MFNS Tech has announced that it has successfully secured seed funding led by prominent venture capitalists- Good Growth Capital (GGC). The funding will allow the startup to expand its operations and accelerate its development.
EPA has approved OHM sponge under sorbent category as per the requirements listed in the NCP (National Contingency Plan) product schedule. As OHM sponge fulfills the sorbent category, it has the eligibility to be used as a response agent in any event of oil spill in water.
MFNS is ready to tackle the challenge of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in wastewater with OHM media. A pilot test will be conducted at a local food facility to showcase the effectiveness of ohm in pretreating the wastewater before discharge to local streams.
The MFNS team attended the 2022 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantee’s Conference, where they were given the opportunity to share the latest advancements and exciting results from their OHM product line. With the theme of "Nanotechnology for the environment, society, and workforce development," this conference was the perfect platform for MFNS to showcase their cutting-edge innovations and demonstrate their commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
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MFNS Tech has made the cut as one of the semi-finalists for the 21st annual Chicago Innovation Awards from a pool of 365 nominees! This prestigious award recognizes the most groundbreaking new products and services from across the Chicago region, encompassing all sizes, sectors, and industries of organizations.
The OHM sponge has passed the stringent evaluation of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with flying colors. The certificate attests to the safety of using the OHM sponge in any instance of oil spillage in California's waterways.
Can environmental remediation technology be effective, efficient, eco-friendly and yet ergonomic and economic? Professor Vinayak Dravid and his research group at Northwestern University have embarked on this crusade to provide “nanoscale” solution to the “giga-ton” problem of water pollution.
Billions of tons of plastic waste are piling up in landfills and waterways around the globe. Over time, this waste breaks down into micro- and nanoplastics that are easily ingested by aquatic animals and even find their way into people’s bloods and organs.
The NSF STTR's Beat-the-Odds Boot Camp was an entrepreneurial training experience that utilized the customer discovery curriculum and methodologies employed in the highly-regarded NSF I-Corps™ Program.
The Environmental Protection Agency released a new health advisory Wednesday for pervasive industrial "forever chemicals" in drinking water.
The Environmental Protection Agency stunned scientists and local officials across the country on Wednesday by releasing new health advisories for toxic "forever chemicals" known to be in thousands of U.S. drinking water systems, impacting potentially millions of people.
The Environmental Protection Agency warned Wednesday that a group of human-made chemicals found in the drinking water, cosmetics and food packaging used by millions of Americans poses a greater danger to human health than regulators previously thought.
We are delighted to announce that MFNS has received a National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Phase 1 award in collaboration with Northwestern University. Congratulations to our co-founders Vikas Nandwana who will serve as a principal investigator and Vinayak Dravid whose lab will provide scientific support and guidance. With this funding, we will develop an environmental remediation platform for oil spills and related contaminants in water bodies.
MFNS Tech has been selected among the top 5 startups to watch in 2022 (out of 500+ worldwide) in the clean tech sector.
In this episode of the “Nano Matters” podcast, Vinayak Dravid, the Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, describes how he and his team have developed a nanotechnology-enabled sponge that could be used to clean up the environment.
OHM Skimmer Coating™ is a new coating material from MFNS. OHM Skimmer Coating™ can enhance the oil removal rate of belt skimmers while retaining the toughness of the belt. OHM Sponge Skimmer™ is a new belt skimmer which can clean Oil-Water emulsion/ Oil sheen with ease.
MFNS co-founders Prof. Vinayak David and Dr. Vikas Nandwana develop new technology to cleanup phosphate from polluted water. Highlighted in major news outlets New Atlas, Anthropocene, Science daily, Daily mail, Azo cleantech, TMJ4.
A Northwestern University-led team created the “OHM sponge,” which is able to soak up 30 times its weight in oil and be reused up to several dozen times. The coating allows any regular sponge to be easily turned into an oil-cleaning "smart sponge."
“As long as fossil fuels are still in circulation, there will always be oil spills,” said Dravid. “We wanted to create a technology which can make cleaning oil spillages much easier and, more importantly, much cleaner and safer for the environment.”
Recent oil spills in Russia and Mauritius have shown that the industry still needs better methods for cleaning up accidents. Researchers are working on some unlikely-sounding solutions, including oil-absorbing wood chips, a solar-powered robot and a reusable sponge.
Although we've seen many materials designed for removing oil spills from water, many of them are single-use, ultimately ending up in landfills. Now, however, scientists have created an oil-absorbing sponge that can be used over and over again....
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