Reverse Osmosis Systems
How they work
This provides the highest quality water in constant supply. It’s simple, water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane which rejects all unwanted impurities. The membrane will only allow pure water molecules to flow through, resulting in all contaminants including bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals being removed and flushed to waste.
If a solution of salts in water is separated from a source of pure water by a semipermeable membrane, the tendency of the pure water is to pass through the membrane to try and dilute the salt solution which forces pure water through the membrane, thereby concentrating the salt solution.
The effect is utilised in a Reverse Osmosis plant to allow water containing a high level of natural salts to be purified without the need for chemical regenerates (such as acids and caustic). Therefore Reverse Osmosis is a much safer route of producing pure water for many commercial and industrial applications, where chemical handling is a problem. Additionally, the plant does not need to be taken out of service to regenerate as a demin plant would, ensuring continuous water availability. Typical uses include plating, glass wash, chemical manufacture, electronics and high-pressure boilers.
Plant must be supplied with softened water, and a duplex unit is recommended for continuous operation. High output reverse osmosis plant offers considerable advantages over traditionally deionization systems, with no acid/caustic consumables nor problems with COSHH compliance.
We have a variety of different sized RO plants which can be engineered to suit your requirements, please ask for more details.
The Demin vs. RO Debate
What’s the best method of water purification for industrial and commercial use – Twin Bed Deionization or Reverse Osmosis (RO)? It’s a long standing debate but the truth is there is no Demin vs. RO dispute anymore. Both systems have come a long way so the question now should be which system is best suited to your needs?