Genesis Water, pioneer of the Genesis Rapid Dewatering System™ (RDS), announced yesterday that the company’s dewatering technology has been granted European Patent No. 1286924 by the European Patent Office.
The patent, awarded for the “apparatus and method for high-speed dewatering of slurries,” covers a particular component of the company’s revolutionary Rapid Dewatering System, according to Genesis Water’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Hodges. Specifically, Hodges said, the newly granted patent covers the shape of the riser, which moves the slurry to the top of the AquaScreen and helps enable even distribution across the screen.
This is the first European patent issued for Genesis Water’s technology, and comes on the heels of a U.S. Patent awarded earlier in 2014. The company now holds patents throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia and Africa, and has patents pending in other countries, including Canada.
“We’re thrilled to announce the latest patent for our innovative Rapid Dewatering System,” Hodges said. “We believe our technology is the best, most innovative method in the world of evenly distributing flocculated material, and it’s wonderful to have it validated by yet another patent.”
The European patent is just one of a series of pending patents covering various aspects of the RDS technology now under consideration by the European Patent Office.
“We couldn’t be more pleased by the granting of this patent, and we fully anticipate that further patents will be granted in the very near future,” said CEO Rob Krause. “Although we’re gratified by this recognition, we aren’t resting on our laurels. Our research and development team continues to identify ways to improve the RDS and we look forward to making even more announcements about the system’s acceptance in the industry.”
A global water technology leader, Genesis Water powers the world’s most rapid, cost effective, and ecologically aligned separation of water and solids, known as dewatering. Founded in 2000 by Michael Hodges, the company develops technology and equipment that has revolutionized the process of dewatering dredged sediment and recovering and restoring water through a more efficient, cost-effective and environmental-friendly approach.