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UF membranes help PakOasis boost plant output

Dow praises operational excellence at Pakistan water treatment plant

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The Nawabshah facility has used UF technology to produce 20 billion litres of fresh water over the last year. (GETTY IMAGES)
The Nawabshah facility has used UF technology to produce 20 billion litres of fresh water over the last year. (GETTY IMAGES)

Dow Water & Process Solutions has recognised Pakistan’s PakOasis for achieving a year of operational excellence at its Nawabshah Ultrafiltration (UF) water treatment plant. The site uses Dow’s UF technology to produce 14 million imperial gallons of fresh potable water each day, amounting to 20 billion litres over the last year.

“More than 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water globally, and we are grateful to be able to do our part in the quest to enable access to fresh water. As a global leader in water treatment technologies, Dow has been a great partner in our fight to combat the shortage of potable water in Pakistan, and we are proud of what we have, and will be able to, accomplish together,” said PakOasis CEO Omar Jilani.

PakOasis runs a number of water treatment facilities across Pakistan in collaboration with Dow. Recently the firm delivered small-scale RO units for flooded areas of the country to help villagers in need.

Dr Ilham Kadri, general manager of Dow advanced materials division MEA, said “at Dow, we believe in combing the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. Our partnership with PakOasis is an excellent example of the convergence of science and the human element, as Pakistan faces challenges in providing fresh water to its communities.”
 

 

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