Our water harvesting solutions efficiently capture and generate pure water out of the atmosphere, even under dry conditions with relative humidity below 20%. Our technology can operate in passive mode without the use of electricity, thereby enabling off-grid operations with zero carbon footprint.
Our technology combines innovations in materials science, electromechanical engineering, and reticular chemistry. Our integrated solutions achieve unparalleled levels of energy efficiency in harvesting water from the atmosphere, including total passive operations.
At the heart of our technology is our novel molecularly engineered materials, based on the latest advancements in reticular chemistry. Our scientists were able to design and analyze novel materials with atomic precision, being able to track the sequence and behavior of water molecules as they get adsorbed into the novel material, enabling them to maximize the uptake and selectivity of the novel material to water vapor in the atmosphere.
The novel reticular materials used in our solutions allow our solutions to adsorb large amounts of water vapor in a wide range of conditions, even in extremely low-humidity environments below 20%. At the same time, the adsorbed water can be extracted using significantly less energy, than required by other sources of water.
The quality of water harvested using our novel reticular materials is extremely pure, requiring no additional filtration. The water generated by our atmospheric water harvesting solutions will fully comply with global standards, including WHO and EPA standards in the case of drinking water, and FAO water quality for agricultural purposes.
The novel reticular materials used in our solutions can be engineered to suit a wide range of environments, making our solutions a flexible solution for water harvesting in various climates and conditions.
The novel reticular materials used in our solutions are stable, highly serviceable, and can be used repeatedly, making our solutions a durable option for water harvesting for longer period of times, also at difficult to reach locations.
The novel reticular materials used in our solutions can be scaled up or down depending on the water needs of a particular application. They can also be designed based on noiseless operation, so there is no risk of disruption to users or communities nearby – even at a large scale.
Our atmospheric water harvesting solutions can be operated in either active or passive mode, being run with little or no electricity, enabling a strong baseline for a zero-carbon footprint. It also does not generate any brine, often associated with desalination plants.
Explore the use-cases of our atmospheric water harvesting solutions.
Atoco is the leading supplier of solid-state carbon capture modules developed to counter climate change.
Our solid-state carbon capture modules efficiently capture and remove CO2 directly from air and industrial emissions, providing companies in heavy-emitting and hard-to-decarbonize industries with a scalable and efficient solution, whereby they can safely store or utilize captured CO2.
The novel solid-state CO2 adsorbent materials used in the modules are synthesized based on latest breakthroughs in reticular chemistry, ultimately achieving a delicate balance, through atomically precise design, between the CO2 selectivity of the material and the strength of bonding between CO2 molecules and the adsorbent material.
We achieved a delicate balance such that the strength of bonding between CO2 molecules and the adsorbent material is just strong enough to maintain the CO2 molecules inside the adsorbent material, but not strong enough to require a lot of energy to release the CO2 molecules out of the adsorbent material.
Our reticular chemistry-based modules for carbon capture are characterized by several advantages.
The modules are engineered to optimize the kinetics of CO2 adsorption and desorption while at the same time minimize energy consumption of the overall CO2 capture and separation process.
Our novel solid-state CO2 adsorbents are processed and integrated into the modules to achieve the highest levels of durability and resilience, with the objective of sustaining hundreds of thousands of CO2 capture and separation cycles.
The modules are engineered to optimize the system-level weight/volume performance in terms of CO2 capture efficiency.
The adsorbent materials used in our modules display high CO2 capture capacities and high selectivity for CO2 in carbon capture applications. With a high surface area, high kinetics, and tunable properties, our materials are particularly effective at removing CO2 from flue gas streams and atmospheric air.
The adsorbent materials used in our modules have high thermal stability, reducing regeneration energy requirements and increasing overall efficiency. This reduces their environmental impact. Their ability to be regenerated and reused multiple times strengthens their eco-resilience.
The adsorbent materials used in our modules have been engineered to perform well under a wide range of operating conditions, including high temperatures and moisture exposure. Because of their stability, these materials are cost-effective for industrial-scale carbon capture applications due to their long-term performance and durability.
The adsorbent materials used in our modules can be scaled up for industrial production, making them suitable for large-scale carbon capture projects. Our modules can be built into new equipment or integrated and refurbished into existing solutions. In addition, the tailored properties of our materials enable them to be customized to meet specific processes and applications, allowing them to be adapted to a variety of carbon capture solutions. We also provide flexibility through the regeneration and reuse of our solid-state materials.
The adsorbent materials used in our modules are stable against the harmful gases that are commonly present in post combustion flue gas, like NOx, SOx and H2S gases.
Learn how we can fundamentally change how we reduce CO2 emissions, and about the reticular chemistry behind it.