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Aqua Research LLC

Innovative low cost water purifiers that use only salt and solar power to make safe drinking water for campers, military and third world.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Aqua Research LLC was established to commercialize personal water purifiers. These 3-ounce devices are hand held, low cost, have a 10 year life, and use only salt to save lives. The market is campers, soldiers, disaster victims and workers, and the third world. This is the second generation of a commercially successful purifier, but with significantly improved features and much lower cost. The new device is brand named the H2gO Purifier.


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    Rodney Emerson Herrington

    Co-founder of MIOX in 1994 and CTO. Developed the commercial product line of on-site chlorine generators and is the inventor of the first generation personal purifier, the MSR/MIOX Purifier (Popular Science Best of What’s New award, 2003). Mr. Herrington started Aqua Research in 2011 to develop generation 2 of this technology. He will leverage 20 year relationships in the water sector for commercialization of the technology.

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    Katie Bolek Rich
    Marketing Director

    14 years with MIOX, joined Aqua Research in 2011. Strong relationship with key commercialization partners and knows technology. Led marketing on the first generation of the device, the MSR/MIOX Puriifer that was commercially successful.

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    Kevin Roderick
    Technology Director

    Involved with development and miniaturization of the new generation of personal electrolytic purifiers. 14 years with NanoPore and more than 15 patents


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    Gerald Grafe
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    Butler and Company

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