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AquaB Announced as Winner of 2020 IChemE Global Award – Water Category

Dublin, Ireland, 2nd November 2020,

Aqua-B has today won the 2020 IChemE Global Award in the Water category. This reflects strong international demand in our core nanobubble-generation technology, and big advances in nanobubble aeration for the activated-sludge process, as well as advances in DAF and ozone nanobubbles for disinfection.



AquaB Shortlisted for 2020 IChemE Global Award

Dublin, Ireland, 2nd October 2020,

AquaB was established earlier this year to commercialise a new energy-efficient method to generate and release substantial volumes of metastable, nano-scale gas bubbles in the water. This method is based on research carried out by Professor Niall English and Dr Mohammad Reza Ghaani at UCD’s School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, who are the co-founders of AquaB. AquaB has been shortlisted in the Water Award category.

Professor Niall English, a co-founder of AquaB and a Fellow of the IChemE, said, “I am delighted that AquaB has been shortlisted for the prestigious IChemE Global Awards, and will now compete against other companies and research institutions on a global stage. AquaB is one of the two Irish entrants included in the shortlist is a reflection of the quality and global potential of the chemical-engineering companies emerging from UCD. I now look forward to pitching both companies at the Award webinars in November.”

Keith Batchelor, Chair of the IChemE Global Awards volunteer judging panel, said, “Our peer-reviewed awards recognise the high standard and significant achievements made by chemical engineers around the world providing solutions to some of toughest challenges faced by society.”

“With the skillset and flexibility to adapt to challenges as they occur, during this pandemic we have seen the unwavering efforts of chemical engineers to continue innovating and maintain safe practices. Our judges felt it especially important to recognise these efforts this year, just in a virtual way.”

“Thank you to all those who submitted your remarkable entries and thank you to my fellow judges for your dedication and rigorous assessment. Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to sharing your stories and celebrating your success in our first-ever IChemE Global Awards webinar series.”

The winners of this year’s IChemE Global Awards will be announced in a series of webinars, showcasing the finalists, from 2 to 19 November.

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