Marine Technology Centre
Suite #102-9865 West Saanich Road,
North Saanich, BC
V8L 5Y8

Pureleau (Pure-l’eau) is an advanced technology company founded in 2011 by Resman Holdings Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta to pursue innovative low energy methods of water recovery from ocean and similar saline and brackish reservoirs. The ever increasing demand on drinkable water for human consumption, agricultural and industrial use, urges development of new desalination technologies. To date, the company has proven feasibility of a patented process known as capacitive deionisation (CDI). Our mission is to bring smart technological innovation to the looming crisis of global water shortage.

The core group of researchers include Lawrence Lambert, P.Eng. B.Sc. UVIC (Hons. Physics, Mathematics); Juan Pablo Bravo, Ph.D Materials Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, and Greg Eaton, CET, microelectronics specialist.

CDI achieves water purification by electircally inducing ions absorption from seawater (or other aqueous sources) onto high surface area electrodies. This low energy method is an ideal synergistic technology for use with solar or wind power; as CDI requires extremely low voltages i.e. typically <1.5 VDC. It is expected that a working system can be achieved at energy budgets <1/10th of the existing desalination industry standard of Reverse Osmosis (RO).

Pureleau efforts will focus in bringing affordable desalination systems to the drinking water market. Pureleau R&D activities will involve design and development of specialisted sensors for water quality monitoring; a second generation CDI ion pump design, advanced electronic namomaterials engineering and other related clear water technologies.

Key Contact Information:

David Taylor, P. Eng., President, 403.287.4767
Lawrence Lambert, P.Eng., Sr Engineer, 250.893.9918