R3 Fusion, a clean technology company focused on the development and commercial application of process intensification technology, has secured US patent for its disruptive water purification technology.

The US patent number 8,003,059 is entitled continuous processing reactors and methods of using same.

The patent covers the technology developed by the company over the past several years and incorporated in the company’s SPaCeR systems.

The SPaCeR system is capable of high volume, energy efficient separation of pure water from a wide range of fluids including briny solutions, industrial waste streams, frac water, completion fluids in oil and gas drilling, and many others, the company said.

The chemicals or membranes are not included in the company’s technology to achieve water separation and has already been scaled to a commercial level.

R3 Fusion has previously announced the installation of its SPaCeR technology at a corn ethanol facility where it will be used to treat waste scrubber water and recover valuable water/ethanol mixtures.