Membranes for Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene

Access to potable water is fundamental to the success of every culture and civilization. When water extracted from natural water resources proves unsuitable for potable use, rendering it safe commonly relies on robust treatment and disinfection.

At the heart of many of these treatment systems is an ion exchange membrane that allows the electrolysis of water to produce free chlorine, hydrogen gas and sodium hydroxide. The resultant chlorine has been cited by the UN as the easiest-to-use, most effective, and affordable disinfectant available, and is highly effective against nearly all waterborne pathogens.

Nafion Polymer Electrolyte Membrane

Chemours scientists developed Nafion™ ion exchange membranes with characteristics suited specifically to chlor-alkali cell operation and they continue to refine their formulation and production technology—thus making their Nafion™ membranes a clear choice of many chlor-alkali cell producers.

Download this white paper to learn more about how Chemours ion exchange membranes contribute to the energy efficiency and longevity of chlor-alkali systems used to produce the free chlorine needed to increase the world’s supply of safe drinking water.