Benefit from integrated software for water-treatment plant design 

Treating water often requires more than one technology to achieve the desired quality. Most software for water-treatment plant design does not allow you to optimize multiple-technology systems, requiring separate software and more of your time for setup and management.

Our Water Application Value Engine (WAVE) is the industry’s first fully integrated free modeling software program to integrate our leading technologies — ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO)ion exchange (IX), and now incorporates DesaliTec™ SOAR CCRO — into one comprehensive tool. Using a common interface, it simplifies the design process and ultimately helps reduce the time needed to manage your water-treatment system.

With the new version of WAVE 1.83, you’ll have the convenience of:

  • One intuitive interface for UF, RO, IX, and CCRO technologies, compatible with Microsoft Windows.
  • Expert modeling tool.
  • Harmonized data for all products and processes.
  • Four language options: English, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • In a truly integrated software, modifications made to any operation automatically propagate throughout the system design, whereas other software requires modifications to be manually entered into the feed of the downstream operation.

    WAVE is an integrated expert modeling software for water-treatment plant design, including wastewater-treatment plant design, offering:

    • Flexible design using three technologies, with multiple-unit operation combinations, plus the option to specify system-feed or net-product flow rate.
    • A powerful calculation engine with the capacity to run complex designs at high levels of accuracy.
    • Improved water-equilibrium calculations and interface.
    • True mass-balance volumes and flows that reflect changes in density due to temperature, water composition, and water compressibility.
    • Consistent hydraulic constraints and regeneration parameters, which reflect best practices and state-of-the-art product performance and application.
    • Default values for most parameters, allowing you (or your designer) to create a design quickly.
    • The capability to introduce project-specific parameters to increase the accuracy of operating-expense calculations.
  • WAVE software for water-treatment plant design includes advanced features for UF, RO, IX, and CCRO technologies to maximize multi-technology design efficiency. 

    Ultrafiltration (UF) advanced features include:

    • WAVE allows to design with mini-CIP chemical cleaning protocol. User can choose three options: “CEB only”, “mini-CIP only” and “CEB and mini-CIP."
    • In ultrafiltration, backwash options have been upgraded to consider the required steps for UXA products.
    • The latest UF products, including IntegraFlux™ and IntegraPac™ UF Modules with XP Fiber.
    • Updated design guidelines and pressure rating curves.
    • Membrane integrity testing capabilities.
    • Advanced clean-in-place (CIP) protocols and use of RO concentrate for cleaning.
    • Inputs for advanced design: the ability to specify the pH of chemical solutions used in the maintenance and cleaning protocols, transmembrane pressure (TMP) slopes for BW/CEB/CIP, and design for constant flux vs. constant output.

    Reverse Osmosis (RO) advanced features include:

    • NEW! The reverse osmosis products database has been upgraded to include:
      • FilmTec™ Fortilife™ CR50 reverse osmosis element: the introductory product to the well-known Fortilife™ Family for selective regions. It is designed for long lifetime and provides reliable performance in fouling prone waters.
      • FilmTec™ Fortilife™ CR200 reverse osmosis element, as the premium product to Fortilife™ Family launched in Greater China and coming soon to other regions, is an expertly designed contaminant resistant element for treating and recycling the combined challenge of biological and organic fouling prone waters.
      • FilmTec™ NF270-440 enables end-users to reduce CAPEX of NF systems for municipal drinking water projects by offering up to 10% more active membrane area. It also delivers more than 10% energy saving and improvement on biofouling resistance.
    • Users can now design systems with concentrate stream recycle simultaneously from Pass 2 to Pass 1 and 2. 
    • The latest RO products database with new calculation improvements and products, including FilmTec™ Fortilife™.
    • Improved internally staged design (ISD) capability — each element in a pressure vessel can now be uniquely defined.
    • Split permeate available with ISD.
    • Bypass, pass, and stage level concentrate recycle loops.
    • A new system-level hydraulic-flow calculator.
    • Batch modeling with the possibility of simultaneous-batch-case creation.
    • Design warnings by element position.
    • Pressure-drop reporting.

    Ion Exchange (IX) advanced features include:

    • NEW! Ion exchange reports have been improved and optimized in order to better reflect customer needs. 
    • Harmonized data for all processes and resins.
    • Ability to model multiple IX processes, including softening, dealkalinization, demineralization, RO/IX polishing, and condensate polishing.
    • Multiple IX regeneration schemes, including concurrent, water, or air-blocked packed beds, AmberPack™ IX systems, Upcore™ IX systems, and internal and external mixed beds.

    Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) advanced features include:

    • NEW! You can enjoy the simplicity of the closed-circuit design together with the superior performance of FilmTec™ SOAR membranes, specifically optimized for CCRO systems.
    • NEW! Design and iterate CCRO performance using the same drag and drop capabilities of the existing WAVE simulation software.
    • NEW! The sizing is as simple as choosing the membrane, adjusting the number of pressure vessels until your desired flux is reached and entering the pass average recovery rate!


  • Software requirements:

    • Windows Installer 3.1 or higher
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client
    • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 or higher

    Note: If one or more of the above requirements is absent, it will be installed along with WAVE installation setup (Setup.exe).

    Hardware requirements:

    • Minimum disk space:
      • 120 MB (for WAVE application)
      • 50 MB (.Net Framework Client Profile)
      • 3MB (for SQL Server CE)
    • Operating system (one of the following):
      • Windows XP Service Pack 3
      • Windows Server 2008
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise, Home Premium, or Home Basic
      • Windows 10
  • WAVE software for water-treatment plant design comes with a fully detailed user manual. This manual is easily accessible within the software through the “Quick Help” button located in the top right of the software’s interface.

    You can also connect with your DuPont Water Solutions representative, or contact us, with any questions regarding the software or how it works.  


Download the free WAVE Design Software

Register for Resource Center Premium or sign-in to access our premium content including the ability to download WAVE design software. Note: after registering or signing-in, visit the "My Profile" section and ensure the application of "Resource Center Premium" is selected to have access to WAVE. Then, below, select the option to download WAVE for the first time or update to the latest version of WAVE.


FT-Norm PRO (FilmTec’s Normalization of Membrane Systems) 

After you have implemented the WAVE software for water-treatment plant design, it’s important that you protect your investment by monitoring the performance of the plant and determining when it’s time for a preventive cleaning cycle, which can enable extended membrane life.

Variations in feedwater temperature, salinity, or pump pressure can influence the apparent productivity and rejection of a membrane system, making it less obvious when a real change in membrane performance has occurred. FT-Norm PRO takes away the guesswork by compensating for these variations.


Related resources

Modeling Success video
Model of connected ultrafiltration elements, reverse osmosis elements, and ion exchange beds in WAVE (Water Application Value Engine) modeling software
DuPont WAVE Design Software
WAVE User Manual