Aqua Metrology Systems

About AMS

The importance of water as a fundamental part of our lives cannot be overstated. AMS is committed to accelerating sustainability in the global water sector through transformative ideas, innovations, and a unique approach to customer service.

AMS was founded in 2007 under the belief that real-time water quality analysis and remediation are essential to public health and environmental protection. The company’s mission is to develop and commercialize advanced water treatment solutions to predict, control and treat contaminants in drinking water, process water and wastewater; providing facilities with proven technologies that will improve their energy efficiency and help them control their GHG emissions.

Our innovative solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to achieve water treatment process optimization and a reduction in the use of chemicals and energy. All systems are supported by 24/7/365 service-support, an annual service contract and five-year warranty.

AMS Analytics

AMS has built a technology and market leadership position in online, high frequency monitoring of water treatment technologies and their efficacy addressing organic, inorganic and trace metal contaminants of concern.

Our online THM-100™, SafeGuard™MetalGuard™ and Instran™ analyzers were developed with the understanding that real-time accurate and reliable data is vital to process control and optimization.

AMS Environment

AMS has developed an intelligent water treatment system that integrates real-time sensing with an innovative approach to generating water treatment chemicals onsite and on-demand.

Our SafeGuard H2O™ technology, which generates a stannous or ferrous-based reagent through a patented electrolytic process, is proven to be an economical and sustainable approach for removing a wide range of contaminants from water or wastewater.

AMS is registered in the U.K. with operations in Silicon Valley, California.

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Management Team

Felipe Carvalho, Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Felipe leads the company’s fund raising activities aimed at accelerating the growth of the company and plays an active role in developing AMS’s international presence. Felipe has previously held senior positions with Macquaire Group and BTG Pactual. Felipe has extensive international banking experience in mergers and acquisitions and investing in infrastructure, utilities, renewables and commodities sectors. Felipe has a degree in Economics from Ibmec in São Paulo and a Masters Degree with Distinction in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.

Vladimir Dozortsev, Ph.D., Senior Product Manager

Prior to joining AMS, Dr. Dozortsev held R&D management positions at several instrumentation companies in United States and abroad. During his more than 25 year career Dr. Dozortsev has invented voltammetric devices and sample handling accessories for automated trace metal analysis and process control. Dr. Dozortsev is author and co-author of several patents in the field of automated electroanalysis, advanced electroplating and electrosynthesis.

James Garvey, Director of Engineering and Customer Service

James is one of the founding members of AMS. James graduated from Harvard in 1974 in Engineering and Applied Physics and holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering. James is a former nuclear submarine officer, having served 25 years. James has more than ten years of engineering, research and development and service experience in technology related companies.

Harmesh Saini, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Harmesh developed the initial analytical techniques for the THM-100 products of online THM monitors and offline analyzers. Prior to joining AMS, Harmesh was the manager of the Water Lab, Balazs Analytical Laboratory, a leading provider of analytical services for semiconductor and other high-tech industries concerned about contamination that was acquired by Air Liquide. Harmesh developed High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (PHPLC) at Dionex, Inc., a leading provider of liquid chromatography analysis instrumentation.

Michael West, Ph.D, Sr. Product Manager

Michael holds a PhD in synthetic organometallic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Michael developed and patented the analytical techniques required for monitoring the concentrations of organic and inorganic components of solutions used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices by electrodeposition and etching, as well as contaminants in water. As Sr. Product Manager at AMS, Michael has been instrumental in the development of the broad suite of online water quality monitors offered by the company.

Rick Bacon, Chief Executive Officer

Rick Bacon has served as CEO of AMS since 2012. Prior to joining AMS, Rick held senior management and board-level positions in the energy, industrial, technology, and water sectors. Rick, who has a keen interest in technology start-ups and innovation, has led AMS through their development and commercialization of online, real-time analytical and remediation solutions to predict, control and treat a range of contaminants in drinking water, process water and wastewater. Rick holds a degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and a PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara.