Search for Fresh Water Technology Intensifying.
More than 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, but only 1 percent of that water is drinkable. At the same time, the world’s population is continuing to expand, with more than 7 billion people and growing. Climate change is threatening fresh water supplies for many of these populations with environmental catastrophes that range from torrential flooding to prolonged droughts.
These disturbing global trends underscore why the development of fresh water technology is intensifying and why we selected water filtration as a research and development priority. We’re focused on improving the efficiency of reverse osmosis, which is a leading method for water purification, including desalination (removal of salt from seawater.) Our offering for membrane osmosis filtration, branded as GlenFlow®, is the permeate carrier component, which contributes to filter efficiency and reduced energy use.
GlenFlow products have been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and are compliant with applicable U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. We’re working with leading reverse osmosis filter manufacturers on the integration of our components into their products, not only for water but also in several other industries, including natural gas, food, diary and pharmaceutical.