Soreq desalination plant uses Dow technology

Soreq, the world’s largest desalination plant, is located 15 kms south of Tel Aviv in Israel, and will be the world’s largest user of 16-inch Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

The Dow Water & Process Solutions membranes will help produce up to 150 billion litres (39.6 billion gallons) of drinking water annually.

“Soreq is a milestone project for desalination in terms of size and technology and a testament to how our advances in reverse osmosis membranes have contributed to making the production of clean drinking water from seawater more affordable and energy efficient,” said Ian Lomax, marketing manager for desalination, Dow Water & Process Solutions.

The Soreq desalination contract was awarded by IDE Technologies and the Hutchison Water consortium.