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New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat.

To help alleviate these challenges in the market, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is introducing its new DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ family of products to its reverse osmosis and nanofiltration portfolio. The Dow Filmtec Fortilife product line is designed for a challenge, offering industrial users a reliable and affordable option to help solve their most challenging water needs. The product line was recognized with the “Best Technology Innovation Award” in the Membrane Category at Aquatech China 2016 and will be on display at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans from September 26-28.

“Our Filmtec technology provides industry-leading reliability, exceptional cleanability and robust membrane. The new Fortilife family combines the benefits of our Filmtec technology with advancements to help tackle the most challenging waters and applications,” said Yochai Gafni, RO business unit director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, “With the new product line, Dow can help you reduce water costs, achieve sustainability goals, minimize biofouling problems and move toward minimal liquid discharge (MLD).”

The product line consists of four new elements helping meet customer needs in challenging waters across various markets such as fossil power generation, chemical & petrochemical, steel & metal and textiles. The products include:

  • Dow Filmtec Fortilife CR100 Element: engineered specifically for plants where biofouling is a problem. The element offers reduced cleanings up to 50%, improved cleaning results and lower energy costs up to 10%.
  • Dow Filmtec Fortilife XC70, XC80 and XC-N Elements: offering advantages for plants looking to reduce costly concentrate waste, lower operating expenses and achieve MLD goals. Among the many advantages, these products will help maximize water recovery in MLD related applications and minimize daily operational expense.
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