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Dow™ Ultrafiltration Awarded Water Recycling/Reuse Certification

New Delhi - February 03, 2010

Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), announced the acceptance of the Dow™ Ultrafiltration SFP-2880 module for water recycling applications. The approval certifies Dow Ultrafiltration as an acceptable filtration technology in compliance with the California Water Recycling Criteria (California Code of Regulations, Title 22). This certfied technology is also now available in India.

California Water Recycling Criteria recognizes membrane filtration as an acceptable filtration technology provided prescribed performance requirements are reliably met. Performance criteria through testing must demonstrate the filtered wastewater not exceed 0.2 Nephelometric turbidity units (NTU) more than five percent of the time within a 24-hour period and 0.5 NTU at any time.

"Receiving this certification from the State of California for our highest productivity pressurized ultrafiltration element reaffirms Dow’s commitment to sustainability," said Fabien Creus, strategic marketing manager for Dow Water & Process Solutions. "Water scarcity and quality are two significant issues facing our world today, and we’re pleased that our high-quality ultrafiltration technology is setting the standard around recycled water."

The Dow Ultrafiltration SFP-2880 offers 50 percent more membrane active area while decreasing the required system footprint by 30 percent. The SFP-2880 adds 20 inches of length when compared to the Dow Ultrafiltration SFP-2860, but allows flexibility in system design by reducing the number of modules, required piping, skid infrastructure, and the size of the compressed air and clean in place systems. In addition, the larger modules produce a smaller waste stream for disposal.

This technology is the same 0.03 µm hollow fiber membrane and pressurized ultrafiltration module that was tested and certified under NSF/ANSI 61 for use in drinking water installations. To learn more about DowTM Ultrafiltration membranes visit www.dowwatersolutions.com.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

Dow Water & Process Solutions has a 50 year legacy of providing innovative water and process solutions to both communities and industries alike. A differentiated business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and wastewater and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwatersolutions.com.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its strength as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With around 1000 employees in 11 locations across the country, Dow India provides products and solutions for important segments of Indian industry including building and construction, plastics and packaging, water and health, food and pharma, automotive, electronics, and renewable energy. Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and provides water purification technology to help supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at www.dow.in.


For Editorial Information:

Roysten D’mello
Dow India
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