PureBeam - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Charlie Cooper
Co-Entrepreneurial Lead: Vito Lombardo
Co-Entrepreneurial Lead: Brendan Kiburg
Industry Mentor: Jeff Margolis

Technology Description

Electron beam technology has the potential to address many of the abundant and toxic contaminants that drive water insecurity globally and poison waterways in industrial locations. While E-beams are increasingly shown to effectively treat complex and difficult to handle wastewater streams, current technology cannot compete with the low cost of conventional technologies. Fermilab's next-generation high-powered, energy-efficient technology has the potential to make E-beam cost competitive through decreased energy costs while removing contaminants not removed in conventional water treatment facilities.