Plastics in Clean Water

Gene Alpin

Gene Alpin

Sales Engineer

PVDF: Aver Versatile Polymer for a Variety of Water Purification Applications


Our world depends on water – and a staggering amount of the world’s population does not have access to clean water. As the world moves to meet the world’s water demand, plastics become a vital tool in providing clean water. PVDF is a versatile polymer that is used in a variety of applications to provide clean water including: binders for immobilized filtration media to remove contaminants from drinking water; membranes for use in MBRs for wastewater treatment; and as chemically resistant handling equipment for water sterilization chemistries such as chlorine and ozone. This paper will discuss in depth some of the many ways Kynar® PVDF can help provide solutions for clean water.

About the Speaker

Gene Alpin is a Field Sales Engineer for the Technical Polymers group at Arkema, covering the eastern US. After graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Villanova in 2016, Gene joined Arkema and has held roles in marketing, technical service, and sales. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Section of SPE.

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