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PAX Pure

Closing water loops: Low-temperature desalination, done nature's way

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

PAX Pure uses nature's principles to economically purify highly contaminated water at 60°C instead of at its normal boiling point of 100°C. This is accomplished without membranes or high pressure pumps in an innovative and patented one-step process. Since the technology is modular and simple in its design, it can drastically reduce costs in multiple water-stressed markets including industrial wastewater, brine concentration, and oil and gas.


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    Philip O'Connor
    Chief Executive Officer

    Philip is a business strategist, entrepreneur and investor with experience in 4 startups. His background includes assisting the development of a wind project in central Montana, starting and running a design business, and working on the cutting edge of the field of biomimicry as one of the original team members at The Biomimicry Institute.

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    Kimberly Morris
    Chief Development Officer

    Kim's experience includes work on the regional sustainability business development team for a Fortune 500 global environmental consulting firm. Her technical background in engineering lies in advising oil & gas and industrial companies on environmental permitting, hazardous waste management, and risk analysis.

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    Bruce Webster
    Chief Technical Officer

    Dr. Bruce Webster has 34 years of product development and design experience with involvement in 4 startups and 2 liquidity events. He brings a background in both structural and fluid mechanics, computer-aided engineering (CAE), design (CAD) and abstract modeling. Dr. Webster’s experience includes the founding, development, and sale of computer aided engineering companies. He has worked with clients ranging from Ford Motor Company (Visteon), Whir

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    Kimberly Penney
    Senior Engineer

    Kimberly Penney is a 10-year veteran of PAX Scientific (parent company to PAX Pure). During her time with PAX, she has made key contributions to a number of PAX’s new product innovations. For the past few years she has led the fan design and experimental teams at PAX. She oversees the PAX airflow and sound test laboratory and has co-authored several design and utility patents on her fan designs.

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    Kas Farsad
    R&D Manager

    Kasra Farsad is a materials engineer with expertise in prototyping and productizing new technologies. Mr. Farsad holds nine patents and seven patent applications. His specialties include product optimization and development, experimental design and prototype scale-up. His past engagements concentrated in gas/liquid interaction, desalination, carbon dioxide absorption, liquid/liquid separation and solid/liquid separation.


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    John Katovitch

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