New wastewater treatment targets micropollutants

Oxyle nanoporous catalyst.
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Founded in 2020, Oxyle (Zurich, Switzerland) would develop a sustainable and scalable technology that destroys a wide range of micropollutants, including forever chemicals such as PFAS from contaminated wastewater.

Oxyle’s new treatment process is driven by their nanoporous catalysts that oxidize and remove micropollutants, down to detection limits of 1 ng/L, even for highly persistent compounds that are resistant to existing treatments. This treatment process is coupled with Oxyle’s proprietary analytics technology that enables real-time monitoring of micropollutants, a unique offering that helps customers comply with stringent effluent regulations.

The core technology behind this breakthrough innovation was developed over 5 years by the CEO and co-founder of Oxyle,


Oxyle co-founders Dr. Fajer Mushtaq and Dr. Silvan Staufert.
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the concept of a new catalyst for the degradation of micropollutants has been integrated into a scalable technology platform that can address the problem where it matters – at the source, before they enter waterways.

Oxyle has successfully completed several paid pilot projects with industrial and municipal customers, has advanced its technology to TRL8 through on-site demonstrations. Oxyle says its team of water experts have strong experience in developing and implementing advanced water treatment and monitoring solutions for its customers.

The company has announced a pre-seed financing round of CHF 2.8 million to bring its mission to protect ecosystems from micropollutants to market. The funding round was led by Wingman Ventures with participation from SOSV, Better Ventures and Including this round, with non-dilutive pre-seed funds and grants raised last year, Oxyle raised over 7 million Swiss francs in total.

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