Improving Water Filtration Efficiency and Membrane Life with High-Performance Polymers 

In many areas across the globe, access to potable water remains a challenge. More than 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries, making it all the more important to manage this precious resource as effectively as possible. Treating water originating from different sources requires a combination of technologies and know-how. Today’s water filtration processes depend on high-performance yet cost-conscious membrane materials capable of withstanding high-pressure,  high-temperature environments and sustained chemical exposure. Additionally, these materials must consistently remove a host of contaminants, including microorganisms and heavy metals. 

Solvay offers a broad portfolio of specialty polymers for improved water treatment reliability and efficiency. More than 54.7 billion liters of water are treated per day using Solvay’s Udel® and Solef-s® solutions for membranes.  

In this eGuide, learn about our innovative water treatment polymers - Solef® PVDF, Udel® PSU and Veradel® PESU - through application data. Discover how these materials improve ultrafiltration, microfiltration and reverse osmosis processes, where they find use in hollow fiber, flat sheet and tubular membranes. 

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