DOW Purifies Water with Less Energy

March 27, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Energy ManageDOW says it has created a water purification method that’s more effective for purifying water and uses 30 percent less energy.

DOW FILMTEC ECO Reverse Osmosis (RO) Elements can be utilized in the production of goods and services. For example, it takes 2,867 gallons of water to make just one pair of jeans, or 39,090 gallons of water to manufacture a new car.

As the new DOW technology is adopted, the company claims it will deliver trillions of metric tons of clean water with billions of kilowatt-hours of energy savings.

Launched in 2013 with more than 15 patents submitted, FILMTEC ECO RO Technology uses a polymer chemistry developed by DOW scientists.

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