REVERSE OSMOSIS & UPW SYSTEMS
In order to meet high quality water requirements, reverse osmosis (RO) and ultrapure water (UPW) systems are designed to produce water with very high purity.
The specific water requirements for a given application, determine the appropriate water treatment options necessary to achieve the requisite quality of water.READ MORE
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a process where a fluid, typically water, containing dissolved minerals is deionised by pressurising and pushing the fluid through a semi-permeable membrane. By applying pressure during the RO treatment process, the membranes typically retain 95–99% of the dissolved solids (mostly salts) from the raw feed stream into a concentrate. At the same time, the resulting permeate stream is mostly depleted of the dissolved minerals and is suitable for a range of applications. RO technology is utilised in desalination plants, utilising both brackish as well as seawater as feedwater, BWRO and SWRO, respectively. In addition to the utilisation of RO treatment for drinking water production through desalination, RO systems are also utilised in water softening systems in the hospitality and health sectors, as well as industrial applications including boiler make up water systems in power generation. Other industrial applications include the adoption of RO systems for dewatering of process and waste streams, in order to reduce overall volumes product or waste volumes.
Similar to RO systems, ultrapure water (UPW) systems produce high purity water through the removal of contaminants. In order to produce ultrapure water, most UPW systems utilise multistage purification steps including reverse osmosis, ion exchange and ultraviolet disinfection for contaminant destruction.
Small-scale packaged UPW systems are commonly used in laboratory settings, particularly medical and analytical laboratories, where it is important to ensure that treated water is not a source of contamination. In larger scale industrial settings such as the semiconductor industry, where bulk volumes of ultrapure water are required, specific process steps are adopted to remove particular contaminants from a given feedwater.
Ultrapure Water Guidelines
The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) defines 4 different standard grades for pure water used in laboratories.
At Parkway, our team of water treatment technicians and engineers are able to assist in developing a reliable and effective reverse osmosis or UPW solution, to meet project specific requirements, including the toughest water treatment challenges.
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Additional information regarding our range of Reverse Osmosis & UPW Systems and related solutions, is outlined in the Parkway Reverse Osmosis & UPW Systems brochure.
For additional information, or to discuss how we can assist you acquire the most suitable reverse osmosis or UPW related solution to address your water deionisation related challenges or requirements, we invite you to reach out and speak to a Parkway water treatment specialist, today.
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