Waterleau and Oxyle unite against PFAS contamination.

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Oxyle and Waterleau sign partnership agreement to permanently remove PFAS from the environment. This partnership marks a pivotal moment in the global effort to combat micropollutants in water resources.

Key takeaways:

  • Oxyle and Waterleau sign partnership agreement to permanently remove PFAS from the environment.
  • The partnership strengthens the fight against PFAS in water resources worldwide.
  • Oxyle’s innovative PFAS destruction technology complements Waterleau’s treatment portfolio, thus strengthening the market position of both companies.



München, May 15, 2024 – Oxyle and Waterleau are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, May 15, marking a pivotal moment in the global effort to combat micropollutants in water resources.

Uniting forces for the complete elimination of PFAS 

The MoU signifies a strategic collaboration between Oxyle, a pioneering water treatment startup, and Waterleau, a world-leading water technology company. Both companies address the escalating concerns surrounding micropollutants, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and particularly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in water bodies.

With tightening regulations and growing public pressure, the market for PFAS treatment has seen significant growth, especially in Europe and the US. Waterleau, with its extensive global presence and expertise in water and wastewater treatment, recognizes the urgent need for innovative solutions to tackle these persistent contaminants.

Waterleau adopts a holistic approach to PFAS treatment, recognizing that each PFAS issue is unique and requires a tailored solution. Unlike single solution providers, we prioritize customization to address specific challenges. Oxyle’s expertise has enriched the Waterleau PFAS treatment portfolio, now offering comprehensive on-site destruction solutions.

Oxyle brings to the table groundbreaking technology focused on the destruction and mineralization of micropollutants, including a nanoporous catalyst capable of eliminating a broad spectrum of PFAS. Their collaborative approach emphasizes scaling technology and operations, with a keen focus on partnering with industry leaders for rapid market entry.

Unlocking the potential of PFAS destruction solutions

By integrating Oxyle’s technology into Waterleau’s PFAS treatment portfolio, both parties aim to strengthen their market positions and provide efficient solutions to global customers.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oxyle and Waterleau outlines a collaborative endeavor focused on commercializing Oxyle’s cutting-edge technology for PFAS removal. It emphasizes Waterleau’s commitment to prioritize the adoption of Oxyle’s technology in both ongoing and upcoming projects.

Jeroen De Lathouwer, VP Business Development Waterleau: “In our mission to fight PFAS, Oxyle plays a vital role. Their groundbreaking technology not only efficiently eradicates stubborn short-chain PFAS from wastewater but does so with remarkably low energy consumption, setting a new standard in the field. We’re excited about the possibilities ahead as we continue our journey to combat these harmful chemicals.”

Dr. Fajer Mushtaq, CEO and Co-founder of Oxyle: “We’re thrilled to have Waterleau by our side in the fight against water contamination. By uniting Oxyle’s innovative technologies with Waterleau’s extensive global presence and expertise in water and wastewater treatment we’re not just taking a step but a giant leap towards our shared vision of achieving PFAS-free waters.

About Waterleau

Waterleau, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Wespelaar, Belgium, is a world-leading water technology company specializing in water and wastewater treatment. With approximately 600 employees and a turnover exceeding €120 million, Waterleau operates globally through its 11 offices and extensive network of agents and partners, having executed projects in over 85 countries. Recognizing the widespread contamination of sites and wastewater streams with PFAS and other persistent micropollutants, Waterleau acknowledges the imperative for innovative solutions for their removal from the environment. Because every drop counts.


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About Oxyle

Oxyle is the world’s first economical, sustainable, and permanent answer to PFAS destruction. Their breakthrough PFAS catalytic destruction technology empowers industrial and environmental remediation companies in their fight against water contamination. Oxyle’s technology doesn’t just filter or adsorb PFAS, it eliminates them entirely to below detection limits. With more 15x lower average energy consumption than other destructive treatments, it is the most energy efficient, cost effective treatment on the market. Established in 2020, Oxyle is on a mission to protect our water from PFAS – down to the last drop.


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