Mechanical Processes

Reverse Osmosis is a water treatment process that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities and contaminants from water.

Reverse Osmosis works by applying pressure to push water through the membrane while blocking larger molecules, ions, and impurities.

This process effectively removes dissolved salts, minerals, bacteria, and other contaminants, providing clean and purified water. RO is commonly used in municipal water supply, industrial applications and for producing process water from various sources like seawater or brackish water.

The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove a wide range of impurities and contaminants from water.

In RO, water is forced through the membrane under pressure, allowing only water molecules to pass while blocking dissolved salts, minerals, particles, and other impurities.

Key aspects of reverse osmosis water treatment include:

  • Contaminant Removal: RO is highly effective in removing ions, molecules, and particles, resulting in water with reduced levels of dissolved solids, minerals, and other impurities.
  • Desalination: Reverse osmosis is commonly used for desalination, converting seawater or brackish water into freshwater by removing salt and other contaminants.
  • Drinking Water Production: RO is widely employed in the production of high-quality drinking water, especially in areas with poor water quality.
  • Industrial Applications: RO is utilised in various industrial processes, such as the production of ultrapure water for electronics and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Wastewater Treatment: It is also used in treating wastewater and industrial effluents to recover water and concentrate contaminants.
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