News | November 1, 2017

New Design Software Integrates Three Technologies Into One Tool For Water And Wastewater Treatment Systems

As water scarcity continues to increase, industrial manufacturers are under pressure to sustainably optimize their systems by reducing costs and minimizing their environmental footprint. The challenge of water scarcity motivates Dow Water & Process Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, to develop advanced technologies and strengthen industry and customer partnerships to help provide clean water. To help its customers meet the challenge, Dow is introducing WAVE (Water Application Value Engine) design software. WAVE integrates three of the industry’s key technologies for water purification – ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO), ion exchange (IX) – into one comprehensive tool, providing accurate water quality and system design models for water and wastewater treatment systems. WAVE will be showcased at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 from October 31 to November 3 at booth 348 in hall 7.

“In the past, Dow has offered single-technology design tools, but we wanted to simplify the multi-technology design process for our customers, ultimately looking to reduce the time needed to design optimized water treatment systems,” says Fabien Creus, program manager for Dow Water & Process Solutions, “Customers can now set, reset and calculate results all from one tool.”

Treating water often requires using a combination of multiple technologies to achieve the desired water quality for a specific application. With WAVE, Dow creates new opportunities for engineers to design differentiated and optimized solutions using the best technology at any single place in the water treatment chain as fast and accurately as needed.

The WAVE software offers a truly integrated solution, with the following benefits:

  • 3 technologies with 13 IX processes
  • Improved and consistent algorithms
  • True mass balance volumes/flows that reflect changes in density due to temperature, water composition and water compressibility
  • Consistent hydraulic constraints and regeneration parameters, reflecting best practices and state-of-the-art product performance and application
  • Harmonized data for all products and processes
  • Improved case management functionalities and ability to share designs
  • A summary and detailed report that can be easily saved, printed and exported

WAVE combines the best features of Dow’s earlier software models, such as ROSA, and upgrades the user experience by bridging the technologies together under one common, user-friendly and time-saving interface. It also allows for modelling with the latest Dow Water & Process Solutions innovations, including DOW IntegraFlux UF Modules, FILMTEC FORTILIFE Elements, and DOWEX MARATHON Resins.

To learn more about WAVE and download the software for free, visit www.dow.com/wave.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
The 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