The Inventor

The Inventor of the MemFreeNF Technology: Dr. Vivian Robinson

Profile: Dr. Vivian Robinson

Dr. Vivian Robinson was awarded a PhD in physics in 1969 and is recognized by his peers as a world leader in his chosen fields.  Dr. Robinson has over forty five (45) years post-doctoral experience of which over thirty (30) years has been operating his own high technology manufacturing companies.

Dr. Vivian Robinson

Dr. Vivian Robinson

Dr. Robinson, as the inventor of the technology, has combined and integrated the scientific disciplines of physics, chemistry, electronics and computer science with practical engineering and manufacturing experience.  The end  result has been to solve the problems that have long existed barriers to the development of electrolysis based water cleaning systems.

As well as the Memfree technology, Dr. Robinson has previously invented practical, commercially very valuable and highly sophisticated instruments and techniques associated with scanning electron microscopy.  While working at The University of New South Wales, Dr. Robinson recognized that some aspects of the science of electron microscopy were not as indicated by the “experts in the field”.  He carried out further research and was able to demonstrate his ideas were correct, despite being told that his ideas were wrong by all the experts and being advised by colleagues to work in another field. He developed a concept for an efficient Backscattered electron detector, which became the world famous Robinson Backscattered Electron (BSE) Detector for scanning electron microscopes (SEMs).  It was the highest signal to noise BSE detector, the standard against which other BSE detectors were compared.

A MemFreeNF Treatment System

A MemFreeNF Treatment System

Dr. Robinson also developed techniques for looking at uncoated and hydrated specimens in scanning electron microscopes.  These have gone on to be widely used in the SEMs, particularly for such applications as industrial quality control, forensic science and wherever non-conducting materials needed to be studied. Dr. Robinson wrote dozens of scientific papers on his technology and techniques and was often invited to write review articles and present papers at international conferences.

The profits from ETP Semra Pty Ltd, the company manufacturing and marketing his electron microscope products were sufficient to fund other research and development activities.  In 1998 Dr. Robinson first became interested in the application of physics and scientific methods for the treatment of polluted water without using filters or chemicals. Dr. Robinson wrote a paper titled ‘Electroflocculation in the Treatment of Polluted Water’ which was first published in 1999.

That paper described the science and engineering behind some of the principles and practices of the successful application of electrolytic techniques to the removal of pollutants from water. It was an earlier form of some of the Memfree technology. Working in his own private company, Dr. Robinson had no need to publish his scientific advances and results. Many experts were aware of his work and acknowledged its high standard. This was recognized when the International Publishing Company, Springer, invited him to submit a paper on wastewater treatment in their Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, published in September 2014, see pages 2122 to 2126.”

Sewerage to clean water

Sewerage to clean water

Memfree’s technology has now been refined and rendered more practical and efficient through advanced engineering design and the creation of software developed by and under the supervision of Dr. Robinson.

Memfree’s technology has now been so refined and advanced by Dr. Robinson and his team that Memfree systems can continuously operate in a purpose built vessel via specially created software.  The result is a single water treatment system that can, with a few changes in software settings and changing the electrode plate sets, clean a wider array of pollutants faster, cheaper and with superior results over any other system in the world.

Dr. Robinson’s background is one that combines extensive high technology design and manufacturing experience with an advanced understanding of physics, a good understanding of electronics capabilities, mechanical engineering, chemistry and water treatment. He has also developed an ability to consider the core features of a topic and present complex topics in a simple manner that many non-experts in the field can understand.

Dr. Robinson’s business acumen enabled him to recognize what the market place needed and produce a product that fulfilled that need in a commercially viable manner.