CustoMem uses its proprietary engineered polymer production process to design and manufacture materials which specifically bind and remove micropollutants from industrial wastewater. Their materials offer a safe, simple, and cost-effective solution for tackling the most challenging micropollutants, like Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), that remain after traditional wastewater. The captured micropollutants are then safely disposed of or recycled into high-value products, thus enabling the circular economy.
CustoMem’s business model and value chain accelerates the transition to a circular economy in two ways. First, CustoMem utilises biomass waste sources that would otherwise be composted or disposed of as a precursor to the manufacturing of its affinity media. By valorising biomass waste streams, CustoMem converts such materials into a revenue-generating stream and prevents many of these materials from being disposed of in landfills. To further encourage circular business models, CustoMem has developed regeneration and recovery methods that allow captured micropollutants to be recycled and repurposed into high-value catalysts. This prevents valuable compounds from filling landfills or prevents them from being incinerated and reduces demand for production of virgin compounds.
CustoMem’s vision is to responsibly harness nature’s capacity to make biomaterials that tackle water stress and sustainability in alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development goals. CustoMem accomplishes this by repurposing waste biomass materials and using unique biochemical engineering processes to manufacture products that are next generation water purification materials, capable of removing persistent pollutants in industrial wastewater cost competitively.