Point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) membranes often get a bad rap within the water treatment industry for a few reasons: It is a saturated, commoditized market with slimmer margins; there have been minimal technological advancements in system performance; they have a high percentage of wastewater to drinking water; and consumers are demanding greener, less wasteful products.
Changing customer needs lead to shifts in RO technology
The new high-performance GRO’s element design integrates a 100% dry membrane to help maximize its lifespan and provide enhanced performance to the end user. It also has a 50% recovery rate, while maintaining a retrofittable design for easy integration.
Applications for R14 Series RO systems for water purification in commercial settings include municipal water treatment, steam boiler and steam sterilizer make up, laboratory use, spot-free car washes, food processing, and metal plating & finishing, as well as water for humidification. The systems come in compact, wall-mounted version or in floor-mounted systems.
Mobile reverse osmosis system will provide clean water for 90 days
GE will commission a reverse osmosis (RO) mobile water filtration system at the Golden Valley Electric Assn. (GVEA) coal-fired power plant in Healy, Alaska. The GE system will provide the plant with clean water during a planned outage to upgrade the plant’s water treatment system and environmental controls and facilitate the startup of Unit 2. The total power output of the facility once Unit 2 is online will be 80 MW. The two-unit station is located approximately 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
R14 Series reverse osmosis (RO) systems for water purification in commercial settings are ideal for applications including municipal water treatment, steam boiler and steam sterilizer makeup, laboratory use, spot-free car washes, food processing, and metal plating and finishing, as well as for water for humidification.
The compact, wall-mounted, heavy-duty RO systems come in three models for flow rates up to 5,400 gal per day (gpd). They are available with brass or stainless steel fittings.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
Configurable RO housing optimizes membrane serviceability and footprint
Evoqua Water Technologies introduced its new Vantage M41 reverse osmosis (RO) system for industrial applications to Asia.
The system is suitable for the production of process ingredient water, rinse water, food ingredient water, safe drinking water, boiler feedwater, ion exchange pretreatment, RO reject reclaim, wastewater recycling and many more uses. The compact skid system requires a footprint of 32.5 by 32 in. and has a height of 72.7 in., which allows it to fit through most standard doorways.
New L1-Series light commercial RO systems are ideal for a wide range of applications, including food and beverage preparation, aquariums, hydroponics, misting and more. The 200- to 300-gpd systems feature a new single-pump design, extra-low-energy membranes with auto flush, pre- and post-filtration, and a compact wall-mount space-saving design that is simple to install. They also are energy efficient.
Water scarcity is a universal and growing issue. With huge projected population growth, this problem will only continue to increase. The World Economic Forum reported that the world’s population surpassed 7 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. Urbanization, industrialization, pollution, increased energy needs and climate change all reinforce the stress of population growth, making water accessibility an even more pressing issue.
Reused water keeps hotel guests cool in Dubai
Reverse osmosis (RO) is becoming a common method for treating residential drinking water. While many consumers know RO best for its use in desalination, it is also effective for treating water quality problems in the home.
RO technology helps treat & conserve swimming pool water