The Artemis Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping water technology companies emerge into the world market, announced the 2012 Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech Listing in Berkeley, California on September 13. Two Dutch water technology companies made the list: BiAqua and Optiqua Technologies.

The Artemis Top 50 identifies the most promising companies that are applying innovation in the market to address today’s dire water challenges.

Reinventing the water landscape
"The Artemis Project’s Top 50 Water Companies Competition winners have excelled in key areas of the emerging advanced water technology sector", said Laura Shenkar, Principal of The Artemis Project on the occasion of the this year's announcement.

Shenkar: "We are excited to showcase these innovative companies and congratulate them for their achievements in creating solutions that will reinvent the water landscape."

Important platform for new solutions
Melchior van Wijlen, Managing Director Optiqua Technologies said he is honored: "It is a valuable recognition of our innovations in water quality monitoring, enabling water companies to monitor their entire water distribution networks online in an effective and economical way.
The Artemis Project is an important platform that identifies new solutions that make a difference and Optiqua is very pleased to be part of it"

See the full list of the most promising water tech start-ups on the website of PR Web.

Optiqua: lab-on-chip sensor
Optiqua Technologies, a subsidiary of the Dutch biotechnology company Optisense, provides the water industry with innovative tools for online and sample based water quality monitoring.

All Optiqua products leverage our award winning and patented Lab-on-chip optical sensor technology, offering highly sensitive real time detection in multiple sensor applications.

Optiqua is founder of the Smart Networks Forum (SWAN) in Asia. Based in Singapore and the Netherlands, we serve international drinking water companies and communities to help safeguard the distribution of their drinking water

BiAqua: phosphate removal
BiAqua, a Dutch biotechnology company controlled by Icos Capital, delivers bio-based solutions and related services for serious water contamination issues to water companies and consumers worldwide.

The technology removes phosphate from water. It also eliminates metals or carcinogens in the water including arsenic or bromide.

The technology uses bio-based material, as opposed to chemical and other materials and solutions currently in the market. This technology is low cost, has broad usability, and works tremendously fast and reliably in the prevention of the growth of algae and bacteria.

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