Reverse Osmosis

The process of Reverse Osmosis (RO) uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove minerals and dissolved solids from water.

The product water transfers through the membrane while dissolved solids, particulates, and organic matters are flushed to drain as a concentrate or wastewater. 

Not only does the process remove organic molecules and viruses, it also removes most minerals present in the water as well as monovalent ions, resulting in a desalination of water. 

As a result, once water passes through a reverse osmosis filter, it is essentially pure water. Typically, a single pass reverse osmosis system typically removes 97% of the total dissolved solids and 95% of naturally occurring organics with water recovery usually ranging from 65 to 80%. 

Applications:

Reverse Osmosis is an effective and proven technology to produce water that is suitable for many residential, commercial, and industrial applications that require demineralized or deionized water.

Potable Water Treatment

Food and Beverage Industries 

  • Improves the appearance, taste, and preservation of beverages.

Other Industrial Applications

  • Boiler Feed Water Treatment: RO is used to reduce the total dissolved solids content of waters prior to feeding into boilers for the power generation and other industries.
  • Pharmaceutical: Reverse osmosis is used for the production of water for pharmaceutical applications.
  • Food & Beverage: Water used to process food products and to produce beverages is often treated by a reverse osmosis system.

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