World consumption of water doubles every 20 years, which is more than double the rate of population growth. According to the forecast, for the year 2025, the demand will exceed the resources by 56%. This will result in a permanent drought in some areas, population movements in coastal cities and an increasing demand for water in industry. Fresh water resources are diminishing while water consumption in industry and other human needs is increasing.
The lack of fresh water slows economic development and reduces the quality of life. An urgent global need for more effective management of this valuable resource is obvious.
AXEON Water Technologies has developed reverse osmosis machines to produce abundant fresh water from seawater and complex sources of brackish water. A reliable reverse osmosis machine, in other words, can mean the difference between scarcity and sufficiency.
Desalination of sea water
The oceans represent 97% of the world’s water. Membrane technology for water desalination by reverse osmosis (SWRO) has proved its viability and suitability for the creation of new sources of fresh water in some areas. AXEON Water Technologies is an Original Manufacturer and supplier of membrane systems for water desalination by reverse osmosis. AXEON desalination systems vary in size from small systems that process half a gallon a day to large commercial reverse osmosis systems providing up to 1,500 gallons per day. There are reverse osmosis membranes that have been specifically developed for the purpose of filtering sea water. All of the systems developed at AXEON for the purpose of desalination use these specially designed membranes. AXEON has developed three main series of systems for the desalination of sea water.
The first is the light commercial series of sea water reverse osmosis systems, called the S3-Series. These systems are designed to produce 600 to 2200 gallons per day of desalinated water. This series of the sea water reverse osmosis systems utilizes up to four reverse osmosis elements 2.5 inches in diameter and 40 inches in length.
The next series is the commercial T3-Series of sea water reverse osmosis systems designed to produce up to 7,000 gallons of drinking water per day from sea water. These systems utilize larger reverse osmosis units that are 4 inches in diameter and 40 inches in length.
The third series of sea water reverse osmosis systems is the industrial reverse osmosis systems S3-series. These systems are designed to produce hundreds of thousands of gallons of drinking water per day. These systems utilize reverse osmosis membranes that are 8 inches in diameter and 40 inches in length.
All sea water reverse osmosis systems operate under high pressure, at 750-950 psi, and utilize positive displacement (plunger) pumps. Reverse osmosis membrane pressure vessels, piping and fittings are specially designed to safely withstand this high operating pressure. The durability of these efficient commercial reverse osmosis systems ensure that freshwater needs are consistently met.