Modeling Software Provides Accuracy For Water Treatment Design

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) introduced Water Application Value Engine (WAVE)—a new digital modeling tool for evaluating components and designing water treatment systems. The WAVE tool was beta-launched to a pilot group of DW&PS customers in November and is expected to launch commercially in 2015.

The modeling software combines ultrafiltration modules (UF), reverse osmosis membranes (RO) and ion exchange resins (IX) into one fully integrated tool that enables users to project accurate water quality predictions for single or multiple unit water treatment designs utilizing DW&PS technologies.

The WAVE technology uses a powerful hydraulic modeling calculation engine that improves the accuracy of the model, according to Dow. WAVE capabilities help engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) configure water treatment components by integrating all DW&PS technologies into one tool. The WAVE tool delivers accurate water quality predictions for multiple components simultaneously – reducing calculation errors and data re-entry from one calculation tool to another, according to the company.

The new water modeling program is hosted on an IBM cloud platform that allows users to operate the tool on a variety of devices: Windows and Mac computers, tablets and mobile devices (Apple iOS/Android).