Reverse Osmosis for Commercial
Commercial reverse osmosis systems appeal to entrepreneurs in a variety of industries where clean water is important. Essentially, reverse osmosis filtration works by forcing water molecules through a semipermeable membrane that filters out contaminants, and this type of filtration is more effective than many other options.
Wondering if your business should invest in this type of filtration system? To help you decide, here's a look at how several industries use reverse osmosis for commercial applications:
The Food and Beverage Industry
When you're making coffee or cooking food, purified water maintains the integrity of your final product and ensures that the taste of tap water doesn't sneak into your food or beverages. In particular, commercial reverse osmosis systems along with distillation are considered to be the most effective and consumer friendly way to purify water for bottling. Additionally, untreated water can add lime deposits to espresso machines, ice makers, and other equipment, making reverse osmosis systems even more beneficial for businesses in this industry.
The Pharmaceutical Industry
In the pharmaceutical industry, you must purify water for injections. Reverse osmosis is approved for that process. This filtered water is also ideal for cleaning lab equipment.
The Horticulture Industry
Plants are particularly susceptible to a wide range of contaminants often found in some water sources. In some cases, those contaminants may negatively affect healthy plant growth and in worse case scenarios, the plants can absorb toxins that are then passed along to humans upon consumption of the affected plants. Growers typically like RO systems because they allow for more accurate dosing of plant nutrients. If the irrigation water starts out with near-zero levels of particles and dissolved solids, such as with RO water, then it should have an electrical conductivity (EC) measure of zero.
For those who grow cannabis, water along with a premium pH-balancing hydroponics base nutrient gives you total control over marijuana feeding. Your plants intake nutrients faster, your marijuana roots are healthier, your growth rate and harvest weight increase.
Boiler Water for Power Generation
Many commercial facilities use water in boilers to generate power, and these steam powered systems can't handle impurities such as magnesium, calcium, aluminum, or iron. Commercial reverse osmosis systems remove these elements as well as other contaminants. They also eliminate issues that can lead to lime scale or other types of build-up in boilers or turbine pipes, and this protects the boilers from unexpected damage.
Some of the industries which use these types of boilers and need purified water include the following:
- Thermal power plants
- Pulp and paper mills
- Plastics manufacturing
- Steel mills
- Chemical plants
- Laundry and dry cleaning facilities
- And many others
To manufacture semiconductors, you need integrated circuits, chips, microchips, and similar products, and manufacturing these elements requires a very precise process which involves a rinsing stage. If impurities are introduced at the rinsing stage, the entire product can be rendered useless.
To prevent that from happening, these manufacturers often turn to commercial reverse osmosis systems as well as other filtration techniques to create ultra-pure water. This water rinses the silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, and in this particular industry, the water is actually purified to the point where it can't be consumed by humans.
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities
The people and businesses in many urban areas are consuming water so quickly that municipalities cannot always keep up with demand using traditional wastewater treatment methods. To cycle water back into use more quickly, some water treatment facilities are turning to the extra filtration power offered by commercial reverse osmosis systems.
Do you create food or beverages for customers? Do you want purified water to protect your pipes or other types of equipment and machinery? Are you looking for an effective way to purify the water for your commercial enterprise. Then, commercial reverse osmosis systems may be the right option for you.
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