Over the last four decades, advancements in science have enabled reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to effectively remove and separate contaminants and impurities from water at the molecular level. Originally applied to desalinate seawater and brackish water, the use of RO membranes has expanded to include a range of applications. Global Business Director, HP Nanda, highlights how innovation has significantly improved the energy consumption and productivity of RO technology.
As we migrate away from a “one size fits all” water treatment approach, Dow’s Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) helps enable operators to better identify how much wastewater requires processing, and the most economical approach to meet individual plant needs. Global Business Director, HP Nanda, discusses the importance of continued innovation and creative thinking to help customers manage the business cost of water.
Recycling wastewater and closing the resource loop are still growing trends driven by increasing competition for available water and tightening discharge regulations worldwide. Today, we can make the biggest impact by enhancing efficiency, fine-tuning technologies and integrating technology systems to meet unique system and water quality needs. IHS Chemical Week highlights Dow's Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) approach.
As water scarcity continues to increase, industrial manufacturers are under pressure to sustainably optimize their systems by reducing costs and minimizing their environmental footprint.