Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification systems offer a cost-effective and reliable method of treating water needed for use in many commercial applications. The technology has been available for many years, but today’s improved systems offer many benefits for industrial and commercial applications. Here are a few facts you should know about reverse osmosis water filtration and how it is used.
What Is a Reverse Osmosis Water System?
Reverse osmosis is a system that removes impurities from a raw water source. It uses a booster pump that pressurizes pure water to pass across a membrane, leaving behind impurities that are naturally found in the water. The impurities are collected as a concentrate, and typically directed to drain to for another use elsewhere in the plant. The semipermeable RO membrane only allows water and very trace amounts of contaminants to pass.
A well designed RO system includes a prefilter, pump, high pressure RO vessels, instrumentation and automatic controls. The instrumentation should show feed water quality, pH and ORP and product water quality as well as the flows, pressures, and pressure switches to protect the pump. The RO controller can be a simple microprocessor for basic small systems or PLC for more sophisticated larger systems. The automatic controls should allow product to divert to drain or feed tank if water quality expectations are not met, and an idle flush to protect the membranes from biofouling.
Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Water System
A reverse osmosis water system provides purified water free of impurities and minerals. The system does not typically require the use of hazardous chemicals. The system removes the minerals that contribute to “scaling” and equipment deterioration.
Reverse osmosis also allows the capture of minerals and other contaminants that can be reused or disposed of according to requirements. These systems also reduce worker exposure to hazardous chemicals that are routinely needed for water purification. A reverse osmosis water system can reject 99.9% of bacteria, which makes it a safe and efficient method for many applications.
Why You Should Use Reverse Osmosis for Your Water Treatment Needs
A reverse osmosis water system is safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective than standard treatment methods. Maintenance is minimal, with pre-filters that can be changed in minutes and membrane replacement only every two to three years. Workers’ exposure to chemicals is reduced and environmental pollution is minimized.
Consider the many advantages of using a reverse osmosis water system to provide water for your commercial operations. Today’s systems offer many advantages over standard water filtration methods. Get started with Agape Water Solutions today.