Water Technology Innovators in Ohio

Posted on Sep 3, 2014

The Sound of Ideas

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Water Technology Innovators in Ohio A Wooster company makes an absorbent glass that can suck contaminants like oil spills from water. A Solon firm makes tiny pellets that filter heavy metals from industrial water. On today’s Sound of Ideas, we’ll learn about these companies and other water technology innovators in Ohio, where the necessity of cleaning up after a history of industrial contamination has proven to be the mother of some pretty nifty inventions.


Environment, Science, Technology


Byron C. Clayton, Vice President of Cluster Acceleration, NorTech
Paul Edmiston, Founder and CSO, ABS Materials
Cody Harrison, General Manager, Pilus Energy
Missy Hayes, Vice President of Business Development, MAR Systems
Ebie Holst, CEO, Clean Water Net
Joseph Ortiz, Professor, Kent State University
Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance

Additional Information

Northeast Ohio riding the wave of a rising water-tech cluster (HiVelocity)
States partner to spur innovation in new industries (CNBC)
EPA Water Tech Clusters Program
The top 12 water technology hotspots in America (Wateronline.com)
Sea Grant researcher tracking Lake Erie algal blooms from space (The Ohio State University)

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