"The technology is scalable the units can be built larger or smaller and it has a huge potential for applications in military, civilian, commercial, industrial situations, including disaster relief," said Sabin. "The systems are simple to start up and operate and can be monitored remotely."
"Generally, the process of idea to experimentation and finally to commercialization takes 14 years or more, and many ideas fail to make it through research to the development stage ," Sabin said.
Active Water Sciences was recognized in the "environment" category along with the winner, NanoH20 Inc. based in California, and Ceracasa SA and FMC Foret SA of Spain and ClimateWell AB of Sweden.
NanoH20's product, a reverse-osmosis membrane utilizing nano-particles, to desalinize water, is based on research conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The Journal received 597 applications from companies, organizations and individuals in 30 countries. Editors at the Journal reviewed the entries and sent approximately 275 to a panel of judges from research institutions, venture-capital firms and other companies. The judges then selected 49 entries for awards in 17 categories.
"This was a international competition from the big players in the different categories, for example Microsoft for IT, etcetera, so we were up against venture-capital folks and other well-financed and highly capable organizations," said Sabin Holland.
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