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Dow Water Symposium Showcases Expertise and Innovative Water Treatment Solutions

22 April 2015

Philadelphia - April 22, 2015 - The Dow Water Symposium brought together water treatment professionals from small and mid-size companies, building owners and operators on April 17th to discuss the ever-evolving challenges of the industry. As an innovation hub of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), the Northeast Technology Center in Collegeville, PA provided the backdrop for a day of presentations, discussions and networking, which highlighted opportunities, technological advancements, and state-of-the-art solutions for water treatment.

Attendees were also able to tour the innovation center and participate in thought-provoking roundtable discussions. Symposium topics ranged from reverse osmosis troubleshooting, microbial control for water systems, industrial water reuse, best practices for field monitoring, as well as antiscalants, dispersants, and chelants. Event attendees received Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit towards their Certified Water Technologist certification from the Association of Water Technologies.

“The water treatment industry requires innovative, productive and sustainable solutions that are less time, capital and physical resource intensive."
Larry Ryan, president, Dow Energy & Water Solutions

“The water treatment industry requires innovative, productive and sustainable solutions that are less time, capital and physical resource intensive,” remarked Larry Ryan, president, Dow Energy & Water Solutions. “Together, Dow Water & Process Solutions, Dow Microbial Control, and Dow Oil, Gas & Mining are uniquely positioned to tackle new and emerging challenges across the market.”

Whether customers are seeking to enable clean water, offer higher performing electronics, improve refinery or gas processing operations, or optimize water management, the Dow Energy & Water Solutions team offers the needed insight and capabilities.

As a trusted collaborator with more than 100 years of experience in innovation, Dow is committed to developing solutions that address global challenges at the local level. The Northeast Technology Center boasts 800,000 square feet of space and is home to nearly 800 researchers. It is designed to help foster collaboration, research, in-depth analysis and testing that is essential to advancing human progress. This facility is one of the company’s three largest R&D campuses in the world, and plays an important role in helping the company fulfill its mission of combining science and innovation to address and help solve the challenges that face our world.

“Dow has the capacity to address complex water treatment issues, including biofouling, scaling, and corrosion,” said David Bem, vice president of R&D, Consumer Solutions and Infrastructure Solutions. “With a global network of scientists, our teams of experts address our customers’ local needs and drive local innovation.”

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