Ionic Solutions Ltd.

Who we are

Ionic Solutions Ltd is a water technology development company.

Passion, determination, and creativity describes our decade long journey so far; from concept, through primary research, development, testing and now commercialization. Our R&D team has developed many exciting patented innovations aimed at solving specific issues with conventional desalination/demineralization technologies.

What we do

Our commercial efforts are focused on commercializing C-EDR technology to select water desalination applications and providing desalination modules for projects. We are focused on developing innovative water solutions for municipal, chemical and industrial markets with our breakthrough desalination technology that requires significantly less energy usage compared to even the most efficient desalination methods in the world.

Using our patented continuous flow Capacitive Electrodialysis Reversal (C-EDR) technology, Ionic Solutions improves the efficiency of desalination, deionization and selective ion removal from water. Adapted from the conventional electrodialysis membrane process, our innovative technology reduces energy consumption of seawater desalination to approximately 2 kWh/m3 of product water and production costs by 20-30%.

C-EDR technology could provide a low-cost supply of potable water for many geographic regions around the world.

Management Team

Barry Johnson, President

Barry Johnson is a Founder and the Director and President of Ionic Solutions Ltd. Prior to the formation of the Company, Barry was the President and CEO of Bunker Energy Ltd., Vice President of Engineering for Avalanche Energy Ltd., and Executive Vice President of Colony Energy Ltd. A professional engineer in the Province of Alberta, Barry has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, with 15 years at the executive level. He is the past President of Parkinson Society Canada and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a Calgary based engineering service company. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Azaroghly (Azar) Yazdanbod, Vice President Research

Azar Yazdanbod is a Founder and the Vice President, Research of Ionic Solutions Ltd and the innovator of the patented technology, Capacitive Desalination. He has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, from the University of Houston, Texas. Azar has 30 years of engineering experience in earth sciences, physics, fluid flow analysis, dynamic analysis, and water projects and has been involved in managing many complex projects.

Azar started his personal research into technology for desalinating sea water in 1999. Since then, in addition to his extensive review of technical literature and theoretical studies, Azar has dedicated himself to analytical research and conducted hundreds of tests to determine the behavior of ions in electric fields.

Kevin Slough, Vice President Operations

Kevin Slough holds a Master of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Systems Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He was the founder and CEO of Calgary based water treatment company FilterBoxx Water and Environmental Corp. and brings over 25 years of water treatment industry experience to Ionic Solutions. Kevin led FilterBoxx from its founding in 2001 until its acquisition by Ovivo in 2018. During his tenure with FilterBoxx, the company was three times recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada by Profit Magazine and three times recognized by the Cleantech Group as one of the Cleantech 100 companies. He is also on the Advisory Board of water technology start-up Swirltex.

Jordan Grose, Vice President Commercialization

Jordan Grose is an entrepreneurial business leader passionate about increasing people’s access to clean drinking water through technology. With over 20 years industry experience in commercialization of new technology, engineering consulting, and business, Jordan brings his entrepreneurial leadership skills to Ionic Solutions. Jordan specializes in relentless customer focus, strategic planning, product commercialization, building high performance teams, problem solving, and having fun doing it.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Board of Directors

Ionic Solutions is supported by a fully engaged Board of Directors who have many years of business experience as management leaders of other companies. Our board members include:

  • Dan Huras, Chairman of the Board
  • Russ Barss, Director
  • Michael Koury, Director

Please contact us if you want to join us in our journey. We are looking for partners interested in applying C-EDR as a commercial pilot. We are also open to investors who want to participate in our growth.

Sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, is in most of the water on the planet at concentrations too high to drink. The vast majority of sodium chloride and other ions need to be removed for human consumption.