Approximately 36,000 Dow Filmtec RO elements are helping to convert 250,000 m³ of seawater per day into potable water, providing 15% of Sydney’s water supply needs.

The energy demand of the Sydney plant is offset by wind-generated electricity and uses advanced water treatment technologies to reduce energy consumption.

Ian Barbour, general manager, Dow Water & Process Solutions, said: “This project confirms the growing interest in and support for desalination as a reliable and economically viable way to produce clean water in drought-prone, high-population areas. For us at Dow, it’s a validation of our ongoing efforts to advance water treatment technologies that allow people to solve issues critical to their well-being and needs.”

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