MyCelx was founded with the creation of the patented MyCelx polymer. This scientific breakthrough allows for a completely different approach to removing oil from water. The MyCelx polymer does not simply filter or hold oil as other approaches do; it instantly and permanently binds with oil and contaminants upon contact through molecular cohesion. Once oil comes in contact with MyCelx it will never re-enter the water stream.
How much oil can MyCelx remove? Down to 1 ppm or less – an unheard of level until now. MyCelx can help you achieve the lowest ppm levels of oil in water in commercial oil and gas production. MyCelx is a true clean water solution.
MyCelx was founded with the commitment to reduce harmful contaminants from entering water and from damaging the environment. Why? Because it was clear that conventional systems were ineffective, expensive and unwieldy.
When we designed the MyCelx system we carefully surveyed the problems with conventional oily water filtration systems. The shortcomings of these approaches and products are widely discussed in the industry. They are huge, expensive to acquire and operate, unreliable, are prone to fouling and cannot function under varying loading rates. Conventional systems allow filtered oil to reenter the processed water stream and struggle with removing emulsified and small droplet sized oil and oil coated solids. Simply put: these systems can fail and allow the release of oil and hydrocarbons into discharged water.
And the most important problem with conventional systems: even when they’re functioning as designed they simply cannot reach critically low ppm levels.