Symbios puts focus on water and energy
Symbios Technologies took a few twists and turns in its brief, four-year life, but founder Justin Bzdek now has his company squarely focused on creating a better, cheaper way for oil and gas companies to treat waste water. “It's easy for people to get confused about Symbios because we've done a lot of things,” said Bzdek, who also is Symbios CEO and president. So how does Bzdek now describe the company? “We're a technology development and commercialization company focusing on the interface between water and energy,” he said. More specifically, Symbios has put the vast majority of its work in the past couple years into developing a tubular plasma reactor for water treatment. Symbios' tubular plasma reactor uses electricity to create a plasma discharge that in turns creates an oxidation process that cleans wastewater impurities such as hydro-carbons, including volatile organic materials, and bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms. Symbios has developed a laboratory prototype tubular plasma reactor that does all of that. Bzdek said his technology is “a more powerful and less-costly alternative” to conventional technologies such as ozone, chlorine or ultra-violet radiation treatment. Another
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