What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is a wastewater recycling process that takes contaminated or salty water and turns it into potable, clean water. This water, after being “cleaned” by reverse osmosis, can be used as drinking water, for watering plants, and throughout the industrial process. Reverse osmosis occurs when water is placed under high pressure and pushed through a porous membrane. Any harmful particles, bacteria, or unclean substances are removed from the water and trapped in the membrane, resulting in clean water.

Because of the large amount of contaminants removed from the water, reverse osmosis systems can become clouded with buildup. Additionally, scaling, excess deposits, microbial fouling and degradation of the system can occur. When these occur, not only is the lifespan of the membrane within the reverse osmosis system decreased, but overall performance is also decreased. Because this membrane is expensive to repair, preemptive measures should be taken to increase the life and function of your reverse osmosis system.

We have a variety of products that can help you get a preemptive strike on the negative reverse osmosis buildup. These products include scale inhibitors, dispersants, and microbiocides, in addition to various membrane cleaners. We also offer technical support for any other problems you may be experiencing with your reverse osmosis system. Have a reverse osmosis system you want help with? Check out our reverse osmosis product page for more information or give us a call at (800)645-1350!

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