Jul 16, 2014

Water Filtration Technology Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award

R&D Magazine names Tequatic Plus filter one of the 100 most influential innovations in 2013

R&D Magazine Award Tequatic Plus filter Dow Water & Process Solutions

Less than a year after its global launch, R&D Magazine the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter as a groundbreaking solution for treating difficult, high-solids water.

The filtration device from Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) helps process a wide range of difficult high-solids water, offering a cost-effective solution for wastewater treatment in multiple industry segments. These range from industrial wastewater treatment and reuse applications in the food and beverage, pulp and paper, and textiles and laundry markets to oil and gas applications and mobile water treatment systems.

The R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items and high-energy physics.

“The Tequatic Plus filter helps customers reduce their cost of ownership through higher uptime and water recovery, and lower maintenance and consumables, in addition to reduced waste disposal surcharges from local treatment plants,” said Cedella Beazley, business unit director for filtration at DW&PS.

With its patented design, the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter combines the power of continuous cleaning, cross-flow filtration with centrifugal separation and solids collection into one device. Unlike other technologies, it consistently treats water containing total suspended solids (TSS) up to 10,000 mg/L — even in the presence of fats, oils, greases and fibers, and in variable conditions without constant plugging — all while delivering a water recovery that is typically 99% or more.

A proven performer as a primary filter, pre-filter or post-filter, the Tequatic Plus filter is earning attention globally, not just for the benefits described above, but also because of its sustainable profile. Features like reduced water and consumables waste, low to no chemical requirements, high water recovery and minimal maintenance help reduce impact on the environment while improving operator safety. 

The Tequatic Plus fine particle filter joins four other technologies from Dow honored with R&D 100 Awards this year.

The Tequatic Plus filter is produced by Clean Filtration Technologies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., and marketed by DW&PS.