This stage identified competitive advantages of the panel-bed compared to competing filtration technologies and determined a strategic path towards commercialization. Research focused on technological competitiveness to determine if the panel-bed offered economic, environmental, and societal benefits compared to existing technologies.
Stage 3: Equipment Design and Construction
Stage 3 will center around scaling up the panel-bed design for specific applications based on data gathered from Stage 2. Determining a design that optimizes the panel-bed features will contribute to a full-scale system which will be tested under industry conditions to prove its success for various applications.
12 to 18 Months
This stage is focused on designing and validating the panel-bed filtration system with proof-of-concept testing. Prototype and commercial-scale designs of the panel-bed have been completed. Pilot testing will be used to validate the advantages and capabilities identified in Stage 1, gather information to improve the current panel-bed design, and further define the target markets.
The technology will be tested for specific applications under industry operating conditions to determine its ability to solve commercial issues. Any remaining design issues will be addressed to produce a fully operational filtration technology. At this point, the MOVA process becomes a cycle between stages 2-4 to further innovate the technology to enter new markets.
**All time frames are approximate and are subject to change without notice.