Our technology is based on the principle of forward osmosis (FO) (not reverse osmosis - RO!). That's what is the foundation of every living cell. Thereby you gain the benefits nature uses since billions of years:

m_detail - transparent klein + half the energy usage
+ very high rejection
+ very high robustness
+ nearly no fouling and scaling
+ very high reliability
+ consistent treatment quality
+ very easy operation
+ few maintenance required
+ tolerant to most chemicals
+ tolerant to a wide range of pH
+ great for rugged applications

The process consists of: (1) the osmosis step that extracts freshwater, and (2) a reconcentration step (--> cyclic process) for reconcentrating the osmotic agent of the draw solution. So the process is self sufficient.


Thomas Grießler, CEO

fluvicon GmbH was founded by Thomas Griessler in May 2013, and independently develops the “Osmotic Cycle”.

Thomas Griessler received his BA in Physics through his inter-universitary studies at the University of Technology Graz and the Karl-Franzens-University Graz. His background lies primarily in experimental physics, with emphasis on experimental practice, fluid dynamics, cavitation and sonoluminescence.
After earning his degree he developed – amongst other things – a ferrofluide based membrane separation process for water treatment; this was the precursor to the “Osmotic Cycle”.


Partner / Investors

If you are interested in investing in the next generation of water treatment and desalination, or partnering with us, please contact us. Additional information can be found here.

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