Reverse osmosis (RO) treatment has been a staple component of many industrial processes since its commercial inception in the late 1990's - it's now used for everything from desalination to maple syrup production. Whatever you use reverse osmosis for, recovery of RO water can result in significant savings for your business and improve overall efficiency greatly.
What is waste RO Water and Why Should I Recycle It?
Wasted RO water, also commonly referred to as RO concentrate, is the byproduct of any RO process. The RO setup involves passing treated feedwater through a semi-permeable membrane in order to purify it - a portion of this will be retained rather than used in further processes, and this is what is called RO concentrate. Shockingly, many companies will dispose up to 75% of this valuable resource rather than recycle it, incurring wastage and removal costs. Capturing this concentrate and re-using it can save your company both time and money, and increase the efficiency of your RO system.
RO water recovery has the most tangible benefits in so called'multi-pass' RO systems, whereby feed water is subjected to multiple RO membranes sequentially. These systems are designed specifically to show significant improvements in treated water purity, but as a by-product also produce much more RO water concentrate. In these systems, having a concentrate feed back into the initial RO treatment membrane means that you're not wasting RO concentrate and feeding it back into the system, increasing end purity and also system efficiency. By extension, this method also saves on wastage costs.
rEco solutions From ELGA Process Water Can Reduce Your RO Water Costs
We understand that as a business you're looking for every opportunity to reduce unnecessary costs - RO water disposal is the perfect example of this. Our rEco solutions for water saving can help your business to recover up to 50% of your RO water waste, delivering you significant savings year on year. So far we've provided solutions for companies such as Pfizer and Robert Wiseman, not only reducing their costs but also their environmental footprint. Each rEco BLUE solution is tailored to the specific needs of your business, so you can be assured that you'll get maximum return on investment.
ELGA Process Water Specialise in Clean Water Solutions
Here at ELGA Process Water, we've been providing businesses in the pharmaceutical, scientific, healthcare and industrial sectors with clean water solutions for over 80 years. If you'd like to find out how to save and recycle your RO water, contact us today.