Issue Date: September 1, 2008
Dow Forms Water Pact With Universities
Dow Chemical's water solutions business has formed a development partnership with Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and the University of Texas, Austin, under which the three will collaborate on the R&D of oxidation-resistant, reverse-osmosis membranes. According to Dow, the partnership will tackle one of the toughest technical challenges in water desalination: developing chlorine-resistant membranes that simplify the water treatment process and make highly contaminated water drinkable.
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