Peter Kovalsky interview: the benefits and applications of low energy, electro-chemical desalination technology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this interview, Peter Kovalsky, CEO of Mincarb talks about: how Minicarb was formed and the applications of ‘captive deionisation’ (CDI) technology, electrochemical water treatment and how it is being applied currently, future plans for this technology, and advice for young water professionals, who wish to work in water treatment technology.

Mincarb was founded in December 2013 by Colin MacDonald and Peter Kovalsky, who developed the first CDI product based on imported modules from EWP (USA) before transitioning to Voltea supplied modules in mid-2014. Peter obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in 2008 and has subsequently worked for one of Australia’s most successful technology start-ups, before founding Mincarb himself.

Interview topics

  • How Peter came to set up Mincarb and apply its technology – ‘capacitive deionisation’ (CDI)
  • An outline of electrochemical water treatment and how it can benefit water users
  • An example where the company has applied CDI
  • Mincarb’s future plans for this technology
  • Opportunities for young water professionals interested in working on water treatment technology

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This interview and related content was originally part of the Kini Interview Series. Kini is a retired brand of the AWP and IWCAN

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