The Power of Water

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The Power of Water

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Do you think about water when you flip on your light switch? It can take almost 16 gallons of water to power a 60-watt light bulb for just 12 hours. Water is the lifeblood of the electrical generation industry, as it plays an integral role in converting heat energy into electrical energy, driving the turbines that run electric generators.

This week is World Water Week, and this infographic helps visually show how water provides us with the power to heat our homes, watch our TVs, and cook dinner. The quality of the water is of paramount importance in ensuring efficient and reliable operation of power plant equipment. Dow Water & Process Solutions products have been assuring the purity of this water for decades, enabling a consistent and reliable source of electrical power so our homes and businesses stay warm, cool and well-lit.

For more information about water use and power generation visit the Dow World Water Week 2013 digital plant or

About Dow

Dow (NYS: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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