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Plasma Waters Wins 1st Place in U.S. Army International Technology Contest and is Awarded Government Contract

The xTechInternational Competition’s goal is to evaluate, accelerate and deliver breakthrough technologies from global startups to the U.S. Army.

Washington, D.C., Sept 13, 2022 – Freshoff of a $10 million raise, Plasma Waters has taken home the coveted 1st Place prize at the xTechInternational Competition, focused on tackling the U.S. Army’s challenges across three key technology areas: Water, Energy and Synthetic Biology. Plasma Waters participated in the water technology section of the competition with its breakthrough plasma water sanitization system (the water category focused on Water Sanitation System for Pathogens Elimination and Toxic Compounds Degradation). Plasma Waters’ patented technology uses its unique low energy cold plasma technology in a continuous flow system that eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses from water and serves as a fast acting solution for monitoring water quality in real time.

The Office of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology hosted the competition with support from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX directorate and the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global.

Plasma Waters’ technology is able to produce safe water from any source for soldiers in the field, rather than relying on bulk distribution, chemicals and bottled water. The technology can transform contaminated water into non-thermal plasma and eliminates all microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria. Soldiers would no longer face a limited or contaminated water supply on the ground or on military installations. Plasma Waters’ sanitization system is providing the future of water now.

Additionally, a Cooperative Agreement between Plasma Waters and the U.S. Army (Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Research, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center) has been signed to perform a screening test of Plasma Waters technology for microbiological disinfection in laboratory and field environments. Plasma Waters was also recently awarded a 3-year Foreign Comparative Testing contract to evaluate water disinfection devices in three military bases in Georgia, Hawaii and Thailand.

“Plasma Waters is not only providing safe drinking water but is applying our technology to increase water security and safety,” says Plasma Waters founder and Chief Innovation Officer Alfredo Zolezzi. “From disaster relief to post-conflict legacy, our ability to deliver water solutions is now recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army as impactful and disruptive, and will soon be deployed globally to solve the enormous problems facing humanity.”

Adds Plasma Waters CEO Robert Hardt: “Assisting the United States Army by solving field logistics such as safe water for a variety of purposes is just one of the many ways that Plasma Waters is innovating at the speed of light. We are able and ready to deploy our breakthrough innovation in collaboration with the U.S. Army that can close their mission gaps untapped to date.

Plasma Waters’ solutions are already being deployed and tested for various uses by global partners including Airbus, Volkswagen, and AB InBev. The company is providing safe water access through its Safe Water Projects, most recently having deployed its systems to provide safe drinking water to 10,000 children in seven schools with no clean tap water, in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya.  Plasma Waters is also already being used and tested on crops at West Texas A&M University, which is using plasma activated water to improve plant health and boost agricultural output.

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Working with global corporate partners, government agencies and NGOs, Plasma Waters addresses the world’s most pressing water issues by combining innovation with purpose and providing groundbreaking water-based solutions. The company’s patented technology uses a continuous flow system that fully eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses from water. Plasma Waters uses its water sanitization system to provide safe water access through its Safe Water Projects and has created a solution for monitoring water quality in real time for industrial processes, defense and security, agriculture and more. The breakthrough technology also creates “Plasma Activated Water,” a new kind of water that has been proven to boost the quality and amount of agricultural output, supporting sustainable agricultural practices and increasing food productivity. For more information, please visit

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