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How Reverse Osmosis Impacts Industrial Water Usage

by Casey O'Leary

Most people seldom think about the water rushing through our pipes today is the exact same water that Napoleon drank hundreds of years ago. In other words, recycled water isn’t a new idea at all. It’s literally all we’ve ever had. The facts are simple. We have a rapidly diminishing water supply. Corporations and individuals alike must ensure that future generations have a sustainable water supply to continue to prosper. Switching to reverse osmosis industrial water treatment systems is one way to make our water future more secure.


How does Reverse Osmosis Work in an Industrial System?

Using a reverse osmosis industrial wastewater treatment system cleans and purifies process water in such a way that it is safe to either release back into the environment without contamination, or to reuse and recycle to fit the need of the plant itself.

Reverse osmosis forces water through technologically advanced membrane systems that remove impurities, leaving behind clean, reusable water that is safe and pure enough to recycle for other uses within the plant. In most cases, a plant can recover more than 90 percent of its wastewater through reverse osmosis. Depending on the feed source certain reverse osmosis technologies avoid the use of excessive chemicals in its pre/post treatment process. In many instances it is also a high-benefit, low-risk solution for the environment.

The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment for Industrial Industries

Saving 90 percent (plus) of a plant’s wastewater creates a multitude of benefits and opportunities for the suite of industrial industries. Benefits include, water cost savings, energy reduction along with reaching corporate sustainability milestones.

  • Recycling water within the plant can save millions of gallons of water and millions of dollars, which can lower overall operating costs that can be passed on to your customers in a variety of ways.
  • Treating wastewater internally can also improve a plant's water security, making industries less vulnerable to outside forces like drought, price increases and environmental issues that can impact the quality of water coming into the plant. This makes your industry more resilient in tough times.
  • Speaking of the environment, using reverse osmosis to treat water within the plant reduces contaminated water release back into the environment, which improves local water quality. Improving water quality locally means a healthier ecosystem with healthier wildlife, and most importantly allows your facility to meet EPA regulations.
Industry Can Lead the Way in Being Good Stewards of Water Quality

Industries that do their best to reduce water usage and treat the water they do use so that it’s clean when it re-enters the environment have become leaders in their respected fields. More and more consumers are demanding to do business with industries who take their environmental stewardship seriously. Simply put, industries that do so will likely also enjoy an increase in sales and public relations at the very least.

To talk about your options for an industrial wastewater treatment system at your plant, request a free water quality assessment or just contact Desalitech’s industrial water treatment team today at 1-617-564-1647.

 

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