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HP Water Management: Best practices for RO operations

Widespread use of reverse osmosis (RO) technology in industrial applications began in the late 1980s, following the introduction of polyamide materials that had a significantly higher permeate flow an..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Widespread use of reverse osmosis (RO) technology in industrial applications began in the late 1980s, following the introduction of polyamide materials that had a significantly higher permeate flow and salt rejection than calcium acetate technology. Since then, spiral-wound RO membranes have increasingly replaced ion exchange for water purification in industrial applications, especially for boiler feedwater. Drought conditions and rising demand for fresh water will increase the usage of RO to purify water from lower-quality sources. Implementing best practices will maximize the efficiency and quality of product water from RO units, as well as reduce operating costs (chemicals and replacem

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