The Dow Chemical Company
) business unit Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) has
introduced a new technology - DOWEX MONOSPHERE 1400PC Cation
Resin for Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants.
The technology helps in enhancing plants' sustainability and
The new technology, which was launched at the 2013 Electrical
Power Research Institute (EPRI), strengthens a plant's
reliability by minimizing anion resin kinetic degradation related
with the use of ethanolamine (ETA), which is further used to
reduce flow-assisted corrosion (FAC) and iron transport within
the secondary water systems.
DOWEX MONOSPHERE 1400PC Cation Resin is specially designed to
address the problems related with ETA in condensate polishers. It
delivers high-quality water to the steam generator for
uninterrupted power production.
The trial test for DOWEX MONOSPHERE 1400PC Cation was
conducted at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach,
Calif, which experienced rapid kinetic impairment of the anion
The new tool provided by DOWEX MONOSPHERE 1400PC helps
facilitate sustainable full flow condensate polisher operation.
It can also be paired with the DOWEX MONOSPHERE 550A anion resin
for use in PWR mixed bed condensate polishers.
Dow Water & Process Solutions is a global leader in
sustainable separation and purification technology. It makes
water safer and more accessible, food taste better,
pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient.
Dow reported mixed second-quarter 2013 results on Jul 25. The
company's profit soared in the quarter on strength in its
agriculture business and a sizeable gain from an arbitration
case. Adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while
sales missed. Gains across agricultural sciences and performance
materials were offset by declines in feedstocks and energy and
Dow is benefiting from strong fundamentals in agriculture and
food markets, and is leveraging its North American feedstock
advantage. A string of innovative products in its pipeline adds
to its strength. However, weakness in the electronics and
construction end-markets may continue to affect moving ahead.
Moreover, Dow still faces challenges in Western Europe and is
exposed to significant pension headwinds.
Dow currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Other companies in the chemical industry worth considering are
Northern Technologies International Corp.
Cytec Industries Inc.
Eastman Chemical Co.
). All of them hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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