Reverse osmosis is a water filtration method that employs a semi-permeable membrane (synthetic liner), to remove unwanted molecules and large particles from drinking water, such as chlorine, salt, and dirt.
In addition to removing pollutants and sediments, reverse osmosis can remove bacteria that you do not want to drink. It purifies water to the molecular level, leaving behind only pure H2 O.
What are the Mechanism of reverse osmosis?
In reverse osmosis, applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure and move water from a high concentration of impurities, to a low concentration of contaminants.
This means that it is being forced in reverse, with contaminated water attempting to move into pure water, but because it must first pass through a filter, the contaminants are trapped, and only pure water passes through, resulting in the cleanest drinking water possible - exactly what we want!
In most cases, reverse osmosis requires four rounds of filtration:
- a sediment filter
- a pre-carbon block
- the reverse osmosis membrane, and
- a carbon post-filter
The sediment filter eliminates the largest particles, such as dirt, sand, and rust, preventing subsequent filters from becoming clogged. The pre-carbon filter uses activated carbon to prevent anything larger than a grain of flour, from passing through while also attracting and interacting with positively charged ions, to prevent chemical compounds like chlorine and chloramines from passing through to the third filter.
The reverse osmosis membraneremoves molecules which are heavier than water. Finally, the post-carbon filter polishes the water.
Reverse osmosis is also an environmentally friendly industrial water treatment method
It is a cutting-edge method of wastewater treatment. Membranes with innovative spiral designs remove pollutants from water feed, without using chemicals, resins, or ion exchange beds.
Hazardous products can contaminate manufacturing wastewater. For example, wastewater generated during automobile manufacturing can contain metals, oils, grease, and hazardous compounds from paint leftovers.
If this effluent is not properly treated and returns to the water cycle, it may cause long-term environmental damage. RO removes some contaminants from water, allowing it to be reused in manufacturing or drained without harming the environment.
Because, the industrial sector contributes significantly to the amount of toxic wastewater, which re-enters the water cycle, it is their corporate social responsibility to prevent it.
Society is becoming more environmentally conscious, and businesses are capitalizing on this by launching green campaigns, and improving their manufacturing processes. Poor water treatment management can result in large fines and severe penalties, including jail time for the managing director of a company that fails to meet standards.
RO systems are self-cleaning, self-contained systems that are self-sufficient. They are powered by electricity and only require daily inspection by onsite workers.Using RO as an industrial and commercial wastewater solution is a less harmful alternative, to using toxic chemicals. Pressure combined with specially developed membrane systems removes hazardous pollutants, allowing water to safely re-enter the water cycle or even be reused in manufacturing.
What can we offer?
All water filtration systems are tailored to the specific water problem of each client, as Netsol Water customizes each Commercial or Industrial RO Plant, to meet the needs of each customer.
We collaborate with our clients to design a customized water treatment solution that meets your specific requirements, as well as an on-going service plan to completely maintain your system.