DOW™ Specialty Membranes

The DOW™ Specialty Membrane product line consists of elements with a distinct membrane construction, specializing in unique industrial application needs. Broadening the Dow Water & Process Solutions portfolio to solve operation challenges in extreme conditions, the DOW™ Specialty Membrane Elements perform consistently to help maximize recovery and separation of valuable compounds, minimize overall system CAPEX while reducing environmental footprint, reduce OPEX by lowering overall energy and cleaning chemicals consumption, and meet regulatory requirements.

DOW™ Specialty Membranes XUS120308 and XUS120304 High Temperature RO Element

The DOW™ XUS120308 and XUS120304 High Temperature Reverse Osmosis Elements offer up to 80°C continuous operating temperature capability due to a special element design and a DOW FILMTEC™ SW30 flat sheet, ideally suited for various kinds of hot industrial streams with high demand of solute rejection. Our DOW HYPERSHELL™ technology, a machined polypropylene rigid outer shell, offers significant advantages versus standard mesh wrapped elements like minimizing channeling, improving the hydrodynamics of the element, energy savings and faster loading and unloading of elements.

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Used In:

  • Sugar
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Various industries


  • Operation at elevated temperature of up to 80°C results in OPEX and CAPEX savings due to smaller or no cooling and heating systems
  • Robust FILMTEC™ RO flat sheet to withstand extreme conditions
  • More efficient cleaning compared to standard mesh wrap elements reducing CIP chemicals and water usage
  • Enhanced loading and unloading


  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America