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Dow project improves water re-use

March 2008

Waste water re-use rates will reach 50 per cent in Beijing when the 2008 Olympic Games begin, thanks to reclamation equipment being installed by Dow Water Solutions, part of the Dow Chemical Company multinational. The present re-use rate is estimated by the Beijing Drainage Group at 15 per cent.

Altogether the Dow machinery is expected to treat 45,000 cubic metres of waste water daily during the Games, enough to fill 18 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

A sewage re-use plant will produce 15,000 cubic metres of filtered water for landscape care, and re-use equipment, with a daily capacity of 10,000 cubic metres, will recycle municipal waste water to serve Beijing Capital international airport and its 20,000 visitors a day. Another reclamation plant at a technology business centre will supply 20,000 cubic metres of treated industrial water to companies on the estate.

This will be the second time that Dow water technology has been used during the Olympics. The company managed water resources for the Sydney Games in 2000.

Further information: Stella Xu, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company,
(86) 21 2301-9447

Dow Chemical | Asia | Water

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