Selecting the right reverse osmosis membrane
In today’s competitive water treatment industry, it is important that you consider several factors when choosing the right residential reverse osmosis (RO) membrane for your product lines or customers. This will help to ensure that the supplier has the experience, quality standards and performance that you need.
Here are some questions to ask when considering a new RO membrane supplier:
Q: How long have you been manufacturing RO membranes and who are some references?
A: Yes, 30 years of experience.
Q: Do the RO membranes have a certification, such as NSF or another 3rd party certification?
A: Yes, they feature NSF 58 certification.
Q: What membrane flat sheet is used inside the RO membranes and are they 100% tested prior to shipping?
A: The leading membrane film technology in the industry and they are 100% integrity tested and shipped dry for a longer shelf life.
Q: What operating parameters do the RO membranes perform at and do they compare to the industry leaders?
A: RO membranes typically operate between 50 and 65 psi.
Q: What type of services and support do you offer in an effort to help my business needs?
A: We offer RO membrane customization and private labeling services, as well as system design optimization.
If you receive a “no” or a poor answer to any of the questions above, then it is recommended that you consult with another supplier. Qualifying a consistent and reliable RO membrane can save you thousands of dollars and labor hours in the long run.
Although, reverse osmosis is quite well-known and understood, there are still many variables that can affect the membrane’s performance and having the right partner support to troubleshoot when necessary is critical.
If you require assistance or would like more information on the above points, please feel free to contact an Axeon customer representative.