SOLON, OH--(Marketwire - April 23, 2012) - MAR Systems, Inc., headquartered in Solon, Ohio, won the Most Promising Innovation Award at the Cleantech Forum held in San Francisco from March 26-28. The Cleantech Forum is recognized internationally as the premier event devoted to catalyzing global venture capital and private equity investment, business formation, and industry mergers and acquisitions.
Mar Systems was presented with the award after receiving the most votes from the forum's 700 attendees.
"MAR Systems has created an innovative technology," said Anthony Lammers, CEO, MAR Systems. "We are honored to have been recognized by the attendees of Cleantech and look forward to further developing and marketing our proprietary technology for clean water."
MAR Systems' Sorbster™ Media is a patented media for the removal of mercury, selenium, arsenic and other metal and trace contaminants from industrial waste water streams. The technology rapidly removes contaminants -- even at trace levels -- through chemisorbtion, a process that irreversibly bonds the contaminants to the media, allowing for disposal in non-hazardous landfills.
Bench studies, pilot units and demonstration units have all shown reduction levels above 99 percent.
"The Cleantech award shows that the industry believes in our process and our product," said Lammers. "As we move forward in working with refineries, power plants, mining operations, oil and gas facilities, chemical manufacturers and municipalities, momentum from recognition like Cleantech's will propel us to very successfully assist in addressing compliance concerns and legacy issues."
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For more information about MAR Systems or its Sorbster Media, please visit www.marsystemsinc.com
MAR Systems is a privately owned, Ohio-based company. Established in 2005, MAR Systems has developed patented, proprietary processes that remove mercury, selenium, arsenic and other metals and trace contaminants from industrial wastewater streams. Using its Sorbster Media, MAR Systems can demonstrate successful contaminant removal at substantially faster rates than are measured with current technologies. For more information about MAR Systems, visit www.marsystemsinc.com.