Dow’s SEAMAXX will reduce desalination energy consumption

Nov. 6, 2013

EDINA, Minn. — The product aims to reduce energy use for power plants, municipalities and manufacturers for desalination.

EDINA, Minn. — Dow Water & Process Solutions is now offering SEAMAXX™ reverse osmosis (RO) elements, which help reduce the high amount of energy needed to create freshwater from saltwater, to power plants, municipalities and manufacturers, according to a press release.

While seawater desalination averages a cost- and energy-intensive 15,000 kilowatts per hour per million gallons of water produced, according to the release, SEAMAXX membrane technology minimizes pressure and energy consumption below other RO products.

"Compared to generic low energy elements, SEAMAXX consumes up to 10 percent less energy and has less fouling at high operating flux," said Veronica Garcia Molina, global desalination application development leader for Dow Water & Process Solutions. "SEAMAXX has typically demonstrated success in producing 99.7 percent water purity, and is an excellent choice for applications treating medium to high total dissolved solids, brine treatment and high salinity brackish water."

SEAMAXX will maximize the productivity of a desalination system with low differential pressure, low cleaning frequency and high cleaning efficiency, the release noted.

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