Meet The Team

Novus are an experienced and driven team, with years of experience bringing high quality products to market.

Nicky Mowat

Head Of Finance

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Constantine Talalaev

Founding Technologist

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Chris Freel

Head of Product Design and Engineering

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Duncan Peters

Founder & CEO

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We Are Hiring

Is this you?

- Do you want to make a difference?

- Do you care about designing and making great products?

- Do you want to deliver products all around the world?


If the answer was YES, then we want to hear from you. 

Learn about careers, or send us a message here

How It All Happened

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In 2018 we designed the drawings for a high speed low energy distillation system. We didn't know if it would work, but working with Edinburgh Universities Engineering Department, we proved the thermodynamic calculations and took one step towards proof of concept.

Proof Of Concept

Through extensive prototyping and hundreds of iterations, we produced a working prototype of the worlds first miniaturised vapour compression distiller. We proved that we could produce distilled water energy efficiently, and in useable quantities. User cases beckoned.

Test. Test. Test!

Getting to proof of concept gave us confidence to build for users. From intense in-depth Human Centred Design with end users in the marine, medical and off grid markets, we started to build a product that could solve water related problems all around the world.


We will always independently verify what we build as health and quality are at the top of our priority list. In 2021 we tested our water with Scottish Water against some of the hardest water to purify in the world. We outperformed market leading purifiers, it was time to start the manufacturing process.

The Future

Our goal is to enable a future of abundant sustainable fresh water, and reduce the reliance on plastic bottles. Today, Novus is building water purification technology that will be infinitely scalable to people all around the world. 

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