Whether you’re in the business of growing crops, bottling beverages, or manufacturing silicon chips, you need a steady supply of clean water. If you’re on the lookout for the perfect water purification system, AXEON Water Technologies offers exactly what you need: a cost-effective reverse osmosis machine.
What exactly is reverse osmosis? Before delving further into this concept, let’s take a look at osmosis first.
In essence, osmosis is all about attaining balance. Imagine two containers, one containing brine and the other containing pure water. If there was a semi-permeable membrane separating the two, pure water will naturally pass through the porous barrier to mix with the brine water, diluting it so that both containers will have the same salt concentration. Behind this phenomenon is what’s called osmotic pressure—the pressure required to stop water flow and achieve balance between two systems.
As the name suggests, reverse osmosis seeks to flip the process around by making the brine water flow towards the pure water. To do this, one has to upset the osmotic pressure by applying a greater amount of pressure on the brine water, causing it to flow towards the opposite container instead. Membranes with fine pores are used so that larger particles (like diluted salt and other impurities) cannot pass through, permitting only clean water to penetrate the barrier.
Fortunately, heavy-duty industrial reverse osmosis systems make this same process viable in a commercial setting. Our product uses a raw water storage tank for the “feed water”, and a pump that generates the necessary pressure. The water goes through a variety of preliminary treatment phases before actual reverse osmosis is performed. These include pre-filtration (to decrease the solutes or dissolved substances present), media filtering (the use of activated carbon and other filtering media to further remove impurities), water softening (to decrease iron levels), and chemical feed injection (to remove contaminants like silica, silt and metal oxides).
After these steps, the reverse osmosis process can commence. The purified “product water” then goes into a separate tank, and additional post-filtration treatments like taste enhancement and deionization can be performed. A re-pressurization pump can then distribute from the tank to where it is needed.
Reverse osmosis is, hands down, the most effective and efficient way to filter water for industrial and commercial use, removing 95%-99% of dissolved salts. If you want to know more about our machines, don’t hesitate to call out hotline at 800-320-4074.