A coal-to-chemical plant in China is using DuPont Water Solutions’ FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ XC-N elements to reduce and recycle costly waste. The FILMTEC™ technology helps to convert 75% of the reverse osmosis wastewater stream into a purified salt solution that can be further concentrated and reused or sold to meet commercial or industrial needs.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.