Developers of a breakthrough, low-cost, chemical-free solution for treating high concentrations of complex, toxic organics and ammonia in industrial wastewater.

Problem Axine is Solving

Today’s incumbent wastewater systems are complex, expensive and often ineffective at treating organic pollutants. Biological systems cannot effectively treat high concentrations of toxic, recalcitrant organics. Chemical oxidation processes are prohibitively expensive.

Both biological and chemical processes require chemicals and produce sludge, which must be disposed of at a high cost. For industrial and municipal customers, this means the following significant pain points:

  • Production bottlenecks
  • Higher equipment maintenance and operating costs
  • Higher wastewater permits and discharge fees
  • Higher water supply costs
  • Higher costs of sludge disposal
  • Non-compliance
  • Limits to expansion

The Axine Solution

Axine is a wastewater technology company that has developed a unique, breakthrough electrochemical oxidation technology that can treat high concentrations of dissolved toxic organics, ammonia, sulphides and pathogens in a single process step with no chemicals, no sludge production and an operating cost that is 5-10 times lower (depending on the application) when compared to conventional wastewater technologies.

Why Chrysalix invested

  • Strong market pull from customers in the chemical, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors and oil & gas sectors
  • Modular, scalable system that can be de-risked and demonstrated at low cost
  • Recurring revenue potential with low barriers to adoption
  • Strong serial entrepreneur CEO with track record of success

Axine’s Biggest Strength

Despite having a clear technical path to a low-cost, reliable product, the biggest strength lays within the management team’s ability to partner and navigate the often difficult and fragmented wastewater space.

Implication When Successful

Water security and re-use is a strategic issue for water-intensive industries. If Axine’s technology is successful, it stands to establish a new standard in wastewater treatment and help industrial customers everywhere improve the economics, efficiency and effectiveness of their wastewater treatment.