World Environmental Day 2015: Dow highlights water consumption amid ongoing scarcity
To commemorate World Environment Day 2015, taking place Friday, June 5, Dow Water & Process Solutions is highlighting in a new infographic the need for responsible water consumption amid ongoing water scarcity across the nation and around the globe today.
May 29, 2015 -- To commemorate World Environment Day (WED) 2015, taking place Friday, June 5, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a specialist in sustainable water separation and purification technologies, has highlighted in a new infographic (here) the need for responsible water consumption amid ongoing water scarcity across the nation and around the globe today.
This year, WED's main theme is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." Over 100 countries will celebrate the event with the goal of raising awareness around careful consumption to ensure a healthy future where the price for human prosperity is not the Earth. Likewise, Dow is dedicated to the development of new technologies -- and their management -- to ensure more sustainable production processes as well as lower costs.
One of the most significant challenges affecting the environment is the intrinsic relationship between water and energy -- in that one is needed to produce the other -- often called the Water-Energy Nexus. The Water-Energy nexus is one of the most compelling societal challenges to be resolved for ensuring sustainable development, and, if not managed efficiently by optimizing the consumption of these resources, it can have a severe impact on the environment.
Some of the most prominent technologies developed by Dow to support the environment include reverse osmosis (RO), such as DOW FILMTEC™ SEAMAXX™ and DOW FILMTEC™ ECO, which allow the removal of minerals from brackish water or desalination of seawater, while producing the same amount of high quality freshwater and reducing energy consumption by up to 30 percent -- an important step closer to addressing the issues generated by the Water-Energy Nexus.
Likewise, ultrafiltration technology, such as DOW INTEGRAFLO, assists in RO pre-treatment in processes including drinking water production, but also treatments such as wastewater purification. With freshwater sources rapidly depleting, working to identify new ways to reuse water to produce more freshwater is an important step towards achieving a more responsible consumption.
About Dow Water & Process Solutions
A specialist in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, helps to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective, and industries more efficient by spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. The company offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, RO and ultrafiltration membranes, fine particle filters, 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. For more information, visit www.dowwaterandprocess.com.