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Advancing Global Desalination Efforts
In 2021, we announced that our FilmTec™ membranes have been selected by IDE Water Technologies to provide the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) filtration for the Sorek B desalination plant in Israel, a plant which is predicted to set a new benchmark for seawater desalination water prices on a global scale.
The Sorek B plant will increase Israel's desalination capacity by 35 percent. IDE Water Technologies designed the state-of-the-art plant to drive efficiency, environmental sustainability, and achieve an exceptionally low water price. The durability, energy efficiency, and extremely long lifespans of the FilmTec™ membranes are expected to contribute to the lower long-term costs of the plant.
We are providing SWRO membrane elements to the project site, including dry SWRO elements. As dry membranes do not require a preservation solution, they enable longer storage times, lower labor costs, and easier, long-term warehouse planning.
When complete, the facility will process 200 million m3 per year, making it the largest desalination plant in Israel and one of the largest in the world.
DuPont is providing FilmTecTM reverse osmosis membranes, including dry-tested SWRO membranes which are more sustainable, use less water and chemicals in production, and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of shipping.
Desalination removes salt and other chemicals from seawater to produce freshwater for municipal, agricultural, energy, and industrial use. The world’s oceans contain over 97% of the planet’s water resources, providing an essentially unlimited raw material supply for seawater desalination
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Sorek B, which leverages DuPont FilmTec™ membranes, will increase Israel's desalination capacity by 35% and set a new benchmark for efficiency, sustainability and a record low price of water through desalination.
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