The water treatment industry is one of the most active areas of application for composite materials. The considerable amount of salt present in sea water makes metallic components prohibitively expensive due to the need for special alloy grades for handling of brackish and sea water. Offering low cost, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance, composite materials are extensively used in the water treatment sector. Composites can be used for construction of various parts of an industrial water treatment facility. Some applications are listed below;

  • Piping systems
  • Vessels (e.g. for cartridge, reverse osmosis filtration elements)
  • Storage tanks
  • Sea water intake systems
  • Brine storage facilities