News | October 31, 2017

Dow Water & Process Solutions Unveils Its New Design Software For More Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

The global leader in separation and purification technologies presents its latest solutions and success stories at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017.

Dow Water & Process Solutions is attending this year's edition of Aquatech Amsterdam 2017. Dow is a Principal Sponsor for the second time presenting its latest advanced products and solutions range. This year's product highlights include the launch of its Water Application Value Engine (WAVE), a multi-technology design software that helps reduce the time needed to design water treatment systems, increases productivity and optimizes system performance.

For the first time in Europe, and as part of its R&D evolution, the company is showcasing its new software that offers customers the opportunity to set, reset and calculate plant designs in just a few clicks. WAVE estimates performance of ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and ion exchange technologies in water treatment systems, either individually or in various multi-technology combinations. In addition, it offers an innovative approach to accurate water and wastewater treatment modelling that delivers superior time and efficiency savings.

This new free tool will enable engineers globally to design differentiated and optimized solutions as fast and as accurately as needed. For instance, WAVE provides features that include improved and consistent algorithms and harmonized data, as well as the estimated chemical, electricity, feedwater and wastewater disposal costs to enable customers to determine how to become more sustainable and increase economic savings. In addition, the software displays technical details such as the true mass balance volumes and flows that reflect changes in density due to temperature, water composition and water compressibility. This new software upgrades the best features of Dow's older software, including ROSA, while bridging the technologies together under one common, user friendly and time saving interface.

"As water scarcity only continues to increase, industrial manufacturers are under pressure to sustainably optimize their systems by reducing costs and minimizing their environmental footprint. Our R&D team has developed WAVE precisely to help industry leaders to become more sustainable and increase economic savings," says Fabien Creus, WAVE program manager. "We wanted to give a global response to a wide range of sectors and this is why this new software can be a capability across various applications, such as municipal water, softened water, seawater and wastewater."

Dow will present WAVE along with its advanced product range demonstrating "Where the solution is clear", focusing on technologies and solutions that can help businesses drive clear improvements in water treatment and system design. Visitors to Aquatech Amsterdam can attend "Dow Talks", informative sessions where the Company's experts will discuss today's most challenging water issues. Visitors will also learn about Dow success stories including seawater treatments to generate a blueprint for the refinery industry as it seeks to reduce its footprint and drive savings. The residential market will be one of the sectors analyzed by the "Dow Talks", where experts will present the most innovative solutions to make residential water treatment safer and more sustainable through reverse osmosis membranes such as DOW AQUALAST 1812, which offers up to 67% savings in water consumption for households.

In this sense, the "Dow Talks" will also discuss the concept of Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) that helps to reduce the amount of wastewater discharged to the environment. While Zero Liquid Discharge typically Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow requires a costly evaporator as a last step, Dow MLD solutions radically reduce recovery costs or even turn wastewater into product streams, enabling reuse. Another highlight of Aquatech Amsterdam will be the Leaders Forum program, in which the role of municipalities to achieve a safe, clean and sustainable water future in high-density living areas will be a key focus area. Snehal Desai, Dow's global director for sustainable business blueprints & strategies, will be representing the industrial sector among world leaders such as Minister of Environment and Water Resources in Singapore Zulkifli Masagos and Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, to share the latest developments to create more sustainable cities. Dow's booth is located at stand 348 in hall 7.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
A global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress in the world. We're helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. For more information, visit www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont, is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products division into an independent, publicly traded company. For more information, visit www.dow-dupont.com.

SOURCE: Dow Water & Process Solutions