LANXES has come out with various products that filter hazardous substances from water. The products include Ion exchange resins from Leverkusen, reverse osmosis membrane elements from Bitterfeld and iron oxide adsorbers form Krefeld.
Among other applications, ion exchange resins are used to remove pollutants, such as nickel, nitrate, perchlorate, borate and hydrocarbons, from drinking water.
The membrane elements in LANXESS’s Lewabrane line of products are spirally wound, thin-film, composite membranes which filter out undesirable substances from water, such as salts, pesticides, herbicides, viruses, bacteria and particulates.
Bayoxide E33 from LANXESS helps to treat not only drinking water but also contaminated groundwater in the vicinity of abandoned industrial plants.
Leather recycling project: Meanwhile, LANXESS is leading a research and development project to investigate an innovative technology for a new recycling concept in leather manufacturing. Under the title “Resource-efficient manufacturing of leather chemicals” (ReeL), LANXESS Leather business unit is working with the Leverkusen-based research institute INVITE to develop a modular pilot plant that can use shavings previously disposed in most cases and organic biomass to create “X-Biomer” brand retanning agents for manufacturing leather. The feasibility tests of the joint project with a total investment volume of around five million euros are set to take place with the third project partner, HELLER-LEDER, in mid-2017.