Reverse osmosis is the technology to remove dissolved matter from water. However it is not build to remove suspended solids and microbiology. With highly efficient ultrafiltration technology as pretreatment, Pentair brings RO membrane technology to perfection.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is applied in a growing number of industries to prepare process water, with seawater, groundwater, or even wastewater as the source. Proper pretreatment is indispensable to protect the RO membranes. They cannot cope with suspended solids or microbiology, as they cannot be backwashed or sterilized.
The ultrafiltration (UF) technologies are capable to treat the water to a quality suitable as RO feed. All suspended solids and microbiology has been removed when UF is applied.
Pentair is market leader in the field of RO pretreatment. Our ultrafiltration (UF) membranes retain suspended solids and microbiology in the most efficient manner at the biggest RO installations worldwide. Whether used for treating seawater, groundwater, or wastewater to produce process water, the pretreatment must meet high standards to protect the RO membranes.RO pretreatment with Pentair UF technology is applied in vertical and horizontal dead-end configurations.
Our engineered and pre-engineered solutions for RO pretreatment depend on feedwater quality and include a large number of solutions based on UF membranes and cartridge filters. Pentair has helped to build many of the world’s largest desalination and industrial water treatment plants. Our experience results in significant efficiency gains.
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