Water is undoubtedly one of the most important natural resources and is essential for sustaining life. Unfortunately, almost all water is distributed across seas and oceans as saltwater, and therefore is unsuitable for use in industrial operations. The majority of process water, boiler feedwater and rinse water is taken from lakes, rivers and groundwater systems. Complex industrial water treatment technology and filtering procedures are necessary to remove contaminants from these freshwater sources before use.
Advancements in Industrial Reverse Osmosis:
Many large water treatment plants use a reverse osmosis system (RO) to render water usable for commercial purposes. This process water filtration method is designed to clean water of contaminants such as corrosive chemicals, metals, and salts. Commercial reverse osmosis is most suitable for drinking water and waste water purification, as well as water used in the food processing industry, the car wash industry, hydrogen production, and the dialysis industry. Advancements in water treatment technology like improved modular equipment design and construction, integrated self-cleaning systems, improved membrane filtration technologies and automated fail-safe operations, have all contributed to improved RO processing and output.
Modern Industrial Water Treatment Technologies:
Advancements in industrial water treatment technology have affected all areas of industrial water treatment. Although mechanical filtration is widely employed to filter contaminants, other technologies including the use of ozone generators, wastewater evaporation and bioremediation are also able to address the challenges of industrial water treatment. Ozone treatment is a process in which ozone gas is injected into waste streams. This can reduce or eliminate the need for water treatment chemicals or sanitizers that may be hazardous, including chlorine.
Many industries have found it challenging to work with multiple contaminants and high levels of TDS in their water. Traditional wastewater recovery methods can be difficult and expensive. However, new water treatment technology and equipment now allow almost full reclaim, while eliminating costly disposal fees and hazardous waste. Progress in municipal and industrial water treatment is designed to meet or exceed demands of harsh chemical recovery environments.
Culligan Industrial Water designs, manufactures, installs and maintains water treatment systems for a variety of industrial and commercial industries in the U.S. We are your industrial water treatment experts! Contact Culligan Industrial Water today, to see how we can help resolve your water treatment problems.