With the global population estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050, profound stress has been placed on the world’s limited water supply, not only by its burgeoning population, but also by other factors, such as rapid urbanization, industrialization, pollution and climate change.1 As water scarcity and “water stress” persist, the water treatment industry has been tasked with developing innovative solutions to produce clean, potable water.
Demand for Desalination
Popular vacation spot uses RO desalination to produce drinking water
Dow Filmtec Eco RO elements help maintain reliable energy for major brewing company
Breweries need power to produce their products, and power plants need consistent, high-quality water to operate effectively. Because source water varies based on location, water chemistry and time of year, a power station for a major brewer in North America turned to Dow Water & Process Solutions and Consolidated Water Solutions to deliver a means to a flavorful, robust and satisfying end.
Filmtec 500-gpd residential RO elements facilitate the production of high-quality potable water. These elements use a new membrane chemistry that maximizes performance through balanced flow and high rejection, all in a compact, space-saving design that allows for consistent, quick refill with no intermediary tank. The new membrane chemistry helps utilize water more efficiently, leading to increased system recovery.
New Axeon 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 offer quality and reliability. They feature a new single-pump design, extra-low-energy membranes with auto flush, extensive pre- and post-filtration, and a compact wall-mount space-saving design that is simple to install, energy efficient and competitively priced.
Filmtec Seamaxx RO elements offer low energy consumption and an optimized module design that helps maximize the productivity of a desalination system with low differential pressure, low cleaning frequency and high cleaning efficiency. Producing up to 99.7% water purity, up to 10% energy savings and less fouling at high operating flux, they are ideal for applications that treat medium to high TDS, brine and high-salinity brackish water.
The island of Anguilla in the British West Indies is one of the northernmost Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Like many Caribbean islands, tourism is its main industry, with more than 100,000 visitors each year.
Firm designs reverse osmosis systems for two Anguilla resorts
The Neo-Pure TL3 is an under-sink drinking water system that utilizes the latest UF technology to deliver great-tasting water and greatly reduce viruses, cysts and bacteria. This high-quality water is generated through two 0.5-µ carbon blocks and a hollow-fiber UF membrane. The system has a flow rate of 1 gpm, produces no wastewater, does not require a holding tank, and keeps all the essential minerals in drinking water necessary for great-tasting coffee and teas.
The Reo-Pure LP3 Series of light commercial RO systems is the next generation of the Reo-Pure LP-ES series. This new design offers even lower energy consumption, added safety features, and the same high production capabilities, all inside a single compact system. The systems are fully assembled, factory tested and sure to provide years of trouble-free operation with quick and easy maintenance. The LP3 series has capacities ranging from 50 to 1,750 gpd.
The technology was selected based on permeate quality, energy consumption and chemical consumption compared with competitive products
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) installed its Puron HF ultrafiltration (UF) modules at a major steel mill in Inner Mongolia, China. The system is the first large application of the product in the metals industry, with a capacity of 57,600 cu meters per day (15.2 million gal per day).
When people find out I am involved with the water treatment industry, there is one topic that almost always comes up: the ongoing drought in California and other states, and what is being done about it.