ACS Names DuPont Water Solutions Scientists Heroes Of Chemistry

May 11, 2020
DuPont’s efforts in nanofiltration and membrane science are recognized by American Chemical Society.

DuPont Water Solutions scientists Dr. Steven Jons, Dr. Tina Arrowood and Dr. Steve Rosenberg  receive the American Chemical Society (ACS) Heroes of Chemistry Award representing generations of technology advancement in the field of water filtration and membrane science, according to the company. All three chemists were recognized for their key contributions to the development and commercialization of nanofiltration products for the purification of municipal drinking water, treatment of offshore oil and gas production water, dairy production and wastewater reuse.

Nanofiltration—a membrane liquid separation process that rejects dissolved solutes in the approximate size range of one nanometer—is a relatively new chemistry-based technology. Since its first use, nanofiltration products have had a tremendous impact on drinking water safety, milk production and oil collection, according to DuPont.

“We’re proud to have some of the most innovative chemists working with such a sense of purpose to solve global challenges for the purification, conservation and reuse of water,” says HP Nanda, global vice president & general manager, DuPont Water Solutions.  “Nanofiltration is poised to continue to make a global impact—being a component of solutions to address water scarcity, more sustainable use of energy, and world-wide food supply shortages.”

Heroes of Chemistry is an annual award sponsored by the American Chemical Society that recognizes the role industrial chemical scientists and companies play in improving human welfare through commercial innovations and products. Award recipients will be recognized at a formal ceremony in August.

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