Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
Industry Leader in RO Expertise and Membrane Applications Since 1983™
For nearly four decades, Applied Membranes has been on the forefront of reverse osmosis technology, utilizing all improvements in the evolving techology and incorporating these into our product lines to offer the highest levels of performance and reliability available today. AMI designs and manufactures membrane elements for a wide variety of applications and water challenges. Our understanding of the membrane technology is reflected in our reverse osmosis systems, resulting in water treatment solutions that give the highest levels of performance available in the market today.HAVE A QUESTION?
What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a membrane separation water purification process in which feed water flows along the membrane surface under pressure. Purified water permeates the membrane and is collected, while the concentrated water, containing dissolved and undissolved material that does not flow through the membrane, is discharged to the drain.
The key requirements of Reverse Osmosis (RO) process are a membrane and water under pressure. Other requirements include prefiltration to remove suspended impurities and carbon to remove chlorine (damages the membrane).
Most membranes remove 90-99+ % of the dissolved impurities depending on the impurity and the composition of water.
Reverse Osmosis, combined with pre-filtration, is able to remove 90 to 99.99% of the dissolved impurities that reside in your water.
Reverse osmosis systems (RO Systems) remove salts, microorganisms and many high molecular weight organics. System capacity depends on the water temperature, total dissolved solids in feed water, operating pressure and the overall recovery of the system.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems Remove up to 99% of Total Dissolved Solids
Reverse osmosis is a membrane separation process in which feed water flows along the membrane surface under pressure. Purified water permeates the membrane and is collected, while the concentrated water, containing dissolved and undissolved material that does not flow through the membrane, is discharged to the drain. Reverse osmosis systems remove salts, microorganisms and many high molecular weight organics. System capacity depends on the water temperature, total dissolved solids in feed water, operating pressure and the overall recovery of the system.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis over Conventional Processes
Compared with other conventional water treatment processes, reverse osmosis has proven to be the most efficient means of removing salts, chemical contaminants and heavy metals, such as lead, from drinking water. For waters with total dissolved solids of 200 or more, reverse osmosis is less expensive than ion exchange. Even at total dissolved solids of less than 200, it is preferred over ion exchange for removal of silica and organics. Compared with distillation, reverse osmosis use only a fraction of the total energy and does not have high temperature problems or scaling and corrosion. Today reverse osmosis systems have proven to be the most economical and efficient means of improving the quality of water.
Simple To Operate And Maintain
Applied Membranes reverse osmosis systems come assembled, factory tested and in ready-to-operate condition. They are designed for efficiency and are simple to operate and maintain. Besides regular monitoring and periodic membrane cleaning, membranes need to be changed every one to three years depending on water quality, size of the system and pretreatment. Pumps also require routine maintenance.
AMI Reverse Osmosis Membranes
AMI Brand Reverse Osmosis RO Membrane Elements for Tap and Brackish Water Sources.
Commercial & Industrial Reverse Osmosis Systems
AMI manufactures Reverse Osmosis Systems (RO Systems) ranging from 24 gallons to millions GPD treating municipal, well, surface and sea water.
Experience: Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
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