Dow Forms Water Pact With Universities | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 35 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 1, 2008

Dow Forms Water Pact With Universities

Department: Business

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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