What is Industrial Reverse Osmosis?

Industrial Reverse Osmosis BlogAXEON Water Technologies offers several different filtration technologies. Of these technologies, industrial reverse osmosis systems are one of the most effective technologies by far. Reverse osmosis systems remove high concentrations of dissolved solids that exist in tap water. The contaminated feed water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane, removing all dissolved contaminants and salts from the water. The effectiveness of the reverse osmosis membrane is dependent on a high amount of pressure that is generated from a pump. Even though there are small differences between different industrial reverse osmosis systems, all reverse osmosis water filtration systems work the same way.

The technology behind reverse osmosis is a very cost-effective method of water desalination. Desalination systems are able to operate at a microscopic level. The most important component that makes up a desalination system is the reverse osmosis membrane. Most sea water membranes are rated at 0.0005 microns, which is a very small size particle making it possible to filter out almost all salts from the sea water. A high pressure pump is necessary in a desalination system in order to force the highly concentrated water through the sea water membrane effectively. Any particles larger than the micron rating of the membrane are trapped on the intake side of the reverse osmosis system. This leaves the clean water, which then passes through the outlet side of the reverse osmosis system.

Calcium, magnesium, cyanide, lead, sodium, and many more elements are hazardous compounds that can be easily filtered out of water using a industrial reverse osmosis system. industrial reverse osmosis systems can also effectively remove protozoan bacteria, parasites, and viruses. This is very important to note because these can be very dangerous to human health. It is important to use a high pressure pump when filtering out larger amounts of contaminants, but the pressure can also cause the system to clog. Because of this problem, it is important to keep up on the proper maintenance protocols of your industrial reverse osmosis system.

A simple and cost-effective way to reduce damage to the industrial reverse osmosis membrane is to add the proper pre-treatment filtration to your system. Depending on the water quality, different types of filtration media can be used to reduce the amount of contaminants in the water before it enters the reverse osmosis membrane. This will also protect the industrial reverse osmosis system from early failure. The pre-filters will remove the larger contaminants, protecting the more sensitive membrane from damage.

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