Research and Development

Gradiant continues to actively develop technologies and intellectual property that help solve our customers pain points.

Today, Gradiant has a portfolio of over 60 patent families and 175 patents issued and pending addressing a variety of end use applications. If you would like to partner with us on technology development and commercialization, please contact us at


Gradiant’s early stage technologies include Directional Solvent Extraction (DSE), a Zero Liquid Discharge desalination technique which uses a liquid directional solvent to extract fresh water from saline brines and Ion Caging (IC), a closed-loop softening technique that is under technology development in Gradiant’s labs with a goal to significantly reduce warm lime softening consumable cost.