What is a Reverse Osmosis System?
A semi-permeable membrane is used in reverse osmosis (RO), a water treatment process. It is well recognized for its application in purifying drinking water from seawater and in locations where viruses and chemicals such as metal ions, lead, arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulphate, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, fluoride, and phosphorus are present.
Reverse osmosis works by increasing pressure on the salt side of the RO and forcing water through the semi-permeable RO membrane, leaving virtually all dissolved salts in the reject stream (about 95 percent to 99 percent).
Features of Reverse Osmosis systems
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant technical specifications can normally be found below or as determined by the tendering authority.
The features of RO plant in general are:
i) The system must be fully constructed, pre-piped, pre-wired, and skid mounted if possible.
ii) The system must feature a microprocessor-based control panel with built-in process logic for ease of use.
iii) The system must be able to start and stop automatically dependent on the water level in the supply tank.
iv) The system must have an electrical panel and an MCB for plant protection, as well as an integrated raw water pump.
v) The system must have integrated pretreatment modules for suspended particles removal as well as a pressure gauge.
vi) The system must include a low/high pressure switch to protect the high-pressure pump.
vii) The system must be capable of operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, using semi-treated water from a borewell or municipal water source.
viii) Water recovery (as a component of treated water) should be in the range of 40% to 60%. The waste/rejected water can be stored separately if needed, using an appropriate pump. This water can be used for cleaning, gardening, or even flushing the toilet.
What precaution taken for the operation of Reverse Osmosis systems?
A high-quality reverse osmosis drinking water system can last for many years if properly maintained. Here's what we recommend for RO maintenance to help your RO system last longer.
The following precautions must be included in the maintenance and service of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant, in addition to the periodic cleaning of the RO membranes:
Before the start-up operation of RO Systems
a) All fitting connections should be double-checked.
b) Allow the system to pressurize before checking for leaks by opening the ball valve.
c) Open the bladder tank's valve and the faucet until water starts to flow.
d) Close the faucet and check for leaks after five minutes.
e) Allow the system to produce enough RO water to fill the tank, approximately allow for 2 to 3 hours.
During operation of RO Systems
a) The Micron Filter should be updated at least once a year.
b) Sand filter cleaning.
c) Activated Carbon Filter Cleaning.
d) Dosing chemical for anti-scaling (As per requirement).
e) Pump for raw water (checking/servicing if necessary).
f) R.O. Membrane (inspecting/replacing if necessary).
g) High-pressure pump (if necessary, check/service).
i) On-site monitoring of membrane flow rate and TDS.
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