totes, removing the need for makedown and crew exposure to toxic inhalants, spills, slips, and other machine interactions.
  • Regulatory exposure: Broadly, CarboNet chemistry slashes emissions and improves performance KPIs related to zero discharge or permit targets.

Behind-the-scenes: CarboNet scientists and field technicians are focused on products for a new reality: a world with less water and more regulations—but persistent demands of constituents and other stakeholders:

  • Keep in mind: Water insecurity (droughts and floods) is changing regulations, permits, and emission limits. Commodity chemicals—created 70 years ago and rapidly aging out—hit you where it hurts: the balance sheet.
  • Never forever: The NanoNet platform has led to novel chemistry that eliminates chemicals from water treatment entirely and is ideal for utilities who want to ensure “forever” is for BFFs and not chemicals in the water table.

The bottom line: Municipal operators can relieve pressure on their infra and their crews by modernizing their chemistry to eliminate make-down, reduce HS&E incidents, and more easily hit tough KPIs.

“I sleep at night knowing that my guys aren’t running around managing peroxide, mixing poly, adding coag... and constantly adjusting dosing. CarboNet made things a LOT easier.”
Water Treatment SME, Texas

Use Cases

CarboNet’s adaptive chemistry is ideal for key municipal use cases, helping lower CAPEX, OPEX, and emissions.

Sludge thickening

Primary clarification

Secondary clarification

Sludge dewatering

Reference project

A regional municipality was dredging a lagoon in preparation for upgrades. Our customer was contracted to dewater the dredged biosolids and enable the construction of the new system.

Read the lagoon dredging brief

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Chemistry to compete

CarboNet’s NanoNet platform generates programmable flocculants, coagulants, and targeting agents that adapt to any application and significantly improve your P&L