Reverse osmosis (RO) is a process of purifying water by removing contaminants. The process involves forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane, which allows only pure water molecules to pass through. A reverse osmosis filter has a pore size of approximately 0.0001 microns (A micron is a small unit of measurement, for example, the width of an average human hair is 100 microns wide).
The RO membrane is rolled into an element that is installed into a pressure vessel. Because the very small pore size will plug, we recommend using high efficiency cartridge filters as pretreatment to the RO. Technically, the RO filter is the pre-filter cartridge filter, but some users sometimes refer to the RO element as the filter. The membrane is the important part of the process.
At Agape, we design, manufacture, and service high-purity water systems. We only work with the best, so we are proud to offer a variety of RO membranes to meet all your commercial water purification needs. The RO process is highly effective in many industries and applications, including process water, drinking water, desalination, and wastewater treatment.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis
Reverse osmosis membranes offer several advantages over traditional filtration methods. They effectively remove many contaminants from water, including dissolved solids, organics, bacteria and viruses. Additionally, reverse osmosis filters require minimal maintenance and are relatively inexpensive compared to other filtration systems.
Are Reverse Osmosis systems Commercially Available?
Yes! Reverse osmosis filters are widely available for purchase. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit different needs. At Agape water solutions, we offer complete RO systems as part of our custom-designed industrial water treatment services. These systems typically include the filter itself, a storage tank for the purified water, and customized installation fittings. Agape water solutions also provide service contracts to help you with maintenance and repair.
What Commercial RO membranes Are Available?
At Agape Water Solutions, we take water purification seriously. We work with the most advanced water purification technology on the market, including:
Hydranautics are well-known in the RO membrane market. This company is one of the more reputable RO membrane producers. They have been committed to the highest standards of technology research, product excellence, and customer satisfaction. Membranes are available in 4040 and 8040 sizes.
SUEZ (Veolia) offers a spiral wound membrane to purify drinking water, boiler feedwater, seawater desalination, rinse water, and reuse water. These membranes are efficient and produce quality product water from virtually any source, including surface water, tap water, well water, or seawater.
LG is a well known diversified worldwide business that manufactures cost effective, high performance RO membranes. LG has a proprietary Thin Film Nanocomposite technology (TFN) which improves membrane performance by embedding benign nanoparticles in the surface of the membrane. This innovative technology increases membrane flux without compromising salt rejection.
TORAY has produced high-quality RO and nanofiltration spiral wound membrane elements for decades. Today the product line includes a full range of state-of-the-art cross-linked polyamide composite membranes manufactured under ISO-9001 certification.
FILMTEC™ portfolio consists of separation-technology products that are highly effective in industrial, municipal, commercial, and consumer water applications. Filmtec provides proven and highly effective technologies such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF). These membranes aim to reject more dissolved solids and organics and use less energy to produce permeate than typical elements.
In conclusion, reverse osmosis systems and replacement elements are commercially available. They offer many advantages over traditional filtration methods due to their effectiveness in removing contaminants from water and improving its taste and smell. If you’re looking for an effective way to purify your drinking water or need a reliable filtration system for other applications such as desalination or wastewater treatment, consider investing in an RO filter today!
If you’re looking for custom-designed industrial water treatment services, Agape Water Solutions is here to help. We provide a variety of high-quality water treatment systems, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting for existing systems. Contact us today to learn more.