DuPont's FilmTec Fortilife NF1000 nanofiltration membranes, is now available globally, contributes to wastewater reuse and resource recovery in challenging applications while reducing energy consumption. Recognised with a 2023 R&D100 Award, the high-productivity nanofiltration elements facilitate increased wastewater reuse with minimised energy usage compared to previous technologies.
Launched initially in the Asia Pacific region, Fortilife NF1000 addresses Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) solutions, supporting wastewater management regulations and circularity goals. Alan Chan, DuPont Water Solutions' Global Vice President, said, “As the world strives to treat and reuse more wastewater—from municipal applications to the most challenging industrial waters—FilmTec Fortilife NF1000 helps enable our customers to refine wastewater into valuable fractions to optimise the reuse potential and minimise waste.”
Fortilife NF1000, a spiral-wound nanofiltration membrane, excels in high-pressure industrial wastewater applications, offering high water flux and exceptional high-pH durability. In industries like coal-to-chemical, textiles, petrochemical, and power production, NF1000 aids in recovering water, salts, and other valuable resources for reuse.
In industrial wastewater treatment, DuPont advocates a minimum-liquid-discharge (MLD) strategy, utilising reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) elements to reduce water volume for thermal treatment, lowering operational costs. Fortilife NF1000, used upstream or downstream of RO, enhances water recovery, reduces energy consumption, and supports resource recovery or valorisation.