What is difference between Traditional RO and Automated RO systems?
Freshwater production has been a source of contention throughout human history. Various issues have restricted the delivery of clean water in many places, including location, pollution, temperature, salinity, dissolved solids, and others.
Thankfully, reverse osmosis has given an effective answer to this issue as it works by removing dissolved ions from water using the modern filtration technologies.
The term "automated RO" incorporates many levels of traditional filtration
Reverse osmosis (RO) is one of the most common and reliable water treatment processes. Many wastewater applications can benefit from RO, allowing facilities to collect water, save time, and increase output. The method works by forcing water through a membrane, which removes contaminants at the molecular level.
By allowing a PLC to make RO operational choices, automated reverse osmosis (ARO) addresses one of the few flaws that prevents conventional RO from realizing its full potential.
ARO can provide your facility with more wastewater treatment value than traditional RO, including,
1: Requires less operator attention;
2: Reduces the risk of membrane degradation;
3: Recovers the most water with the least effort.
Problems with Traditional RO
There are two major faults in a typical RO system:
1: It can't adjust to changing concentration levels, which are common in wastewater treatment.
2: High pollutant concentrations can cause scaling and damage to membranes, necessitating costly membrane replacement.
Let's take each issue one at a time!
Many facilities are unable to optimize their systems because to standard RO's inflexibility. In the uncommon case of treating a wastewater stream with consistent clusters, RO membranes can be positioned to fit within that one level and perform admirably. Regrettably, this never occurs. Over the course of a day, the amount of wastewater might fluctuate dramatically - it may start high, drop in the middle, and then climb again towards the end, or vice versa.
As a result, developing RO membrane necessitates a constant adaptation of the system to the wastewater stream. To put it another way, the RO is positioned to treat the largest predicted cluster and is hence less effective (constructing bottommost water).
Benefits of Automatic RO Systems
ARO is designed to be "set and forget." The entering wastewater cluster is detected by an ARO system, which adjusts the system accordingly. ARO can be quite beneficial for wastewater streams that change rapidly and dramatically. It not only saves membranes but also improves water recovery, which is probably why you were considering RO system in the first place.
ARO can also be used in conjunction with standard RO. In few cases, ARO-rejected water can be routed to a traditional RO for additional treatment. It may be more cost-effective than using traditional RO for a low-volume second stage where feed levels are relatively constant.A PLC, variable-frequency motors, and self-operating instruments are all you need to convert a traditional RO system to an ARO system.