As President of Fluid Technology Solutions (FTS), Keith Lampi is responsible for all customer operations for industrial waste water systems and personal hydration solutions including product research, development, commercial membrane manufacturing, business development, strategic marketing and corporate communications. He was an early pioneer in forward osmosis separations and applications and with a 25-year career in the industry, Keith is considered to be a leading expert in the economic recovery of contaminated wastewater, even achieving drinking water standards with minimal residual.
Prior to FTS, Keith was the co-founder and Vice President of Operations for Hydration Technology Innovations, the first company in the world to commercialize forward osmosis water treatment technology for industrial and consumer applications. He was responsible for daily operations, membrane manufacturing, spiral element production, applications assessment, equipment piloting, engineering, systems fabrication and project oversight. He managed a 65-person company consisting of engineers, chemists, scientists, pilot and system operators, lab technicians and manufacturing staff.
Keith is the co-author and co-applicant of papers, patents and presentations focusing on forward osmosis. He holds technology intellectual property and previously developed and deployed an emergency forward osmosis self-hydrating pouch for the consumer market. This letter-sized envelope shaped product was manufactured from the world’s most advanced forward osmosis membrane and filled with nutrient powder.
As an industry expert, he has presented his research at AMTA (American Membrane Technology Association), NAMS (North America Membrane Society), AWWA (American Waste Water Association), IDA (International Desalination Association), and other conferences. Keith has taught short-courses related to his expertise at Texas A&M and several continuing education programs. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Linfield College and M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Oregon State University.