Dow Water & Process Solutions to present keynote, lend best practices at International Water Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Sept. 22, 2009 -- Dow Water & Process Solutions will showcase its expertise during 70th annual International Water Conference (IWC) in Orlando, October 4-6, 2009...

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Sept. 22, 2009 -- Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and a leading global supplier of advanced technologies for purification and separation processes that make water safer, cleaner and more available, will showcase its expertise during 70th annual International Water Conference (IWC) in Orlando, October 4-6, 2009 in Booth #16.

As part of the event, David Klanecky, global R&D director, will deliver the keynote address on the impact technology plays on the future of the water treatment industry. Industry experts from Dow Water & Process Solutions will also share best practices in applying innovative, technology-based solutions for industrial water treatment applications during the following sessions:

Monday, October 5, 2009
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Trace Contaminant Removal: Evaluation of Treatment Techniques for Selenium Removal
Kyle M. Smith and Fredrick W. Vance, Ph.D, Dow Water & Process Solutions; and Antonio O. Lau, Ph.D., Infilco Degremont

1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Field Data Case Studies in Reverse Osmosis: Prevention of Calcium Phosphate Fouling in Wastewater Reuse Reverse Osmosis Plant
Stephen P. Chesters, Genesys International Limited; and Gregg Poppe, Dow Water & Process Solutions

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
8:00 a.m.-12:00
Noon Water & Wastewater Management in Power Plant FGD Systems: Trace Mercury Removal from Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater
Mark Owens, P.E.; Dean Mingee; Robert Kelly, Ph.D.; Degremont Technologies and H. Robert Goltz, Ph.D., Dow Water & Process Solutions

1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Water & Wastewater Management in Power Plant FGD Systems: Zero Liquid Discharge Process for Boron Recovery from Flue Gass Desulfurization Wastewater
H. Robert Goltz, Ph.D., Dow Water & Process Solutions; Chris Eicher; and Naomi Levy, Infilco Degremont

About Dow Water 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, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwatersolutions.com.

About Dow
Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.5 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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