The DuPont FilmTec Prime RO is a new portfolio of reverse osmosis membranes for industrial applications that require up to 20% less energy while improving permeate quality by up to 60%, in turn reducing chemical usage in the water purification process.
“We are extremely honored that our new Prime RO portfolio of reverse osmosis membranes has received AIChE's Energy and Sustainability Award, recognizing our team's dedication to helping solve both global water and climate challenges through innovating for sustainability," said Alan Chan, Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions. "This next generation of brackish water RO elements offers enhanced water quality and reduced energy consumption while maintaining the performance and durability customers expect from FilmTec."
Building on the FilmTec BW30 family of membrane elements, Prime RO offers two distinct membrane improvements to DuPont's 8" brackish water (BW) portfolio. The new FilmTec BW30XHR features an advanced membrane chemistry that provides a 40% reduction in salt passage compared to its predecessor without any sacrifice to water permeability. DuPont FilmTec BW30 membrane model also received an upgrade in the Prime RO series, implementing an improved membrane chemistry that provides a 5% reduction in energy consumption and a 10% decrease in salt passage compared to heritage BW30 membrane elements.
The Energy and Sustainability Award will be presented at AIChE's Honors Ceremony during the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA on 5 November 2023.