Chemical & Petrochemical

Enabling high-quality production processes with the latest ion exchange and membrane technologies.

 
 
 

Enable efficient, sustainable catalysis, and industrial water treatment

Chemical processing requires advanced and precise operating techniques and procedures. DuPont Water Solutions products address separations, catalysis and purification needs across the entire operations workflow.

For decades, we have been the premier supplier of polymeric ion exchange (IX) resins that are used to produce, purify, and recover some of the most commercially important elements in the world. We specialize in catalysis and separation technologies, as well as industrial water treatment, and feature some of the most recognized brand names in the industry.

 
 
 

Chemical and petrochemical subindustries

Learn about the challenges that can be solved with effective technologies for catalysis and industrial water treatment and processing.
Catalysis
Chemical Processing
Selective Contaminant Removal
Cooling Tower Water
Industrial Boiler Feedwater
Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Improve selectivity and activity

Our AMBER series of ion exchange (IX) resins include polymeric catalysts that facilitate various catalytic reactions. The polymer morphology and porosity of these catalysts can be manipulated to control transport properties to optimize conversion and selectivity.

From synthesizing alkylphenols to silane disproportionation, our easy-to-use polymeric catalysts offer low corrosivity to equipment and have been used for over 50 years in some of the largest volume and most important products in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

Our solutions address:

  • Alkylation.
  • Base catalysis.
  • Condensation.
  • Dimerization.
  • Esterification.
  • Etherification.
  • Hydrogenation (MIBK).
  • Olefin hydration.
  • Silane disproportionation.

Eliminate impurities and increase value

Our understanding of feed stock and process water purification has helped companies thrive in this highly competitive field. We offer a full range of products and technologies, including catalysts, adsorbents, ion exchange (IX) resins, and filtration systems, to help your operation run at peak levels. 

Our solutions address:

  • Adiponitrile purification.
  • Biodiesel.
  • Boron removal.
  • Caustic purification.
  • Chlor-alkali.
  • Colloidal silica.
  • Deacidification.
  • Ethylene oxide (EO)/ethylene glycol (EG).
  • Formaldehyde purification.
  • Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
  • Metal impurities and precious metal recovery.
  • Salt recovery.

 

Remove harmful contaminants 

Contaminants are elements, complexes, and compounds that are both human-made and naturally occurring in water (at very low levels) that must be selectively removed so they don’t interfere with chemical processing. We can help remove a wide range of problematic contaminants from water.

Our solutions address:

  • Boron removal.
  • Organic compound removal.
  • Chromate removal.
  • Mercury removal.
  • Plating metals removal.
  • Cyanide removal.

Solve cooling water challenges 

From demineralizing makeup water to treating blowdown water for reuse, we can help chemical processing plants save money, prevent problems, and better manage overall water resources. We offer a full range of industry-leading solutions that minimize scaling, clear up contamination problems, prevent particulates from causing fouling issues, and reduce corrosion.

Our solutions address:

Lower costs and increase production

Water-quality requirements for boiler feedwater depend primarily on the operating pressure and type of boiler. This can vary from simple softened water for low-pressure boilers to demineralized, or even polished, makeup water for high-pressure boilers. The treatment demands to produce this water can vary greatly. We provide the expertise and an expansive array of industrial water treatment applications to solve these issues.

Our solutions address:

  • Suspended solids removal.
  • Industrial softening.
  • Demineralization.
  • Polishing.

Turn waste into resource

Faced with strong regulations and a highly competitive environment, the chemical processing industry is working to become more environmentally sustainable — particularly in the development of sustainable water withdrawal and discharge management.

We offer proven technologies and systems that facilitate waste and process stream treatment, from organic compound removal to trace metals removal.

Our solutions address:

  • Suspended solids removal.
  • Organics removal (BOD/COD/TOC).
  • Selective contaminant removal.
  • Minimal liquid discharge (MLD).
  • Salt recovery and reuse.
  • Wastewater reuse.
  • Catalysis+

    Improve selectivity and activity

    Our AMBER series of ion exchange (IX) resins include polymeric catalysts that facilitate various catalytic reactions. The polymer morphology and porosity of these catalysts can be manipulated to control transport properties to optimize conversion and selectivity.

    From synthesizing alkylphenols to silane disproportionation, our easy-to-use polymeric catalysts offer low corrosivity to equipment and have been used for over 50 years in some of the largest volume and most important products in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

    Our solutions address:

    • Alkylation.
    • Base catalysis.
    • Condensation.
    • Dimerization.
    • Esterification.
    • Etherification.
    • Hydrogenation (MIBK).
    • Olefin hydration.
    • Silane disproportionation.

  • Chemical Processing+

    Eliminate impurities and increase value

    Our understanding of feed stock and process water purification has helped companies thrive in this highly competitive field. We offer a full range of products and technologies, including catalysts, adsorbents, ion exchange (IX) resins, and filtration systems, to help your operation run at peak levels. 

    Our solutions address:

    • Adiponitrile purification.
    • Biodiesel.
    • Boron removal.
    • Caustic purification.
    • Chlor-alkali.
    • Colloidal silica.
    • Deacidification.
    • Ethylene oxide (EO)/ethylene glycol (EG).
    • Formaldehyde purification.
    • Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
    • Metal impurities and precious metal recovery.
    • Salt recovery.

     

  • Selective Contaminant Removal+

    Remove harmful contaminants 

    Contaminants are elements, complexes, and compounds that are both human-made and naturally occurring in water (at very low levels) that must be selectively removed so they don’t interfere with chemical processing. We can help remove a wide range of problematic contaminants from water.

    Our solutions address:

    • Boron removal.
    • Organic compound removal.
    • Chromate removal.
    • Mercury removal.
    • Plating metals removal.
    • Cyanide removal.

  • Cooling Tower Water+

    Solve cooling water challenges 

    From demineralizing makeup water to treating blowdown water for reuse, we can help chemical processing plants save money, prevent problems, and better manage overall water resources. We offer a full range of industry-leading solutions that minimize scaling, clear up contamination problems, prevent particulates from causing fouling issues, and reduce corrosion.

    Our solutions address:

  • Industrial Boiler Feedwater+

    Lower costs and increase production

    Water-quality requirements for boiler feedwater depend primarily on the operating pressure and type of boiler. This can vary from simple softened water for low-pressure boilers to demineralized, or even polished, makeup water for high-pressure boilers. The treatment demands to produce this water can vary greatly. We provide the expertise and an expansive array of industrial water treatment applications to solve these issues.

    Our solutions address:

    • Suspended solids removal.
    • Industrial softening.
    • Demineralization.
    • Polishing.

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment+

    Turn waste into resource

    Faced with strong regulations and a highly competitive environment, the chemical processing industry is working to become more environmentally sustainable — particularly in the development of sustainable water withdrawal and discharge management.

    We offer proven technologies and systems that facilitate waste and process stream treatment, from organic compound removal to trace metals removal.

    Our solutions address:

    • Suspended solids removal.
    • Organics removal (BOD/COD/TOC).
    • Selective contaminant removal.
    • Minimal liquid discharge (MLD).
    • Salt recovery and reuse.
    • Wastewater reuse.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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