PlasmaE, a water tech startup based at The Global Water Center in Milwaukee, is launching an aerator device company leaders say produces clean water more than 10-times faster than any other device currently on the market.

The company’s product, the AerEpop, increases dissolved oxygen and the oxygen transfer efficiency, or OTE, levels at wastewater treatment sites and in privately owned lakes, providing enough oxygen for good bacteria to grow rapidly, thus creating cleaner water. The device can reduce energy costs associated with water contamination cleanup by as much as 80 percent, company officials say.

PlasmaE formed in 2016 and is selling two versions of the product, one for commercial use (wastewater plants, municipalities and industrial) and the other for domestic users. The domestic users, comprised of private lake associations and its homeowners, use the device to clean up water near residential properties. Read the full story here.