Zac Young

H2nanO provides solutions for hard-to-treat industrial wastewater through a reusable, light activated technology. Our treatment technology provides both direct solar and artificial UV treatment of persistent organic contaminants, including surfactants, solvents, and other petrochemicals. Compared to conventional treatment technologies, H2nanO reduces chemical and electrical inputs, savings costs and reducing treatment footprint. We use proven process designs to enable large-scale industrial treatments, both in once-through treatments, or in combination with bioremediation systems.

H2nanO’s systems enable industry to meet environmental regulations and water reuse targets more economically. We have demonstrated complete purification of oil sands process-affected water in under one day of solar exposure in a simple, solar treatment system.


Zac is the COO and co-founder of H2nanO. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nanotechnology from the University of Waterloo where he studied as a Loran Scholar. He has experience from two other start-up ventures in healthcare and automotives, and was a Junior Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada.