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Steven Lam is the new products initiative director and part of the founding team of Gradiant Corporation, a Singapore-based company that aims to resolve complex water and wastewater treatment challenges. Their flagship technology, Carrier Gas Extraction, mimics the rain cycle to produce freshwater from wastewater and saline streams. Currently, Gradiant treats and recycles over 50 million liters of water per day and has launched more than 20 commercial projects in the U.S., China and India. To date, the company has more than 200 patents. In March, Gradiant expanded into Australia with the acquisition of Sydney-based CRS Water.