Member - Kourant Technologies inc.

The technology combines biological and electrochemical processes to treat nitrogen and phosphorus in water.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2016
Company Size 5
Member Type
Founders Richard Painchaud
Headquarters Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC G0A 3R0, Canada
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Kourant Technologies inc.


Nitrogen and phosphorous are nutrients and their presence in wastewater combined with climate change are accelerating the proliferation of algal blooms around the world. Wastewater treatment plants are one of the main sources of these nutrients and they were not designed to treat them. Available solutions for the removal of nitrogen and phosphorous would double the size of the treatment plant and would increase the use of chemicals. Kourant inc. owns the worldwide marketing rights of an innovative and patented technology that would solve this problem without increasing the size of the wastewater treatment plant and without using any chemicals... just with an electrical current.
Headquarters Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC G0A 3R0, Canada

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
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SDG 11
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SDG 12
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