Wastewater treatment company, Nexom has acquired all of the assets of Blue Water Technologies.

Nexom CEO Thomas M. Pokorsky said: “Blue Water’s technologies and key people are poised to help Nexom ensure every drop of wastewater in North America can meet the highest nutrient standards at the lowest possible energy footprint.

“Blue Water’s expertise and solutions are already best-in-class and are poised to disrupt the wastewater treatment technologies industry in North America.”

Nexom president Martin Hildebrand said: “Blue Water’s game-changing technologies include a primary pre-screening solution, the Eco MAT rotating belt filter, that replaces the need for primary clarification at a fraction of the footprint and cost, and that is also great for pre-treatment at microfiltration and water-reuse plants.

“At the same time, Blue Water is most known for their tertiary sand filtration products, which enable municipalities of all sizes to comfortably meet ultra-low regulatory requirements of phosphorus and other nutrients and contaminants.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named nutrient pollution 'one of America’s most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems.'

The increase in quantity and severity of toxic algae blooms can be traced to excessive releases of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients. Last year, a record harmful bloom led the Governments of Canada and the United States to target a 40% reduction in phosphorus for Lake Erie, with Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change noting “the urgency and magnitude of the threat to Lake Erie water quality and ecosystem health.”

Blue Water chief technology officer CJ Strain said: “We are excited to bring our team and proven processes into the Nexom family.

“We know existing Blue Water customers and corporate partners will feel right at home with Nexom’s commitment to providing solutions that exceed expectations, not limits.”

At its launch in early August, 2016, Nexom had committed to continue its growth through acquisitions, having already completed the acquisition of what is now known as the infini-D Zero-Downtime Cloth Disk Filter technology.

A number of additional acquisitions are being reviewed or initiated. Nexom will continue to maintain operations in Canada and the US through its offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Grafton, Wisconsin, as well as its new location in Hayden, Idaho.