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Tequatic Plus filter honored for potential to increase use of composites in new and existing markets
The Tequatic Plus F-50 fine particle filter from Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., is a winner of the Infinite Possibility for Market Growth Award by the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) program.
The award was presented to Ershigs Inc., a key supplier, for creating a composites product that demonstrates the potential to notably increase the use of composites in existing or developing markets, while also exemplifying innovation, creativity and commercialization. Ershigs worked closely with Clean Filtration Technologies LLC (CFT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, to produce the housing for the filter.
The filter is a patented technology that combines the power of continuous cleaning crossflow filtration with centrifugal separation and solids collection into one device. It is designed to handle a wide range of difficult-to-treat feedwaters much more cost-effectively and consistently than traditional technologies — in part due to its housing.
The filter housing features fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and a light resin transfer molding (RTM) process. This technology is ideal for the high-volume production of products having complex geometries and requiring high strength, tight tolerances and light weight. These and other features enable the filter to be produced cost effectively and to operate in a broader range of corrosive environments and applications.
Applications range from produced water for oil and gas, municipal wastewater treatment and reuse, to desalination, power and industrial. Across applications, the filter has the flexibility to treat high and highly variable total suspended solids, functioning as a primary filter, a prefilter for ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis, or as a post filter following water reuse technologies like moving bed bioreactors.
The ACE program is organized in conjunction with the Composites 2013 Exhibition and Convention. All ACE entrants are featured on the exhibit hall floor in an awards showcase that highlights the market potential and creative possibilities of innovative composites products. Composites 2013 focuses on the business of composites, applications and innovations, new ideas, solutions and industry trends.