dow HypershellMrs. O’Leary’s cow allegedly caused Chicago a whole lot of trouble back in 1871, as she is often blamed for starting the Chicago Fire. Dow Water & Process Solutions is bringing a new cow to town to help solve processing challenges at the International Dairy Show November 3-6.

Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, will highlight its HYPERSHELL™ Technology, a reverse osmosis (RO) system for the food and dairy industry.

“HYPERSHELL Elements help our food and dairy customers increase production while reducing materials and energy use - thus decreasing costs,” said Stephen Pease, global applications manager, Nutrition for Dow Water & Process Solutions. “With HYPERSHELL Elements, our customers can increase efficiency while saving in production and energy costs and extend their resources through increased processing of material.” 

HYPERSHELL Element product lines feature a state-of-the-art spiral wound 8-inch reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane encased with a polypropylene hard shell, designed to eliminate channeling and prevent premature degradation and failure of the element. When compared to conventional mesh RO membranes, the unique outer shell facilitates more output with improved hydrodynamics through the element, resulting in energy savings, processing efficiencies and Clean in Place (CIP)—cleaning and disinfecting without major disassembly and assembly work. In addition, the rugged, easy-to-handle outer shell design allows for safer and faster loading and removal of elements.  

“With HYPERSHELL Element’s rigid hard shell design, our food and dairy customers can see energy cost reductions of up to 30 percent, and an upsurge of material processing of up to 10 percent when compared to conventional mesh,” said Pease. 

HYPERSHELL Elements contain high rejection reverse osmosis membranes that are effective in dewatering or product concentration in dairy and food streams. The elements are constructed to withstand the rigorous processing applications and conditions while providing enhanced toughness and durability to withstand premature element failures. All materials in HYPERSHELL Elements are compliant with U.S. Food & Drug Administration indirect food contact requirements and are suitable for use in food processing applications in the U.S. 

To learn more about HYPERSHELL Elements and other food and dairy solutions from Dow Water & Process Solutions, visit Dow at booth 457 at the International Dairy Show or visit 


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