Nanotechnology, which is about understanding and controlling the fundamental building blocks of physical things on a nanometer scale, could have significant practical applications in clean energy, clean water, pollution reduction, and improved materials. Dais Analytic Corp. is a company based in Odessa, Florida that offers nanotechnology products focused on energy and water.
Dais Analytic offers an energy recovery ventilator called ConsERV that is used in commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, and NanoAir that is used in heating and cooling systems based on water. The company’s NanoClear product is used to create potable water from sea water, brackish or waste water. Dais Analytic is also in the development stage of creating an energy storage device they call NanoCap.
The NanoClear process uses a nano-structured membrane that separates the water molecules from dissolved solids and impurities, including salt. The process is different from a traditional distillation or reverse osmosis process. The low temperature differentials required by the NanoClear process enable using less energy. Low-grade excess industrial waste heat can be re-used to drive the process. The process does not require extensive chemical treatment, and the membrane is not sensitive to water with a high salt content.
In May 2010, Dais Analytic was one of 24 companies that participated in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “Clean Energy Business Development” trade mission to China. The purpose of the trade mission was to promote U.S. exports of efficient clean water and energy products and services and meet China’s demand for clean energy. Through these exports, the goal is to speed up the creation of sustainable green jobs in the U.S.
As Dais Analytic’s technology is being commercially proven, the company’s revenues are increasing. Total net sales for the second quarter of 2010 were a little over $1 million – a 91% increase compared to the second quarter of 2009. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2010 was about $460 thousand, and the company reported a net loss of about $625 thousand for the quarter after deducting selling, general and administrative expenses. But Dais reported that it had about $50 million in sales orders.
Dais Analytic reported on MarketWire in May 2010 that it had shipped the first component of its NanoClear clean water system to China, as part of a $48 million sales agreement, its biggest contract to date. The sales agreement is with CAST Systems Control Technology Co. Ltd and Genertec America. The component will be used to create clean water from waste water in a facility in northern China. CAST and other companies in China will construct the plant that will use the NanoClear system. Expected to be completed by mid 2011, the plant will process about 140,000 tons of waste water per day.
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