RO systems are powerful systems that are capable of taking out large amounts of salt, minerals, and other contaminants from water sources such as wells, rivers, and lakes. To master this mission, the systems take use of a popular technology known as "reverse osmosis". Reverse osmosis is ordered with the reversal of a natural process known as "osmosis". Osmosis is ordered by nature to transport salt through a semi-permeable membrane from an area of low solute concentration to an area of higher solute concentration in order to gain an even amount of solute concentration on both sides of the membrane. Reverse osmosis combats osmosis via a pressure pump which exerts high pressure to the highly concentrated side of the semi-permeable membrane, moving only water molecules through the small pores of the membrane while salts, organics, and other contaminants are denied passage. Potable water finally emerges and is gathered on the permeate side of the membrane, while salts and the other contaminants are thrown into a brine stream then into a drain.
Date: July 2009
Country: United States
System/Product: Commercial Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis System
Flow Rate: 1,800 GPD
Components & Brands:
- RO system (RO-200 series)
- Microprocessor control panel
Brackish water is water that is taken from estuaries and river openings. It salt concentration falls in between fresh water and seawater. Not as pure as fresh water, yet not as salty as seawater. Its mild salty concentration is discouraged for human consumption. To generate purified water from brackish water, a water filtration system relies on a method called "reverse osmosis" for assistance.
A commercial brackish water RO unit to a major water treatment company in CT using microprocessor control panel.
- Minimal civil work and construction
- Small footprint
- Plug and play installation
- High-quality components (Grundfos pumps, DOW Filmtec membranes, Codeline vessels, Pure Aqua microprocessor control panel)
- High recovery design
- High rejection membranes
- Low energy and chemical consumption
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