Reverse Osmosis Systems & Equipment
Osmosis is a process found in all biological systems and results in water from a diluted solution passing spontaneously through a semi-permeable membrane onto a more concentrated solution on the other side, releasing energy in the process.
This is counterproductive to the requirements of desalination where in fact, we require the reverse to occur, i.e. we need fresh water to pass out of the concentrated solution to accumulate on the other side of the membrane where we collect and utilize it. A reversed process of this type requires the input of energy. One such mechanism is called, for obvious reasons, Reverse Osmosis, commonly abbreviated to R.O.
Drinking or Potable Water must meet certain guidelines to be fit for human consumption. Based on any water analysis supplied from feed water, Aquasol can design and build a plant that will provide drinking water to Australian or International Drinking Water Guideline Standards.
- For high TDS (Total Dissolved Salts) water, an RO unit is part of the filtration process.
- For water that is high in heavy metals and Arsenic, the AQ 6500 filtration Media is incorporated to remove these contaminants.
- pH neutrality and stabilization in the water is important and is addressed within the plant design to keep pH in an optimum range of 6.5 – 7.5.
- Sterilization and disinfection is also a necessary process in any potable water plant to kill off any bacteria or chloroforms present in the water. Aquasol incorporates the latest technology to sterilise and disinfect water prior to use, be it chemically with liquid chlorine, chlorine generators; or utilising UV light technology.
To support calculations and designs, Aquasol utilized CSMPro, sophisticated software providing accurate RO/water projection for building an efficient water treatment system.