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We don’t know what we don’t know

Science and technology play such a big role in today’s society and at SEM. We believe that science is the basis for providing initial solution validation before going to commercialisation. So how can we achieve that?

We look at the whole picture. Treating such broad and varied streams, especially when it comes to water, there is no such thing as a magic bullet – one shot kills all. Varying contaminants mean that we have to provide different treatment trains to different challenges and having an on-site laboratory allows us to do multiple tests and provide a fully tailored solution to combat the challenge. But that’s just the first step. It also allows us to optimise our solutions and reduce the overall operation cost.

Science is also a fundamental part of technology creation. Combining all the ranging academic disciplines can result in a great new technology that can combat any environmental challenge. Having a good science backing and understanding is vital, especially when scaling up from lab to larger volumetrics. But it’s not all just about commercialisation. It is about ethics, care and the need to create new technological solutions to combat the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Whether it’s a watercourse or biowaste, using science-based technology to improve the way businesses operate and change the way our environment is treated, it’s just one step closer to understanding how nature can take its course and restore its natural beauty.

It will take time. It will take persistence, and it will take a lot of hard work with some of our greatest minds working together on multiple solutions for a greener tomorrow.

We don’t know what we don’t know, but there is one thing we know for sure.

Science holds the answers to today’s questions and tomorrow’s challenges.